A family car is a vehicle that’s supposed to be good at multitasking. It should be able to do what it should efficiently – make travel easy and convenient, transport children, older individuals, pets, heavy luggage, and other equipment and at the same time should be easy to drive, comfortable, packed with amenities and features, of good value, versatile and very safe. This can make choosing and purchasing one a tedious task. Your family car should make your life easier, with enough space for everyone and their gear, the right tech to keep everyone safe, and handy features that keep everyone connected and entertained.
There was a time when the most preferred car type for families was Sedans. However, as of 2019, sedans are no longer the only popular family car type. Sales trends indicate SUV and the minivan have joined the competition and are racing to sell well among families. We give you a list of vehicles we believe will be best for you depending on the size of your family and your needs.
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With its capacity to carry up to eight people (with legroom for everyone, including the ones on the back row), and a lot of luggage Ford Expedition is a perfect choice for a full-size vehicle. It gets 20 MPG is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that cranks out up to 400 horsepower (375 hp in most trims), so acceleration is never lacking.
Unless a third-row seat is a must-have for your family, there’s a good reason to go for the Honda CR-V. The CR-V is a perennial best seller for good reasons. It provides a ton of cargo space, turbocharged power (in most models), better handling and a revamped interior with a modern control layout. Inside it is roomy and technologically sophisticated.
The Honda Accord is a mid-sized family car and can fit five people for a comfortably. It gets 33 MPG with a regular engine and nearly 50 MPG as a hybrid. It’s agile handling, quick and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, and available hybrid model, along with standard advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control, make it an excellent choice for a family car.
The Pacifica is comfortable and easy to drive comes standard and comes with a V6 engine. It also is available as a plug-in hybrid which by the way is the only hybrid minivan available. With the V6, it gets 22 MPG, and if you get the plug-in hybrid, it gets 84 MPGe. Whichever type of engine you go for, the Pacifica can seat seven to eight people with some room for luggage.
The Toyota Highlander has consistently been a favorite of families because of its reliability, a roomy interior, and a choice of full-efficient powertrains (including a hybrid) and loads of safety features. Interestingly, the Highlander Hybrid combines the best of both worlds and doesn’t make it difficult for you by making you choose between power or fuel economy. With a Toyota Highlander you can have up to 306 horsepower (the most power in the line) and 30 mpg in the city.
If you are looking for Used family cars, Houston Direct Auto has all of these makes and models available. You can also visit our website www.houstondirectauto.com or visit us in person to look for a vehicle that you and your family could become the proud owners of.