Top Cars For: Great Family Car

2022 Hyundai Kona

2022 Hyundai Kona

$22135

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29 Jul

My wife often has to drive our other, bigger, car to haul grandkids around.

10 Sep

You cannot fit more than 4 or 5 grocery bags in the back unless you fold the rear set down.

7 Sep

That has actually happened quite often: restaurants, grocery store, gas stations etc.

2022 MAZDA CX-5

Price Unavailable

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4 Apr

The moon/sun roof is great as the sun really brightens the interior with the light-colored upholstery, the power lift gate is a sheer pleasure (I have a dog who sometimes travels with me in the back and it is convenient to have this feature).

28 Sep

The smaller size is better suited for couples or families (no more than two kids) not needing car seats.

24 Sep

.I'm replacing it with another Mazda CX-5, 100% safe for you and your family.

14 Apr

My touring trim offered exactly what I need: a comfortable, fun, efficient car with all the current safety features that fits my surf gear & dog

8 Feb

The navigation system seems a little slow and not real easy to use

24 Dec

The 2018 Mazda Navigation isn't as good as iPhone

17 Feb

after 1 week and 150 miles back up camera and Navigation went out for a few hours.

2022 Cadillac XT6

$49790

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11 Jul

Other than those minor issues, this is an overall great car for big families with 2-3 kids

30 Mar

N/A

2022 Toyota RAV4

Price Unavailable

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4 Apr

Lots of room in the back, fits my dog and all our camping gear for road trips.

12 Mar

That paired with Toyota's reliability, the hybrid's two-tone paint job, the hybrid system itself and its impressive performance, and the overall luxury feel of the vehicle inside and out has made this the perfect, first SUV for my little family.

20 Feb

Luggage rails on the top are unusable and now solid.

14 Oct

Overall, great value for the money if you need to get from point A to point B with cats, dogs, loads of groceries or a kayak.

22 Apr

I need a midsized vehicle because I have kids, and I need an SUV because I live in the southern Midwest and we have precipitation like most of the country.

2 Oct

Married 48 years and 3 daughters.

22 Aug

Personally, I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that is looking at a Rav, it's very roomy, the whole family is very comfy.

20 Mar

highway use.. Come one weekend, the car is sitting in the garage with a dead battery, unable to start or power on any electronics.. Toyota has a TSB pointing to updating the software of the DCM module.

6 Dec

but something is draining the battery.

27 Nov

The gas tank issues and dying battery issues are really serious lapses on the part of Toyota.

31 Oct

N/A

27 Oct

The vehicle has left my wife stranded twice when it would not start due to a dead battery.

16 Oct

Battery dead after not driving for 10 hour work shift.

13 Oct

Called dealer service department, Ben told me they just found out about a software upgrade last week that is supposed to stop the battery drain.

5 Oct

Battery was dead today after not driving it for 1 day.

26 Sep

Battery died after 6 months.

25 Sep

Mine is an XLE, had it for only a month and battery has died twice.

10 Jul

Cons: Fuel tank issue is annoying.

11 Mar

The fuel tank only fills 3/4 of the way.

22 Feb

I can only get about 9 to 10 gallons max into the gas tank when empty and Toyota won't do anything about it.

12 Jan

I have owned this car for a year and weeks after buying it learned that I could not fill the 14.5 gallon tank as there is a design failure with the gas tank sensor.

27 Nov

The gas tank issues and dying battery issues are really serious lapses on the part of Toyota.

25 Sep

The bad: Don't Toyota's PR campaign fool you the gas tank design is seriously flawed and has not been fixed in the 18 months this vehicle has been on the market.

7 Sep

Probably, the only difference between the 2019 and 2020 defective fuel tank models is that the fuel level indicator is capable of showing a full tank

6 Sep

I am giving this a one star because I think it is underhanded and possibly illegal to have a known defect (gas tank/performance) and sell these cars without fixing it or disclosing it.

5 Sep

Only issue is the gas tank.

4 Sep

However, they gas tank only fills up 10 gallons which is much less than the manufacture states it should fill resulting in less total mileage.

15 Aug

Also, to many rattle noises.

11 Jul

The only downside is that the vehicle sounds at all times like multiple pieces are loose on the interior… there are rattles in the cabin from every direction that cannot seem to be found or fixed.

20 Mar

The car has a lot of wind related noise at highway speeds and fabric seats are not comfortable.

22 Feb

Also, this thing is noisy.

10 Jan

Bought this Prime XSE right off showroom floor with a substantial premium (dealer mark up) and on the first drive almost returned it, reasons: rattles and noises caused by road imperfections.

