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Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2017
Kelley Blue Book has released their list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017.
Here’s some background info on Kelley Blue Book for those of you who aren’t very familiar with it:
Kelley Blue Book is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. The company has been in the automotive industry for 90 years and produced the first Blue Book in 1926. KBB.com serves the typical everyday car buyer and content is written to provide every bit of information necessary to make an intelligent car-purchase decision. The Kelley Blue Book editorial team drives hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans every year.
Who makes up the editorial staff at Kelley Blue Book?
KBB.com’s editorial staff includes several parents with children spanning a full range of ages from toddler to beyond college. The editors enlisted the help of their families to put this year’s contenders to the real-world test.
How were the 2017 Best Family Cars winners decided?
After extensive testing and evaluation, with a focus on safety, value, reputation and fit of various child safety car seats, among other factors, the KBB.com editors recommended their choices for a diverse group of new vehicles that best meet the needs of today’s families.
Here’s more info on the winners from Kelley Blue Book:
“Looking at sales trends, soccer fields and school drop-off lines it’s clear that today’s family car is actually an SUV. And the family-friendliest vehicle of them all, the minivan, continues to appeal with its purpose-built practicality. Reflecting this continued shift, this year’s list of Best Family Cars is our first without a single sedan.”
How much do this year’s Top 12 Winners cost?
Starting prices for this year’s winners range from about $20,000 to the low $30,000 range, with only one vehicle exceeding a $40,000 starting price.
What other factors were considered in selecting this year’s winners?
Child car safety seats were very important in the consideration of the list of winners. KBB.com editors have an accompanying car seat guide with useful tips and specific details for readers regarding the strengths and weaknesses of each of this year’s Best Family Cars.
While there are plenty of excellent family-focused luxury SUVs to recommend, KBB.com’s editors focused strictly on mainstream brands for Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2017.
Want to see the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 Check out this year’s winners in this video:
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Which vehicle is your favorite?