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Family-friendly: best cars for families

American families go big and rarely go home these days, and it shows in their driveway. From safety to seating, hybrid cars to SUVs, there are a lot of choices to make when it comes to picking a car that's right for your family.

Keeping everyone connected, entertained, safe, and sane is a big job for today's vehicles. We train our expert eyes to curating the best research for finding your family car.


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What's the best SUV for families?

According to the automotive press, you would do a lot worse than choosing one of the following for your family car:

Whether you need 2nd-row or 3rd-row seating, these SUVs pack a lot of features for the price. Other top contenders for families among the SUV segment include the Chevrolet Traverse, the Toyota Rav4, and the Subaru Forester.

How to pick a family-friendly car

It's more than just a matter of safety, these days. Picking a family car has, in many ways, never been easier. Modern safety technology, from lane keeping assist to keyless entry, offers parents a piece of mind so that they can focus on the road. But what's top of mind for families is technology - keeping everyone connected.

Check out our round-up of best infotainment systems to see which vehicles offer the best plug and play options for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Or, read our guide to heated and cooled seats so that you know you're tackling those early-morning school drop-offs without a shiver in sight.

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