According to the latest sales trends and consumer preferences, an increasing number of shoppers are opting for SUVs over sedans. Not so surprisingly though, there wasn’t a single sedan on this year’s list of the best family cars.
Another trend amongst new vehicle shoppers is the increased amounts of advanced safety, like the adaptive headlights and the rear cross-traffic alert; driver-assist features; and the latest connectivity and entertainment technology. So many of these features which were once only exclusive to luxury car models are now being offered in vehicles that cost less than $30,000. Several SUVs and minivans also offer smart cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Other unique features include teen-driving monitoring, wireless phone charging and an exit warning that alerts you if there’s a bicycle approaching.
Let’s Begin With The Top 3 Family Cars Of 2019
1. 2019 Honda CR-V
One of the best SUVs in its class, Honda’s 2-row/5-passenger compact SUV is a complete package. It’s not only safe and reliable but practical as well. Thanks to its strong resale value, this vehicle is a smart choice. The interiors are roomy and technologically refined. Both its 4-cylinder engine choices are peppy and efficient.
Even the basic 2019 Honda CR-V LX has features like multiple airbags and stability and traction control systems. Upgrading to an EX trim or higher will ensure the vehicle comes with Honda Sensing, a suite of active safety and driver-assistance features that can save a life or simply make yours a little more relaxing. This vehicle also includes a Collision Mitigation Braking system that automatically applies the brakes if a frontal collision appears imminent and you don’t take any action. It also has systems to keep you from running off the road and in the center, along with adaptive cruise control, which is a blessing in traffic and extended highway commutes.
2. 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
The modern version of a family station wagon, this vehicle is a 3-row crossover SUV with available all-wheel drive and seating for up to eight passengers. Its folding 3-seat rear bench is more spacious than what you might expect back there, with enough room for teenagers and easy third-row access from the curbside.
The Teen Driver feature prevents some safety systems from being shut off and lets parents set driving parameters. This feature also creates a scorecard for them as an educational tool. The new LT Premium Package comes with Surround Vision, which works to prevent low-speed back-up tragedies. The vehicle’s 4 cameras also provide the driver with a potentially life-saving 360-degree view around the vehicle as well.
3. 2019 Ford Expedition
As a traditional full-size SUV, the Expedition is built on a sturdy steel frame related to that of the company’s F-150. The Expedition uses aluminum body panels, which help trim some 300 pounds of weight from the vehicle. Another thoughtful touch to the Expedition is its Privacy Glass on the second and third rows and tailgate, and the reclining center bench seat which can be slid fore or aft, depending on varying legroom needs. This vehicle has a 10-speed automatic transmission which is standard across the board. This year, one of its latest features includes a Special Edition Package that’s enticing with its 22-inch black wheels, 360-degree split-view camera, heavy-duty towing package and LED headlamps.
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