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Japanese Cars Selected Among the “Best Family Cars of 2012” by Parents Magazine

Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have selected seven Japanese Car models as among the “Best Family Cars of 2012”.  Vehicles are classified into 5 categories – “Budget Cars”, “High-Mieage”, “Crossover”, “Sedan” and “Large Vehicle” and are compared and evaluated on factors that are essential for families including safety, saving, style, comfort and of course kid-friendly features.

Japanese Car models earned spots across four categories including “High-Mileage”, “Crossover”, “Sedan” and “Large Vehicle”.

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2012 Toyota Prius V
Category: “High-Mileage”
Starting MSRP: $26,400
MPG: 44 city/40 highway
IIHS Top Safety Pick
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
Category :”High-Mileage”
Starting MSRP: $24,200
MPG: 44 city/44 highway
IIHS Top Safety Pick
2012 Mazda5

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2012 Mazda5
Category: “Crossovers”
Starting MSRP: $19,625
MPG: 21 city/28 highway
2012 Honda CR-V

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2012 Honda CR-V
Category: “Crossovers”
Starting MSRP: $22,495
MPG: 23 city/31 highway
IIHS Top Safety Pick
2012 Toyota Camry SE

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2012 Toyota Camry
Category: “Sedans”
Starting MSRP: $21,955
MPG: 21 city/35 highway
IIHS Top Safety Pick
2011 Toyota Sienna

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2012 Toyota Sienna
Category: “Large Vehicles”
Starting MSRP: $25,060
MPG: 19 city/24 highway
2011 Honda Odyssey

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2012 Honda Odyssey
Category: “Large Vehicles”
Starting MSRP: $28,375
MPG: 18 city/27 highway
IIHS Top Safety Pick

Other selected none Japanese vehicles on the list include: Chevrolet Cruze Eco (“High-Mileage Cars”), Chevrolet Sonic (“Budget Cars”), Ford Focus (“Budget Cars”), Hyundai Elantra (“Budget Cars”), Kia Sorento (“Crossover”), Volkswagen Passat (“Sedans”) and Dodge Durango (“Large Vehicles”).

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