Best Chevy Models for Families

August 4th, 2015 by

Chevrolet doesn’t just make rugged and powerful pickup trucks. The bowtie brand also creates reliable and affordable vehicles that are ideal for families.

Whether you are looking for a modest sedan with exceptional fuel economy or a large SUV with enough room for your growing brood, Chevrolet makes vehicles to meet your needs.

Visit your Lexington Chevrolet dealership and you’ll find so many exceptional choices that you may have trouble selecting the right one for your family. Here are a few of the best Chevy models for families to help you narrow down your selection:


2016 Chevrolet Volt

Smaller families may not need a lot of passenger space, but they likely do need to stick to a budget. The Volt offers enough space for four, and its electric drive train helps families to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on gas, depending on how much they drive. The Volt drives on electric power for shorter trips, like everyday drives around town, and switches to gas power for longer drives, such as road trips. Drivers can easily go 900 miles between visits to the pump.

In addition to the gas savings the Volt offers, drivers can also benefit from federal and state tax credits. The credit can be worth thousands of dollars.

Since cargo space is always in demand for families, no matter how small, the Volt also offers flexibility to meet needs. The rear seat can be folded flat to make room for cargo as needed.


chevy malibu

For families that are on a tighter budget and need a bit more space, the Chevrolet Malibu may be the solution. The mid-size sedan offers more passenger and cargo room, and it costs about $4,000 less than the Volt. The Malibu is not just a practical car, but also a stylish one. The sophisticated profile is handsome and professional looking. You will be able to drive it to the office or to soccer practice and feel comfortable in any situation.

The EPA-estimated fuel efficiency for the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is 36 mpg on the highway, which will save families plenty of money at the pump. Numerous convenience and safety features are included with the Malibu, such as stability and traction control, 10 air bags, and the OnStar system, which includes accident response. Safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available as options.


chevrolet equinox

Sport-utility vehicles are popular among families for the additional passenger and cargo space they offer, and Lexington Chevrolet dealerships offer several family friendly crossover options. The Equinox is a compact SUV that doesn’t feel like a compact. It still offers plenty of interior space without feeling like a road hog.

The Equinox offers the space that families need without sacrificing the fuel economy that is usually only found in a sedan. The crossover has an EPA-estimate fuel economy of 32 mpg on the highway, which will help families stay on budget even when they are driving from dance class to football to camp.

The Chevy Equinox is a stylish vehicle that many parents will enjoy driving even when the kids aren’t in the back. It has a muscular yet refined look that is both powerful and sophisticated. The Equinox also has a price tag that parents will love: $22,120 to start.


Chevrolet Tahoe

Growing families need a lot more room than what even a basic SUV can offer. For larger families, the Chevy Tahoe offers plenty of space with the safety and convenience features to make it a pleasant ride.

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe can seat up to nine, depending on the options you choose. The base model comes with bucket seats in the front and second rows. However, buyers can choose bench seats for either the second row or for both the first and second row, adding space for one more in each row.

Though you’ll be riding with a full house in a Tahoe, you won’t feel cramped and uncomfortable. The front seats are made of leather, and they are heated and cooled. Numerous storage bins and pockets are available throughout the cabin to keep clutter at a minimum. The interior features contrast stitching and other details that create a beautiful and tailored look.

Of course, the seats fold flat to create plenty of cargo room, as well. Families will have all the passenger and cargo space they need with the Tahoe.


2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Short of a bus, you can’t get much more space in a passenger vehicle than what the Suburban offers. Just like the Tahoe, the Suburban can seat from seven to nine, depending on the configurations you choose. However, the Suburban is larger overall than the Tahoe, and it comes with more features.

Not only does the Suburban have numerous storage compartments throughout the cabin, but it also has a storage area below the floor. Power-folding seats make it easy to make extra room for cargo, and all seats fold flat when needed. The power liftgate is also hands-free, making it easy to load groceries or other gear without having to fumble for your keys.

Wireless charging, hands-free calling, navigation system, infotainment system, and Wi-Fi connectivity are just some of the interior features available on the Suburban. You can even control some features remotely with your smart phone. Rear-seat entertainment is available to keep the full house busy while you are on longer trips.


2016 Chevy Trax

If the high-end Suburban is not in your budget, you can cut the price by more than half by opting for the more modest Trax. This smaller SUV doesn’t offer the same expansive space, but it does offer enough room for most average families, and it comes at a much lower cost to purchase and maintain.

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax comes with a turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec engine that provides adept handling and great fuel economy (an EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway). The interior is also loaded with features that make driving fun, such as the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, a great audio system, and available Wi-Fi connectivity.

You don’t have to worry about the smaller interior space with the Trax, as the design makes every effort to be accommodating. The front passenger seat folds flat for more cargo room, which is a feature you won’t find on competitor models. The spacious head and leg room will also make passengers feel comfortable.

Finally, the smaller size of the Chevy Trax makes it more approachable for many drivers. Some are overwhelmed by the size of an SUV and do not feel in control on the road. The smaller Trax is more easily manageable, and even those who have never driven anything larger than a sedan will feel at ease behind the wheel.

Visit Dan Cummins Chevrolet today to explore your options for family friendly Chevrolet models. We are a top Lexington Chevrolet dealership and, therefore, carry a wide selection of new and previously owned Chevrolet vehicles. We also offer family friendly prices and financing options to help you get the vehicle you need without braking your budget. We know you have braces to pay for and college to think about. Come explore your options and find the perfect vehicle for your budget.

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