Best New & Used Cars for Families

Is your family out-growing your current vehicle? We know it can be a pain to find the right car for your family as you want to be sure that your family vehicle is safe, but also fits the family lifestyle. Ready to begin your search? We have compiled a list of the best 2019 cars for families.

2020 Kia Telluride

The all-new 2020 Kia Telluride is spacious and can seat eight people comfortably. This is the perfect car for large families that like to get out and discover the Rocky Mountains. Optional all-wheel drive means that it is a safe vehicle for those snowy days. It’s safety features include blind spot monitoring, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and rear-seat detection so you don’t accidentally leave a child in the back seat.

Your family will love the spacious interior and the upscale feeling of the cabin. There are multiple USB ports so everyone’s devices can stay charged throughout a family adventure.

2019 Kia Sedona

The 2019 Kia Sedona features trusted active and passive safety systems to help you and your family stay on course. Intuitive systems like Electronic Stability Control and Cornering Brake Control help you maintain control of the minivan at all times. This Kia Sedona earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick award!

Keep the family cool and comfortable with tri-zone climate control and spacious seating for seven. The minivan provides plenty of storage for trips and reclining seats for lounging on the go. Take one for a test drive today!

2019 Kia Sorento

For over a decade, the Kia Sorento has reflected Kia’s commitment to safety. The 2019 Sorento is equipped with optional front crash prevention and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Its reinforced body of 53% advanced high-strength steel keeps the whole family safe in a crash. The Sorento features technology that is designed to continuously track and adapt to various driving conditions.

The Sorento is perfect for any sized family and features seating for seven. Take one for a test drive today at Peak Kia North!

2019 Chevrolet Traverse

This 3-Row SUV has excellent crash protection ratings and is equipped with active safety features like automatic braking, lane keep assist, and teen driver controls. The 2019 Chevy Traverse also has a rear-seat reminder – a safety system that prompts parents to be sure to look in the back seat to make sure children aren’t accidentally left in the vehicle.

Not only will your family remain safe in this vehicle, but they will also be very comfortable. The Traverse features in-car Wi-Fi, second-row heated seats, and tri-zone climate control. There is lots of space in the Traverse for both cargo and people!

2019 Honda Odyssey

When you think of a family car, you likely think of a minivan. The 2019 Honda Odyssey is the best of the minivans. It ranks high in reliability and safety ratings, is extremely roomy and has a plethora of positive reviews from automotive journalists. The Oddyesy has a full suite of safety features that makes it perfect for families, and car seats are easy to install.

No matter the size of the family, you’ll love the in-car wet/dry vacuum, flexible second-row seating, and plenty of space to move seats around in the event of a sibling rivalry. Parents and kids alike will love the tri-zone climate control, USB ports, Wi-Fi, and rear-seat video system.

How Much Is My Car Worth?

If you’re looking for a new car, there is a high likelihood that you will trade in your current car. You might be wondering how much your old car is worth? Well, that depends. The Edmunds Free Car Value Calculator tool takes different variables into consideration to provide you an estimated value on your used car. You can use this value to understand what to sell your used car for, or what it’s estimated trade-in value may be. Here are the different factors the tool takes into consideration to value your vehicle.

Age of Vehicle

The first consideration that the Edmunds tool uses is the age of the vehicle. Cars depreciate over time, and the age of your used car will help determine how much it’s worth. For example, a used 2018 car will likely be worth more than a used 2008 car. The age can also determine what kinds of features are available in the vehicle that can increase its value.

Make, Model, and Trim of Vehicle

Everyone knows that a Ferrari is worth more than a Honda. The Edmunds tool requires that users enter the make (BMW, Honda, Kia, etc.) of your used vehicle as well as the model and trim to determine its value. The trim is also referred to as the style of the vehicle and differentiates the models by the type of engine in them and whether the vehicle has 2 doors (coupe) or 4 doors (sedan) or some other package that makes it unique. These packages will impact the value of your used car.

Additional Options

Some cars are very basic and don’t come with all the bells and whistles. Others have it all and are even custom made to fit the needs of a person. By asking about the additional options and features of a vehicle, the Edmunds tool can add on some extra value to your used car. It is worth including this information to determine an accurate valuation of your used vehicle. Things like sunroofs, sports seats, heated seats, and back up cameras will increase the value of your used car.


Last, but certainly not least, the Edmunds tool will take into account the mileage of the vehicle. The mileage of the vehicle is an important factor in the valuation because it is a direct measurement of the age of the engine of the vehicle. It tells you how much the vehicle has been used, and in some cases, how much life the vehicle has left. You could have a 2016 used car with 100,000 miles on it and it may be worth less than a 2012 used vehicle with just 40,000 miles on it. While the 2012 car is older, the engine inside of it has more life to live than the 2016 car.

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle and want to know how much your used car is worth as a trade-in or to sell it personally, use the Edmunds Car Value Calculator on our website. In a few simple steps, you’ll know what your car is worth and how you can use it as leverage on a new car!