30 Dec

Only other issue is a fan noise when the heater starts up.

8 Dec

Car is a little noise inside, Seats are a little uncomfortable for long ride.

27 Nov

The random noises and poor seat comfort are just plain aggravating and long term irritants.

10 Nov

The only thing I do not like are the noises at any time

5 Nov

Excessive loud noise when in reverse.

8 Jul

There are some things to improve like a full-digital instrument cluster, a tachometer (hybrid), oil temp and voltage readings, hood-opening hydraulic struts, illuminated windows and mirror

30 Dec

Only other issue is a fan noise when the heater starts up.

6 Dec

All the lights, radio, defroster everything is turned off before we shut the car off,

24 Jul

N/A

13 May

(AC amplifier bad due to driver seat heater).

4 Mar

The loss in efficiency I have seen is when I have to accelerate hard at traffic lights or when the car is used for very short drives and the engine has to heat up lowering mileage (especially in freezing temperature).

30 Dec

There are no side mirror defrosters and the dash defrost that has a vent aimed toward the side window is useless for defrosting the driver side window - it blows toward it

14 Aug

So far the only disappointments are the inside air vents could be bigger for better air flow, and they need to fix their act up re color choices and options which vary dramatically from model to model.

12 Jan

I have owned this car for a year and weeks after buying it learned that I could not fill the 14.5 gallon tank as there is a design failure with the gas tank sensor.

17 Nov

Guess Toyota is going down hill - new Rav4 and the auto headlights stopped working and needed to be replaced then the drivers door lock failed and needed to be replaced.

23 Sep

Had the vehicle for 2 weeks now, drove mostly in city and gave rest for 1 day, the car won’t start, it says smart key malfunction, I changed the key fob battery and still the same issue, felt crazy it happened on the brand new car.

28 Jul

but has no fix or plans to recall, sounds like they don’t have any intention of coming up with a fix for it.

7 Jul

but it was showing a “key malfunction” error and telling me to press the break and turn on the car.

4 Jun

You need to recall these vehicles and fix problems.

20 Jan

While driving on the highway in a light snow storm all of the sensors failed due to being covered in snow- the exact safety features we liked because of being safer in Minnesota weather.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

Price Unavailable

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16 Nov

Friends and family also love the overall look and feel of the truck.

26 Aug

It's just a pain for short in and out of the truck stop-and-go trips to the local grocery store.

29 Aug

I've towed a 12 foot trailer loaded with my daughters apartment stuff (sofa, bed, refrigerator, chairs, boxes) for almost 300 miles and it towed great.

18 Oct

I plan on giving it to one of the kids in a decade when they get older.

30 May

It hauls most of the stuff I (or my sons) place on the bed (to include dinning room tables and refrigerators).

19 Mar

My airplane mechanic daughter loved it so much she just purchased her own two days ago.

20 May

A Faulty transmission that slipped and shifted hard at 23k/3years was the reason I sold this and bought a Pro4X.

25 Feb

The bad: The 8 speed transmission issues are hit or miss, lucky for me it seems like I got one of the good ones.

21 Jan

but a manual transmission would be nice on those low speed moments.

2 Dec

Transmission shutter problems and dealer just want more money and keeps on going.

11 Oct

Have been back and forth to the dealer many times, problem is the transmission jerks and it's so intermittent (once a week) they cannot pinpoint the problem.

17 Feb

*transmission hits so hard from 1st to second gear in stop and go traffic it sometimes feels as if I have gotten rear ended.

16 Nov

They know there is a problem with the transmission,

18 Oct

Got ~14mpg and the highest transmission temps I saw were 154deg F during the tow (Summer).

19 Mar

The Plus Side: The engine/transmission are amazing.

21 Jan

I am not a fan of the front air dam.

18 Oct

Got ~14mpg and the highest transmission temps I saw were 154deg F during the tow (Summer).

19 Mar

Seats do not have the cooling option.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas

Price Unavailable

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15 Mar

It fits our family nicely,

24 Feb

Solid in all weather that any family would typically encounter.

21 Jan

Boy do I miss my Acadia.

1 Sep

We take road trips regularly as a family of 5 with dogs so the interior room is great.

13 Jun

It’s a good grocery getter

11 May

They have a cargo management system with a felted carpet in the trunk space that has 4 velcro-bottomed right angled blocks to create an area to contain groceries or what ever you want to keep secure.

3 Feb

But it’s very roomy, does take my dogs and kid at same time

24 Jan

My kids love staring out through the roof window.

