The Top 12 Family Cars To Buy in 2014 – By Kelley Blue Book


In the rapidly advancing world, where modern technology is rapidly modernizing each car model to a superb level, it is often very difficult to choose the best car. The choice is further difficult when the person has to choose the perfect car for its family. Let’s make this task simple. What a family car must have? The first thing is the gorgeous look, followed by the comfort, and, finally the sleek performance. Above all, the family car must have advanced safety and security features. After all, the safety of the near and dear ones is the first priority of every individual.

Kelley Blue Book has come up with the top 12 list of highly appealing car models that fits best in the cast of the modern family car. After lots of research, test drives, safety tests, minute inspections and considering all possible factors from different points of view, here is the list of top 12 highly advanced family cars that gets priority in your portfolio by buying a family car in 2014. Let’s have a brief look over these cars, describing the special attractions, safety and security features, comfort, outlook and overall impression.

1. 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Famous for its Impala look, this wonderful model is equipped with the 2.5L 4 Cylinder Engine with two other choices. The marvelous interiors of model are highly comfortable giving lavish outlook. Loaded with 10 standard airbags, the model has got all modern features that make it stand out of the queue.

2014 Chevrolet Impala

Specifications and Features

FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY) 21/31 mpg
CAR TYPE Sedan
TRANSMISSION 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
TOTAL SEATING 5
CYLINDERS Inline 4

CONSUMER RATING: 5

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2. 2014 Ford Flex

The new four doors Ford Flex offers a dashing SUV look with appealing interiors, all fitted with an ultra wide space. The car is loaded with ambient lighting. 3.5L It-VCT V6 Engine and advanced safety features with smart Cross light alert, making it a perfect family car to buy this year.

2014 Ford FlexSpecifications and Features

Drive (System, Type of Train) Front Wheel Drive (standard)Active All Wheel Drive (optional)
Transmissions 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic with shifter button activation (Standard SE/SEL/Limited)6-Speed SelectShift Automatic with Paddle Activation (Included with Limited EcoBoost model)
Wheelbase 117.9″
Wheels Available 17″ painted aluminum (Standard on SE)18″ painted aluminum (Standard on SEL)19″ painted aluminum (Standard on Limited)20″ Bright-painted aluminum (Available on SEL)20″ Polished aluminum (Available on Limited)20″ Machined aluminum with black painted pockets (Included on Titanium Appearance Package)
Warranty Bumper to Bumper: 3 years / 36,000 milesPowertrain: 5 years / 60,000 milesSafety Restraint System: 5 years / 60,000 milesCorrosion (Perforation Only): 5 years / Unlimited milesRoadside Assistance Program: 5 years / 60,000 miles

CONSUMER RATING: 5

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3. 2014 Honda Accord

Known for a smooth and comfortable drive,. The new Honda Accord is powered by a 4 cylinder V6 Engine along with major safety features SRS Airbags, ABS, Side Airbags, Collision warning, Lane Departure Signal and others. Overall, the beauty of the model lies in its elegant outlook hiding advanced features for your entire family.

2014 Honda Accord

Specifications and Features

FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY) 24/34 mpg
CAR TYPE Sedan
TRANSMISSION 6-speed Manual
BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
TOTAL SEATING 5
Safety Features Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control[3]Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

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4. 2014 Nissan Altima

Powered by Inline 4 Cylinder Engine and running on front wheel drive, the new Nissan Altima makes a gorgeous car for small family due to its amazing safety features and electronically controlled acceleration. The spacious and extremely comfortable Hi-Tech interiors present a sophisticated family car to buy in this year.

2014 Nissan Altima

Key Features

MSRP

$22,110

MSRP

$22,630

MSRP

Fuel Economy

38 Highway 27 City*

38 Highway 27 City*

Features

2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine [*]

Xtronic CVT

Bluetooth [*]

Advanced Drive-Assist Display [*]

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert [*]

Includes 2.5 features plus:

Smart Auto Headlights

Nissan Intelligent Key

6-way power adjustable driver’s seat

Cruise control

CONSUMER RATING: 5

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5. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Based upon the GM Lambda platform, the new Traverse has nearly the same features as that in the previous one. Loaded with the 3.6L LLT V6 Engine and 6 Speed Automatic transmissions, the model has got new Lane Departure Alter and Forward Collision Alert integrated in it. With the modern safety features and updated audio system, the new 2014 Traverse model is the perfect family car.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Specifications and Features

FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY)

17/24 mpg

CAR TYPE

SUV

TRANSMISSION

6-speed Shiftable Automatic

BASIC WARRANTY

3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.

ENGINE TYPE

Gas

TOTAL SEATING

8

CYLINDERS

V6

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6. 2014 Honda Cr-V

Full of so many sensors and safety features. The very new Honda CR-V is integrated with 4 Cylinder Engine and 5 Speed Automatic Transmission. The ultra wide interiors for bigger families hide advanced security features like SRS, OPDS, Side Airbags with Sensors, ABS with lower anchors with children makes it a superb family smart car that you can buy to surprise your near and dear ones.

