4 Car Features for Growing Families

toddler girl in car seat in family car

When it comes to this fast-paced world we live in, it seems like families are spending more time in their cars than their actual homes — whether it’s hauling the youngsters to and from school and extracurricular activities or running multiple errands during the weekends. Because of this, finding and purchasing a vehicle you can rely on is crucial.

Perhaps you’re expecting your first child or maybe you have another little one on the way. Whatever the case may be, you need a car that can best accommodate your family’s needs. Below we’ve outlined some key features for you to consider during your car-buying journey:


  • Safety
    Having a quality vehicle that can safely transport your family to and fro is imperative. Many modern cars come with an assortment of features designed to help drivers and passengers stay safe on the road. These include lane departure and collision warning systems, rearview cameras, backup sensors and blind zone alerts. Oh, and child locks, of course.

  • Space
    The more people that are in your family, the more car space you need. Most minivans and larger SUVs have third rows to accommodate more passengers, and some even have removable seats to create more storage space.

  • Comfort
    As much time as you and your family spend in the car, you ought to be nice and comfy, right? Vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport come with a seat-heater option (for all chairs) and seats that are soil and odor-resistant to conquer spills and stains. Vehicles like the Buick Enclave can seat up to eight people and also include a rear-seat entertainment system.

  • Kid-Friendly
    If you’re expecting a new bundle of joy, you may want to look at cars that are designed to accommodate infants and smaller children. Minivans and SUVs like the Toyota Sienna and the Ford Flex come with a low-to-the-ground feature, making it easier for children to get in and out of the car. Other vehicles like the Honda CR-V were built to make it easier to install car seats and/or booster seats.

If you are currently looking to purchase a quality new or used vehicle for your family and need help getting credit approval, find an enrolled dealer on the Credit Acceptance program near you who can help you regardless of your credit situation.