14 Dec

if you have 3 or more kids, buy the very base model of this and take it to Car Toys or someone to provide electronics and convenience add ons .

10 Dec

but I have a big extended family that likes to travel in to visit, which is why I like having a 3 row SUV.

21 Jan

They had to replace the engine control module and a fuel level sensor.

13 Sep

Bad news is the distance on a tank of gas.

16 Jul

The only negative was it had the least sporty engine feel compared to the above listed vehicles and it drinks gas like a thirsty German drinks beer

3 Feb

But if your looking at this car I’ll say this.. not speedy, gas mileage is terrible I get around 270 miles a tank full maybe 290 at times.

14 Dec

It wasn't enough they tried to cheat our regulatory system previously on gas milegae.

3 May

love this suv the only think I hate is the on off gas saving

7 Apr

N/A

29 Jun

only to find that EVERY TIME I FILLED UP, THE FUEL DOOR FELL OFF!!

10 Mar

The downsides are poor fuel economy and low on the HP(HorsePower).

18 Nov

Very noisy and rattles in multiple places.

13 Sep

We also noticed a noise when turning sharply - which seems to have disappeared with the latest SW update.

5 Feb

button start due to inconsistent starting 5: torque converter makes terrible loud grinding noise in low gears.

29 Jun

I go to the front of the Atlas and the noise is SO loud!

15 Apr

Both Q7 and Atlas are super quiet inside, with no engine noise.

13 Feb

front end noise that the dealer cant figure out.

21 Jan

They had to replace the engine control module and a fuel level sensor.

16 Jul

The only negative was it had the least sporty engine feel compared to the above listed vehicles and it drinks gas like a thirsty German drinks beer

19 Feb

and settled on a 2019 2.0 Liter SE w/Technology.

5 Feb

Well, the dealer just tore the entire engine apart and replaced every seal and the head gasket based on a scope of the engine and finding coolant leaking internally into the cylinders.

30 Jan

I DO NOT LIKE THE MOTOR SHUT DOWN AT STOP LIGHTS !

7 Apr

(And believe me when I say these things are pretty minor in the grand scheme of things…) The biggest gripe I have is the engine power.

29 Jun

but no check engine light so the service tech tells me it should be fine.

15 Apr

Both Q7 and Atlas are super quiet inside, with no engine noise.

8 Sep

A few days after purchasing we had to take it back because of malfunctioning rear traffic and blind spot alerts.

7 Apr

The rest of the cons are really only small things: the blind spot warning only gives a visual cue in the side mirror,

10 Mar

N/A

13 Sep

Bad news is the distance on a tank of gas.

11 May

Mostly tiny gripes like the tank is small especially since it gets the worst MPG of it's class, the autostart system doesn't work well and you have to disable it each and everytime you start the vehicle.

3 Feb

But if your looking at this car I’ll say this.. not speedy, gas mileage is terrible I get around 270 miles a tank full maybe 290 at times.

2022 Jeep Renegade

2022 Jeep Renegade

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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1 Aug

It's white with black trim, sporting a luggage rack.

20 Feb

This vehicle holds 4 adults, a toddler in a car seat, and hauls groceries in the back.

20 Jan

Fun to drive, excellent for daily errands, hauling dog, easy to get groceries out of hatchback, great gas mileage, easy maneuvering, fun going off road, 4WD makes it easy to navigate off road.

14 Jan

Cargo space is great for a small vehicle with places to tie down my dog kennels.

13 Mar

Do not get this car if you have kids.

6 Mar

Its masculine and adrenaline rushing while looks like a cute chubby boy.

31 Dec

The only thing I would like to see is slightly more power in the future,

3 May

The transmission is smooth and I like the mapping for holding gears/ maintaining power band - this thing is complex

30 Oct

Off the line acceleration and passing power are way more than adequate.

23 Jan

Transmission avoids the power band like the plague and shifts hard at times.

8 Oct

Less than 5 months off the lot brand new, the power seats went out, the check engine light has been on 5 times, 2 recalls (Dealer tow hitch and some engine issue), and one speaker on the upgraded stereo mysteriously goes in and out.

27 Jan

I love this vehicle for what it is,we have 13,500 miles on it,smooth ride Wish the fuel tank was a little bit bigger,the awd options are pretty impressive for a little suv.

2 Jun

We have one con, that the gas tank could be a bit bigger.

4 Apr

The ONLY downside is the small gas tank.

28 Sep

It makes it hard to start from a light without someone thinking you want to race.

3 May

The stock headlamps for one are rubbish, and Jeeps electronic start/ stop system is silly to have to disengage everytime you start up.

