Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Name the 10 Best Family Cars of 2015

Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Name the 10 Best Family Cars of 2015

Top Picks for Safety, Performance, and Family-Friendly Features


NEW YORK, NY — June 2, 2015Parents magazine and car-buying platform Edmunds.com today revealed their annual 10 Best Family Cars list, a go-to resource for families considering a new car purchase. For the eighth year in a row, car and parenting experts partnered to evaluate hundreds of vehicles, narrowing down the list to the safest, most family-friendly vehicles on the road.

"The car is an extension of home for a family — the place where days are rehashed, on-the-go meals are eaten, and quality time is shared," says Parents Editor-in-Chief Dana Points. "It's important that parents feel comforted by their car's safety features and performance and are confident on the road. This year's list features a few trusted favorites and first-timers perfect for families looking to get the most out of their car."

The list includes a vehicle for every family, from city-dwellers looking for a zippy compact car to larger, eight-passenger SUVs perfect for soccer practice pickup. "The 10 Best Family Cars of 2015" appears in the July issue of Parents magazine and online at parents.com/best-family-cars.

"Every family values different features in a car, but safety always remains number one across the board," said Edmunds.com Editor In Chief, Scott Oldham. "We hope this year's list will help parents find the right car for their family that gives them the features they want and the safety assurance they need."

According to Parents and Edmunds.com, "The 10 Best Family Cars of 2015" (with starting prices) are:

BUDGET
  • Mazda 3 ($17,765)
  • Honda Fit ($16,470)

HIGH-MILEAGE
  • Volkswagen Golf TDI ($23,164)

SEDANS
  • Hyundai Sonata ($21,960)
  • Honda Accord ($22,925)

WAGON
  • Subaru Outback ($25,745)

CROSSOVERS
  • Honda CR-V ($24,325)
  • Nissan Murano ($30,445)

MINIVAN
  • Toyota Sienna ($29,485)

SUVs
  • Chevrolet Traverse ($31,870)

This year, Parents and Edmunds.com experts were impressed by the proactive safety systems now standard in many vehicles. Additional airbags, backup cameras, Hill Start Assist systems, and Bluetooth link availability are some of the many offerings aiding to keep your family safe on the road.

About Parents:
Parents was founded in 1926 and, along with American Baby, FamilyFun, Parents Latina, Ser Padres, Parenting.com and FitPregnancy.com, makes up the Meredith Parents Network portfolio of parenthood brands. Parents is the leading voice for a community of moms who are engaged and inspired by the brand's trusted content. Reaching more than 13 million women through print and 8.5 million women online, Parents understands the issues and challenges that are important to moms. In turn, these moms enlighten and inspire others by joining ongoing conversations about parenthood via Parents.com and through Parents' robust presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Parents is dedicated to engaging and inspiring moms with the information they need, wherever they go.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Car-shopping website Edmunds.com serves nearly 18 million visitors each month. With Edmunds.com Price Promise®, shoppers can get an instant, upfront price for cars and trucks currently for sale at 10,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. Shoppers can browse not only dealer inventory, but also vehicle reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories on both Edmunds' wired site and on its acclaimed mobile apps. Regarded as one of the best places to work in Southern California, Edmunds.com was also named one of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Automotive" by Fast Company. Edmunds welcomes all car-shopping questions on its free Live Help Line at 1-855-782-4711 and help@edmunds.com, via text at ED411 and on Twitter and Facebook. The company is based in Santa Monica, Calif. and has a satellite office in downtown Detroit, Mich., but you can find Edmunds from anywhere on YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and Flipboard.

For more information about Parents contact:
Meghan Heide: meghan.heide@meredith.com or 212.551.7072.

For more information about Edmunds.com, contact:
Allie Zamaria: azamaria@edmunds.com or 310.309.4900.

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