2012 Best Cars For Families: Is Your Car On The List?

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Honda takes top honors in the minivan category.

Our family car is on the fritz again. It’s an old Jeep Cherokee and it has seen its last days. Luckily, being New Yorkers, we really don’t need it on a daily basis. But my husband is all about driving so we have been looking at cars recently, wondering what would be best for our family of five.

Today, U.S. News & World Report released their list of the top cars for families this year. They say the awards were based on the “best combination of features, utility, safety and reliability” that provide the “safety, features and ownership experience today’s families demand.”

Here are the top cars this year:

Affordable Compact SUV: 2012 Honda CR-V

Full-Size Car: 2012 Ford Taurus

Affordable Full-Size SUV: 2012 Toyota Sequoia

Affordable Midsize Car: 2012 Ford Fusion

Midsize SUV with Two Rows: 2012 Ford Edge

Midsize SUV with Three Rows: 2012 Buick Enclave

Compact Car: 2012 Subaru Impreza

Subcompact Car: 2012 Honda Fit

Hatchback: 2012 Honda Fit

Hybrid Car: 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Hybrid SUV: 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Luxury Compact SUV: 2012 BMW X3

Luxury Full-Size SUV: 2012 Cadillac Escalade

Luxury Midsize SUV: 2012 Acura MDX

Minivan: 2012 Honda Odyssey

Upscale Midsize Car: 2012 Buick Regal

Upscale Small Car: 2012 Acura TSX

Wagon: 2012 Subaru Outback


Do you put any stock in the recommendations from U.S. News & World Report? What car does your family drive? What is your dream family car?

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Plus, check out Babble’s best crossovers and minivans for the family!

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