Tired of having to take two cars to one event? Paying too much at the pump? Or forgetting one item for a sporting event because it’s in a different car? These are common issues faced by many households because they lack a proper family car. If you’re like thousands of other Americans, you’re looking to upgrade your vehicle to better suit your family lifestyle. The following information will help you to sort through the seemingly-endless variations of cars to find the upgrade your family needs and deserves.
The family cars are also the safest
Obviously one of the key factors when upgrading vehicles is finding a size to accommodate your family. Depending on your situation, you may need two-row seating or a three. Some of the top two-row SUVs in 2017 are are the new Honda CR-V, the Subaru Outback and the Kia Sportage, designated as three of the twelve best family cars of 2017 by Kelly Blue Book, prioritizing safety while still providing large storage space. These three makes assist the driver in areas such as backing cameras, automated frontal breaking and excellent lane keeping assistance–all proven safety features.
With three-row SUVs, U.S. News and World Report ranks the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot among the very best for families. Offering plenty of storage and improvements in safety, these SUVs will not steer you wrong.
Finally, the minivan offers impeccable value as it provides the largest storage space for both your family and your belongings. A classic, these vehicles have come a long way over their 45-year lifespan, offering unparalleled storage, improved handling and all new power thanks to the introduction of newer engines in many models (such as the V6 engine to the 2017 Toyota Sienna). With any of these classes of vehicles, you can’t go wrong when trying to pick the safest, most-comfortable and most adventuresome car for your family.
Family car upgrades that don’t break the bank
Upgrading the family vehicle can offer more safety, storage and versatility, but it also costs money. Fortunately, all the models mentioned are not only built for families, but for family budgets.
Two-row SUVs, the 2017 Honda CR-V, Subaru Outback, and Kia Sportage have a purchase price starting around $24,000.
- The three-row SUVs, specifically the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, can all be purchased starting around $28,000 to $30,000. While more expensive than the two-row SUVs, these cars do offer far more storage.
- As for the minivans, the more modern models such as the 2017 Toyota Sienna can be acquired starting at $29,000 to $30,000.
Financing your family car
Finding a great rate on auto loans can also help save you money when purchasing your new family car. With so many options and so many great deals, the perfect family car is well within reach.