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Room for Everyone: The Best Chevys for Families

Your family is growing, but your car is not. If your current vehicle is coming up short, your local Chevy dealer is here to help—because your vehicle should fit into your life, not the other way around. Hauling groceries, kids, their friends, their sports equipment, their dogs, and your luggage can be cumbersome. Thankfully, if Chevy is known for anything, it’s a great lineup of vehicles made to fit every family—no matter the size or lifestyle. Chevy has you covered when it comes to reliable, long-lasting vehicles, so you can keep your family safe and comfortable year after year.

Not sure where to start looking? It can feel overwhelming to find the right vehicle that offers your family the space, features, and reliability you need. It’s a huge investment of time and money. But I’m here to help. I’ve compiled some of the best family vehicles that Chevy has to offer. Whether you need a car that fits three or an SUV that fits seven, there’s a model to meet your family’s needs—and then some.

The Malibu

Looking for a budget-friendly sedan that doubles as a family and commuter car, while still giving you a little bit of style? Then the Chevy Malibu might be right up your aisle. Voted the best midsize car in 2017 by U.S. News, the Chevy Malibu offers families the comfort and safety they want out of a sedan, in addition to ample cargo space and long-lasting dependability.

The Malibu’s sleek styling both inside and out turns an average drive into an inspiring one. And, starting at only $23,400, the 2022 model offers drivers more than ever. This four-door, five-seater sedan makes getting kids in and out of the car a snap.

Plus, with up to 15.7 cu.ft. of cargo space, you’ll always have room for groceries, school projects, or moving supplies. And, every parent knows that running around town can really rack up fuel costs. It should be no surprise that the Malibu has an impressive EPA track record. The 2022 model delivers up to 29 MPG city and 36 MPG highway, taking you farther for less.

When it comes to safety, Chevy is serious; that’s why the Malibu continues to score high year after year in crash and safety ratings. Drivers can get behind the wheel confident that not only are they protected, but their precious cargo and passengers are as well.

A red 2022 Chevy Equinox is shown from the side parked at a Chevy dealer.

The Equinox

Looking for a small SUV that holds five comfortably and still leaves you room for all your extras? The Equinox may be the SUV that fits the bill—meeting or even exceeding your family’s needs. The sporty and versatile Equinox not only offers generous space for both passengers and drivers, but also plenty of room for anything else you might need for family weekends away. The 2022 Equinox boasts a maximum cargo space of 63.9 cu.ft. when both rows of seats are folded down.

But this SUV isn’t just about looks. The Equinox was designed to keep whatever you carry nice and safe when you’re on the road. It boasts a great variety of safety features, which is probably why it consistently earns high safety ratings (the 2021 Equinox received an overall 5-star rating from the NHTSA). Equipped with top-of-the-line safety features like Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and a rear vision camera, it’s easier than ever to see what’s happening on all sides while you drive—helping to prevent collisions.

The Equinox also wants to help keep you connected while on the road. Thanks to the Chevrolet Infotainment system, this is easier than ever. With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you can easily connect your smartphone—so you can stay on top of incoming messages, listen to your favorite podcasts, receive GPS directions, and more. To make things even easier, Amazon Alexa is available; use your voice to have Alexa add products to your Amazon shopping cart or manage compatible devices at home. You’ll get more done, even when you’re on the road.

The Tahoe

If your family isn’t done growing, don’t worry; Chevy has plenty of space for you and your newest arrivals with the Chevy Tahoe. The four-door Tahoe can comfortably seat between 7-8 passengers at a time over three rows. Are you short on passengers but need some cargo room for hauling? No problem. The 2022 Tahoe includes best-in-class cargo space, boasting between 25.5 cu.ft. and a vast 122.9 cu.ft. to enjoy. Plus, thanks to its standard V8 engine, whether you’re carrying the entire family or hitching up a boat, your Tahoe is more than capable.

Never one to fall behind, the Tahoe receives high marks when it comes to safety, with the 2022 model winning an overall 4-star rating from the NHTSA. The Tahoe puts safety first, offering features like Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Braking—a system that alerts drivers to a possible collision and applies braking to either prevent or de-intensify it. Thanks to Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, the Tahoe alerts the driver if it senses them drifting from their lane; then, it automatically brakes or steers to gently guide the driver back on course. Not only that, but with the Intellibeam feature, high beam headlamps come on when they sense darkness and dim when they sense approaching traffic—making night driving so much easier.

When it comes to the latest tech, the Tahoe is set to impress, effortlessly helping connect drivers and passengers while on the go. Available with the Tahoe is the Chevy Infotainment system with an optional Wi-Fi hotspot. All passengers can stay connected and entertained, no matter where they’re seated. With Google assistance, drivers can receive calls or texts hands-free, get live updates concerning traffic or construction, or even set reminders. Chevy and Google combine to make your busy life a little easier.

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The Silverado

Whether for work or play, the Chevy Silverado is considered one of the best trucks on the market for families. Reliability, durability, and cabin space lead the midsize pickup class. Choose between seating for up to three or six passengers, depending on the cabin style and your needs. Opt into a Crew Cab configuration for a 4-door cabin and two rows of spacious seating. Silverado models with second-row seating also offer two LATCH systems for securing an infant’s car seat.

Not to mention, the Silverado has numerous advanced safety features, making it one of the safest trucks on the road. In fact, the NHTSA has awarded the truck four stars numerous times. Newer Silverados come standard with the Chevy Safety Assist Package, so Silverado continues to show that it’s strong where it counts.

While there are several Silverado models, including the tough-towing 3500HD, the Silverado 1500 is the most balanced, family-friendly model. Enjoy high capability, including a maximum 13,300 lbs of towing and 2,270 lbs of payload hauling in the 2022 model. While heavy-duty models can certainly carry even more weight, choosing the Silverado 1500’s lower price tag—starting at only $33,800—means saving money for other family needs. Transport thousands of pounds of payload for a job, then pick up the kids after you’re done. It’s all in a day’s work for a Chevy.