Are you looking for a new family vehicle? US News lists the best cars of 2022 for families

Are you looking for a new family vehicle? The US News & World Report list of the 2022 best cars for families is out.

Are you looking for a new family vehicle? The US News & World Report list of the 2022 best cars for families is out.

Ninety-six vehicles were evaluated and here are the winners.

traditional car

  • Honda Accord: best midsize car for families
  • Toyota Avalon: The best big car for families

Need something bigger?

  • Hyundai Tucson: best compact SUV for families
  • Chevrolet Suburban: Best Large SUV for Families
  • Honda Passport: Best 2-Row SUV for Families
  • Kia Telluride: Best 3-Row SUV for Families
  • Honda Odyssey: The best minivan for families

If you’ve been watching gas prices and want to go for something more gas efficient.

  • Honda Accord Hybrid: Best hybrid or electric car for families
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Best Hybrid or Electric SUV for Families

The vehicles were rated on a number of factors.

“We sort of identified those that not only did well in positive reviews, but also safety and reliability, more seats and cargo space. We also looked at family features that will help people, such as a rear seat reminder or extra USB ports in the second and third rows,” said Jim Sharifi, editor of US News Best Cars.

When it comes to value, he said reliability is often the key to being able to keep the car on the road for the long haul.

“There are some cars, Kia Telluride and Hyundai Tucson, that come with a longer warranty, extra insurance if you plan on keeping it for a long time,” Sharifi said.

Another big topic is technology, both security and convenience.

“All of these cars, for example, have some kind of smartphone mirroring, Android Auto, or Apple CarPlay, for example, which really makes it easier to be responsible for if you need to look up an address, to be able to use your voice to ask Siri to instructions or things of that nature,” Sharifi said.

Another thing that US News is looking for in regards to these awards is the availability of teen driver screening.

“A family car doesn’t necessarily mean you just had a baby and are looking for something that fits well in a car seat,” Sharifi said, “You might have a new driver and a lot of those Teen Driver Controls can help set limits around things like top speed or stereo volume, or they’ll provide some sort of tracking so you know where your car is.

In the convenience category, he said they also looked at family-friendly features, such as USB ports in all rows of vehicles and even a household outlet, so a computer could be plugged in and used in the vehicle. .

See the full list of winners here.

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