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 2015 Best Cars for Families. 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
|Compact Cars||2015 Volkswagen Golf||Kia Soul|
|Upscale Small Cars||2015 Mercedes-Benz C- Class||BMW 3-Series|
|Hatchbacks||2015 Kia Soul||Ford C-Max Hybrid|
|Midsize Cars||2015 Hyundai Sonata||Ford Fusion Hybrid|
Honda Accord Hybrid
|Upscale Midsize Cars||2015 Cadillac CTS||Hyundai Genesis|
|Large Cars||2015 Chevrolet Impala||Toyota Avalon|
|Luxury Large Cars||2015 Kia K900||Audi A7|
|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
|Compact SUVs||2015 Honda CR-V||GMC Terrain|
|Luxury Compact SUVs||2015 Volvo XC60||BMW X3|
|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|
|Luxury 3-Row SUVs||2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport||Infiniti QX60|
|Large SUVs||2015 Chevrolet Suburban||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Luxury large SUVs||2015 Cadillac Escalade||Mercedes-Benz GL-Class|
|Hybrid SUVs||2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid||Lexus RX Hybrid|
Lexus NX Hybrid
|Minivans||2015 Honda Odyssey||Kia Sedona|
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.