Expanding your family means it’s time to trade in the small, cramped car for something with more space and comfort. Choosing the right sedan for your family is about more than just extra space; You should also consider the safety, reliability and child-friendly features of the vehicle. Here are five sedan options that are both reliable and child-friendly.
The 2018 Honda Accord was named a top safety pick by the IIHS for good reason. The Honda Accord - which includes a rearview camera, a driver drowsiness monitor, and lane departure and forward collision warnings - is arguably the safest sedan on the market in 2018.
With reverse automatic braking, Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite and blind spot monitoring, the 2018 Subaru Legacy is considered by many to be hands down the safest sedan on the market. The Subaru Legacy also offers ample amount of leg and shoulder room for backseat passengers, which means you can comfortably carry your kids without being drilled with the question: “Are we there yet?”
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Although it doesn’t offer a rearview camera, the 2018 Chevy Malibu has all of the features you need in order to keep your family safe on the road, including blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert. The 2018 Chevy Malibu also offers an easy to use infotainment and an extremely spacious backseat, which is perfect for driving kids around.
Although there isn’t a big selection of child-friendly features or extensive safety warnings, the Nissan Altima does provide a comfortable, safe ride for the whole family.
With a predictive forward collision warning and automatic forward emergency braking, the 2018 Altima makes driving the family around an easy process.
The 2018 Hyundai Sonata provides a smooth, safe ride and can comfortably fit a family of four and their luggage. The Hyundai Sonata, which is also a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, earned a five-star overall rating by the NHTSA. Along with the advanced safety component, the Hyundai Sonata offers entertainment features, such as blue tooth with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.