Toyota Highlander Named Best SUV for Families! For the 10th consecutive year, experts from both Parents magazine and Edmunds examined and assessed hundreds of vehicles, narrowing down the list to the 10 models that offer the best combination of value, performance, safety and family-friendly features. This year Parents magazine and Edmunds named the Toyota Highlander the Best SUV for families. You may recall that the Highlander was also named a Best Car for the Family by U.S. News.
The editors write about their selection, “If you have kids to carpool, the refreshed Highlander is a perfect pick. It fits your whole crew plus their strollers, backpacks, hockey gear, and more. The drive is as smooth as that of luxury SUVs costing $20,000 more, and the V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission give it extra oomph for freeway entrance ramps. A clever dashboard shelf keeps sunglasses within reach, while the enormous center console can swallow a diaper bag. Standard features include three-zone climate control, five charging ports to keep everyone connected, and a safety bundle that includes a collision avoidance system.”