8 Oct

Less than 5 months off the lot brand new, the power seats went out, the check engine light has been on 5 times, 2 recalls (Dealer tow hitch and some engine issue), and one speaker on the upgraded stereo mysteriously goes in and out.

1 Aug

The heating/air conditioning system is the best.

14 Jan

I don't care that the seat & steering wheel heater turn on automatically upon start-up if its below 40 outside.

17 May

but air conditioner comes on randomly, even if it's 12 degrees outside, radio switches stations, or has to buffer constantly, and now the remote access is having issues.

4 Jun

The thermostat failed (450.00) and now the fan needs replaced (350.00).

2022 Jeep Wrangler

2022 Jeep Wrangler

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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16 Apr

but the kid in me loves the joy of this Jeep.

17 Nov

Thank goodness for a vehicle made to make everything seem so sure footed and prepared to get the family home.

16 Nov

Thank goodness for a vehicle made to make everything seem so sure footed and prepared to get the family home.

17 Sep

My wife loves it says best and most fun vehicle she has driven Her relatives in Thailand said Please ship it here Sure there’s wind noise and not the best handling

8 May

At around 70mph and a cross wind blowing from mainly to right side of Jeep causes a squealing noise coming from the dash.

21 Mar

Wind noise at high speeds is slightly louder than some of my old converts

1 Dec

I was concerned about road noise and rough ride.

3 Sep

It can get noisy inside at those speed levels due to wind, simply crank up the radio volume.

22 Dec

Only downside, that's correctable with aftermarket parts, is it needs constant correction at highway speeds.

21 Mar

Wind noise at high speeds is slightly louder than some of my old converts

3 Sep

It can get noisy inside at those speed levels due to wind, simply crank up the radio volume.

2022 Audi Q7

Price Unavailable

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19 May

After driving my Son in laws Audi A5 with the 2.0 turbo I was impressed by the performance so I thought Id give the Q7 a try with this engine.

26 Jan

I also like the height of the seats, that allow easy entry for my elderly parents.

27 Mar

Audi says that his is an issue that cannot be resolved based on the metal content on the brake pads,

15 Jan

I have read that this is a problem and am told by the dealer that Audi can replace the breaks for about $500 at my expense.

4 Apr

At 20,000 miles I have been advised that my tires and brakes need to be replaced.

3 Aug

-But, the car has had several problems-- a faulty driver's seat, a mysterious dashboard popping noise, and front bushings that wore out at 23,000 miles, a big repair job.

19 May

And then there is the low rpm 4 cyl groan sound that I hate.

5 Feb

It has an extremely loud squeak when you back up and it cannot be fixed.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Price Unavailable

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15 Jun

This car is going to be a keeper it is so beautiful and great to drive, i plan on keeping for a long time and hopefully pass it on to a family member.

6 Jun

Our entire family has fallen in love with this elegant, refined and comfortable sedan.

25 Jan

The kids love riding in the "way-back" jump seat.

15 Nov

My dogs love it, and I love it so life is good!

3 Jan

Road noise is bad, vibrates through the interior.

25 Jul

At times it felt like listening to baby rattles going off.

18 Jan

Road noise is fairly high.

14 Nov

wipers make loud noise, and it has been in for repair 3 times.

27 Jun

The quality of the leather does not seem the same as in the previous AMGs or there seems to be more rattles in the dash than in the previous years.

28 Jan

N/A

2022 Toyota Prius Prime

$29215

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13 May

The early 2017, 2018 models have 4 seats not 5 seats, which was not issue to me family.

6 Jul

What a dog!

12 Feb

Somewhat limited space for suitcases and gear.

11 Mar

The Prius Prime is definitely not a family car and should never be sold as one!

2022 Volkswagen Jetta

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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14 Feb

A GTI with similar features costs much more - and let's face it - looks like a car for teens.

17 Nov

The Golf Sportwagen 4 Motion is as adapt at hauling the family around town as it is on going on adventures.

14 Feb

My daughter leases a 2018 VW Tiguan S and, like her, I find the S trim to be more than sufficient on this car.

6 Feb

but nothing really serious, I will recommend this car to my friends and family, and definitely I am buying another one next year for my Son.

8 Jan

I will definitely recommend Volkswagen Jetta to my friends and family, it’s a luxury car at a very reasonable price.

22 Apr

ORIGINAL BRAKES SQUEAK WHEN MOIST DEALER SAID NORMAL ITS NOT NORMAL.

7 Mar

And… the “Lane Assist,” only warns you if you go off lane by vibrating the steering wheel or stiffen up the steering wheel if try to change lanes without using your turn signal.

