Why Buy an SUV for Your Next Family Hauler?

2021 Chevrolet Equinox - Eustis, FL

As a busy parent, you deserve a vehicle that can keep up with your hectic lifestyle. Choosing an SUV as your next family hauler means choosing the best, most versatile option for both you and your kids. Here’s a quick look at why other large vehicles like minivans simply can’t compete with a family-friendly SUV.

Better technology

The technology in SUVs like the Chevy Equinox and Blazer has been made to compliment an on-the-go lifestyle. Aside from the usual smartphone compatibility, SUVs also come packed with features like navigation, rear-seat entertainment systems, and premium audio technology.

Greater safety

When considering a car for the family, nothing is more important than safety. SUVs are some of the safest vehicles on the road, offering higher ride height and better visibility to the driver than most minivans. They also come full of standard and available driver-assist features like Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Alert.

More towing power

If you’re planning a family camping trip and need a reliable way to tow a trailer or camper, opting for an SUV is the way to go. Even smaller SUVs have impressive towing power, and midsize SUVs like the Chevrolet Traverse can tow up to 5,000 pounds behind them. Minivans top out at around 3,600 pounds, making them poor choices for adventurous families.

Schedule a test drive at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida, today to check out our lineup of family-friendly SUVs.

Chevrolet Equinox Earns Spot on The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 List

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Eustis, FL

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox comes with numerous safety technologies to help give you peace of mind on the road. Thanks to its impressive innovations, U.S. News & World Report placed the SUV on its list of The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020.

Automatic Emergency Braking

U.S. News & World Report commended the SUV for its many standard safety features. Even at the base level, the 2020 Equinox comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, which can help mitigate the effects of a collision by automatically applying the brakes when an impending front-end collision situation is detected.*

Other Technologies

Other technologies that are standard on the Equinox include the Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. For even more protection you can opt for available features, like the Safety Alert Seat, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

In addition to making The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 list, the 2020 Equinox has also received recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its crashworthiness. The IIHS named the SUV a Top Safety Pick after performing well in different tests.  

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox can help give you added confidence when driving your family. Visit Vann Gannaway Chevrolet to check out the SUV and take a test drive.

* Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.