Top 5 Chevrolet Cars for Families

June 16th, 2022 by
Silver Chevrolet Malibu parked on a busy street.

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Chevrolet is a long-established brand with a reputation for reliable and long-lasting vehicles that combine comfort, power, and luxury in every car. Chevrolet offers various family-friendly car models with plenty of entertainment and safety features to satisfy all your needs. Some families may need a smaller car to drive around a busy area, while others may prefer a vehicle that can handle off-road adventures with towing capabilities.

Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Chevrolet Bolt is a fully electric car, perfect for families that want to lower their carbon footprint. This vehicle, a worthy successor to the previous Chevrolet Volt, has understated and stylish exterior styling. It’s compact, making it ideal for a commuter car with a crossover hatchback build, and comes in an array of exterior colors, like Bright Blue Metallic and Cherry Red. Four passengers can fit, with the possibility of a fifth in the backseat, so it’s perfect for smaller families. The interior boasts 30 inches of rear-seat legroom, so even your backseat passengers can maximize their comfort.

The Bolt can also offer solid performance, reaching 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. It has 200 horsepower with 259 miles of pure electric range, making it an incredibly efficient choice for an electric vehicle. You can travel farther while using less gas, which also helps your family’s wallet. It also charges quickly, reaching a full charge in approximately 9.5 hours, so you can essentially leave it overnight. If you’re in a hurry, you can charge for just 30 minutes and get 90 miles of range.

The entertainment features are as impressive as the performance, with seamless connectivity, 8.0 inch fully digital gauge cluster, and a 10.2-inch touch screen for controlling your Wi-Fi, radio, and navigation. The Bolt also includes standard safety features like front pedestrian detection and a 360-degree camera with rear cross-traffic alert, so you can feel confident no matter where you’re driving.

Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a gas-powered sedan, slightly larger than some of Chevrolet’s other compact cars. Its additional size makes it a better choice for a family car because it provides extra room for passengers and luggage. It comes in seven exterior colors so that you can have your pick.

The engine is a 1.5-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, so it has plenty of power to get you through your commute. It also has the standard safety features you can expect from Chevrolet, like forward collision alerts and front pedestrian braking as options, and rear vision cameras and rear child security door locks as standards.

Interior comfort is also present in this sedan, with plenty of power outlets for the whole family and a six-speaker audio system that can keep everyone entertained on long car rides. There is connectivity and an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen where you can control the music and navigation.

Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is a family classic because of its versatility, spacious design, and sleek exterior. It offers generous second-and third-row legroom so that each passenger can enjoy the comfort and luxury standard of the Suburban’s reputation. Each trim offers 18-inch wheels and seating for up to nine passengers.

The infotainment system enjoys luxurious technological additions, like a 10.2-inch diagonal screen where the driver and passengers can easily see your apps and services. You can control your music, radio, navigation, and media from here. It also has flawless connectivity for various devices so that you can connect to any phone or device. This gorgeous visual screen is also integral to the Suburban’s safety features, including rear cameras and two new views, to be sure you don’t have any blind spots when transporting your family.

The suburban is also perfect for the outdoorsy family. It can haul up to 8,300 pounds of cargo, so hooking up your camping trailer for an extended trip should be no problem. This vehicle also has the trunk and cargo space to store just about anything you want to carry.

Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is also an SUV, but it’s a little smaller than the suburban, which may be preferable for families living in larger cities. It’s available in eight exterior colors, so you’re sure to find one the whole family likes.

The more diminutive stature doesn’t take away from the comfort of Equinox. It still features a spacious and versatile cabinet that seats five passengers. The 60/40 split-bench seats in the back can provide additional storage room if needed. There’s also hidden storage under the rear cargo floor. All this extra space makes the Equinox a great SUV for a family that loves to camp or travel with a lot of cargo.

The Equinox also has standard safety features, so you can ensure your family is safe. It has a forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on every trim. Features like lane assist and lane departure warning can be essential tools for student drivers to ensure they’re safe and avoid drifting into other lanes, regardless of the weather. The following distance indicator is also a helpful tool that helps you know how close you are to another car to maintain a safe distance.

Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is another large SUV that seats eight passengers and has a max cargo volume of 98.2 cubic feet. It comes in six exterior colors, in keeping with its luxurious exterior style. It’s a nice in-between for the Equinox and the Suburban, and it can still handle 5,000 pounds of towing while getting 27 miles per gallon on the highway. That’s an efficient car for its size, which can help keep gas costs down for your family.

It offers all the standard safety features as the other SUVs, so you can ensure your family is safe. It also has a split-folding third row, combining the best of the cargo space-saving tricks of the Equinox and the sheer size of the Suburban. The Traverse also offers a power-folding third-row as an available feature, which makes converting your passenger space to cargo space much more accessible.

If you’re looking for a new car that can keep your family safe, comfortable, and stylish, Chevrolet has enough offerings to provide what you need. Come to Eskridge Chevrolet to see what we have in our inventory, or contact us with any questions you have. We can help you find the suitable model and trim that offers everything you need.