Business View Magazine | April 2019

13 comfortable cabins. The Edge seats up to five people, while the Expedition seats up to eight across three rows. Both SUVs also offer in-car Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay – two features that go a long way toward keep- ing the entire family connected and enter- tained. This is the third consecutive win for the Edge and its fourth Best Cars for Families award overall. It’s the Expedition’s second consecutive win. The Honda Odyssey is the Best Minivan for Families. In addition to providing the space and utility you expect in a mini- van, the Odyssey offers innovative features such as an in-cabin video system that monitors back-seat passengers, a vacuum, a cooler and a system that projects the driver’s voice into the third row – some- thing that can help drivers keep the peace without straining their vocal chords. The Odyssey has won the Best Minivan for Families award for nine consecutive years. The Honda Accord won the Best Midsize Car for Fami- lies award. The Accord has an array of ac- tive safety features that can help drivers prevent accidents. “The best family cars keep everyone com- fortable while also offering the latest in safety and connectivity features,” said Ja- mie Page Deaton, Executive Editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The Best Cars for Fami- lies awards highlight cars, vans and SUVs that will work for all stages of family life. The winners have what it takes to enter- tain toddlers and help teen drivers develop good driving habits.” Highlights from the 2019 Best Cars for Families: • Best 3-Row SUV for Families: 2019 Chev- rolet Traverse • Best Compact SUV for Families: 2019 Subaru Forester • Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE • Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families: 2019 Audi Q7 For the full set of winners and finalists, visit The award methodology combines profes- sional automotive reviews, safety and reli- ability ratings, seating and cargo volume and the availability of family-friendly fea- tures. Within each of the 11 automotive categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the Best Car for Families in that category.