Top 7 Best Used Vehicles for Your Family

Top 7 Best Used Vehicles for Your Family

The average person spends about 200 hours (or 9 whole days) commuting to and from work each year. For families, with the presence of soccer games, school activities and playdates, this number could easily double.

For this reason, it’s important for families to feel safe, yet comfortable while on the road. 

Legend Auto Sales understands the importance of keeping your family safe yet comfortable on the road. Here are our 7 picks for best used vehicles for families.

1. Chevrolet Traverse

You don’t need a big Suburban to transport a large family in style. The Chevrolet Traverse is a well-priced mid-sized SUV with a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

The Traverse comes with intelligent safety features like blind spot sensors and 360 cameras. Navigating the car’s technology is easy with Apple Play and Android Auto included in newer models.

Groceries, camping, and sporting equipment fit well into the large cargo space. You don’t have to sacrifice seating for friends, as the Traverse comes with a compact third row.

2. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is one of the best used vehicles available for families. Hondas easily rival Toyotas in longevity and reliability.

This compact SUV is on the smaller side but it’s safety features are top-notch. Newer models offer driver assistance features and a collision mitigation braking system – making it a safe option for many different terrains. 

You can fit up to 5 passengers in the car and the trunk space is large enough for full-sized strollers with room to spare. After 2015, the model changed to include a more efficient drivetrain with a variable automatic transmission.

Letting down the backseats for added cargo is a breeze with the CR-V’s high-tech folding operation.  

3. Subaru Crosstrek

Few used cars maintain their resale value like Subaru. The Subaru Crosstrek isn’t quite an SUV, but offers a higher ride than a car, but lower suspension than the Forrester.

The Crosstrek is a great option for anyone looking for a subcompact SUV with all-wheel drive. Its simple infotainment system makes it easy to change the music while you drive without risking the lives of drivers around you.

The Subaru Crosstrek comes with two spacious rows of seating and plenty of cargo space. 

4. Chrysler Pacifica

The first car that comes to mind when you think of families is the minivan. If you have more than three children, owning a minivan is a means of survival.

The Chrysler Pacifica is one of the safest minivans on the market, having won the “Best Buy” award from Consumers Digest three years in a row. The Pacifica’s crash prevention technology and intelligent headlights will help keep your family safe regardless of road conditions.

Like most cars in its class, the Chrysler Pacifica comes with ample seating and cargo space. One of its standout features is upgraded tech after 2017 and automatic emergency braking. 

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has a 7-inch touch screen where you can navigate Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. In later models, there weren’t many changes to the equipment, making the used version a much better value than newer ones.

5. Kia Telluride


The Kia Telluride is one of the newest SUV models available from Kia. It was released as a concept car back in 2016 but didn’t officially release until 2019 when its 2020 model came out.

You can buy early editions of the Kia Telluride used and still get its best features. It offers three rows of seats and a comfortable ride.

You can’t beat the price point of the SUV which rivals competitors with state of the art safety features like blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, and adaptive cruise control. 

The car also alerts you when you drift out of your lane to help keep you focused on the road. Because of its recent release, the NHTSA and IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) haven’t had a chance to formally rank its safety features against other models. But the list of offerings seems comparable.

There’s only one engine option from the Telluride, a 291-horsepower 3.8L V8. This is probably overkill for the occasional grocery errand or trip to the playground, but it can help you quickly avoid a dangerous traffic situation.

The SUV can operate in the Atkinson-cycle, which means more fuel efficiency in the high powered car. 

6. Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai is known for its 10-year or 100,000-mile warranty to back the quality and reliability of its vehicles. The Santa Fe is an SUV offered by Hyundai at a great price point compared to competitors.

It’s a mid-sized crossover earned top safety rankings with the IIHS for its combined features and price. The cargo volume is around 13.5 cubic feet including the seating area.

It can tow up to 5,000 pounds if you’re looking for options when moving day rolls around. The Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 gets 18 city and 25 highway miles to the gallon. 

7. Ford Escape

Another great SUV option for families is the Ford Escape. It’s a compact SUV that’s a blend of quality and value offering premium cabin design at an affordable price.

The Ford Escape has a quiet, well-insulated cabin to help with noise control. This is a great feature during the winter months when you need to get the car warm in a hurry.

This SUV is known for its agile handling and sharp steering to help you get in and out of tight parking spaces with ease. 

Finding the Best Used Vehicles

You never know when the unexpected will happen on the road, putting your family in harm’s way. The best used vehicles for families prioritize safety using a combination of tech and good handling

Always check the safety ratings of a used vehicle to make sure it’ll meet your family’s basic needs on the road.

Our sales team at Legend Auto Sales not only knows the safest vehicles on the road, but those with the features and functionality your family will love. Browse our always-updated used SUV inventory, and shoot us a message! One of our friendly sales staff will be in touch with you to learn about what you’re looking for. 

Happy (and safe) travels!

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