While SUVs are a growing favorite among parents, we feel Chevy vehicles are especially well-equipped. They all offer standard Teen Driver Technology, which allows you to limit audio volume and set speed controls when your kids borrow the car. It can even create a driving technique report for you to review.
There are several good options to pick from, but we narrowed it down to the top three Chevy SUVs we think are especially well-suited to family life in the State College area.
Best Chevy SUV for Families: Chevy Traverse
The car that tops our list of best Chevy SUVs for families is the Chevy Traverse. It offers a total of 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which is ideal for helping your kids move into their first college dorm room at PSU or transporting a crib home from a local antique shop. Need more space? You can easily hitch a storage container behind you and tow up to 5,000 pounds.
It also seats up to seven passengers. The third row is easy to access with the Smart Slide® seating, and moves forward while remaining upright, meaning you don’t have to unhook a front-facing car seat if you need to climb into the back.
If you have a full car, the available Rear Camera Mirror allows the rearview mirror surface to double as a video screen, providing an unobstructed view of the road behind you. Meanwhile, available Intellibeam Headlamps improve your vision up ahead by toggling your high beams on and off as necessary based on weather conditions, visibility, and traffic.
Chevy Equinox: Safe and Efficient SUV
The Chevy Equinox is the most compact family-friendly SUV on the list, with a total of 63.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. However, it has enough space for a family of five to sit comfortably when heading out on their next vacation.
With the available 1.6L turbodiesel engine, this SUV can achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 MPG city and 39 MPG highway, making it ideal for road trips and carpooling alike. It can also tow up to 3,500 pounds with its available 2.0L turbocharged engine, which is enough for a decent-size camper.
The Equinox comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available to help you tackle those winter snow squalls. It also makes several smart safety features available to help you tote your precious cargo safely, like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.
Chevy Tahoe: The Adventurer’s SUV
The Chevy Tahoe is the SUV for big families, or families that are big on adventure. It seats seven or eight passengers between all three rows with 11.10 cubic feet of trunk space with all seats filled. Smaller families can also fold down the third-row seat to access 43.20 cubic feet of cargo space for all their luggage.
This SUV also makes a rear seat entertainment system with a Blu-ray™/DVD player available to keep the kids occupied on long car trips. With ample cargo space, high-tech infotainment systems, and the ability to tow 8,500 pounds, this SUV is ideal for families who love to hit the road.
Find the Best Chevy SUV for Your Family
We have our list of the best Chevy SUVs for families, but it’s up to you to determine which has the most to offer your Lewistown, State College, or Bellefonte area lifestyle. If you need a hand, come to The Lake Dealerships and we’ll help you find your perfect fit.
Contact us to test drive a Chevy SUV today!