Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com just listed three Ford vehicles – the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 2010 Ford Taurus and 2010 Ford Flex – among the “Top 10 Family Cars for 2010.”
“While the product landscape in the new-car world seems ever-changing, the vehicle needs of the typical American family remain fairly constant; capable versatility, value, safety and economical factors usually remain top-of-mind,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.
Nerad says the Ford Fusion Hybrid is great for families because it’s fuel-efficient and keeps the kids entertained with the latest Ford SYNC technology.
“The Ford Fusion Hybrid doesn’t scream its hybrid-ness to the multitudes,” he said. “Instead, it provides what many of us at Kelley Blue Book feel is the best hybrid experience on the road. We love the way the Fusion Hybrid rides and handles, and we applaud its innovative dash and environmental credentials.”
When it comes to the Ford Taurus, Nerad says it delivers features American families will appreciate.
“What was once merely a competent full-size sedan had transformed into a visually striking technological tour de force,” he said. “With features uncommon in its segment, a roomy cabin, cavernous trunk, and nimbleness that belies its size, the redesigned Ford Taurus is a family car that pleases everyone, including the driver.”
But it seems the Ford Flex was Nerad’s favorite. He says if the editors had to pick an overall winner, it might be the vote.
“The Ford Flex leaves plain-vanilla crossovers behind with its distinctive styling, and it has all the comfort and convenience features required to be a great transcontinental family tourer while performing equally well in getting the kids to softball practice,” he said. “It drives better than some midsize sedans, offers comfortable seating for seven, and boasts a long list of available interior amenities including an array of infotainment features and even a small refrigerator.”
To check out these three great family cars, stop by Beach Ford in Virginia Beach or Suffolk.