family cars

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

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

Cool Products That Keep Kids 'Chilled' in the Car

By Kristin Varela on June 30, 2015

Summer is in full swing with the solstice having just passed and much of the country sweltering in 90-degree-plus weather. For many families summer also means plenty of hot hours in the car shuttling the kids from camp to pool… Read More

Recall Alert: 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6

By Matt Schmitz on June 26, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 445,000 model-year 2003-08 Mazda6 sedans manufactured between May 29, 2002, and May 5, 2008; 2004-08 RX-8 sports cars manufactured between April 10, 2003, and Feb. 18, 2008; and 2006-07 Mazdaspeed6 sports cars manufactured between Aug. 4, 2005,… Read More

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on June 25, 2015

For many of us in our 40s and older, wagons were the family-haulers of our childhood. Before minivans became popular, a wagon — sometimes with three rows of seats — was the choice for carting a brood around town. The… Read More

2016 Mazda6 Video

By Kelsey Mays on June 24, 2015

Family-car shoppers often ignore the Mazda6 but maybe they shouldn’t. Mazda's midsize sedan has some updates on the outside and pretty significant changes within for 2016; we think it’s a bit of an overlooked jewel. Check out the video for… Read More

2015 Infiniti QX80 Review

By Kristin Varela on June 22, 2015

In a far-off fantasy world where money is no object, I would buy the spacious, luxurious, plush 2015 Infiniti QX80 SUV to haul my family and our nonexistent small yacht to the shore on the weekends. In the real world,… Read More

Doona Infant Car Seat Takes Stroll-and-Go to a New Level

By Jennifer Newman on June 22, 2015

Rear-facing infant seats are a favorite with parents because the carrying handle makes it possible to move a sleeping baby without waking him or her up. However, the combined weight of the infant carrier and your growing little one can… Read More