After years of sedan domination fueled (no pun intended) by rising gas prices, family SUVs are making a comeback, and they’re doing it in a big way. As a matter of fact, the market share for sedans has plummeted from 38% to 26% from 2012 to 2017.
And, it’s not difficult to understand why. SUV models are as slick as ever, more energy efficient, and offering the best of both worlds when it comes to style and practicality. 2019 was a big year for SUVs with nearly all manufacturers trying to make their mark. Here are some of the best family SUVs for 2019.
The CRV is a nearly perfect SUV for small families and is a permanent fixture on the KBB best buy awards for a reason. For one, it’s one of the cheapest SUV in its category, starting at around $25,000. It also benefits from Honda’s legendary reliability, is extremely safe, and maintains its resale value very well. This is the perfect SUV for a family on a budget thanks not only to its low price but also its modest gas consumption.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The first thing you’ll notice when you are looking at the new Santa Fe is its size. It is one of the most spacious two row SUVs on the planet, and it will give you plenty of room if you have to run errands, take the kids to school, or pack for vacation.
This is the perfect SUV if you like to take long road trips and want to have enough space for blankets, flashlights, jumper cables, flares, and a personalized first aid kit at the very least. If you don’t have one already, you can find personalized first aid kits online that will allow you to create your own kit depending on your family’s needs.
Another thing that sets the Santa Fe apart is the quality of the interior. You barely see any hard plastic except for the lower reaches of the console and door panels. Soft touch materials are primarily used, which gives the interior a luxurious feel.
If you’re looking for something on the bigger side, then the Chevrolet Traverse is for you. But, while the vehicle can seat up to eight, you wouldn’t be able to see it from the exterior. Chevrolet managed to keep the exterior compact and the vehicle light, which makes it even more practical.
There is also tons of storage space for strollers, lawn chairs, and the like. There are 23 cubic feet of storage available behind the last row, which should be enough for a medium family. And, if you want additional storage to do some hauling, folding the two rows will give you 77 more cubic feet of free space.
All these vehicles have something great to offer and are reasonably priced as well. Make sure that you give those a closer look if you are on the market for a safe and reliable vehicle for your family.