Vehicles Which Can Keep Your Family Safe While Traveling

Posted on Aug 15 2013 - 12:36pm by Kathrine Kreger

Toyota Prius

Your busy family stays on the run. From dropping the kids off at school, driving them to activities, getting to work and much more, you depend on your vehicle to be safe and reliable. Here are the top 5 vehicles that are safe for your family:

Chevrolet Cruze

This compact, affordable car is a great pick for your family. Its smooth, comfortable ride, great fuel economy and precise steering are just the tip of the iceberg. With safety features like blind spot monitoring, 10 air bags and rear cross-path detection, it is no wonder that this vehicle scored a 9.8 safety rating.

Toyota Prius

With an estimated 51 city miles per gallon (mpg) and 48 highway mpg, the Toyota Prius leads its class in fuel economy. Top safety features include seven airbags, a backup camera, a pre-collision system and lane keep assist.

Acura TL

This midsize car combines a comfortable, roomy interior and some high tech safety features to produce a great family vehicle. While the fuel economy is not quite as strong as some of the other contenders on this list, it does include brake assist, electronic stability control, integrated mirror turn signals and much more.

Buick Verano

This small, upscale car boasts features like a super quiet cabin and a well-equipped interior. The cabin is roomy enough for adults and also kid-friendly. Its IntelliLink system is cutting-edge technology and allows users to stream internet radio via sites like Pandora or Stitcher with the push of a button. Safety features include 10 standard airbags, a child seat LATCH system and a 6-month trial of OnStar Automatic Crash Response.

Ford Fusion

A roomy interior, stylish look and a slew of family friendly features make the Ford Fusion a top pick for safe family vehicles. The EcoBoost model gets 23 city mpg and 36 highway mpg which is great for a vehicle of its size. Standard safety features include post-crash alert, park assist, rain-detecting windshield wipers, and back-up sensors to name a few.

As a parent, you know that safety is a top concern when shopping for a new family car. Each of these vehicles is specially designed and fully equipped to meet the needs of your busy family.  But remember it is important to perform regular maintenance on your vehicle so that it does stay safe.  Vehicle maintenance includes getting your fluids checked on a regular basis.  Also you want to make sure your tires are safe if you have any questions look to  Regularly check your seatbelts and last but not least make sure all of your lights are working.

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Kathrine Kreger is a freelance writer from Eugene, OR. She loves museums, art and football.