When driving your family around, safety is certainly a priority. You want to take every precaution you can to be the best parent possible. Thankfully it’s not 1980 anymore, so being the best parent no longer means you have to drive a minivan. Here are the top options for the safest and most attractive cars on the market.
This crossover SUV has some features perfect for every young family. It has enough space for up to three car seats and the kids to go in them, along with plenty of airbags to keep the family secure if an accident should occur. It also has a lot of leg room, so you won’t have to worry about someone kicking the back of your seat, and plenty of cargo space to make road trips less crowded. The chances of that happening are less likely thanks to lane-departure and potential collision alerts.
A long-standing favorite for families due to reliability and affordability, the Honda Civic is a clear choice for those just starting out. Because it is still a sedan, it might be a little tough to squeeze in more than two car seats at once, but for small families is a perfect fit. The newer models have a little more space, making it easier to get to the car seats. Not to mention that the Civic is easy on the eyes and has a lovely interior. As far as sedans go, it is spacious and built to protect what matters most.
The Crosstrek is a wonderful vehicle for families who still like to hit the open road. With plenty of easy-access trunk space, this is a car built to see your family to and from its many adventures. According to Findlay Automotive, Subaru, including the Crosstrek, has been an IIHS Top Safety Pick two years in a row. Its high ratings are thanks to its performance in front-end collision testing, which is a very important feature for many families. This vehicle also drives well on rough roads so inclement weather is not as much of a worry.
The Honda CRV is another car that has received top safety ratings for several years now. The sleek look of the crossover paired with the intelligence of the auto-braking technology combine to form one of the most responsible purchases on the market. It earned five stars for all the Edmund barrier ratings. Just as the CRV has been winning awards for many years, it will likely serve your family for many years as well.
Raising a family means making a lot of difficult choices, but choosing a car doesn’t have to be one of them. You and your kids will both be pleased with the style and security in any of these top vehicles.