That’s right, it’s not a typo. The Dodge Charger is one of the best family cars, because it offers a lot of family-friendly features. There’s the Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display, and heated front and rear seats with a heated steering wheel. For safety there’s rear park assist, as well as blind spot and cross traffic warnings. You also get 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
There is also another reason it is on this list. The Charger is one of just a few cars that can hold three child seats in the back seat. That can help keep you out of a three-row SUV or a minivan for just a little while longer.
If you want, you can get the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. It offers a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that delivers 707 horsepower. That will go along way to making you the parent who is always on time. Who says a family long weekend can’t be to the drag strip?
Of course you can go with the more timid V6 Charger SXT, but it doesn’t offer that V8. How better to inspire the future car enthusiast?
The Chevy Bolt EV has a combination of long range and affordability that is hard to find anywhere else in the EV market. It might not be the longest electric range in the world, but 238 miles will probably beat a kid’s bladder. A 20-minute charge break every four to five hours might be just the ticket for road trips with kids.
Plus the near-silent EV is great for back seat napping. And for an EV, the Bolt is surprisingly fun to drive.
Mitsubishi Mirage G4
When you have a family car, you need to accept that eventually, one day, the kids are going to ask for the keys. And what do you want to give them? The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that provides just 78 horsepower. Just try getting into trouble in that! However while it’s down on power, it’s big on connectivity. It has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. Its great safety features and low cost also mean that you can save on insurance premiums too.
While you’re waiting for them to drive, the Mirage G4 has a shocking amount of room in the back seat. There’s head and legroom for passengers well over six-feet tall.View on One Page