Which Kind Of Car Is Best For My Family?

- Published: 24 January 2019
Which Kind Of Car Is Best For My Family?

With so many options in today's market, looking for a vehicle that fits your family's needs can be a challenge. You're probably thinking, "should I get a minivan, an SUV, or a large sedan?" Today, we will discuss a few types of vehicles that may help in deciding which kind of vehicle is the best fit for your family.

 

Minivan

Now I know you might be thinking, "a minivan? It seems too big to be running around in." Well yes and no and it also depends. Depending on the size of your family, a minivan might be the best option if you and your family frequently take long trips. In today's competitive market, automatic doors and cup holders are no longer considered the top selling points for minivans. Features like heated and cooling seats, entertainment systems, and most importantly added safety controls like back-up cameras are now being taken into an account when considering a vehicle. Minivans have risen in popularity especially when considering the amount of space it can provide, especially among large families. In line with the amount of space, a minivan's seats can also be folded to provide additional storage to lug large items around. Consumers no longer have to be confined to just using the small trunk space in the back of the minivan. Perhaps you and your family love to go tailgate at sporting events, a minivan will have ample room for you and your family to enjoy tailgating at anywhere at any time.

 

SUV

Are you thinking maybe a minivan isn't your cup of tea or coffee? Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) come in a variety of sizes. Some sizes include compact, mid-size, and full-sized SUVs. Like the minivan, SUVs also come with many features. Obviously, the main difference between the two is their body structure. SUVs can cater to large families as well, and with the various size options, can also cater to smaller families. An SUV's selling point would be its versatility. When the kids have been dropped off at school and you're heading out to work, an SUV can be compact enough to easily park anywhere. Larger than a sedan, SUVs are known for its storage compartment located within the vehicle and not separated like those of a sedan's trunk. Top features to consider for SUVs would be the navigation system, four-wheel drive, and foldable seats. Depending on the options you choose, SUVs can also be beneficial if you like the option to drive on various types of terrains without sacrificing the sleek look of an SUV.

 

Sedan

Sedans are common in urban areas where space is limited. Catering mostly to smaller families, on average larger sedans can accommodate up to 4 or 5 persons. Sedans also come in various sizes from the compact two-door to the larger four-door vehicles. As previously mentioned, living in an urban area usually means limited parking space, both in area and availability. Choosing a sedan can be beneficial because of its smaller body design in comparison to the minivan and SUV, making it easier to find parking, in an otherwise, limited parking area. Some of the top features you should consider when selecting a sedan would be the tech, its gas mileage, and if seats are also foldable to give you extra storage compartments when you need it most. For instance, tech features like those that have a robust navigation system that allows online connectivity. This is helpful when you and your family are on the go and need directions to somewhere new and also need an alternate route because of traffic. A sedan that allows online capability is most useful in these types of situations. In urban areas, we all know about pollution and of course, the traffic. Consider choosing a sedan that is eco-friendly such as those of hybrid vehicles to help you save money on fuel.

 

Insurance

After choosing the best vehicle for you and your family, let's not forget about insurance. With many insurance companies today, finding cheap insurance quotes can be a daunting task if you are going to each individual insurance company's website. It is recommended to utilize a website that can compare insurance company premiums all on one website to alleviate stress when choosing the best insurance policy for your new vehicle.

These are only a few types of vehicles that may be best for families. Whichever vehicle you choose, always consider the safety features of the vehicle and the options that help support a pleasant commuting experience.