With a huge market potential, family cars have become quite essential for all families. The following list will give you and perhaps your family members a few good cars to look forward to in the year 2015.
9. 2015 Honda Pilot: Passing on the successfull legacy of being one of the most midsize SUV’s in America, the Honda Pilot 2015 brings across various reliability and safety features, thereby making it a perfect family car. With a seating capacity of eight and built with the standard 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to a 5 speed auto transmission with front wheel drive (all wheel drive optional) the pilot can be availed in various power trims including the LX, EX, SE (new introduction in 2015) as well as the EX-L and the Touring trims. Compared to the previous models, the new Pilot 2015 has plenty of interior space and better looking interiors. However, it is claimed that the Honda Pilot 2015 has cheap materials being used for its cabin an even on higher trims. However, that might not necessarily be true and this is purely subjective.[caption id="attachment_3433" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Source: www.2014bestnewcars.com[/caption] The Pilot has climate and navigation controls that have been positioned logically but, the rivals might get the better of the pilot with more offerings. This car includes blind spot monitoring along with ventilated front seats and tri-zone auto climate controls come standard in all models. The Honda Pilot will also have Bluetooth connectivity along with a rear view camera, USB port provision as well as 7-speaker stereo system (brand unknown) as well as navigation controls and front/rear parking sensors and finally a sunroof (optional) The mileage of the 2015 Honda Pilot is estimated to be 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The price range of the 2015 Honda Pilot would range between $ 29,870 - $ 41,620. This car holds the 9th position in our list of Best family cars in 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw9wPk3ekWk 8. Nissan Rogue 2015: The Rogue is here, with a new design and more space. The 2015 version earns a lot of respect in terms of fuel economy. The most significant aspect that will catch your immediate attention is the new styling. The Rogue goes on to the wider side with refined grilles, and sticking on contemporary aesthetics. Nissan has given this crossover very interesting looks on the front and rear side. Overall, this vehicle looks luxurious and less economical. The interiors are perfectly organized and look spacious enough to accommodate a family. The Rogue has a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that powers up 170 HP and has decent acceleration. The Rogue has a decent mileage too. According to EPA, the vehicle gives a combined mpg of 28. You can choose among the three trims available; S that features LED Daytime Running Lights, ECO mode, Rear View Monitor(optional) Advanced Drive Assist Display as well as Drive-N-Hide Assist Cargo System for an onward price of $ 22,790. The SV model has 17’’ Aluminum alloy wheels, all the features found on the S model, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Dual Zone Auto Temperature Control (ATC) as well as 6-way power driver’s seat for a starting package of $ 24,490, and finally the SL model that features all the SV features as well as 18’’ Aluminum alloy wheels, Nissan Connect with Navigation and Mobile apps, around view monitor and Leather-appointed seats. This beauty holds the 8th position in our list of best Best family cars in 2015 [caption id="attachment_3434" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image Source: newcarprice.info[/caption] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXZhgFoipNk 7. 2015 Toyota Highlander: Another Affordable midsize SUV that is going to be demanded in the US market is the Toyota Highlander that is a very quiet yet a comfortable ride with a lot of interior space and plenty of cabin storage, making it a very ideal family vehicle. Powered by a four cylinder engine (base model) that has a fuel economy of 20 (city) and 25 (highway) and the V6 powered model that has a fuel economy of 19 (city) and 25 (highway) this 6-speed auto transmission vehicle is quite responsive and shifts gears without a frown. This vehicle is built around various soft-touch materials as well as a quiet cabin space with plenty of leg and headroom space in the front as well as the middle rows of its seats. This family oriented car features Bluetooth connectivity along with a rear view camera, USB port as well as Toyota’s home brewed Entune infotainment system that comes with a 6.1 inch touch screen display (8 inch display upgradable) with 12 JBL audio speakers, adaptive cruise control as well as Drive Easy Speak (that uses aa microphone to protect the drivers voice through the stereo speakers to rear passengers seated in the car. The Toyota Highlander 2015 ranges from $ 29,415 - $ 43,790. This car holds the 7th spot in our list of Best family cars of 2015 [caption id="attachment_3435" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Source: www.bochtoyota.com[/caption] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JJvAZRcPHE 6. Ford Escape: The Ford Escape 2015 is a notch higher than the typical boring family cars, with sporty handling, peppy turbo charged options and a lot of cabin space, the Escape has nimble handling and a great design. The Ford Escape comes with a standard 4 cylinder engine that provides adequate power to escape from the crowded streets. Most models come fitted with either of the two available turbo charged 4 cylinder engines and provide excellent acceleration. The 6 speed auto transmission makes it easy to climb hills and steeps; this vehicle has a decent fuel economy that works out to 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. This SUV is aptly fitted in the fun to drive SUV segment unlike the typical family cars. This car has a rear view camera along with Ford’s SYNC voice command system, you