12 Sep

Transmission issues, and noisy engine.

12 May

N/A

1 Jan

The drivers seat squeaks a bit and there is a rattle somewhere behind the glove box, which I will let my service department know about at the first oil change.

23 Mar

Some times they squeak when the temperatures are cold.

8 Jan

Noise level during driving on a highways is very acceptable, it’s not completely isolated

28 Mar

N/A

14 Feb

The GTI (and Golf in general) also has more compartments for storage. For some reason VW decided to get rid of the 6-way adjustable passenger seat (which was present in my 2017 GLI - and was even in my 1994 Jetta!)

12 Jan

N/A

23 Mar

The passenger seat should be afforded the same amount of adjustments as the driver seat.

28 Mar

N/A

14 Feb

The GTI (and Golf in general) also has more compartments for storage. For some reason VW decided to get rid of the 6-way adjustable passenger seat (which was present in my 2017 GLI - and was even in my 1994 Jetta!)

12 Jan

N/A

16 Sep

The Jetta is a small, entry level car - not a luxury vehicle.

12 May

The intercooler is too small for the high demand of the engine if the driver like myself is a car enthusiast and on the weekend wants to drive the car like the performance car it is.

14 Feb

Similarly, while the WRX might pack more punch, the trunk is small and it just looks unprofessional.

11 Nov

Agree that the tires should have been “sportier”.

12 May

The problem is that the tire from Hankook says they should last 45,000 miles with proper rotations and proper tire pressure maintained.

28 Mar

N/A

30 Dec

My only gripe is the stock falken tires, I live in WA and traction in the rain is garbage.

2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Ford Explorer

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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13 Aug

Grocery store runs shouldn’t break shocks.

12 Apr

I drove my daughter’s 2019 Honda CRV and the driving aid technology was second hand rate.

12 Oct

The teens have no problems accessing the 2nd and 3rd rows.

27 Jun

Little or no road noise inside the vehicle.

6 Oct

Sounds so awful and feels like I’m driving a ticking time bomb!

24 Jul

This noise only happens when moving and increases in volume to a point as you gain speed.

10 Jul

The engine is extremely noisy, I don't understand why Ford couldn't come up with something to silence the disgusting noise it makes.

16 Jan

I might have started noticing a little wind noise on the highway however

2022 Ford Bronco

2022 Ford Bronco

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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11 May

Couldn't be happier with my baby Bronco and I'm really happy to have made the move to Ford! !

15 Feb

I want to start off by saying I have been waiting for the release for years and had very high expectations because I grew up in a bronco family.

2022 Lexus GX

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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21 Jun

but for the 2 of us and our 3 dogs (and their crates) it meets our needs and then some.

9 May

If you want a power lifting tailgate you can wave your foot under with your arms full of groceries, nope.

24 Dec

The Lexus GX460 is a rare find these days with a body on frame truck instead of the car like crossover soccer moms cars.

18 Dec

but it’s the perfect commuter, grocery getter, carpool suv, vacation suv, off rd suv.

3 Mar

Great for my family of 5.

28 Jan

There is no comparison, the 4Runner is a dog in the mountains and the interior is very truck like.

15 Sep

This is our family weekend car and my wifes daily and she liked the high seating position and the interior quality of the GX better.

14 Jul

This luxury SUV is a go anywhere, kid hauling, reliable champ.

9 Mar

I like the GX because it give me extra room for the grandchildren's carseats and I like the handling with snow this past winter.

12 Nov

No complaints from the family.

22 Dec

There is a constant squeak when I press on the break pedal that Lexus claims they can’t do anything about.

19 Nov

Also, I have replaced normal maintenance items: the battery, wipers, tires and the brakes.

13 Mar

If you want remote start you have to have a smart phone and pay $8 a month.

20 Feb

A $70k SUV that has 10 year old infotaiment system, horrible quality cameras, no Apple Car play, no Android connectivity -

14 Nov

I read review after review telling us how out dated the SUV is, it doesn't have apple play or android music, it doesn't get great gas mileage, its expensive and it's just old.

22 Dec

The auto start function is only by phone app and not on your key and it rarely works.

12 Nov

The newer models will have android and apple car play so that fixes this issue.

21 Jun

As for road noise, I don’t have it.

13 Mar

When driving I hear road noise that makes me think the window is open

22 Dec

There is a constant squeak when I press on the break pedal that Lexus claims they can’t do anything about.

5 Nov

The interior noise level is mercedes-level quiet, even with open windows and sunroof.

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