A family’s car is more than just a vehicle that gets them from point A to point B and has now doubled up into becoming somewhere we escape to in order to get a short reprieve from our children or picnic spots to eat lunch in when the weather outside is raining. It is no surprise then that more and more families opt to drive to their vacation resort rather than fly etc.

Because of how dependent we have become on our vehicles, it is important that when choosing a new family car to transport your loved ones around in, it meets all of the criteria that you may have, including meeting certain safety standards. However, we appreciate that this research can be tedious and somewhat tiresome, so we have done it for you and put together a list of the best cars for families.

Keep reading below to see our findings and get some inspiration for the next family car that you purchase.

Honda Odyssey

A highly versatile vehicle that boasts perks such as on board technology that is totally child friendly, lots of space in the trunk, and sliding doors, meaning that you do not have to worry about the kids smashing into the cars next to you when parked in those tight spaces you find in the multi stories. Brand new, the Odyssey costs a little under $32,000 and offers pretty reasonable mpg. The power that the car has means that it is ideal for those longer trips across state.

Chrysler Pacifica

The Pacifica received a facelift (both outside and inside) in 2021 and so not only does it look good but it drives well also. Thanks to it having an all wheel driving system incorporated into it, the car handles wet weather and poorly conditioned roads with absolute ease. The sharp brakes means that you have ultimate control of the vehicle at all times and you never feel like you could be putting your family in danger. It costs just slightly over $35,000 when purchased brand new.

Kia Sedona

Brand new, these things cost in the region of $30,000 and so offer very good value for money when you take into account what you are getting for that price tag. Being easy to maneuver and light to steer, the Sedona is perfectly suited for doing the school run in and then for taking the kids to baseball practice in afterwards. With it being front wheel drive, it means that the wheels really grip the road, making you feel that bit safer when driving on those winding country roads.

If any of the cars that have featured in our above list of best cars for families have piqued your interest then rather than heading down to your local showroom, why not take a look and make a purchase online instead. Nowadays platforms like CrankyApe.com offer a wide variety of models to choose from including many of those that made it into our list.