This year’s edition of Parents Magazine’s annual Best Family Cars Awards includes a selection of 24 new model vehicles from a variety of vehicle segments. The publication says its panel of experts tested over 50 new model year vehicles during judging for the awards and only considered those vehicles that have the highest safety ratings for their respective segments.
The Chevy Equinox won the ‘Best Steering System’ award from Parents Magazine and was judged in the ‘Two Row SUVs’ category. Jurors praised the Equinox for its driving performance and handling characteristics, saying the crossover’s turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine “steps up for the times you need to accelerate quickly,” and that the vehicle “steers well, leaving you feeling in control.”
Parents Magazine also liked the simple-to-use Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system (LATCH) in the Equinox, which makes strapping little ones into the backseat of the vehicle a breeze.
“You won’t have to search for the lower anchors and tethers—they’re more obvious on the Equinox than on many other vehicles,” the publication’s experts said.
Other award winners in the Two Row SUVs class included the Nissan Rogue (Best Redesign), Subaru Forester (Best for Road Trips), Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid (Best Hybrid), Mustang Mach-E (Best Electric), Buick Envision (Best Quiet Ride) and Toyota Venza (Best Eco Tech).
“The way we think about, shop for, and use cars has drastically changed in the past year,” said editor in chief of Parents Magazine, Julia Edelstein. “Our cars have become multifunctional safe spaces and sanctuaries that act as a home away from home, a retreat, a curbside pickup companion, and sometimes even an office. With safety at the top of mind, this year’s list adapts to your family needs for years to come.”