This week, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) released its 12 Best Family Cars of 2014, a list of the 12 cars that, after extensive research, KBB felt were most suited to families on the road. In an exhilarating victory, Nissan claimed a quarter of the top spots. The Rogue, Altima, and Pathfinder all made the final cut.
To select the top 12, Kelley Blue Book editors decided on 21 top contenders, based on vehicles that had earned top ranks in the website’s Expert Ratings in several different family-friendly categories. Some of these categories included room for child seats, cargo space, comfort, safety, rear-seat entertainment, and driving performance.
After the editors had narrowed down the options to the top 21, they turned to actual families for feedback; thus, the winners have been tried and tested not just by editors but by the people who truly use them for family needs.
“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “From Pathfinder’s more conventional family profile to Rogue’s wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions to Altima’s ideal fusion of sportiness and practicality, the mainstream appeal of these vehicles’ designs has been borne out in robust sales numbers and third-party accolades such as these most recent awards from KBB.com.”
To see a complete list of winners, visit KBB.com.