Honda Models Named Best Family Cars

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The Honda AccordHonda Civic and Honda CR-V were named some of the best vehicles for families, according to a study by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

The auto and parenting sites considered safety, fuel economy, technology and connectivity to complete its rankings.

With that said, it’s easy to see why all these models are on the list.

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Fusions Receive Best Cars for Families Award

2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of 6 Ford’s named ‘Best Car for the Money’.

Each year U.S. News & World Report awards new models, within 19 categories, for being the best for families.

This year Ford has their models earning top spots. The Ford Fusion won for best midsize car and the Fusion Hybrid won for best hybrid car.  This would be the second year in a row for the Fusion Hybrid and third in a row for the Fusion.

U.S. News & World Report determines the winning vehicles based on the best combination of quality, features, and space for families.

The Fusion and Fusion Hybrid are  no strangers to awards and recognition. MSN Autos included the Hybrid in their list of  cars that reach at least a combined 35 MPG (the Hybrid gets 47 mpg). And the Ford Fusion was named the  family vehicle of the year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association.

Hyundai Sonata ‘Most Dependable Midsize Car’

2013 Hyundai Sonata most dependable midsize car.

Hyundai Sonata named the most dependable midsize car.

Recently, J.D Power and Associates has ranked the Hyundai Sonata as the most dependable midsize car as part of their

2013 Vehicle Dependability Study.

Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America, has said:

“In one of the most competitive segments within the industry, Sonata places highest in its class. Hyundai is committed to providing customers with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the dealership.”

The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems.

The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

The Hyundai Sonata is a beautifully designed car with high fuel efficiency. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.

 

Top Models Make Motortrend’s List

2013 Kia Optima

The 2013 Kia Optima was voted among the four door models with the most power.

The four door sedan comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, you’ll breeze by a large boat going 45 mph on the highway, but if you’re the one zooming past that slow moving machine, you’ll know how awesome a four door sedan can be.

So what is the best car that combines smart, style and power. Luckily,Motortrend has put together a list of the most powerful four-doors under $30,000.

The good news? Many of our top models have made the cut, including some of Subaru, Nissan, Kia and Fords most popular choices.

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