Family-friendly cars do not get better than the Nissan Pathfinder and Maxima. The two well-equipped SUVs were named to the Best Family Cars 2022 list in Parents magazine for the third year in a row. This year, the Nissan Pathfinder was named the Best Adventure SUV while the Maxima was named the Best Sporty Sedan.
2022 Nissan Pathfinder
The experts at Parents noted that the family-friendliness of the 2022 Pathfinder was determined by its spacious seating for eight and versatile cabin options.
“Buyers can choose ‘peacemakers,’ or center row captain’s chairs (available on SV, SL, and Platinum grades), that give passengers their own space and more visibility. Seating, floor mats, and surfaces are easy to clean. Center row outboard seats are LATCH equipped as is the driver’s side seat in the third row,” according to Scotty Reiss, writer for Parents.com.
2022 Nissan Maxima
The 2022 Maxima stood out for its premium materials and space that cater to the comfort of families on the go.
“Rear seat passengers can sit back and enjoy the beautiful leather and center armrest with cup holders. There is a panoramic sunroof and heated rear seats in the Premium trim. Two outboard LATCH systems accommodate child car seats,” Reiss reports.
The competition for this year’s list was intense, with 50 new cars vying for a spot. The experts reviewed top-rated safety vehicles and whittled down the list to models that offered families efficiency and easy car seat installation and the latest safety technologies and systems. Test-drive these family-friendly Nissan models at Galesburg Nissan in Galesburg, Illinois.