My, my, how things have changed. If you were alive in the 1980s and 90s, you probably see the words “ideal family vehicle” and immediately think of minivans and station wagons and their shall we say, less than aesthetically pleasing designs. Fear not, consumers. Just because a vehicle is ideal for family life, it no longer means being, dull, boring, and complacent with being a part of the “no-frills” crowd. Today’s vehicles intended for consumers with kids are a lot more interesting and pleasing than they once were. We’ve taken a few moments to provide some options.
As you might have noticed, the SUV has become the ideal family vehicle for the new millennium. Riding a tidal wave of popularity, these provide comfort, storage, and effective MPG for the average consumer. The Honda CR-V is one of the ideal options, with over 75 cubic feet of available space and a low starting MSRP of just $26,400, you’ll pay less and go further than you ever have before. Honda’s long-standing reputation for being safe continues as well, with the CR-V receiving consistently high marks in safety tests.
Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
The automotive industry is currently going through a revolution, and its focus is on the further development of the EV (Electric Vehicle). The technology has made its way to several SUVs, with one of the most affordable being the Hyundai Sante Fe. With over 70 available feet of cubic storage and a towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. it’s ideal for carting the kids around and lengthy family road trips as well. Hyundai also has the best warranty in the industry, so you’ll be well taken care of.
While the station wagon might trigger some unhappy childhood memories, we assure you, this is not your granddad’s station wagon! One of the most revered SUV crossover vehicles since its debut back in 1994, the Outback offers amazing performance with standard AWD and a flat-four boxer engine and boasts just as much storage capability as a typical SUV with over 75 available cubic feet of space. With a starting MSRP of just over 27K, Subaru makes all of the benefits of an SUV more affordable than ever, and just enough extra “oomph” to please any driver.
While your definition of the ideal family vehicle may differ from what’s listed here, you can rest assured that it can be found at Scotti’s Auto Sales in Sarasota. From an ever-growing inventory to financing and trade-in options, we’re the ideal location to find your family’s wheel. Visit Scotti’s Auto Sales today at 2811 Bee Ridge Road!