U.S. News & World Report released their annual awards for the “Best Cars for Families”, and 7 of our vehicles landed on the list.
These cars, according to the site, “make family life on the road easier” with excellent reliability, plenty of space, and generous convenience and comfort features. To win the honors, these vehicles also have high safety scores and excellent reviews from automotive critics.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Cars for Families
Buick Verano: Upscale Small Cars
The Buick Verano received excellent marks in numerous categories, including a 9.7 safety score. Reviewers loved the cushy ride and luxurious interior, saying that the premium interior and highway manners make it a standout in the segment.
Cadillac ATS: Upscale Midsize Cars
Although this sporty midsize car might seem more comfortable on a racetrack than a family vacation, the Cadillac ATS is actually a great car for families thanks to its spacious interior and perfect 10.0 safety score.
Chevy Impala: Large Cars
Ranking #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s Affordable Large Car Segment, the Chevy Impala holds a 9.2 Critic’s Ranking thanks in large part to the superior comfort and excellent value. With a vastly improved interior, the Impala is perfect for those long family trips.
Cadillac CTS: Luxury Large Cars
Another #1 in its class, the 2014 CTS is not only a great family vehicle, it’s also your Motor Trend Car of the Year. With supreme comfort and a wealth of safety feature the CTS is great for passengers, but also pleases the driver with nimble handling and a powerful engine.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2-Row SUVs
Families who have a little more spontaneous exploration in mind will find the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great choice. The high-quality materials found in the Grand Cherokee make for comfortable cruising, while the capable 4WD system lets you go where you choose.
Buick Enclave: 3-Row SUVs
With a refined suspension that delivers smooth highway ride, and plenty of cargo space for family equipment and gear, the Buick Enclave is able to meet the needs of daily commuting and long trips. The cabin is so spacious; the U.S. News says that even adults can fit in the third row.
Chevy Tahoe: Large SUVs
If pulling a boat is a regular occurrence for your household, then the Chevy Tahoe is going to be the right decision. With a max trailering of 8,500 lbs, the Tahoe is strong enough to handle your trip to the lake, but is comfortable and spacious enough for a family’s everyday commuting.
Excellent Vehicles for Cedar Rapids Families
Contact McGrath Auto to learn more about our large inventory of family-friendly vehicles.
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