family cars

The 2015 Chevrolet SS is a Track-Ready Family Sedan

By Mike Hanley on July 28, 2015


The Chevrolet SS is the unicorn of the sport sedan world; Chevy sold just 354 of them in June. To put that in perspective, the brand sold nearly eight times as many Corvettes in the same time period. Low sales… Read More

The 2015 Chevrolet SS is a Track-Ready Family Sedan

By Mike Hanley on July 28, 2015

The Chevrolet SS is the unicorn of the sport sedan world; Chevy sold just 354 of them in June. To put that in perspective, the brand sold nearly eight times as many Corvettes in the same time period. Low sales… Read More

2016 Acura ILX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 23, 2015

In an attempt to boost sales, Acura tweaked its 2016 ILX compact sedan with some light restyling. The ILX is based on the popular Honda Civic sedan, so that means the two cars have the same interior space, right? Wrong. The… Read More

Five Eco-Friendly Family Cars

By Jennifer Geiger on July 17, 2015

Kids change everything, but having a family doesn't mean you have to run to the dealership and buy a gas-guzzling, three-row SUV. Check out our list of five eco-friendly vehicles that are both fuel-efficient and family-friendly. Related: More Family News… Read More

With Compact Mifold, Kids Will Never Be Without a Booster Seat

By Jennifer Newman on July 14, 2015

Booster seats are perhaps the easiest car seat to use — until taxi rides, carpools or rental cars complicate things. Many families in these situations opt not to bring along this important but bulky car seat. One solution could be… Read More

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 9, 2015

In crew-cab form, the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew easily passed our Car Seat Check. Its roomy backseat not only fit three car seats, but the pickup truck's 43.9 inches of rear legroom easily handled space-eating rear-facing car seats too. This time,… Read More

Study Uncovers Common Car Seat Mistakes

By Jennifer Newman on July 9, 2015

When it comes to child-safety-seat installation and use, there's a good chance that you're doing it wrong. A nationwide field study of car-seat use and installation found that 46 percent of car seats were installed or used incorrectly, which is… Read More

2015 Toyota Prius v: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 2, 2015

With its wagon body style, the 2015 Toyota Prius v looks ready for family duty, and for the most part, it is. The Prius v is nearly 6 inches longer than its smaller Prius sibling, but don't expect to find… Read More

2016 Ford Explorer Review

By Bill Jackson on July 1, 2015

The 2016 Ford Explorer is pleasant to drive and offers an improved interior and engine option, but getting the most out of Ford's improvements will cost you. Find out more info in my review.… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Volvo XC90

By Jennifer Geiger on June 30, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 580 model-year 2016 Volvo XC90 SUVs manufactured from Jan. 27, 2015, to May 19, 2015 The Problem: The front seats' Side Impact Protection System wiring harness may have been routed incorrectly. This could damage the wiring and… Read More

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on June 30, 2015

The Land Rover Discovery Sport marks the first of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, and if the other models are anything like the Sport, there's a lot to like for families. Wonderfully simple Latch anchors, ample legroom, seats that… Read More