11 Reliable Cars For Young Families
Having a baby means more than setting up a nursery and getting serious about a career plan. As a new parent, your top responsibility is to protect and nurture your child to the best of your ability. When it comes to picking the right family car that means choosing something safe and dependable, yet roomy enough to fit child safety seats while carrying a stroller, playpen, diaper bag, and more.
According to J.D. Power, these 11 models from the 2010 model year* are among the most dependable vehicles in their respective classes, are among the safest vehicles based on crash-test ratings, and are more affordable than the equivalent model purchased new. They might not be very exciting, but they certainly help to keep your little ones safe while limiting repair bills.
*Vehicles from the sub-compact and pickup truck categories were excluded, as well as premium/luxury brands
A full-size sedan, the 2010 Impala was sold in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels, the latter a more luxurious and sporty version of Chevy's biggest family car.
Ford offered the 2010 Focus Sedan in S, SE, SES, and SEL trim levels, the latter two equipped with standard Sync hands-free connectivity.
Available with a 4-cylinder or V-6 engine, with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain, there's a 2010 Fusion to suit almost any requirement in a midsize family sedan.