Kelley Blue Book recently released its list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2013, highlighting the wide range of family vehicles available for any unique family specifications and situations.
"Show us 10 families and we'll suggest a different car for each, but all of those vehicles will score high in areas like safety, roominess, comfort and value," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "Our annual list is aimed at helping families find the right ride and always includes something for everyone, with a special nod to the best of what's new."
According to KBB, the No. 1 family car is the Nissan Pathfinder. From there, the cars on the list, in order, are: the Honda Accord, Toyota Prius V, Volkswagen Passat, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Avalon, Ford Fusion, Honda CR-V, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Suburban.
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List of vehicles for below-prime buyers
CarFinance.com released a different list for those in the market for a new vehicle. The website recently compiled a list of the top 10 new and used vehicles for below-prime buyers.
As the report indicated that more than 43 percent of all car loans are issued to below-prime buyers, the new list highlights the best cars for those in a similar situations.
"With loans to the nation's large population of below-prime car buyers rebounding, and helping to fuel our economic recovery, the industry would be wise to keep a close eye on their vehicle preferences," said Jim Landy, CarFinance president and CEO. "The CarFinance.com Top Ten Lists offer a snapshot of consumers focused on vehicle choices that are realistic and economically viable, and reflect the responsibility we are consistently seeing in their loan behavior, which is characterized by low rates of defaults and low rates of late payments."
CarFinance.com's Top Ten New Vehicles Purchased: Below-Prime Car Buyers in the last six months include the Dodge Avenger, Kia Forte, Kia Optima, Chrysler 200, Dodge Journey, Ford Focus, Ram 1500, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa and Kia Sorento.