Safest Family Cars


Honda Accord -- This sedan does virtually everything right. It has an incredibly smooth ride and a simple dashboard design lets drivers adjust controls quickly which helps keep their eyes on the road.

Mercury Milan -- It has a quiet steady feel on the road and an impressive package of standard safety and convenience features.

Toyota Camry -- Features a spacious back seat, which has a fold-down center armrest to defuse turf wars. Standard features include advanced frontal, side-impact and side-curtain air bags, as well as a driver's knee air bag.


Dodge Caliber -- Options include stain-resistant upholstery and a refrigerated beverage holder.

Ford Edge -- Feels like an SUV rides more like a sedan. It has a sizable cargo area.

Toyota RAV4 -- It's quick and nimble like a sedan and has a standard safety package includes side-curtain air bags and stability control.


Chevy Tahoe -- Lots of room, even with the third row of seats. It's maneuverable for its size and is quiet on the highway.

Honda CR-V -- It has crisp handling and a super-smooth ride.

Hyundai Santa Fe -- Features safety technology to protect your little ones and a modest price.


Honda Odyssey -- Effortless driving, seating options.

Hyundai Entourage  -- Three-row, side-curtain air bags, stability control, and antilock brakes are standard, as are the three-zone climate control system and power windows in the sliding doors. Modest price

Toyota Sienna -- Room for eight passengers and groceries, baby gear, and more. The second-row seats slide forward for quick access to the back row, and three-row, side-curtain airbags are standard.


Honda Civic -- Features a compact emergency brake that creates more space up front, rear heat ducts, and scuff-resistant material behind the front seats.

Mazda 3 -- Sports car ride, but the big, stable tires and quiet cabin make day trips pleasant. The hatchback version provides extra storage space.

Volkswagen Rabbit -- Modern features include advanced frontal, side-impact, and side-curtain air bags standard, along with antilock brakes and stability control.