Holiday Car Buying Guide: 5 Cars Perfect for Families

Families are always on the lookout for dependable, safe and efficient vehicles that fit their needs and manufacturers have been stepping up their game with top-rated SUVs, trucks, vans, and crossovers. If you’re looking for a new vehicle that can handle everything your family needs, check out these five top-rated vehicles perfect for families.

1. Small/ 2-Row SUV: Ford Edge

For those families that want the extra space both for legs and storage but also want the gas economy of a smaller vehicle, these small SUVs have a lot to offer. Perfect for the family of five or smaller, these have better maneuverability and often better safety overall. The best part about this particular SUV from Ford is that it’s big enough to fit 3 car seats in the back row even in rear-facing, and it offers some new beautiful colors including blue metallic.

2. 3-Row SUV: Infiniti QX60


Families with more than 5 people or just want the extra space will love the Infiniti QX60. As a mid-range luxury, it is at the low point on price while still offering room to fit everyone, decent fuel economy, and fits up to a family of 7. It also has top safety scores with mid-range cargo storage. While the base model comes with a lot of features that you’ll already love, there’s also tons of family-friendly features you can add ranging from even more safety technology, rear sunshades, rear heated seats, climate control for everyone no matter where they are in the vehicle, built-in wi-fi, and rear entertainment system. If your family loves technology while traveling, this is a hard deal to pass with all the great additional features.

3. Large Luxury SUV: Lincoln Navigator

The Navigator has been a long-time favorite among large families for it’s ample space, great horsepower, tons of standard and available technology, and wide-range of productive potential. The 2018 is especially making heads turn with Lincoln’s complete redesign of the flagship vehicle and the optional longer length with a massive 120 cu ft of cargo space. The Navigator offers plenty of space for everyone and their stuff, making this the perfect car for families constantly on the go.

4. Minivan: Honda Odyssey

While there’s the long time connotation of minivans as the “soccer mom” vehicle, the minivan offers many features that SUVs simply can’t match including typically better fuel economy, easy getting in and out for everyone including kids, more space while still including 3-rows of seating, and still also delivering amazing storage capacity. To top it off, Honda has also redesigned their long-time minivan with a new look and better driving. It even includes 15% more power over past models and rear adjustable restraints to install those car seats easier.

5. Truck: 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

Last but certainly not least, the truck has grown to be a long time favorite for its functionality and ever growing extended cabs for your kids and family. Among some of the favorite features include off-road and towing capacity, the massive power to haul and get going quickly, and the ever growing list of technology features like an available SYNC 3 infotainment system, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and optional leather seating. The Raptor model specifically offers a wider body for more storage and hauling, a 10-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel drive, and a large 11.5 ground clearance for those all-terrain experiences.

Visit Infiniti of Cool Springs (211 Comtide Ct., Franklin) and Ford Lincoln of Franklin (1129 Murfreesboro Rd., Franklin) for your holiday car buying needs.

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