Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)

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Written on: 05-29-2013 06:27pm    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)
The trusted automotive resource, Kelley Blue Book (KBB), published its annual list of the Top 10 Best Family Cars of 2013, in which they emphasize qualities such as safety, interior space, price value ratio, residual value and one of the most important points which is the cost of operating and maintaining the vehicle for five years.

Choosing the best car for your family isn't an easy task because it has to be more than a simple vehicle.
Choosing the best car for your family isn't an easy task because it has to be more than a simple vehicle.
''If we look at 10 different families, certainly we suggest a different car for each one, but this list includes vehicles that have achieved high scores in areas such as security, space, comfort and value'', said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and marketing analyst for KBB. ''Our annual list was created with the purpose of helping families to find the best car, SUV, minivan, etc., which is usually different for each one.''

This Top-10 list of the best cars for families in this 2013, includes data about the model, average transaction price (purchase or lease), residual value, cost of owning and maintaining the vehicle for 5 years, and percentage of residual value after 60 months.

So, if you already have a family or you are planning for the near future to have one with your couple and you still own a coupe, a convertible, a sporty or any small vehicle that is not enough safe or hasn't enough space for all of you, Autopten suggests you to bear in mind these 10 vehicles listed below in your next auto purchase.

1. Nissan Pathfinder SV SUV


2013 Nissan Pathfinder SV Picture.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder SV Picture.

Average transaction price: $33,000
Residual value after 60 months: $13,250 (39%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $47,019
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2. Honda Accord EX Sedan


2013 Honda Accord EX Picture.
2013 Honda Accord EX Picture.

Average transaction price: $25,000
Residual value after 60 months: $11,250 (43%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $35,418
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3. Toyota Prius V Wagon


2013 Toyota Prius V Wagon Picture.
2013 Toyota Prius V Wagon Picture.

Average transaction price: $28,500
Residual value after 60 months: $10,500 (34%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $38,761

4. Volkswagen Passat 2.5L SE Sedan


2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L SE Picture.
2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L SE Picture.

Average transaction price: $25,250
Residual value after 60 months: $8,250 (32%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $39,409

5. Honda Odyssey EX Minivan


2013 Honda Odyssey EX Picture.
2013 Honda Odyssey EX Picture.

Average transaction price: $29,900
Residual value after 60 months: $12,000 (37%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $44,811
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6. Toyota Avalon Limited Sedan


2013 Toyota Avalon Limited Picture.
2013 Toyota Avalon Limited Picture.

Average transaction price: $35,500
Residual value after 60 months: $15,000 (37%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $51,517
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7. Ford Fusion SE Sedan


2013 Ford Fusion SE Picture.
2013  Ford Fusion SE Picture.

Average transaction price: $26,000
Residual value after 60 months: $9,500 (39%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $37,740

8. Honda CR-V EX Sport Utility SUV


2013 Honda CR-V EX Picture.
2013 Honda CR-V EX Picture.

Average transaction price: $25,500
Residual value after 60 months: $13,500 (50%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $36,345
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9. Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Sedan


2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Picture.
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Picture.

Average transaction price: $26,500
Residual value after 60 months: $10,000 (35%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $40,202
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10. Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT SUV


2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT Picture.
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT Picture.

Average transaction price: $51,500
Residual value after 60 months: $19,000 (38%)
Maintenance and operation costs after 60 months: $63,898
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Three SUVs, five sedans, one hatchback and one minivan are part of this ranking. Seven of them are originally from Japan (Asian cars at the top ), two from USA and one from Germany. Let us to know which one you like the most. In my case, I still have no plans of owning a family car, however, if that were the case, I'd love to buy the new Nissan Pathfinder or the Ford Fusion which has a pretty amazing and imposing design besides looking safe and well-equipped.

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Written on: 05-30-2013 04:47am    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)  
Asians... Asians... Asians everywhere dominating the world and of course, manufacturing excellent cars in all segments smiley
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Written on: 05-30-2013 07:24pm    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)  
Chevrolet Suburbans are known for being the best SUVs for CIA and FBI agents as well as government bodyguards and politicians je!!
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Written on: 05-31-2013 07:21am    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)  
In my opinion, one of the best SUVs I have had the opportunity to drive and ride is the Buick Enclave, of course it isn't a cheap, but its comfort, luxury equipment and handling has no competition
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Written on: 06-03-2013 11:41pm    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)  
I would like to see here one of the best GMC creations in terms of SUVs... the Acadia, I think it is also a very nice vehicle for you and your family, of course, if you have enough money to buy and maintain one of these beauty machines.

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Written on: 06-04-2013 06:12pm    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)  
Hey ChevyMan, HoneyGirls and CarsAddict, it seems you didn't understand the title of the post which is about the best CARS for the family, not the best family SUVs. Besides, if you attempted to postulate those vehicles, you didn't even say why, you only reason is because they look cool, that is not enough mates, I could mention a bunch of SUVs because they are cool too, but probably they aren't the best for the family. Bear in mind that the article is based on the residual value, cost of owning and maintaining these cars for 5 years, and the percentage of residual value after 60 months. Are we? thanks!
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Written on: 06-05-2013 10:26am    Title: Top 10 Best Family Cars Of 2013 (Pictures & Prices)  
je! you got it Mr. Taco
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