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Between Destinations: Family Vehicles You Should Investigate

If you have a growing family, one thing you will certainly need is a good vehicle. Without a car, you won’t be able to commute to work, go grocery shopping, pick your children up from soccer practice and more. However, choosing the right car for your family can sometimes be difficult. With that in mind, here are some different family vehicles you should investigate.


The classic choice for a family vehicle is the minivan. While minivans don’t have a reputation of being cool cars, they can certainly get the job down for a family. Above all else, a minivan provides you with a lot of space. Depending on the arrangement of seats, you can fit as many as eight passengers in a van. If your family in quite large, a van may be the optimal choice for you.


However, not every family is that huge. If you only have one or two children, you may be better suited choosing a sedan. A sedan is a car that is designed to comfortably fit four to five people. It may have two to four doors. With kids, you may want to go with four doors so they can enter the car without having to rush to be in first. An added benefit over other choices like vans and SUVs is that sedans tend to get rather good gas mileage.


You also need to choose an auto manufacturer. Most dealerships only have cars from one or two different companies. A great choice is Chevrolet. Some dealers, like those at Jack Buford Chevrolet, know that these kind of vehicles have been manufactured in the United States for over 100 years. Which makes the brand more reliable. It has been a trusted choice of many families for generations. Chevy cars are known for their reliability on the road and often do quite well when compared against other brands in terms of performance, durability and gas mileage.


Another common option you may want to investigate is a sports utility vehicle. SUVs provide even more space than minivans as well as the added benefit of the power and performance of a truck. The bulkiness of the design can also do a better job of protecting your family in the event of a crash.


A recreational vehicle is a poor choice for most routine day to day commuting due to the bulkiness and poor gas mileage. However, if you love camping and want to show your children the country, an RV can be a great additional vehicle for your family.

Consider your family’s needs and wants when choosing a vehicle. The things you should place at the top of the list when car shopping include space, safety, durability, performance and gas mileage.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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