2014 Honda Cr-V

Specifications and Features

FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY)

23/31 mpg

CAR TYPE

SUV

TRANSMISSION

5-speed Automatic

Technical

185-hp (SAE Net), 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-Cylinder Engine

ENGINE TYPE

Gas

TOTAL SEATING

5

Safety

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control[2]

CONSUMER RATING: 5

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7. 2014 Mazda 6

The gorgeous glossy outlook of the Mazda 6 is no doubt a perfect surprise for a family. Loaded with smart safety features, the car presents the thrill of 40mpg+ on highways due to its lightweight body frame and powerful 2.5L Engine for 184 HP. The model serves the purpose of the spacious family car, personal sedan and professional office car.

2014 Mazda 6

Specifications and Features

Engine & Drivetrain choices The 184-hp, SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine with a choice of SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed manual or SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed Sport automatic transmission
EPA-Estimated Fuel Efficiency - 25/37 mpg (2.5L with MT)†- 26/38 mpg (2.5L with AT)†- 28/40 mpg (Grand Touring 2.5L with AT and Technology Package)
Available Technology Package For Grand Touring models, add the Technology Package and receive the benefit of i-ELOOP Regenerative Engine Braking System with 28 city and 40 highway mpg†, Active Grille Shutters, a Sport Mode button, Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)**, Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)††, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)‡‡ and High Beam Control (HBC)
Technical 185-hp (SAE Net), 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve, DOHC i-VTEC 4-Cylinder Engine
Safety Features Gas
TOTAL SEATING For Touring models, add the Technology Package and enjoy extra safety features such as rain-sensing windshield wipers and Smart City Brake Support***. Additional features include auto on/off headlights, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, heated side mirrors and an auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink. On GT, these features are standard.
TOTAL SEATING 5

CONSUMER RATING: 5

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8. 2014 Honda Odyssey

Loaded with a number of security features, the new Odyssey is a stunning SUV for the entire family, giving comfort in its spacious interiors, powerful V6 Engine for 248 HP, ABS, EBD, Collision Detection System, Side + Front Airbags, pressure monitoring system and lots more. In short, Honda has modified it for a new generation smart car for city roads.

2014 Honda Odyssey

Specifications and Features

Technical 248-hp (SAE Net), 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC V-6 EngineDrive-by-Wire Throttle SystemVariable Cylinder Management (VCM)
Safety Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control[2]Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Wheelbase Minivan
TOTAL SEATING 7
ENGINE TYPE Gas

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9. 2014 Nissan Rogue

5 Door SUV, Rogue, is designed for a long drive with the family. The highly efficient 2.5L QR@%DEl4 Engine and domesticated interiors with lavish comfort is associated with advanced safety features including TCS, Dynamic Braking, ABS, Hill Start Assist and also iTune Radio. For those who want to spend vacations with the whole family, the 2014 Nissan Rogue is the perfect SUV to buy this year.

2014 Nissan Rogue

Key Features

MSRP $22,490MSRP $24,230MSRP
Fuel Economy 33 Highway 26 City* 33 Highway 26 City*
Features LED Daytime Running LightsBluetooth Hands-free Phone System [*]RearView Monitor [*]Advanced Drive-Assist DisplayDivide-N-Hide Cargo System [*] Includes S features plus:17″ Aluminum-alloy wheelsNissan Intelligent KeyAutomatic Temperature Control6-way driver’s seat

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10. 2014 Honda Pilot

The New Honda Pilot is famous for its advanced specification including V6 Engine in combination with modern safety and security features. Not only this, but the model has been integrated with lower Anchor tethered for kids, which is the major features that makes it out of the line car model to buy this year.

2014 Honda Pilot

Specifications and Features

Technical 250-hp (SAE Net), 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC V-6 EngineDrive-by-Wire Throttle SystemVariable Cylinder Management (VCM)
Safety Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control[2]Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Interior Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtrationi-MID with 8-Inch High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Screen and Customizable Feature SettingsHomeLink Remote System[11]
Exterior One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt FeaturePower Tailgate with Lift-Up Glass HatchSecurity System with Remote Entry
TOTAL SEATING 8

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11. 2014 Subaru Forester

The 4Th Generation Forester is powered by ultimate 2.0L H4 Turbo Diesel Engine for a longer safari drive. The new Forester, aka X-Mode, presents a series of features making it a perfect drive for the family. Apart from Eyesight Driver System Assist, the model is provided with AWD and special airbags.

2014 Subaru Forester

Specifications and Features

Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
Drivetrain All wheel drive
Transmission 6-speed manual
Horse Power 170 hp @ 5800 rpm
Fuel Economy 22/29 mpg

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12. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

The first revealed in 2002, the concept has now been transformed in new Nissan Pathfinder as the modern CUV. The mode has got lots of Leg Space and Boot Space with highly advanced interiors. The safety of the model is the first concern, having TCS, ABS, Collision Detection System and much more. The whole model is powered by the 3.5L V8 Engine, making it a versatile model of family car for 2014.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Specifications and Features

Performance 3.5-liter V6 engineXtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
Interior 8-way Power Adjustable Driver’s SeatBluetooth Hands-Free Phone SystemSiriusXM Satellite Radio
Transmission Roof railsSmart Auto Headlights18″ Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
Safety Nissan Advanced Airbag SystemVehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Engine 3.5 L V6-cylinder

About Antonio Richard:

Following stints as a web content writer and social media expert, Antonio Richard has spent almost his entire career in online writing, he has worked for different World’s top rank directories and social sites and his most popular work can see in the field of Tech, Auto and Social Media.

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