"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."
The list was compiled after evaluating hundreds of vehicles.
Volkswagen's Golf TDI took home honors as the best high-mileage vehicle.
Subaru's Outback is the best wagon.
The redesigned Nissan Murano joined the CR-V in the best crossovers category.
The Chevrolet Traverse is the best SUV for families, while the Sienna scored for top minivan.
Edmunds says: A must-read list for any family in the market for a new vehicle.