Every year, the professionals at Good Housekeeping Institute team up with the automotive gurus at Car and Driver to reveal the best family-friendly cars. All vehicles on the list are tested by engineers, analysts and of course real parents. If you’re currently looking for a four-door sedan for your travels, some of the best new family cars have made the list, ranging from sub-compact sedans to full-size luxury cars. Let’s take a closer look at that.
Best Subcompact Car: Hyundai Accent
The Hyundai Accent is on this list for a few reasons. It’s stylish from the inside out, affordable (base price is $16,645) and offers excellent fuel economy ratings. If you can, it’s suggested to upgrade to the SEL trim, which offers Apple CarPlay and Android connectivity on a large 7-inch touchscreen display.
Best entry-level luxury car: Cadillac CT4
Do you want a luxury vehicle without a high price tag? The Cadillac CT4 is a great option. Even entry-level models are well equipped with driver assistance technology, such as lane assistant and automatic emergency braking. Since rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available, it sets it apart from other cars in its class.
Best Compact Car: Honda Civic
The Honda Civic 2022 is getting a major facelift, so if you’re looking for a fun, stylish car, this might be for you. Features such as emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and rear seat reminder are all standard. Plus, all the controls are large and easy to use.
Best Luxury Compact Car: Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 is a sporty sedan that is packed with luxury and great value. According to Good housekeeping“Drivers and passengers can rest assured that it has been selected as a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), a rigorous automotive industry safety accreditation for crash testing and automatic braking.”
Best Sedan: Honda Accord
Looking for a practical sedan packed with comfort and convenience? You’ll find it all with the Honda Accord. In addition, the Accord won the Best New Family Car award from Good Housekeeping. Whether you choose the 192 hp 1.5-litre turbo or the 2.0-litre turbo with 242 hp, you won’t be disappointed.
Best Luxury Sedan: Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Draw attention behind the wheel of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The E350 features a turbocharged four-cylinder, while the E450 has a turbocharged six-cylinder. And if you’re looking for more options, coupé and convertible versions are also available.
Best Full-Size Sedan: Nissan Maxima
The Nissan Maxima is a great family sedan for many reasons. For starters, it received the highest crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and top IIHS results. If you share this car with a teenager, you can set speed and limit restrictions and curfew warnings.
Best Luxury Full-Size Saloon: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a modern luxury sedan designed for those seeking advanced technical features, comfort and outstanding performance capabilities. It is equipped with a 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen that puts multimedia content and innovative controls at your fingertips.
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