The 10 best family cars

  • Honda Accord


    A perennial favorite of mid-size sedan buyers, the 2014 Accord also boasts sporty handling -- a quality not always found in past models. Reviewers say the Accord, with a four-cylinder engine, is reasonably quick and it is rated for 27 MPG city, 36 highway. They also praise the interior for comfortable seats -- especially the roominess in the back. In an important safety feature, the Accord has a standard backup camera. With a wide range of trim levels and options, the Accord is priced from $21,995 to $33,480.

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    Jerry Edgerton, author of Car Shopping Made Easy, has been covering the car beat since Detroit companies dominated the U.S. market. The former car columnist for Money magazine and Washington correspondent for Business Week, Edgerton specializes in finding the best deals on wheels and offering advice on making your car last.