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Top 5 Best Family Cars in 2018

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The idea of getting a new car or even being able to afford one can be so exciting. So exciting that sometimes we get confused on which particular brand or model to buy.

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However, before getting a new car, it is important to know the kind of car you need either as a single person or someone with a family. The confusion in choosing a particular car amidst thousands of options sometimes lead to people picking the wrong choice of car that they later regret in life.

So in this article, we are going to show you the best cars suitable for a family. These cars were specially selected based on some criteria like performance, size of the interior space, comfortability, etc.

1) The 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Toyota Highlander

An SUV built with comfort and safety in mind, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is in a class of its own. The Highlander is equipped with standard driver-safety assists which includes pre-collision warning and braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control system.

This car is capable of sitting eight passengers. With a powerful standard engine and an optional hybrid model, this car has an enviable resale and repair history which makes it a very good car to own. The car offers a decent fuel economy, but in a case where the fuel efficiency is your top priority, you can opt for the hybrid version which offers a very impressive fuel efficiency.

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Highlander comes with a 3.5-litre V6 engine. The engine is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission producing 295 horsepower. There’s also a smaller engine base on the LE version fitted with a 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission producing 185 horsepower.

When fuel economy is a major issue, there’s a hybrid version which offers excellent fuel economy and a more impressive performance. The hybrid version shoots out a massive 306 horsepower.

Pros

  • Powerful engine.
  • Great driver assistance features
  • Roomy cabin

Cons

  • Safety features not good enough compared to the competition.

Price

Starts from $34,445 for the XLE trim

2) The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

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If you are looking for an SUV that offers your family a comfortable cabin and a great hauling ability, then the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is for you.

The car also comes with great entertainment system and a large space that can compete with pick up trucks. The safety features on the Tahoe is impressive. The only drawback on the vehicle is its fuel consumption rate which is a bit on the high side.

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe comes in two V-8 powertrains with rear- or all-wheel drive. The sporty special edition offers a robust 420-hp V-8 and a new 10-speed automatic transmission while the base trim is fitted with a 5.3-litre V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Pros

  • Large spacious cabin
  • Great entertainment system

Cons

  • High fuel consumption

Price

Starting from $48,355

3) The 2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Expedition

The new Ford Expedition is a remodeled and improved version from its predecessor. The improvements done on this car sees it having a bigger interior, functionality and style. The safety features in the Ford Expedition was also improved.

The new expedition features a body on frame construction that is very rugged and long-lasting. Its body is made up of an all aluminum panel which is light and strong. The fuel economy in the Ford Expedition is exceptional for an SUV of its size.

Engine and Transmission

The base model of the 2018 Expedition features a 3.5-litre V6 engine with a ten-speed automatic transmission as opposed to the V8 in the predecessor.

There’s also an XLT version and the platinum version that is tuned to produce 375 and 400 horsepower respectively. These tuned trims also carry the same 10-speed automatic transmission as seen in the base trim.

Pros

  • The third-row seat can fit adults comfortably.
  • A powerful engine
  • Large interior cargo space

Cons

  • Bulky.
  • Contemporary design
  • Expensive

Price

Starting from $58,564 for the XLT

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4) The 2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey

Honda has a reputation for producing the best family cars for the past few years in their odyssey brand, and this new Honda Odyssey is not an exception. In fact, the new Odyssey is very improved regarding design and functionality. One of the new features that Honda introduced in the 2018 odyssey is the “magic slide” second-row seat.

The second-row seats can not only move up and back but also side to side. The second-row seat is so flexible that you can slide the seats all to one side and forward for extra-wide access to the third-row seats. There’s also a brand new infotainment system that can easily connect to your smartphone.

4G LTE Wi-Fi is also built-in with wireless charging. The 2018 Honda Odyssey is designed based on architecture gotten from the Honda pilot and the ridge-line pickup.

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Honda Odyssey comes with a 3.5-litre V6 engine mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission producing 280 horsepower. Other higher-end trims are available which are fitted with Honda’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission.

Pros

  • Great performance and handling.
  • Roomy interior.
  • Very reliable.
  • Awesome safety features
  • Classy

Cons

  • Expensive as compared to the competition.
  • Second-row seat is too complex to remove.

Price

Starting from $30,965

5) The 2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Toyota Sienna

Whenever the name Toyota is mentioned, dependable and reliable transportation always come to one’s mind. The Toyota Sienna has been helping the company to build and reinforce that reputation for many years.

With its excellent resale value, the Toyota is a pure reflection of quality and durability in a vehicle. The new Toyota Sienna offers great infotainment system and also latest technological innovations.

It comes fitted with Toyota’s Entune 3.0 infotainment system with app-based navigation. Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, five USB ports and a 360-degree Bird’s-Eye View monitor that helps the driver when trying to reverse.

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Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Sienna comes with a 3.5-litre V6 engine matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission producing 296 horsepower. Their base drivetrain is a front wheel drive, but there’s the option of an all-wheel drivetrain (the first in any minivan).

Pros

  • Large cargo space.
  • Advanced safety features.
  • Great fuel efficiency.
  • Great infotainment system.

Cons

  • No hybrid version.
  • The all-wheel drive is not that great.

Price

Starting from $34,035

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