Family looking at new car with child seat.

Best New Cars for Families in 2015

Are you in the market for an affordable, cheap family car you can use to haul the kids around and not have to worry about it breaking down after a few years of ownership?

What should you get this time around, a sedan, SUV, minivan or crossover. Whatever you buy, you’ll want to make sure it’s safe to transport your precious cargo and be reliable and fuel efficient to protect your pocketbook.

U.S. News has released their current Best Cars for Families report. This report showcases the cars, minivans and SUVs that have all the main ingredients it takes to be the perfect family vehicle.

There is an award winner for nineteen different categories so there’s a vehicle to fit everyone’s needs. The winners are based on a combination of reliability, available space, safety and fuel efficiency to keep everyone happy traveling down the road.

Best Family Car Award Winners for 2015

Category Winner Finalists
Compact Cars 2015 Volkswagen Golf Kia Soul
Mazda Mazda3
Upscale Small Cars 2015 Mercedes-Benz C- Class BMW 3-Series
Audi A4
Hatchbacks 2015 Kia Soul Ford C-Max Hybrid
Mazda Mazda3
Midsize Cars 2015 Hyundai Sonata Ford Fusion Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Upscale Midsize Cars 2015 Cadillac CTS Hyundai Genesis
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Large Cars 2015 Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Kia Cadenza
Luxury Large Cars 2015 Kia K900 Audi A7
Cadillac XTS
Hybrid Cars 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Lexus GS Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid
Wagons 2015 Subaru Outback Volvo V60
Toyota Prius V

SUV and Minivan Award Winners for 2015

Category Winner Finalists
Compact SUVs 2015 Honda CR-V GMC Terrain
Ford Escape
Luxury Compact SUVs 2015 Volvo XC60 BMW X3
Lexus NX
2-Row SUVs 2015 Nissan Murano Jeep Grand Cherokee
Luxury 2-Row SUVs 2015 Lexus RX 350 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Lexus RX Hybrid
3-Row SUVs 2015 Toyota Highlander Hyundai Santa Fe
Kia Sorento
Luxury 3-Row SUVs 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Infiniti QX60
Acura MDX
Large SUVs 2015 Chevrolet Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Yukon
Luxury large SUVs 2015 Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Infiniti QX80
Hybrid SUVs 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Lexus RX Hybrid
Lexus NX Hybrid
Minivans 2015 Honda Odyssey Kia Sedona
Toyota Sienna

If you’re considering the purchase of a new vehicle, I recommend using a free online referral service such as Ryde Shopper and Motor Trend to guarantee you pay the lowest price. These services will tell you what others are paying for the vehicle you’re considering in your local area and which dealers give the greatest discounts.