It’s a simple fact of life: people with kids have different needs. Automotive needs are no exception. Families need more space, more family-friendly features, and better safety ratings.

Everyone wants a powerful engine and exciting performance, but when children come into the equation, suddenly having enough space for a car-seat is a top priority.  And can you fit a stroller and diaper bag into the trunk of that muscle-car coupe?

U.S. News & World Report released its 2013 Best Cars for Families Awards, and three Chevrolet vehicles were honored:

Blue CruzeCompact Car: Chevy Cruze– The Cruze has many family-friendly features, including excellent fuel-economy and a large trunk for plenty of storage. With a comfortable ride, the Chevrolet Cruze is sure to please families large and small.


White Traverse3-Row Midsize SUV: Chevy Traverse– Families that need extra cargo and passenger space will find the Traverse an excellent option. The Traverse also stands out with superior safety ratings from many reviewers, including a 9.8 safety rating from U.S. News & World Report.


Chevy SuburbanFull Size SUV: Chevy Suburban– This is the ultimate family-hauler. This large SUV comes with standard seating for nine. Features also include heated driver and passenger seats, rear air-conditioning with adjustable controls, and power adjustable features.


The study graded vehicles based on three specific categories:

  • Quality
  • Space
  • Family-friendly features

U.S. News & World Report gave out awards in 19 different categories, ranging from Compact Car to Luxury Full-Size SUV. U.S. News & World Report even gave out honors for specific categories like Hybrid Car and SUV, Hatchback, and Wagons.

Proud to Serve Iowa Families

These three Chevrolet products make great choices for families in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Whether you need a compact fuel-saver or seating for nine, we can help you find the right vehicle at the right price.

Call Pat McGrath Chevyland today at 888-406-6073 to learn more about our excellent service and dedication.

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