With 2016’s arrival, we wanted to take a look at the best family cars of 2015. With assistance from reviews found on Kelley Blue Book, we have gathered a list of 10 cars that are best suited to fit what the average family is looking for. Comfort, safety, cargo space, child seat readiness, rear seat entertainment and a few other criteria were taken into consideration while picking the best cars for this list.
Completely overhauled in 2014, the Chevrolet Impala comes standard with plenty of space for families and their cargo. This full-sized passenger sedan has an impressive interior, including an extremely spacious back seat comfortable enough for adult sized children or passengers. The trunk offers 18.8 cubic feet of storage space, enough to store a week’s worth of luggage. This impressive interior coupled with the remarkable technology that comes standard in each vehicle makes the Impala nearly a luxury sedan.
For consumers looking for the same space as a minivan but aren’t quite looking to drive a minivan, the Chevrolet Tahoe is a perfect substitute. The 2015 model is completely redesigned with enhanced aerodynamics, more passenger space and superior interior materials. This full-size SUV can seat up to nine people and still has room for luggage. The new 5.3 liter V8 engine gives this full-sized SUV more power and better fuel economy. The tahoe also comes with more towing capacity than a crossover, which is perfect for families looking for this option.
The F-150 provides the highest towing capacity in its class, making this vehicle perfect for the family looking for a truck that also needs to tow. The 2015 model was redesigned with a bolder look and more modern interior full of extra space. Switching from steel to an aluminum construction for the body and cargo bed, Ford has slashed hundreds of pounds in order to improve fuel economy.Coupled with the option for a 2.7 liter Ecoboost V6, this truck has the potential for the most excellent fuel economy for a full sized truck.
From styling to engineering, comfort to quality, dependability to safety, the 2015 Honda Accord Sedan is one of the most popular passenger cars today. It’s not a true luxury car but it comes pretty close. The Honda Accord comes in a variety of specifications including an LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring with engines varying between 185 to 278 horsepower. It even comes in Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid formats! Pricing for this vehicle ranges from $23,000 to $34,500 including upgrades. Presented with the Accord’s “Top Safety Pick” crash-test rating, comfort and quality, it’s easy to see why this model of car is so popular with families.
One of the most popular cars in America, the Honda Civic boasts seven different versions of itself including a Natural Gas variant and a Hybrid. It comes in both coupe and sedan models with everything a small car buyer would want in a vehicle. The Honda Civic is perfect for families looking for something inexpensive and reliable. It is exceptionally roomy, has top crash-test ratings and a substantial resale value. The 2015 model comes with a great warranty program including free roadside assistance for the first three years or 36,000 miles.
Honda’s 2015 CR-V was completely redesigned, inside and out without straying too far from previous generations. This small crossover SUV comes in various trims including LX, EX and EX-L, each equipped with a more fuel efficient engine. Not only did Honda improve the engines, they added a ton of new technology to their line of Civics. These additions include a standard touchscreen infotainment system, LaneWatch technology, keyless entry with push-button start and heated front seats. Earning a “Top Safety Pick” rating for 2015, buying the Honda CR-V is one of the easiest decisions families looking for a small crossover can make.
Finally, we get to a minivan, the ultimate family vehicle. Although it’s not as sleek and stylish as some of the SUV’s available, the Odyssey comes with a few perks that may lean your decision its way. It comes with more luggage and cargo space than an SUV, 3 rows of cozy seating and gets better gas mileage than SUV’s. Not only does this minivan bring all these things to the table, it has convenient sliding side doors, allowing for easy loading and unloading of children. The Touring elite trim comes equipped with it’s very own vacuum system, making it easy to clean up those inevitable spills. Not only is it practical, it’s fun to drive and has a “Top Safety Pick” rating leaving us in awe over this minivan.
The Hyundai Sonata was completely redesigned in 2015. Keeping it’s low starting price, the Sonata comes with a long list of standard features and a new 10 year warranty. The Sonata is safe, dependable, and roomy due to it’s bigger interior and larger trunk space. Hyundai makes in 2015 Sonata in an SE, Sport, Limited, Hybrid and Eco version, giving families a wide variety to choose from while keeping the same sleek look. With top crash-test ratings, steering, suspension and brake improvements, it is one of the safest vehicles available for families in 2015.
The new 2015 Kia Soul is perfect for families on a budget. Starting at $18,690, the Soul comes standard with new UVO services, a reverse camera and automatic headlights and fog lights. The Kia Soul is roomier than its appearance suggests with seating for up to five passengers and plenty of room for car seats in the back. Refined and technologically sophisticated, the Soul has more style and design than your typical family car. Families looking for something stylish and practical would enjoy riding around in this vehicle.
In 2015, Nissan introduced its all new Pathfinder. This roomy crossover SUV is perfect for families with lots of kids. With seating for up to 7 passengers, access to the third row seating even with a child seat in place and a back seat monitoring camera makes it easy for families to ride comfortably to the next soccer game or on a family vacation. The Pathfinder comes in S, SV, SL and Platinum trim levels, all equipped with a 3.5 L V-6 engine. Named one of the few vehicles in its class with the highest protection for families, the 2015 model has a blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert system available in the SL and Platinum trims. Topping off our list, the Pathfinder is arguably one of the best options from this list for families looking for something sporty, safe and roomy with plenty of fun extra options.
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Last modified: April 27, 2016