Have you ever wondered what your car would say to you, if it could? I sometimes catch myself talking to my car. I’ll be driving alone after a long day, and it only makes sense to strike up a conversation, right? Tell me I’m not alone. Well, let’s take a look at some of my clever sayings! Chevrolet Corvette: “I go faster on the weekends!” Nissan Cube: “I’m Artsy-Fartsy, aren’t I?” Hyundai Genesis: “I’m way cheaper than other luxury cars, and look just as good!” Chevrolet Traverse: “I’m not a minivan mom!” Nissan Murano: “Sleek, smooth and classy … I’m a catch!” Hyundai Sonata: “My gas cap is money! Up to 40 mpg on the highway.” Chevrolet Silverado: “I can pull more than you can.” Nissan Leaf: “I have no tailpipe. How about that?” Hyundai Accent: “Gosh, I’m so cheap I speak monetary.” So tell me … If your car could talk, what would it say?
Check out the Hyundai Genesis, which has enough room in the back for a couple kiddos and features a smooth ride. Sporty SUV A newly married couple might like a sporty ride that keeps them active. An occasional road trip to Tablerock Lake or an annual skiing trip to Colorado is where this duo is headed — and they need a vehicle with enough space to pack for adventure. If that’s you, check out the Nissan Xterra. With the ability to off-road while maintaining a practical form of transportation for daily errands, the Xterra is the perfect car for those on the go. Family car Did someone say carpool? If you’re a busy family, you need a car with a lot of space — to keep the kids happy, while accommodating all your stuff. The Nissan Murano has the ability to not only seat several kids, but offers adequate storage space for baseball gear and backpacks. While driving like a sedan, with the capabilities and room of an SUV, this vehicle beats any old school minivan. Looking for other family cars? Check out my post on 10 great family friendly vehicles. Truck If you plan on towing a trailer, hauling some lawn equipment (or other large items), or just enjoy being a little rugged, you’re going to need a truck. The Chevy Silverado is perfect for you. If need be, toss the children in the back seat, load it up and let it go! So, how many does your car currently seat? Do you wish it was bigger or smaller?Every person carries their own personality and lifestyle. Well, the same goes for a car. With every vehicle, there’s a unique style and purpose behind it — and the size of car has a lot to do with it. If you’re considering a new car, what size should you look for? A lot depends on your lifestyle. Sports car Empty nesters spent the majority of their life lugging around the kids and have finally traded in that van — but now what? If your lifestyle is full of fun and space isn’t much of a necessity, you should try a sports car like the Chevrolet Corvette. This two-seater is known for speed and carries a distinct nostalgia. I mean, come on, it’s the American sports car! Sedan A sedan is perfect for anyone who is concerned with good gas mileage but still needs enough space to fit a family. Maybe you’ve got a more practical approach to life, but still want to arrive at work in style and class.
Let’s take a look at what McCarthy has to offer in family-friendly vehicles! So tell me … are you driving one of these family friendly vehicles? If not, what car is missing and why?Chevrolet Traverse – This vehicle was designed by a mother of four. The Traverse has family-friendly features with an emphasis on space and security. It has a 5 star crash rating, seats up to 7 passengers and has smart-slide entry to the backseat. Hyundai Santa Fe – Starting price in its low 20s, which fits just about any budget. The Santa Fe seats up to 5 passengers, Traction & Stability Control standard on every Santa Fe and holds a 5 star front & back safety rating. Nissan Murano – The Murano was voted “Best SUV in its class” in safety, maintenance, and cost of repair. The luxury of a sedan with all the capabilities of an SUV. This crossover has an easy folding backseat with a back-up camera for accessibility and ease. Chevrolet Equinox – The all new, completely redesigned Equinox is in a class of its own. Averaging up to 600 miles per tank. This spacious crossover has an easy slide entry for the kids and a 5-star crash rating for the parents. Chevrolet Malibu – This vehicle was not only voted North American Car of the Year in 2008, but also voted most “trouble-free car” in its class. With a 5 year / 100,000 mile warranty, the Malibu’s total cost of ownership is minimal. All while averaging 32 mpg and being built in our own backyard, at the Fairfax Plant. Hyundai Sonata – This large size sedan measures up to any vehicle in its class on space and affordability. Getting 35 miles per gallon, how can you go wrong with the Sonata? With the full Hyundai Warranty of 10 years/ 100,000 miles, this vehicle is as low maintenance as they come. Nissan Altima – Just recently, the Altima was named “Family Sedan of the Year”. It holds long term durability and has the highest front & side impact safety rating. Not to mention, has all the bells and whistles to keep you up to date. Hyundai Genesis – With a base price starting at $33,000, this Genesis competes with the BMW 5-series and the Mercedes E-Class. In it’s first year, it won a Top Safety Pick honor from the Institute for Highway Safety (IHS). Also offers the full Hyundai Warranty (10 year/ 100,000 miles). Chevrolet Suburban – This is the ideal vehicle for the ‘larger than life’ family. Any road trips or carpools in the future? This is right up your alley. Not only is it safe & comfortable, but easy for loading and hauling your weekend boat or trailer around. Nissan Armada – This vehicle offers three rows of seating, holds up to eight passengers, offers 97 cubic feet of storage, and has a towing rating of 9,100 pounds. To keep your passengers safe, the Armada includes 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist.