Finding the perfect car for you and your family can be difficult, especially with all of the options available. So I’ve put together this list of the top five family cars for 2014.
The Ford Flex – This is great for larger families. It has a ton of room for car seats and still allows space between the front and back seats. It can fit tall drivers and passengers with room to spare. It has Auto-Fold, which makes even the third row of seats easy to access. With 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway, the top model is priced at around $46,000.
The Honda Odyssey – This van has some pretty cool features, such as the built-in HondaVac vacuum cleaner. This is the only vehicle that has a factory-installed vacuum cleaner, how cool is that! The Odyssey’s low floor and sliding doors make it easy for small children to get in and out of. There is plenty of room for car seats and the anchors are easy to access. It also comes equipped with a rear-seat entertainment system, which is totally awesome for road trips! Half of the passengers can watch a movie and the others can play their favorite Xbox game. It costs $44,000 for the Touring Elite with 19 MPG city and 28 MPG highway.
The Honda Pilot – The Pilot offers something that few others do, latch positions for car seats in both the second and third row. It also has a tilt-and-slide mechanism which makes access to the third row easy. The third row should be saved for children for long trips. Also, the Pilot offers a DVD screen that is easy for everyone to see. With 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway, it’s priced at $41,000 fully equipped.
Nissan Pathfinder – This is a top pick for 2014 best family cars. It has an exclusive Around View Monitor and a latch and glide second row, which makes getting into the third row a whole lot easier. There’s plenty of legroom for the driver, even with a child seat in the second row. This car allows you to make a lot of adjustments; if passengers in the third row are very tall, you can move the second row forward to make room. Like the Odyssey, the rear seat entertainment system allows you to watch a movie and play a video game at the same time. With 20 MPG city and 26 MPG highway, the Pathfinder starts at $35,000.
Toyota Sienna – This is a favorite for family cars, it offers amazing legroom and easy third row access. The sliding doors and low floor make it easy for small children to get in and out of. The latch points for the car seats are easy to get to and easy to use which is something that mothers everywhere can be appreciative of! This car also has a great rear seat entertainment system that has a screen big enough to allow passengers to watch a movie that can be viewed by everyone in the second and third rows! This gets 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with a price tag of $46,000 fully equipped.