will also find Bluetooth connectivity along with a USP port provision (standard features) [caption id="attachment_3436" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Image Source: toplowridersites.com[/caption] You can also avail the panoramic sunroof along with parallel park assist as well as 10 speaker Sony audio system and Ford’s very own “My Ford Touch” infotainment system and navigation, parking sensors ( front and rear) You can own the Ford Escape for a price ranging between $ 23,100 to $ 31,260 & it sits in the 4th position in our list of best family cars of 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqNdKot5VTE 5. Mazda CX-5: Mazda CX 5 is yet another stunning display of finesse and vigor. The base model Mazda CX-5 comes with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 150 ft-lbs of torque. The upscale model has an upgraded 2.5-liter four cylinder engine that produces 184 horse power and 185 ft-lb of torque. You will also have a choice between the front wheel and the all wheel drive options with both the engine variants. The 2 liter version will have a 6 speed manual transmission (auto optional) while the 2.5 liter version will have auto transmission only. The base (2 liter) model will give a good fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway along with front drive as well as manual transmission. This car will also feature Bluetooth connectivity along with a touch screen display with dual zone automatic climate control and an additional Pandora Internet radio connectivity, rear view camera, navigation and key less entry and start come as options. The starting price tag of the Mazda CX 5 is around @ 21,545 and the fully loaded variant would cost you around $ 30,000.It holds the 5th slot in our list of Best family cars of 2015. [caption id="attachment_3437" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image Source: www.ireachcontent.com[/caption] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44LkAAknCw 4. Chevrolet Equinox: On number 4 of the Best family cars of 2015 is the Chevrolet Equinox, a practically clean looking car from Chevrolet that delivers a very smooth and comfortable driving experience for the family. The Equinox comes powered with a base 4 cylinder engine variant and the 6 cylinder variant. The base model offers 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway along with FWD option. The 2.4 liter four cylinder mode rage up 182 horses and the 3.6 liter engine has 301 HP V6 engine that has a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway for the front wheel drive variant and 16 mpg and 23 mpg for the all wheel drive variant. The starting price tag of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is $ 24,400. [caption id="attachment_3438" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Image Source: galleryhip.com[/caption] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gn26Rg7ICs 3. Chevrolet Malibu: Another Chevrolet joins the league by offering classy looks, strong fuel economy and a lot of power raging under its mighty hood. The Chevrolet Malibu is a perfect family sedan that flaunts its spacious trunk as well as plenty of legroom and carries a small family quite well. The base 2.5 liter four cylinder model comes with 196 HP producing power and the 6 speed transmission powers up the front wheels. This car has an automatic start and stop feature and it is fuel efficient too. You will get 25 mpg mileage in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. This model comes in three different trims, LS, LT and LTZ and features Wi-Fi connectivity onboard. The base model Malibu carries a price tag of @ 23,340 and it goes on up to $ 30,000 & holds the 3rd position in our list of Best family cars 2015. [caption id="attachment_3439" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Source: www.hngn.com[/caption] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ytCdgmE1g 2. Nissan Altima: With great performance comes an even better name, Nissan Altima is the Al-timate power machine and a well composed family sedan. The 2015 Altima is priced between $ 22,300 and $ 30,000. The basic 2.5 liter four cylinder engine model delivers 182 hp and 180 ft-lb of torque or you can choose the V6 powered model that features a 3.5 liter engine producing 270 hp with variable transmission and front wheel drive. The Nissan Altima gives the driver 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway while the V6 model gives 22 mpg in the city and 31 mog on the highway. These models feature keyless entry and start as well as Bluetooth and various power accessories along with remote ignition, blind spot monitoring, rear view camera as well as Bose audio system (additional features). It sits comfortably at the 2nd position in our list of Best family cars of 2015. [caption id="attachment_3440" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Source: www.nissanusa.com[/caption] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZWQ6w1nF2s 1. Subaru Outback: Bridging a fine line between a station wagon and a crossover SUV is the Subaru Outback 2015 that is one of the greatest family cars that provides plenty of space for the family to carry out their recreational activities and enjoy a whole lot of the “family time” [caption id="attachment_3442" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Source: www.automobilemag.com[/caption] The starting price of the Outback is $ 24,895 and is a very comfortable car for daily driving purposes. Powered by a 3.5 liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine that makes 173 HP and 174 ft-lbs of torque and a 4 wheel drive mated to 6 speed manual transmission comes in another 3.6 liter horizontally-opposed six cylinder variant that produces 256 horsepower and 247 ft-lbs of torque with 5 speed automatic transmission (4WD) provides a mileage of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Subaru holds the top position in our list of Best family cars 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXN6tSaBSfE