Kelley Blue Book names Best Family Cars of 2021



(May 3, 20210 IRVINE, Calif. — Buying a new family car is a task brimming with important considerations, from lifestyle needs and budget concerns to passenger safety and comfort. With an increasing number of new SUV models and options hitting the marketplace every year, in addition to the perennial family-car favorite the minivan, the choices available can be overwhelming to parents in any stage of life.


To help narrow down the consideration set, the experts at Kelley Blue Book named the Best Family Cars of 2021 to aid parents in deciding which new vehicle best suits their family.

"When it comes to buying a car for a new or growing family, parents understandably want assurance that their vehicle has outstanding safety and technology features to help protect their precious cargo," said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. "We also know budget factors are top-of-mind for families, so we place a heavy emphasis on overall value including purchase and ownership costs through Kelley Blue Book's Fair Purchase Price and 5-Year Cost to Own information."

The Best Family Cars of 2021 include two- and three-row crossover SUVs offering the passenger and cargo-carrying capacity that make them go-to choices, and full-size SUVs/minivans that hold appeal for their roominess and flexibility.

This annual list features top recommendations based on in-depth testing with a focus on safety, overall value, connectivity, technology and driver-assist features. Kelley Blue Book's editorial staff constantly reviews the newest cars on the market, evaluating options through many lenses to provide the most comprehensive information possible for new-car shoppers. The team also uses data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to ensure recommended vehicles have top safety ratings.