Best Family Vehicles at Are man she towards – Part 3
The best family vehicles deliver it all: Spaciousness and comfort for all those back-seat passengers, an abundance of advanced safety features, and plenty of cargo space.
With so many brands at Are man she towards, you’ll find countless options for family vehicles here. In fact, we’ve already highlighted a few of our favorites in Part 1 and Part 2. But we have a few more to cover from MINI, VW and Maserati. If you’re in search of a perfect family sedan, wagon or SUV, here are five that will suit your needs:
The MINI Clubman – the larger, 6-door version of the original MINI – is the perfect family vehicle. Offering up to 47.9 cubic feet of cargo volume, with the rear seats folded down, as well as seating for up to five adults, the Clubman is spacious enough for the whole family. Plus, its 1.5L 3-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine is designed for maximum efficiency. You’ll save on gas as you parade the kids around town and look stylish in the process.
With its signature Volkswagen safety ratings, a cavernous cargo bay, and plenty of legroom for the second row, the Golf SportWagen has long been a favorite for families. For starters, the five-door wagon is a perennial Top Safety Pick+ award winner. Not to mention, it’s built for adventuring in comfort. Integrated roof rails and an available navigation package make this the perfect vehicle for whole-family road trips. Plus, the VW Driver Assistance Package adds a suite of innovative safety features including Forward Collision Prevention and Blind Spot Monitoring.
A slightly more compact version of the Clubman, MINI’s Countryman four-door is built for the needs of small families. Featuring 33.8 inches of rear legroom, as well as plenty of space for up to five adults or a rear- or forward-facing child safety seat, the Countryman is spacious enough for comfortable weekend adventures. Plus, the rear seats fold down to open up 41.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, roof rails are integrated and an available power-opening liftgate offers convenient access and options for carrying cargo on longer tips. If you’re looking for a small vehicle that’s versatile enough for the whole family, the Countryman is a perfect pick.
VW’s crossover SUVs – the Tiguan and Touareg – are both ideal options for families. The Tiguan offers 56.1 cubic feet of cargo space, rear 40/20/40-split folding seats, as well as an available panoramic sunroof and rear-sliding seats. Equipped with an efficient 200-horsepower engine, Push Button Start and available with a variety of entertainment, connected tech and navigation options, the Tiguan is guaranteed to meet your family’s comfort, safety and performance needs. Plus, the slightly larger Touareg offers additional cargo volume, more space for rear-seat passengers, and a menu of premium features to choose, making this another great family vehicle option.
Introduced for the 2017 model year, the Maserati Levante is a powerhouse crossover SUV – one of the first offered by the iconic Italian automaker. Featuring a purring 3.0L TwinTurbo V6 equipped with Q4 AWD, the Levante is a pleasure to drive. Yet, what makes it a versatile family vehicle is its spacious and supremely comfortable interior. Featuring a full-sized second row of soft leather seats, an impressive tech suite that includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, the Levante has paved new ground for the high-end luxury SUV segment.