4 Outstanding Cars for Families
If you are looking to buy a new family car, chances are that you want plenty of space, safety, and some nice tech features to keep the kids entertained. Here are a few cars that are perfect for family life.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
This newly-designed, three-row SUV is spacious and comfortable, and also more fuel efficient than its predecessors, boasting a rating of 18/27 mpg. The 2018 Traverse also offers more legroom for second- and third-row passengers, and the LS trim features a pop-up seat in the middle of the second row so that you can seat eight people. It is also easy to install car seats, thanks to the added tether anchors in the third row.
The Traverse has among the highest cargo volume for an SUV of its size, with both second- and third-row seats folding flat for extra space. To keep the kids entertained, this SUV also comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and six USB ports.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
This three-row SUV provides plenty of head and leg room all around, and also plenty of cargo space. It seats up to seven comfortably, and it is easy to install car seats as the lower anchors in the LATCH system are easily accessible. Apart from the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, this SUV also features the available Car-Net app, so that you can locate your car when it is parked, and also check if doors are locked. This SUV also comes with an amazing warranty that covers six years or 72,000 miles.
2018 Ford Edge
This two-row SUV offers a user-friendly infotainment system, spacious cabin, and above-average fuel economy, all at a below-average price. It seats up to five people comfortably, and offers a roomier cargo area than most other vehicles in its class. Although there is a rear-facing seat behind the driver’s seat, which is nice for the kids, there is still ample leg room for the driver. The back row is also big enough to install three car seats.
A rearview camera and Ford MyKey, which is a safety system for teenage drivers, come standard with all trims. The available Ford Safe and Smart package adds a long list of safety features to your SUV, such as parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and a 180-degree camera system.
2018 Honda Odyssey
This minivan has been completely redesigned, and is a top contender in its class. It features a long list of family-friendly technology, loads of space, and is a comfortable and agile ride. Adjustable rear-row restraints make for easier car seat installation, and the “Magic Slide” system allows for the second-row seats to move apart in order to give the kids more space.
A rear-entertainment system is available, as well as an in-cabin camera, so that you can have a view of the kids in the back rows. The navigation system links with the “Are We There Yet?” app, so that the kids can view how far the destination still is. The Odyssey also features driver assistance systems, such as pre-collision detection and adaptive cruise control.
If you want to give these cars a closer look, visit the Hubert Vester Auto Group, and take them for a spin.