Different people need cars for different things. When it comes to the family car, it gets put through its paces. Mornings may require the family car to transport the kids to school, while evenings mean it’s time to bring back the groceries and get everyone to practices and recitals.
For all of your family’s demands, Chevrolet’s family cars are some of the best in the industry, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Parents Magazine named the Chevrolet Equinox as the ultimate family car in 2018!
But what is it that makes some GM models great family cars?
If you’ve got a bigger family or taken it upon yourself to help carpool, then you’ll need a car that can accommodate a few big people or a lot of small ones. The Chevrolet Traverse was a Parents Magazine winner for the best three-row SUV, and for good reasons. While three rows of seating are an obvious plus when it comes to driving many people, this mid-size SUV also has a lot going for it beyond just passenger capacity.
Features like the noise-cancelling cabin mean that the sounds of the road stay out, and your conversations and music are clear to hear. Premier and High Country models come with a super-convenient hands-free liftgate, so if your hands are full, a simple kick can open the hatch without you having to put anything down then pick it all up again. The Traverse is full of convenient features that make keeping the family on the move a little easier.
If your family is on the go a lot, then the Chevrolet Malibu might be the family car for you. It was also a winner in Parents Magazine, but in the category for the best family sedan. This car keeps you and your family comfortable during those long drives.
If you’re travelling with very young ones, the Malibu comes with four LATCH anchor points to make for secure seating. Slightly older passengers can take advantage of a responsive, easy-to-use touch screen system, full of infotainment features like Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity.
For families with older children that are just learning to drive themselves, parents can take advantage of certain features like “Teen Driver Technology,” which disables the Bose 9-speaker system until the front seatbelts have buckled up.
When driving with children, safety becomes an even bigger concern. There are plenty of safety features that make Chevrolet's family cars ideal for more peace of mind on the road.
The Buick Enclave, for example, combines multiple airbags (driver, front, rear, and front side) with road features like traction control and daytime running lights. The Enclave also comes with advanced driving features like a blindside sensor. It lets drivers know whether or not it’s safe to change lanes by using radar to detect the presence of cars in the driver’s blind spot. When it comes to backing out of parking spaces, take advantage of the cross-traffic alert. It helps drivers to reverse out of parking spaces safely even when they can’t get a clear view of what’s to their left or right due to the cars in adjacent spaces.
Finally, one thing that Chevrolet’s family cars do best is to hold all of your cargo. There are going to be a lot of things that need to be ferried around, whether it’s the golf clubs for parents or the sports equipment for the kids.
If you’re looking for an upscale answer, the Cadillac CT6 is a premium solution your family car needs. It has the luxury drive you’re looking for, combined with the space to store what you need. The CT6 also provides ample space for passengers in the front and rear, and if need be for longer items, the middle seat in the rear folds down to allow some packages, such as flat packed furniture, to squeeze into the rear passenger area from the trunk.
Whether you’re looking for something to accommodate many people or a premium driving experience that’s built for the whole family, there’s a range of different Chevrolet family cars available at Applewood Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC. Find the one that’s right for you!