How long have you owned your family SUV or other vehicle? Were you aware that the average vehicle has 3 owners throughout its lifetime? If you’ve had your car for a while, you may be considering purchasing a new one, particularly if you have a growing family.
How many cars does your family currently own? Were you aware that the average American family has 2? Recent statistics show that 35% of households in the United States own 3 or more vehicles. Depending on how many teenagers you have in the house taking drivers education courses, you may be thinking about buying another vehicle or 2.
Since you’re in the market for a new car, such as a family friendly SUV or family sport utility vehicle, you may be interested to know the results of a recent survey. In 2016, a CarGurus.com survey showed that parents usually select a vehicle that will meets their family’s needs:
- Transporting kids’ sports equipment: 45%
- Carrying an infant stroller: 33%
- Transporting pets: 31%
- Traveling to a vacation home: 29%
- Going on a family camping trip: 27%
The survey also reported that 45% of parents tend to engage their children in conversation while driving. This includes meaningful discussions about their children’s day at school and other activities.
It’s also interesting to note the results of a study from The Family Room. This study found that 3 out of 5 parents will include their children in discussions about which car to purchase. Chances are that children will want to have a family SUV with all the modern conveniences.
If you’re not sure which SUV to buy for your family, you may want to hear some recent rankings. Do you have a large family? Then you just might be interested to discover that Cars.com,/em> named the 2016 GMC Acadia as 1 of the 10-best family SUVs to purchase.
Looking for a Compact SUV? Then you may want to consider the fact that U.S. News and World Report ranked the 2017 GNC Terrain with a 7 on the 18 best Compact SUVs list.
Since your family’s safety is always at the forefront of your mind when considering which vehicle to purchase, in 2015, Autotrader named the Buick Enclave as 1 of the 9-safest SUVs.
Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration gave the 2017 Buick LaCrosse a perfect 5-star overall crash protection rating. The New York Daily News also named it as the safest family car due to its crash protection and additional safety features.
Whether you’re in the market for a new or used SUV, there are several models from which to choose. When you visit your local car dealership, be sure to bring your family along so that they can help you make the best choice possible.