Posted Thursday, August 11, 2022
A good family car must be practical, functional, and versatile. At the Indy Auto Man used car dealership, Indianapolis, you will find a variety of models that perfectly meet your urgent needs and prospect wishes, and can comfortably accommodate each member of your family.
A family car plays a role apart in the lineups of modern car manufacturers. For married couples with children, these vehicles stand out from others with increased convenience. They are characterized by several features that other models do not have. We prepared a list of good cars for different types of families:
For a family of 4, a used station wagon may become the best choice. Wagons are comfortable and spacious. You will conveniently drive such a car in the urban environment of Indianapolis. Wagons will also please you with their affordability compared to SUVs and minivans.
Wagons also have certain disadvantages. They are not very dynamic and have low off-road qualities. But otherwise, they are considered quite a worthy option for a calm urban drive.
If you have a big family, you should consider a used minivan. The advantages of such cars are a spacious interior, especially in eight-seater minivans. Most minivans have great potential for cargo transportation, good visibility, and a high level of comfort.
Among the disadvantages of minivans, one can note weak noise insulation, poor visibility, especially in the rear window when the car is fully loaded, high fuel consumption, a longer warm-up of the passenger compartment in winter.
In terms of safety and reliability, SUVs occupy the leading positions. All-wheel drive SUVs have increased cross-country ability, which is useful when traveling out of Indianapolis and in the snowy period. They also have a roomy trunk and a lot of space in the cabin for passengers. Some models are suitable for up to seven passengers.
SUVs, especially all-wheel drive, have a relatively high fuel consumption, and they are also less maneuverable in a city. Maintenance and repair of an FWD and AWD SUV can also be more expensive.
When choosing a family car, most buyers pay great attention to safety issues. And the majority of manufacturers provide great safety measures for their family cars. This includes various electronic assistants (ABS, ESP, ASR, and others) that help you drive in difficult conditions and special Isofix mounts for child seats.
Here are other indispensable features a good family car can’t do without:
Other distinctive features of family cars are their economy and maintainability. Most of the models on the used car market have low-cost maintenance. However, some of them are characterized by impressive fuel consumption, so take a closer look at the hybrid or electric variants.
You will never choose your best family car based only on visual preferences. Visit Indy Auto Man in Indianapolis with your family members to check the vehicle you like in practice. A good test drive will help you summarize your impressions, compare the car with other models, make the final choice and buy a reliable used car that will fully meet your expectations.
Contact us right now to schedule a test drive!