SUVs and Minivans Ideal for Large Families – If you have a large family you need the perfect SUV or minivan. One that has enough room to carry all your daily items and some room for the kids so they don’t fight. It can be hard finding the right one to fit your families needs. I have highlighted 6 popular models for you.
1.The 2009 Chevrolet Suburban is my top pick for large families. The Suburban LS model starts at $40,820 and can comfortably seat 8. I like the option that has the two rear captains chairs leading to a bench seat that sits 3 in the 3rd row. Having the room in between the 2nd and 3rd rows is very useful.
The 2009 Chevrolet Suburban gets 14 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. All Suburbans come with a one year subscription to OnStar and a three month subscription to XM radio. I recommend getting the factory installed DVD system. This feature alone will help save your sanity. Don’t forget to get wireless headphones for every child. The GPS in the 2009 Chevrolet Suburban is very good and worth the extra money upfront. The GPS has much improved in the Chevys over the last few years. http://www.chevrolet.com/suburban/
2. The 2009 Honda Odyssey Minivan starts at $26,255 is a very popular mini van. The Honda Odyssey gets great gas mileage 17 mpg city 25 mpg highway. The 2009 Honda Odyssey can comfortably seat 8 people.
The Odyssey has 244 hp and is a ultra low emissions vehicle . The 2009 Honda Odyssey Touring comes equipped with Michelin® PAX® System run-flat technology tires. The run-flat tires allow you to travel 125 miles on a flat tire at 50 miles per hour.
The 2009 Honda Odyssey has all the available options you could ask for. XM radio, DVD entertainment system and GPS just to name a few. http://automobiles.honda.com/odyssey/
3. The2009 Ford Expedition is a great choice for large families. The Expedition models start at $32,820 and can seat 8 adults. The 2009 Expedition has optional 3rd row rear power fold seats. This come in handy when you have a large item to bring home. The power lift gate is another great option to purchase. The 2009 Expedition gets 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. http://www.fordvehicles.com/suvs/expedition/
4. The 2009 Nissan Armada can seat 8 adults. The Armada models start at $37,210 and get s 12 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. The 2009 Armada is very luxurious inside and is very well appointed. The 2009 Nissan Armada has a available rear view monitor for ease of parking and reversing. You can also choose to have a rear view entertainment system. http://www.nissanusa.com/armada/
5, The 2009 Ford Flex is a very sporty looking SUV turned crossover. The Ford Flex starts at $28,295 and can seat 7. The 2009 Ford Flex gets great gas mileage for a 7 passenger vehicle. 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The Flex has a optional rear view camera , vista moon roof, DVD entertainment system and voice activated navigation. http://www.ford.com/vehicles/vehicle-showroom#/crossovers/ford-flex-2009
6. The 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan minivan models start at $25,050 and get 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
The Grand Caravan has seating for 7. The Grand Caravan also has swivel and go seats and a table between the 2nd and 3rd row. The folding table is perfect for eating while on the road or playing games.
The biggest of these 6 vehicles is the Chevrolet Suburban followed by the Nissan Armada and the Ford Expedition. Although they are larger vehicles they are remarkably easy to drive.
The Honda Odyssey, Ford Flex and Dodge Grand Caravan all get great gas mileage.
All 6 of these SUVs and minivans have available rear entertainment DVD system available. This is a must have without a doubt.
When choosing the best 2009 SUV or Minivan for your large family it is best to take your time choosing and have fun. Buying a new car can be stressful but, with the right research it can be fun.