Choosing the Best Family Car
Here's our top picks for the coolest and safest cars of the year. Plus check out must-know safety tips for installing a car seat in your new ride.
You Are: A city-dwelling fam with one child, or working parents with long commutes.
Seeking: A medium-size car that won't incur the costs of an extra child.
We Recommend: TOYOTA PRIUS C
46 city / 53 hwy mpg, $18,950
What We Love: The average 50 mpg is the highest mile-age of any car without a plug, a huge plus with gas approaching a Lincoln per gallon. The Smart Key System enables you to open doors without having to pull out keys, a bonus for parents who often carry a latte in one hand and an infant in the other. It fits in any parking space. Heads-up: If you've got multiple small children, take the trunk for a test drive. Your double stroller might not fit.