There is no doubt that the SUV (sports utility vehicles) are the main choice for families looking for a bigger car. Many years ago the families seemed to go for estate cars, but you can get just as much inside an SUV and its easier and smaller to drive.
An SUV appeals to families because of all the rear seat space, and boot space. You can sit 3 children on the back seats easily and this will accommodate them as they grow. There is also enough room in the boot for a pram and whatever else you will be taking with you on the trip.
Here is our top 10 list and we will then discuss what makes a great family car.
- Honda CRV
- Toyota RAV 4
- Honda Pilot
- Hyundai Pallsade
- Toyota Highlander
- Ford expedition
- Volkswagen Atlas
- Kia Telluride
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Hyundai Santa Fe
So what makes all these so good?
Many of these will be available with buy here pay here car dealers where you can get a great range of finance options. They do hold their resale value quite well when compared to other types of cars. All the ones we picked out we like to think are reliable and this should also help keep the resale value of the car high.
This is most parents key point when looking for a car to drive their children around in. All the ones we picked out have decent safety ratings. Bigger cars are usually safer and these are all decent sized cars.
No one wants a car that’s safe and hold its value if it’s not fun to drive on a daily basis. You want the car to be the full package. All of these are nice and smooth and some have great acceleration and come with a range of engine options meaning there should be something to suit everyone. Also with the car being big, you want to make sure the visibility is good so that you can park it easily and overall reduce stress while driving.
Most new cars are improving the technology they offer in cars and it can be a great selling point and one of the most fun parts about looking for new cars. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto should all be common-place in most new cars as well as cruise control and lane assist driving.
How easy are the child seats to fit? You want to make sure they are easy to get in and out and one you don’t need a 100 page booklet for or even a youtube video. Getting a seat in and out should be something that’s easily done.
Is there a big lip on the boot? Does this make stuff hard to get stuff in and out. Do the seats fold down easily? All these should be considered when buying an SUV for the family.