IRVINE, CA (WWJ) — Kelly Blue Book’s list of the 10 Best Family Cars includes mid-size cars, minivans and small SUVs. It’s also a mix of brands, foreign and domestic.

“This is a great year for family cars,” said Jack Nerad, Kelly Blue Book’s executive market analyst. “There are some new entries in the marketplace that are terrific. Some of the old standbys are also terrific.”

At the top of the list, the Nissan Pathfinder.

Interview: Jeff Gilbert talks with Kelly Blue Book’s Jack Nerad about top family cars.

“It’s new this year, and we were really taken by the Pathfinder,” said Nerad.

The largest category on the list is mid-size cars. There were four of these vehicles including, says Nerad, the all-new Ford Fusion.

“It’s a very, high-tech vehicle, and offers good looks on the outside and creature comforts on the inside,” says Nerad.

There was only one other American brand vehicle on the list, and it was an interesting choice. Nerad says they included the Chevy Suburban because big families need big vehicles.

“There are a lot of people, my family among them, that like a large vehicle like that, that has great hauling power, great passenger capacity,” says Nerad.

Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars:

  1. Nissan Pathfinder
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Toyota Prius V
  4. Volkswagen Passat
  5. Honda Odyssey
  6. Toyota Avalon
  7. Ford Fusion
  8. Honda CRV
  9. Nissan Altima
  10. Chevrolet Suburban

Written by Jeff Gilbert.

Connect with Jeff at and @jefferygilbert.



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