Best Family Cars of 2018

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    Best Family Cars of 2018

    Anyone with a big family knows that it is not the easiest thing in the world finding a functional family car that can fit everyone and all of their possessions and still have a bit of breathing room. Such a feet takes time, a lot of browsing and several test rides before it can be truly successful. 2018 has brought us a lot of great family cars, and in order to help you narrow down your choice here are some of the top picks that should serve your large family quite well.

    Land Rover Discovery Sport

    To start of our list we chose a great car ideal to fit a family of four and more. It is an excellent choice for a family with an active lifestyle that goes on an adventures together. The Discovery Sport model is ideal for both taking the kids to school and finding the perfect off road camping location. Safe on all terrains and under all weather conditions, its all-wheel drive comes enhanced with a 4-mode Terrain Response system so that you can feel comfortable driving on both sand and snow. Finally, what makes this model one of the best family cars in 2018 is the fact that it can fit seven passengers and still has room left for cargo.

    2018 Honda Pilot

    With this model it’s all about the practicality. You can literally take a family of eight to the grocery store and have room to bring home a weeks’ worth of groceries. What makes Honda Pilots’ third row so special is the fact that it has enough leg room and space to seat even three adults. Another important aspect of this model that resonates with families is the number of safety features. For families staying safe and avoiding accidents is extremely important, but they also want to know that if the worse happens their vehicle will protect them. And Honda Pilot, with its expected five-star federal crash test ratings, and the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, can provide just that. Don’t forget about additional safety features like the rearview camera, and the clever right-side camera system called Lane Watch.

    2018 Ford Everest

    This model is the golden boy of Ford SUVs and is perfect for an active family. Even with the third row up and running you still have more than enough luggage space in the back. What makes this model great is its towing capabilities, so if you are going on a family vacation and want to bring a camper or a boat, this is definitely the vehicle for you. Of course, the safety features are all there and accounted for and as for the terrain, this car can take you anywhere you want to go, from the Australian bush to the rainforests, you can be sure your family will be safe and have a comfortable trip. And with its Dynamic Stability Control it enables better grip and control, especially around corners and when overtaking.

    2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

    What makes this model such a great family option is that it offers a number of different seating configurations depending on the size of your pride. Different models in the line can seat up to nine passengers, and if you don’t want to go as big you can choose a different seating configuration that excludes the third row. Apart from the renowned Chevrolet comfort levels, this model also comes with a number of amenities that enable a smooth trip. From its tri-zone climate control to an 8.0-inch center touch screen equipped with Chevy MyLink. Not to mention the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot along with the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and for that tech loving family there are plenty of USB and power points to make everyone happy. Finally, if there are teens in the family, this model has the ideal feature to help parents sleep better, it is the Teen Driver technology that not only tracks but also sends updates on your teen’s driving habits.

    2018 Volkswagen Atlas

    Again one of the family favorites especially due to its generous leg and head room. This model also boasts numerous cleverly designed storage spaces. And believe it or not, even after you have seated seven in the Atlas there is still enough room to pack 20.6 cubic feet of cargo, for which most parents will be quite grateful. This model boasts quite an extensive list of safety features that includes adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning along with blind-spot monitoring with rear traffic alert. Finally, we need to mention that its Car-Net system includes the Family Guardian, which encompasses both speed alert and pre-set boundaries.

    These are the top five picks for family SUVs, and when choosing the right one for your family make sure you take into consideration your lifestyle, growing numbers and spatial needs so that you get the one that will serve you well for years to come.

    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.