Annual list includes midsize, full-size SUVs, and minivans
March 27, 2019 - IRVINE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- Between school pickups, soccer practice, plans with friends and weekend trips to the store, American families live hectic daily lives. With such busy lifestyles, it is imperative that families have the right car to keep them going from place to place. Today, Kelley Blue Book announces the Best Family Cars of 2019. This list has been developed following in-depth testing and a thorough review of 2019 model-year vehicles with a focus on safety, overall value, driver-assist features, connectivity and technology.
"With families filling their after-school hours and weekends with activities, they not only transport their own family, but load up their cars with friends and gear as well," said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. "We have seen an uptick in the number of consumers seeking advanced safety features as their top priority when searching for a new car. Adaptive headlights, rear cross-traffic alerts and automatic emergency braking are just a few standout advanced safety features that once were only available as options on luxury vehicles, but now are standard on vehicles that have a MSRP of less than $30,000 – some of which are reflected in this year's list."
Today, younger generations of families are seeking unique technology within their vehicles to make life easier. Several of the 2019 model-year SUVs and minivans on the Best Family Cars of 2019 list offer additional high-tech features for the whole family such as teen-driver monitoring, wireless phone charging and exit warning alerts.
For the active families that enjoy both near and far road trips, Kelley Blue Book's automotive experts also created a list of Five Road Trip Tips for families to take into consideration as they trek out on the open road. In fact, two models on the list, the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica minivans, are available with built-in vacuum cleaners, offering increased convenience for any family that might spend a lengthy amount of time in their vehicle.
For consumers on a budget shopping for a family vehicle, Kelley Blue Book also compiled a list of the 10 Best Used Family Cars Under $15,000, including used SUVs and minivans.
For more information about Kelley Blue Book's Best Family Cars of 2019, including detailed editorial commentary, technology features, safety ratings, driving dynamics, photos, pricing information and more for each model, visit https://www.kbb.com/car-news/best-family-cars-suvs-minivans/2100001791/.
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