Finding the best family car to meet your family’s needs can be a bit of a challenge. However, investing some time to research your options before going out shopping can ease the challenge of trying to find the right vehicle for your family. To ensure that you are choosing the right type of vehicle, there are some things that should be considered.The most important thing that should be considered is the safety of the family. The vehicle should have at least six airbags to protect all members of the family in the event of an accident. Other things that should be considered include the size and space of the vehicle, child-seat compatibility, fuel economy, and the types of activities that your family participate in.
There are many types of family vehicles that are available, but the five best vehicles to purchase in 2014 includes the following:
It is one of the most accommodating minivan for all passengers. It has flexible seating and has a front-wheel drive system. The Toyota Sienna also has leather-lined reclining seats with a footrest. It can seat up to eight passengers and has roomy, comfortable seating in all three rows. It also has optional features, such as blind-spot monitoring, a rear view mirror, dual moon roofs, and rear-seat entertainment system. The average price for a Toyota Sienna is $26,725- $40,440. The estimated MPG is 18 city/ 22 Hwy.
It has large windows for visibility, comfortable seats, and a huge cargo area. It also seats five in two rows. Another great thing about the Forester is that you can easily install child booster seats. It also has weatherproof mats for carrying dirty or wet items and a large under-floor area. There is lots of legroom for the passengers and large cupholders. The Forester has an Eyesight collision mitigation and active cruise control system, which enables you to watch the road ahead and helps you to stay in your lane. It also has a low-speed active cruise control. The average price for the Subaru Forester is $21,995- $32,995. The estimated MPG is 22-24 city/28-32 Hwy.
The Rogue accommodates a rear-facing booster seat in the second row, while, at the same time, giving the front passengers good legroom. It has comfortable seats and an easy-to-use dash. The floor can be reconfigured to be higher or lower. It can also be divided into shelves. The Rogue has a fill tire alert system that honks the horn when the tires are inflated to the right pressure. It also has good fuel economy. It seats five and has standard seats. The average price is $22,847- $29,427. The estimated MPG is 26 city/ 33 Hwy.
It has a roomy interior and an Around View Monitor System. It can seat up to seven passengers.There is plenty of legroom for passengers, a built-in rear-facing infant seat, and three rows. You can slide the second row forward to create more room. The third row is very spacious and big enough for groceries. There is also a hidden storage area under the floor. It has cupholders and bins in the front. The average price is $28,596- $39,972. The estimated MPG is 20 city/ 26 Hwy.
It is easy to install child seats and also has a rear-facing entertainment system, which is great for long distance trips. It has comfortable seats and the front seat is very accommodating. There is a large cargo behind the rear seats, which gives an enormous amount of room for most everyday items. There are bottle holders in the door bins and huge mirrors. It seats five and has good gas mileage. It is reasonably priced. The average price is $22,908-$30,216. The estimated MPG is 23 city/ 31 Hwy.
US News Best Cars:2014 Toyota Sienna
Kelley Blue Book: 12 Best Family Cars of 2014
Cars.com: 2014 Subaru Forester
US News Best Cars: 2014 Honda CR-V