Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Best Family SUV's For 2013

It is a new year and that means that the automakers are shipping out a whole new fleet of vehicles. Not only that but many people are looking to use their tax return to help purchase a new set of wheels for their family. That being said, how do you know what it the best for you? Fortunately we have done some research to help you.  We have already looked at the best family sedans of 2013, now let’s look at the best family SUV’s for 2013.

2013 Best Compact SUV

If you are looking for a compact SUV then the Honda CR-V is for you.  While it isn’t the most powerful in its class it does offer up nimble handling and a sporty performance. What really put it on top is its high safety and reliability scores.  It also has a spacious and roomy interior for its class. It boasts a nice array of standard features not normally associated for its class that include rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB port and audio streaming. It has solid gas mileage that will do well for your daily commute. The biggest knocks on the Honda CR-V is the outdated navigation system, the lack of a more powerful engine and the interior quality materials feel a little cheap.  The engine is a 2.4 liter I4 that gets 23/31 mpg.

2013 Best 2-Row Midsized SUV

If you want an SUV with some power to it then check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It comes standard with a powerful V6 but can easily be upgraded to two different variants of a V8. The seats are comfortable, the cabin is spacious and made of high quality. Even the back seats have enough room.  While its reliability rating is only average it did receive an extremely high safety rating. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a solid pick if you need something to haul the kids around during the week and then go off-roading on the weekend. The biggest complaint on the Grand Cherokee is that it has below average cargo space and sparse standard features. The base engine is a 3.6 liter V6 with 17/23 mpg.

2013 Best 3-Row Midsized SUV

If you need a vehicle that can spaciously seat 8 then the Chevy Traverse is for you. It has a comfortable ride that is more reminiscent of car like handling then an SUV.  It has plenty of cargo space and even the third row is comfortable.  It has some nice standard features such as rear-backup camera, a 6.5 in touch-screen display and Bluetooth. There are numerous upgrades as well. The biggest complaint is that the engine doesn’t have as many options as some of its competitors as no V8 is available. The engine is a 3.6 liter V6 with 17/24 mpg.

While a new car is more desirable if you simply can't afford one then a vehicle such as a used Jeep is great option

Aiden Jefferson writes in lives in Southern California. He writes about automobiles and technology. Used cars for sale at Enterprise Car Sales have a large selection of used vehicles for to choose from.