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Best Family Vehicles for Your Wisconsin Needs

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At Holiday Automotive, we’re a premier dealer group for car buyers with families around West Bend, Beaver Dam, and all throughout Wisconsin. Whether you have a family of 6, 7, 8, or more, we can equip you with the best vehicle for your unique needs! Generally speaking, family-friendly vehicles come in many different shapes and sizes. But for larger families that require a vehicle with a third-row, SUVs and minivans reign supreme. With that said, let’s get right down to an overview of some of the most impressive and indeed best family vehicles with three rows of seating available to you at a Holiday Automotive location near you.

Family-Friendly Ford 3rd Row SUVs

Ford is quite possibly one of the most recognized automotive brands, thanks to its popularization at the turn of the 20th century. Family-friendly SUVs from the Ford SUV lineup include:

  • Ford Explorer: The Explorer is one of the most popular SUVs in the U.S., thanks to its standard turbocharged engine, solid SUV towing capacity, roomy interior, and dependable performance. Recent generations of this 7-seat mid-size SUV can even be found in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, allowing you to enjoy more power and better fuel efficiency!
  • Ford Expedition: A large body-on-frame SUV, the Ford Expedition can seat up to eight people across three rows. It can also tow and haul just about anything and everything on your wishlist.

Family-Friendly Chevy 3rd Row SUVs

Founded in 1911, Chevrolet is one of the oldest automotive manufacturers, and also among the first manufacturer and distributor of vehicles for personal use. Chevrolet SUVs that pop up on our lot and meet the “best family vehicle” criteria include:

  • Chevy Traverse: The Chevy Traverse debuted in 2008 and has continued to raise the bar in the midsize SUV segment ever since. This crossover SUV has three rows of seating and room for up to 8 passengers, rivaling larger full-size body-on-frame SUVs like the Ford Expedition. Expect a roomy interior bordering full-size classification, as well as plenty of engine choices.
  • Chevy Tahoe: A great alternative to the Ford Expedition, the Chevy Tahoe is a body-on-frame SUV that not only is great for hauling around people but also towing big-kid-toys like boats and campers.
  • Chevy Suburban: Like the Tahoe but need more space to fuel your Oshkosh excursions? The Chevy Suburban is perhaps the ultimate family SUV. While it won’t win awards for fuel efficiency, modern models get much better gas mileagethan you might think for their behemoth size. What’s more, the Suburban can do just about anything you require of it.

Family-Friendly MAZDA 3rd Row SUVs

A longtime favorite with families who like to “zoom zoom”, the Mazda CX-9 poses as an athletic and spunky rival to other more pedestrian family SUVs. This Mazda crossover has it all, from three rows of seating with room for seven to the latest Mazda safety features and engineering advancements. Niceties like available Nappa leather seating and second-row captain’s chairs add even more to love for families on the go in Sheboygan or Ripon alike.

Family-Friendly GMC 3rd Row SUVs

The GMC Acadia is a popular alternative to the Chevy Traverse. Both SUVs are, after all, made by General Motors. But the GMC Acadia offers a bit more of a premium look and feel with similar passenger-carrying capabilities and a bit less cargo space as a trade-off.

Family-Friendly Buick 3rd Row SUVs

Looking for the ultimate GMC family SUV? With the notable exception of stepping up to a Cadillac XT6 or Escalade, the Buick Enclave is it! There’s a reason that the Buick Enclave has been driven by the likes of some of your favorite golfers and featured on your favorite TV shows as the vehicle of choice for up-and-coming yuppie families; it’s truly luxurious with ample capability to match!

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Now that you’ve had the chance to explore some of the best family vehicles, which one will you choose? For help deciding where budget is concerned, be sure to value your trade and utilize our payment calculator to estimate future payments for different models.


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