What You Need to Know About Choosing a Family SUV, Sedan or Minivan
Depending on the size of your family, a number of options are available as great family cars. When you want to buy the best suited car for your family, it pays to do your homework before visiting a dealer.
Bear in mind that the dealer can also offer you a number of benefits such as Lifetime warranty, discounts for specific groups, such as veterans, holiday specials, year-end sales etc., so be sure to find one that offers you the best possible service before and after you’ve purchased your car.
A small family of three or four can easily fit into a midsize sedan such as the Hyundai Sonata or the Volkswagen Jetta or Passat. The advantage of the Sedan, is that it offers great value for money in terms of essential and fun features, superior handling, sleek design, safety and long term affordability. The Sonata for example, provides up to 38 MPG on the highway which is excellent fuel efficiency.
Sonata, Jetta and Passat all have good safety ratings, and are equipped with parking sensors, Airbags, backup camera, trunk space and optionally a Moonroof.
Compact or Midsized SUVs:
A family of four with greater space requirement or a family of 5 or more will require a compact or midsized SUV. Best suited are the Hyundai Santa Fe, Volkswagen Golf, Atlas, Touareg, Tiguan and the all-new Atlas. These cars are not only affordable but also have the advantages of being safe and stylish, with a range of features that help you have the best drive quality since the day you received your driver’s license.
Although the Touareg has a higher price tag, the new Atlas is packed with great family-friendly features and more in an affordable price, unlike the Touareg.
SUVs are reportedly prone to rollovers, however, emergency braking, collision-warning systems, cruise control and traction control keep the SUV in a good light with families across America.
You don’t find many minivans manufactures in the U.S. by Hyundai and Volkswagen. In fact, the only Hyundai Minivan was the Entourage, today called the Kia Sedona. Its impressive features include excellent crash testing results, anti-rollover bars, ample space and even easy access floor storage.
Minivans are known to be highly stable and hence do not require forward impact sensors, rear seat adjustments etc.
So, whether you choose a Sedan, SUV or Minivan, don’t forget the airy cabin, easy to clean seat covers, a rear entertainment center, a five- or seven-inch touchscreen display, etc.
Trims are also customizable and available at discounted prices at some dealerships.