Connecticut Auto Insurance: Family Friendly Cars of 2012

Connecticut Auto Insurance: Family Friendly Cars of 2012The first thing that typically comes to mind when you think “family-friendly” is a mini-van overflowing with kids, soccer balls, and hockey sticks. While the influx of kids and sports equipment in your vehicle won’t abate anytime soon, there are a variety of family-oriented options that don’t include minivans.

Reported by MSNBC, the list was created by Parents magazine and online research firms Edmunds, and includes a variety of the best family vehicles of 2012. The list includes midsize sedans, crossovers, and SUV’s, a few hybrids, and even some downsized economy models sized for various-sized families and budgets.

Furthermore, 14 of the 15 vehicles on the list already earned a “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute Highway Safety. Every model comes with several safety features including at a minimum antilock brakes, electronic stability control and a minimum of six airbags. Parents and Edmunds say they considered prices and features, conducted their own tests and consulted with parents to compile the list. Below are the picks, listed by category:

High Mileage Cars

  • Toyota Prius V
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Chevroley Cruze Eco


  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Ford Focus
  • Hyundai Elantra


  • Mazda 5
  • Kia Sorento
  • Honda CR-V


  • Volkswagen Passat
  • Toyota Camry
  • Kia Optima

Large Vehicles

  • Dodge Durango
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Honda Odyssey

What do you think of the list? What are your criteria for family friendly cars? We’d love to hear from you!

No matter what car you choose, you want to make sure you and your family are protected. We spend so much time in our cars, driving to work, doing errands, taking the kids to school and all their extracurricular activities. That’s why it’s so important to have the right Personal Auto insurance in place. The Byrnes Agency provides individuals with Connecticut Auto Insurance plans to protect against unforeseen damages and injuries. Contact us today for more information.