Whether you have a newborn, kids in elementary school, or high-schoolers on the verge of adulthood, when it comes to finding the right car, your family has very specific needs. Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent models to choose from. While picking the right car for your family may seem daunting, we're here to help. Here is a collection of our latest family car insights and observations, split into sections that focus on two-row cars, three-row models, useful information about family cars, and those models that are new for 2017.

New and Updated 2017 Family Cars

The 2017 model year has several compelling new family cars on the roster, including an updated version of the popular Toyota Highlander. Check out the latest in family-friendly crossovers, SUVs, minivans and sedans headed your way in the upcoming months. 

This is just a sampling of the dozens of models that are new or completely redesigned for next year. If something in the gallery caught your eye or you want to learn more about what else is just around the corner, check out what's new for 2017.  

2-Row Family Cars

Most new families don't need three rows yet. And established families have often moved past them. Two-row family cars are typically more affordable, more efficient, and offer all the roominess and versatility many families need.


2016 Midsize Sedan Comparison

Accord, Malibu, Altima, Optima or Passat? Our latest Best Buy Award winner takes on rivals that have been updated for 2016.

Compact SUV Buyer's Guide

Find out what's new in the world of compact crossover SUVs.

10 Most Affordable SUVs of 2016

Cargo room, versatility and fuel efficiency, all at a reasonable price.

3-Row Family Cars

Whether you're carrying gear, people or a combination of the two, having three rows of space can be a welcome asset. Three-row vehicles offer more versatility and cargo area, some with enough room to take the entire baseball team to the game.


Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide

The prototypical car of the 21st century.

Minivan Buyer's Guide

The latest and greatest in the world of the quintessential people hauler.

Kelley Blue Book Best Buys of 2016: Full-Size SUV

This segment's Best Buy has won twice in as many years.

10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles

These 7- and 8-passenger vehicles start at about $23,000 and include both minivans and SUVs.

More Family Cars

Finding the best family cars takes an extensive amount of careful research and evaluation. Follow along as KBB's editors determine which models are the best for a wide range of family needs.


16 Best Family Cars of 2016

From compact sedans to full-size SUVs and everything in between, we take a closer look at the best family cars on the road today.

Best Family Cars of 2016: Child Safety Seats

How this year's best family cars accommodate car seats, plus guidelines when you use them. 

5 Road Trip Safety Tips

Here are some simple steps to take before your family heads out on the Great American Road Trip.



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