When you’re thinking about your next car, there are many factors to take into consideration, and when you have a family, there are some extra special concerns you’re going to be contemplating during your process.
These factors include safety and value come up as two of the largest points that are involved in determining a family and kid-friendly vehicle.
Safety: we all want safe cars, but when it comes to driving our families around, safety has to be one of the number one factors when considering choosing a car. Paying attention to all of the standard and optional safety features is necessary during the shopping experience.
Value: the value ranges of family-minded cars can vary widely, as some families are looking for the best they can get on a budget versus luxury SUVs, which can also be extremely kid-friendly. Make sure you know what you’re intending to look for and take that into consideration.
2019 Honda CRV-LX
A base 2019 CRV-LX is going to provide you with excellent safety, coming with multiple airbags, stability and traction control, but it is recommended to get the EX trim or higher. EX trim+ provides Honda sensing which provides active safety and driver-assistance features that can help support you, maybe even save your life, in a chaotic car environment that families can sometimes instill. Another of its best features include the interior space, which allows for a high passenger and cargo accommodation. Again, looking at the EX trim or higher, you can also have the opportunity to include features such as power-operated seats, climate control for both sides, as well as lighted vanity mirrors.
The features upfront in its infotainment system include a 7” touchscreen and ability to sync with both Apple and Android phones, allowing for easy hands-free options to help provide you with the least distracting environment while driving.
Finally, the Honda CRV will provide you with up to 34 MPG, with excellent horsepower along with quick and comfortable acceleration.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
The new 2019 Sante Fe improves upon its predecessors by boasting the perfect mid-size between compact crossovers and larger midsize equals. The smooth nature of the drive in a Santa Fe is what sets it apart from many other vehicles offering smooth and quiet ride. Various assistance features on the vehicle have multiple settings, providing you with control over your driving and allowing you to be as distraction free as needed.
Its standard safety features include SmartSense, which helps with watching for pedestrians, blind-spot collision assistance, rear traffic alert, lane keeping assistance, and smart cruise control. Another important feature in a kid friendly car are safety features to help keep them safe, and the Santa Fe offers doors that automatically lock, keeping your children safely inside and preventing them from being opened with incoming traffic.
The space that the Santa Fe provides, even with legroom in the back, is also a huge benefit for those looking into the right family vehicle. Don’t count out Hyundai to provide you with the right experience for your family.
2019 Honda Odyssey
When a family vehicle comes to mind, surely the Honda Odyssey is right there at the top of the list. Their minivan is truly the tried and true of family friendliness. As cool as a minivan has any right to be, the Odyssey holds its place, and it boasts incredible safety features and optional add-ons that can make driving with a family that much easier.
Choosing the EX trim, you give yourself the safety features of the HondaSense, which provides the safety and driver assistance that the CRV EX does, but with ample room for 7-8 people, including second-row Magic Slide, providing easy access to the back row seats.
Some of the family oriented add-ons include CabinMonitor, allowing you to check in on the who’s touching who situation, a built in vacuum, power-sliding doors, Blu-ray rear-seat monitors, and even in-vehicle Wifi, to make all those road trips to sporting events that much smoother.
These systems aren’t just for bragging rights, but they can also make your experience with your family in the car safer, smoother, and less distracting. The Honda Odyssey will always be there to show you just how good a family vehicle can be.
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