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And the winner is… best cars for families

The Best Full-Size Car for Families winner was Ford Taurus, with features like its roomy interior, strong crash test ratings and Ford’s MyKey system – which lets parents set speed limits to help keep new drivers safe.

Subaru Impreza was picked as Best Compact Car for Families: “Its standard all-wheel drive and performance makes the Impreza not only surefooted in bad weather but an impressive ride in all weather – giving it the edge in its category.” The Impreza is available as a sedan or hatchback, is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and “has spacious seating and a useful cargo area.”

The Honda Odyssey took the title for Best Minivan for Families, with “top-notch crash test scores, [a] flexible interior for different cargo and seating arrangements, pop-up trash bag holder and multiple technology options, including rear-seat entertainment [with a 16.2-inch screen] and a cool box storage area for keeping snacks and drinks chilled, make it a standout.”

About U.S. News Best Cars

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, part of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. on its website. Best Cars is one of the most influential and trusted sources of car advice, with more than 20 million people visiting in 2011. Each year, U.S. News publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families.

SOURCE U.S. News & World Report

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