U.S. News & World Report says GM’s family of cars did well for families. General Motors’ brands took home six awards in the 2014 Best Cars for Families report from the magazine.
The winners were: Chevrolet Impala: Best Large Car for Families; Chevrolet Tahoe: Best Large SUV for Families; Buick Enclave: Best 3-Row SUV for Families; Buick Verano: Best Upscale Small Car for Families; Cadillac CTS: Best Luxury Large Car for Families; Cadillac ATS: Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families.
GM received more awards than any other automaker, and it is the second year in a row GM has the best family vehicles in six different vehicle segments, said company spokesperson Susan Waun.
The award criteria include top marks in professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume and family friendly features, Waun said.
The U.S. News & World Report rating called the Impala a car that comes with “a high-quality interior, aggressive styling and a wealth of available features (that) make the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala an undeniably modern and comfortable large car.”
The magazine had this to say about the Buick Enclave: “Reviewers like the design of the Enclave’s cabin, and are pleased with the ample use of premium materials throughout. The Enclave can seat up to eight people, the front seats are comfortable, the second-row seats are spacious enough for three-across seating, and adults can fit in the third row if needed.”
The magazine picked the Tahoe because it “trumps its rivals with a refined powertrain, comfortable ride and straightforward interior.”
The magazine chose the Buick Verano because it “delivers a cushy ride, luxurious interior finishes and a good amount of cargo space. For having the best combination of factors that appeal to families, we named the Verano our 2014 Best Upscale Small Car for Families.”
The Cadillac CTS was picked because “after a complete overhaul, reviewers say the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan’s extraordinary performance and luxurious, quiet cabin make it one of the best luxury large cars you can buy.”
The Cadillac ATS made the list for its “sporty handling and powerful engine options (that) make it capable of hanging with the best German sport sedans. The Cadillac ATS is available with a range of engine choices.”
“At GM, everything is about providing our customers with the best overall experience in the industry,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president of GM Global Customer Experience and Product Quality.
“Our cars and trucks deliver on all ingredients that create a winning formula for our customers.”