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Best Family Cars of 2016

When it comes time to get a new car, you may be wondering what is best for your family. It can be dangerous to drive a car with a bad crash test rating, but you also want a vehicle that has the top features to entertain your passengers. Here are the top five cars available to families.

2016 Chevrolet Impala

For crash test ratings, the 2016 Chevrolet Impala reigns supreme. It received a five-star test rating in every category (frontal impact, rollover, and side impact) according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The roomy, luxurious cabin will make you feel as though you’re riding in a BMW for half the cost. The optional V-6 has 305 horsepower, but it is also sure to provide you with great gas mileage: 19 mpg for the city and 29 mpg for highway.  the standard 2.5 liter engine has a respectable 196 HP and gets even better gas mileage: 22 city and 31 highway. Some of the extra features that come with the 2016 Chevrolet Impala include a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth capabilities, OnStar, and Wi-Fi hotspots. There are 11 speakers in the vehicle, allowing the best sound for all passengers. The MSRP for the 2016 Chevrolet Impala starts at $27,095.

2016 Hyundai Sonata

Another extraordinarily safe vehicle is the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. This car knows how to keep everyone inside safe. Side crash and frontal crash both received a five-star safety rating while rollover has four. This car also gets fantastic fuel economy with 25 mpg for city driving and 38 mpg for highway driving in the base model. With the Eco model, you’re looking at even better gas mileage with 28/38! There is also an incredible amount of space in this vehicle, allowing both front and rear passengers to fit comfortably. The 2016 Hyundai Sonata is Bluetooth capable and includes a USB port, HD Radio, and a rear view camera. However, the best feature is Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system. This system allows you to find points of interest near you as well as lock, unlock, and start the car with your smartphone. You can find the 2016 Hyundai Sonata starting at $21,750.

2016 Volkswagen Golf

One of the top vehicles in its field, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf is nice choice for the family on a budget. It has amazing handling. This vehicle allows you to quickly maneuver your way around obstacles that may be on the road while also providing a safe environment for everyone inside the vehicle. The car itself is also incredibly comfortable. Volkswagen knows how to do comfortable and they’ve proven that with the 2016 Golf. There’s plenty of cargo room to store sports equipment, luggage, or whatever you need! Additional features availble  in the Volkswagen Golf include a 5-inch touch-screen audio system with Bluetooth capabilities, rear view camera, sunroof, blind spot monitoring, and smartphone integration. This vehicle starts at  around $18,500.

2015 Kia K900

The Kia K900 is on the higher end of the price range, but it’s a fantastic car for families. It’s one of the most comfortable vehicles on the list, allowing anyone to relax in the seats. On top of that, the Kia K900 has blind spot monitoring, heated front and rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, HD Radio and satellite, 17-speaker surround sound, and lane departure warnings. It’s extremely safe for any family who decides they want a smooth and comfortable ride. You can find the 2015 Kia K900 starting at $54,500.

2016 Cadillac CTS

The  V-6 equipped 2016 Cadillac CTS has a strong and reliable engine befitting a top of the line Cadillac. The CTS also has fantastic handling to compliment the engine. This car gives you everything you’d expect from a Cadillac. Not only is it extremely comfortable, roomy, and uses premium materials, it is also strong mechanically. The 2016 Cadillac CTS gives you both performance and luxury. It also comes with a number of amazing features such as a rearview camera, Bluetooth capabilities, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, 11-speaker Bose audio, and an 8-inch touchscreen which uses OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot – though you’ll have to pay for this feature separately. The MSRP for the 2016 Cadillac CTS starts at  around $46,000 for the base engine.

Last Updated: February 28, 2017