Family cars must be comfortable, be capable of hauling a family and their belongings, and be safe. They should also be inexpensive to run and insure. With those factors in mind, the auto editors at U.S. News & World Report have named their picks of vehicles considered perfect for growing families for 2019.
Let’s take a look at four of their choices.
Completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, the Acura RDX looks more modern and upscale than ever before.
Cited among the desirable attributes of Acura’s mid-size crossover were its agility, sumptuous interior accommodations and spaciousness. Also lauded were its supportive seats and abundance of tech features, including a large infotainment screen with Acura's new True Touchpad Interface (TTI), a surround-view camera, lane departure warning and a head-up display.
The editors at U.S. News also appreciated the fact that the RDX offers above average cargo capacity for its class. Pricing starts at $37,400, which is considerably less than many of its rivals in the luxury class.
Long considered among the best family friendly crossover SUVs, Chevrolet’s Traverse is also one of the most cargo friendly vehicles you can buy. In fact, it has more passenger and cargo space than just about every other vehicle in its class. The Traverse seats up to eight people and can be configured to transport just under 100 cubic feet of cargo.
If you’re the main transporter of a large family, this is the ride for you. Even better, the efficiency of its design allows it to package full-size capacity into a footprint only marginally larger than the average mid-size SUV.
Pricing starts at $29,930.
Prices Are Higher Than Ever Before
With the average new car transaction price hovering in the $31,000 range, some of these prices might be a bit shocking if you’ve been out of the market for a while. The good news is no credit check car loans can make it easier to get the family car you need, so don’t let these numbers dissuade you, even if your credit is less than perfect.
According to the automotive staff at U.S. News, leading the list of upsides for the Ford Edge are a generous number of safety features, plenty of space for adults in both rows, a comfortable ride, and above-average fuel economy estimates (with its base engine).
They also liked the user-friendliness of its infotainment system, though they chided it mildly for being a bit on the older side.
Other benefits of the 2019 Ford Edge include a comfortable ride, generous cargo space and a broad range of family-friendly features. The new for 2019 high performance ST trim package also injects driving pleasure into the Edge’s equation.
Pricing starts at $29,995.
Minivans once ruled the road when it came to family-friendly automobiles. What’s more, even during the golden age of the minivan, the Honda Odyssey consistently ranked as one of the best of the best. This is why it’s also one of the few minivans to survive the SUV boom.
From its well-built interior to its good driving dynamics, spaciousness and comfort, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is the quintessential family-mobile. Sliding doors on both sides make getting in and out of it easy, even for toddlers. The handsome styling inspires high pride of ownership, while Honda’s legendary reliability keeps cost of ownership low.
Pricing starts at $30,190.These are just four of the 12 models U.S. News considers to be vehicles perfect for growing families. Check out the entire list, as well as more details about the models listed here at the U.S. News & World Report website.