Toyota Avalon, Prius v - 2013 Kelley Blue Book Best Family Cars

Both the Toyota Avalon and the Toyota Prius have been named as 10 Best Family Cars of 2013 by Kelley Blue Book. These cars placed high in KBB’s ranking and it is easy to see why.

Toyota Avalon, Prius v - 2013 Kelley Blue Book Best Family Cars

Kelley Blue Book has added the Toyota Avalon and Prius v to its 2013 list of Best Family Cars.

The annual 10 Best Family Cars is compiled by KBB’s editors who have experience driving and being in all the vehicles they choose from. Their educated insight states that these vehicles address the unique needs families require and meets their specifications.

“Our annual list is aimed at helping families find the right ride and always include something for everyone, with a special nod to what is new,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

Kelley Blue Book said the two cars had great styling and innovations that fit families needs. Specifically they said about each model:

2013 Toyota Prius v
“Let’s say you love Toyota vehicles and want the exceptional fuel economy of a hybrid, but the standard Prius just isn’t big enough. Then consider the 2013 Prius v, which comes jam-packed with all the Prius-ness you crave while also offering roughly 50 percent more cargo space. Yes, plus-sizing the Prius cuts combined fuel economy from 50 mpg to 42 mpg, but among family-friendly vehicles the Prius v remains a mileage champ.”

2013 Toyota Avalon
“Renowned for its spacious interior quarters, abundance of luxury features and sofa-soft ride, the fully redesigned Toyota Avalon can now add “high style” to its list of highlights. In addition, laudable fuel economy coupled with an exemplary reputation for reliability and quality, make the 2013 Avalon a smart buy for today’s value-conscious family.”

What do you think? Do these awards mean much to you?

Written by Tim Esterdahl