Three Best Chevrolet Vehicles for Families

When choosing a family car, most important things are interior functionality and space, comfort, cargo space, safety and child seat suitability.

As buyer’s habits evolved, manufacturers noticed that SUVs and minivans fulfill these needs better than sedans, and Chevrolet is leading the family vehicle bandwagon. Here are some of the best family vehicles from Chevrolet, starting at the lowest price and working our way up.

1. Chevrolet Equinox

If you don’t need more than 5 seats, the 2018 Equinox is a great option for a growing family. The latest model is a lot different from the previous one, both in terms of the available safety tech, fuel efficiency and the feeling behind the wheel.

A weight reduction of almost 200 kg made the Equinox far more interesting to drive. It got on-board the engine downsizing bandwagon and is now powered by four cylinder 1.6 l diesel, 1.5 l turbo gasoline or a 2 l turbo gasoline engine with 252 hp. However, modern engineering solutions give the vehicle enough power and outstanding fuel efficiency, with turbochargers that give low end torque like never before.

Inside the cabin you get a versatile interior, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 360 camera, forward collision warning, safety alert seats (a really cool feature), and low-speed automatic braking for crash prevention.

The new Equinox offers low maintenance cost, unmatched fuel efficiency, good feel behind the wheel, and loads of tech.  If you need up to 5 seats in your family vehicle, you’ve found your car. If you need (or want) more than five seats, read on.

2. Chevrolet Traverse

Jumping to a whole three seats more, the mid-size SUV - the Traverse - offers 8 seats and a surprisingly spacious cargo area, even with the third row seats unfolded. The versatile interior continues with a sliding second row of seats and loads of storage space, including a very smart storage unit behind the infotainment system.

As your kids mature, you’ll also see why the Teen Driver feature is awesome, as it allows you to keep an eye on how your kids drive when you’re not with them – a good way to make sure speed limits are followed and cornering isn’t aggressive.

All standard safety and convenience kits are there too, including adaptive cruise control and AEB.

3. Chevrolet Tahoe

Moving up a size further , the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe offers seating for up to nine people, but that is by no means its only appeal. It also offers a refined cabin with perfect fit and finish, great materials -- especially in the higher trim levels, smart storage space, almost flat floor and wide second-row bench for three full-size adults, loads of electrical sockets, 12V and USB charging points, HDMI connection, loads of safety and entertainment equipment, and relaxed cruising.

If you enjoy active holidays with your family and need a vehicle suitable for towing, the Tahoe’s towing capacity of 3900 kg will sure come in handy.

The Tahoe is also quite capable off road - with great ground clearance and capable suspension. However, if it’s road fun you’re after the 2018 Tahoe comes with a new engine – a beloved 6.2 l EcoTec3 V8 with 420 hp. Sure, the huge, high-riding body is not designed for sharp cornering, but with 420 hp straight line acceleration, it should be fun for the whole family. Other engine options are also available.

Bring your family into Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick and see for yourself what makes the Equinox, Traverse and Tahoe great family vehicles – a pleasure to drive, spacious, and with lots of features to keep the kids entertained and comfortable. Drop by our showroom at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE, give us a call at (403) 243-4200, or book a test drive online today.
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