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Jun 3, 2013
Parents Magazine And Reveal The 10 Best Family Cars For 2013
A Car for Every Budget and Style Sensibility, Including Hybrid, Crossover, and Families of All Ages and Sizes

NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents and, the premier online resource for car shopping, today revealed their list of 2013's 10 Best Family Cars. For the sixth year in a row, car experts from both organizations examined hundreds of vehicles. This year they were impressed with fuel-efficiency technology, as well as next-generation dashboards that make it easy to customize infotainment options on the go.

"With summer road trips on the horizon, we are thrilled to present this comprehensive list," said Parents magazine Editor-in-Chief Dana Points. "Given the amount of time that American families spend in their car, we feel it's important to highlight the safest, most affordable and family-friendliest that the industry has to offer."

As always, safety was the number-one priority; each car on the list excelled in crash tests and comes equipped with at least six airbags, as well as electronic stability control (which helps prevent against rollover accidents).

"As a father who loves to drive, I can appreciate all the variables that parents take into account when shopping for a new car," said Editor In Chief Scott Oldham. "This list shows off some of the year's best choices for the everyday carpool and the family road trip."

The list also includes several stylish rides that young parents will be proud to show off, complete with features that will make every drive more pleasant for the whole family. "The Best Family Cars of 2013" appears in the July issue of Parents magazine, on newsstands June 11th.

According to Parents and, the 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 (with starting prices) are:


  • Toyota Prius C ($19,080)


  • Subaru Impreza ($17,895)
  • Honda Civic ($18,165)


  • Ford Fusion ($21,900)
  • Honda Accord ($21,680)


  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ($24,700)
  • Honda CR-V. ($22,795)


  • Chevrolet Traverse ($30,510)
  • Nissan Pathfinder ($28,650)


  • Toyota Sienna ($26,585)

About Parents:

Parents was founded in 1926 and, along with American Baby, FamilyFun and Ser Padres, makes up The Meredith Parents Network portfolio of parenthood brands. Parents is the leading voice for a community of more than 15 million moms who are engaged and inspired by the brand's trusted content. In turn, these moms enlighten and inspire others by joining ongoing conversations about parenthood via as well through Parents' robust presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. Parents is dedicated to engaging and inspiring moms with the information they need, wherever they go. Parents can be found online at

About, Inc. is a car-shopping Web site committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need. Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you're at the dealership or on the go, we're always by your side with our acclaimed iPhone and iPad apps and our Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We're based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of on Facebook.

SOURCE Parents

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