U.S. News Announces 2018's Best Cars for Families

March 13, 2018

U.S. News evaluated 127 vehicles and named winners across 11 categories.

March 13, 2018—U.S. News & World Report announced the 2018 Best Cars for Families. U.S. News evaluated 127 vehicles and named winners across 11 categories.

The 2018 Best Cars for Families winners have the best combination of safety and reliability ratings, excellent reviews from the press and the space and features that keep the entire family happy. Tech features, such as in-care wireless Internet, teen driver controls, automatic braking, surround-view cameras and hands-free cargo doors were considered alongside traditional criteria such as passenger and cargo space.

Ford, Audi and Honda tied with the most awards won by individual brands, taking home two awards each.

“The baseline for a good family car is a roomy and comfortable interior,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “However, the very best family cars not only keep everyone comfortable, but also offer the latest in safety and connectivity features for every stage of family life. The Best Cars for Families award winners have what it takes to entertain toddlers, help teen drivers to develop good driving habits and even help older family members stay on the road longer.”

Highlights from the 2018 Best Cars for Families:

  • Best 3-Row SUV for Families: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
  • Best Midsize Car for Families: 2018 Toyota Camry
  • Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families: 2018 BMW X5
  • Best Minivan for Families: 2018 Honda Odyssey

For a full set of winners and finalists, click here.

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