Are you planning to go car shopping in the near future? When you have a family, chances are that a car’s safety is at the top of your list. Whether you’re planning to look at new and/or used vehicles, you want to be able to choose from several options.
While the average family in the United States owns 2 cars, 35% of American households have 3 or more vehicles. When picking the right car, do you involve your whole family in the decision-making process? The Family Room released a study that showed 57% of parents include their children in this process. Since they’re going to be riding in the car on a regular basis, they probably have a long list of amenities that they would like, too.
Given your interest in family vehicles, you just might like to know that the Chevrolet Tahoe made it into Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2017! U.S.News and World Report named these 2017 Chevrolets as good family vehicles for a variety of reasons:
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
- Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu are considered to be 2 of the Most Reliable Cars and SUVs for the year, according to U.S. News and World Report. Both of these vehicles received predicted reliability scores of 4.5 out of 5.0.
For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report reported that the Chevrolet Malibu was the Number One Best Midsize Car for Families. Furthermore, the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe was considered to be the Number One Best Large SUV for Families, and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid was voted as the Number One Best Hybrid Car for Families.
Another plus to Chevrolet vehicles is that they all have the most recent in air bag technologies. Most of these vehicles also offer 10 standard air bags along with a 360-degree smart sensor system. This system is designed to ensure that there is optimal air bag deployment, which is an important safety feature.
Chevrolet commissioned a Harris Poll survey with parents of teenaged children. It was discovered that 95% of these parents believed that they were obligated to teach their children to drive. They also believed that it was their responsibility to teach their teens how to be safe drivers.
The Harris Poll survey also found that after they receive their license, 55% of teenaged drivers’ parents worry about their children driving without adult supervision. It’s interesting to note that this was a greater fear than their children’s academic performance, drug and alcohol use, and/or sexual activity.
Whether you want to purchase a new Chevrolet to drive your family around, to teach your teenaged children how to drive, or to give to your licensed teenage driver, there are new and used vehicles available. You will be able to select your vehicle options, too, which is a definite plus where family vehicles are concerned.