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Will Your Next Car Be an Award Winner?

The North American Car and Truck of the Year organization (NACTOY) has rolled out its list of semifinalists for the 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards, which is comprised of new or recently redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs. While driving a car that wins Car of the Year isn’t exactly like winning a Grammy, the evaluation process should help consumers who are shopping for a new car. CNN Money points out that judges “drive ... continue reading»

Tags: Awards, Model News, Best Cars for Families, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, Best Cars for the Money

IIHS Gives Top Award to 31 Child Booster Seats

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is well-known for the coveted Top Safety Pick vehicle awards it releases every year, but the IIHS also rates child booster seats, giving top scorers Best Bet status. The Institute is the only organization that tells parents which booster seats provide the best seat belt fit, and which ones don’t. “A record 31 seats have been designated BEST BETS, meaning they correctly position a vehicle safety belt on a typical 4 to 8 ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, IIHS, Best Cars for Families, Best Bets

U.S. News Best Cars for Families Award Winners Announced

If you checked out our home page this morning, then you probably saw that we’ve announced the first annual U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards. The awards, which cover the 2011 model year, aim to help families make smart car buying decisions by highlighting cars, SUVs and vans with the best combination of safety, reliability, comfort, space and value. To say that all of us here at U.S. News Cars are excited about these awards would ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Awards, Best Cars for Families

How to Get a Great Deal on a Family Car

Finding the right family car is a stressful process, but it isn’t impossible with thorough research. In Get the Best Deal on a Family Car, we take you through the car buying process, and provide you with negotiating tools and various tips and tricks that will help you get the vehicle you want at a price that fits your budget. continue reading»

Tags: Features, Car Shopping, Deals, Family Cars, Best Cars for Families

Four Keys to Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Buying a car with top safety scores, high-tech safety features and using child safety seats properly seems like it’s enough to keep kids safe in the car, but a key ingredient is missing: an involved parent or guardian. Janette Fennell, president of Kids and Cars, says that 70 percent of the time, loved ones are responsible for non-traffic incidents like rollovers and heat stroke, and most of these accidents happen at home. We give Four Keys to Keeping Kids ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Safety, Family Cars, Best Cars for Families

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