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The process of buying a new car for the family is a complex and potentially very expensive decision. This week, to make things a little easier, the editors at Parents Magazine and automotive information website have narrowed the field down to the 10 best family cars of 2017. 

The 10 vehicles represent nine segments of the auto market— ranging from electric vehicles to midsize crossovers. Edmunds and Parents Magazine selected the top 10 from a pool of several hundred models based on a combination of value, performance, safety, and family-friendly features. 

According to the two publications, its staff were impressed by the 10 winners’ generous helping of available cargo space, safety equipment, infotainment options, and high degree of in-car connectivity. 

Here’s a closer look at the 10 best family cars for 2017 according to Parents Magazine and