New report names best cars for families 2016

09 March 2016 - 14:21 By AFP Relaxnews

Shopping for a new family car that will keep the kids safe, connected, entertained and happy? The results of a new report suggest looking at the Honda Odyssey if you're in the market for a minivan or the 2016 Kia Soul for a compact car, which emerged the big winners.

Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey

After evaluating 256 cars on everything from safety and reliability, press reviews, space, and features, US News & World released the winners of their 2016 Best Cars for Families report, naming the best cars across 21 categories.

Mercedes-Benz and Honda tied for winning the most awards by brands, taking home four awards each.

For the sixth year in a row, the Honda Odyssey won Best Minivan for families, for features that anticipate the needs of kids, parents, and teens alike.

Features include a 16-inch rear-seat entertainment screen that can show two different movies side-by-side, a built-in vacuum, and power liftgate for parents who have their hands full.

Winning cars this year also boast everything from in-car wireless Internet, teen driver control and smartphone apps.