If you want the perfect family vehicle, it’s always important to do your research — and it’s likely your research will take you to Parent magazine and Edmunds.com’s 10 Best Family Cars 2018 list. These experts in the parenting and automotive fields came together to decide the best-of-the-best family cars, and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and Traverse were both included.
Parents magazine and Edmunds.com chose the top 10 vehicles from a list of 300. Each of the 300 contestants was evaluated based on strict criteria: safety ratings, ease of car seat installation, family-friendly features, driving dynamics, comfort, price, and fuel efficiency.
The Malibu managed to make a lasting impression for many reasons. In fact, the feedback from the judges said that the Malibu’s well-roundedness is one of its best features. It was also commended for its spacious backseats, available Bose® sound system for that extra touch of luxury, and its Teen Driver Technology. The latter allows parents to monitor their teens’ driving habits, even if the parents aren’t in the car.
Some notable features that helped the Chevy Traverse win include its spaciousness and fuel efficiency. Though the Traverse is large enough to accommodate up to eight people and has 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space, it still manages to get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway. It also has six USB charging stations throughout the cabin, making it less likely that your kids will fight overcharging their electronics.
If you’re interested in learning more about whether the Traverse or the Malibu is right for your family, stop by Dan Young GM — we’ll be happy to answer your questions and set you up with a test drive.