The Best Family Vehicles for Drivers in the Buffalo Area? Let’s Find Out

October 12th, 2015 by

You might be surprised to learn that, for many, it’s not just SUVs and crossovers that make up experts’ top ten lists for the best family cars; sdedans and hatchbacks are just as prevalent as the minivans and sport utility vehicles that you’d expect to find.

In western New York, though, standards for a great family vehicle are a little different than those you’d find in Texas, Florida, or even Maine. So we’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 Vehicles for Families with Kids , based partly on our knowledge of the auto world, but also what we’ve found from driving with our own families!

West Herr’s Top 5 Family Vehicles for Buffalo Drivers

  • Toyota Sienna : Of course, we need to kick off the list with a minivan. With seating for up to eight, a whopping 150 cubic feet of available cargo space, and the reliability, durability, and affordability we’ve come to expect from the Toyota brand, you can’t go wrong with the Sienna
  • Honda CR-V : an absolute favorite with all kinds of drivers, from busy families to adventurous singles. With top marks in capability, comfort, style, safety, and cargo, this crossover is a great choice for families of five or less
  • Chevrolet Traverse : with more interior space than the Equinox but a smaller road-presence than the Tahoe or Suburban, this capable SUV offers seating for up to eight, and a max cargo volume of 116.3 cubic feet
  • Subaru Outback : a staple in New England and New York alike, this iconic wagon offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and legendary Subaru safety; a great value for all types of families
  • Ford F-150 : Believe it or not, this classic pickup truck is actually a top choice for smaller New York families. Though it doesn’t offer seating for seven, its incredible capability, powerful performance, versatile cargo space, and maximum 12,200 pounds of towing capacity make it a strong option for families that place high demands on their vehicle

Still deciding? Check out Kelley Blue Book’s take on their 15 Top Vehicles for Families, take a look at our new cars, trucks, and SUVs , and let us know what you think ! Which models would you rank in your Top 5?

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