Every year, experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute team up with the auto pros at Car and Driver to unveil the best cars to buy for families, tested by engineers, analysts and real parents. The winners span nearly every auto category, from electric vehicles and subcompact cars to sedans, crossovers, hybrids and even a minivan and pickup truck!

So regardless of your needs, we've uncovered a perfect pick for you and your family. We know that getting a new vehicle is a big deal, whether you choose to lease or buy it — and sharing our annual Best New Cars for Families is one way we can help simplify the decision-making process with trusted, tested recommendations straight from our judges.

Rachel Rothman

Chief Technologist and Executive Technical Director, Good Housekeeping Institute

Eddie Alterman

Chief Brand Officer, Hearst Autos

Drew Dorian

The Best New Family Cars of 2022

Senior Editor, Car and Driver

Laurie Jennings

GM, Good Housekeeping Institute

Dan Diclercio

Home Improvement and Outdoor Director, Good Housekeeping Institute

Olivia Lipski

Media and Tech Reviews Analyst, Good Housekeeping Institute

Buying a new car is a big deal, one that can often overwhelm many. Here, our list to make the process easier and more fun!

As we’re featuring family-friendly autos, four doors is likely a basic starting point (sorry, adorable coupe or convertible!):

Rachel Rothman is a mechanical engineer and mom of three young kids, meaning she knows firsthand what it takes to make an exceptional family-friendly car. She has been covering the automotive industry extensively for over a decade, developing methodology and overseeing cross-categorical tests for sedans, SUVs, crossovers, electrics and hybrids, as well as overseeing the last seven years of auto awards for Good Housekeeping with collaboration from Car and Driver. She continually queries the Good Housekeeping audience for behaviors and insights relevant to the auto industry. Perhaps her favorite car-related exploits involve her joining Car and Driver for their 10Best and Lightning Lap evaluations.

Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping InstituteChief Technologist & Executive Technical DirectorRachel is the chief technologist & executive technical director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she oversees testing methodology, implementation and reporting for all labs.