What are the best SUVs for a family of 5?

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The back-to-school season is here and that means busy calendars, after-school events, parent-teacher meetings and much more. It’s in this busy season of life that a quality vehicle is most important. Families need a vehicle that provides maximum comfort, versatility, cargo space and all the latest high-tech features. That said, what are the best SUVs for a family of 5? Here are some of our favorites.

Best family SUVs for the money 2019

Buick Encore

2019 Buick Encore parked downtown

If you have your eye on a subcompact crossover SUV with some luxury feel, then the Buick Encore is a must-see. The sophisticated SUV is easy to maneuver thanks to its compact size and nimble handling and is powered by 138-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional. SUV shoppers also have the option of a more powerful 153-hp version of the engine.

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No matter how you choose to build your Buick Encore, all 2019 models are standard with a long list of equipment, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE, a Wi-Fi hotspot, OnStar, a rearview camera and much more. The SUV also has 18.8 cu.ft. with the rear seats up and 48.4 cu.ft. with the seats folded down.

Chevrolet Equinox

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is fresh from a full redesign and boasts a variety of updates and a generous selection of safety technologies. It also has three engines 2019 Chevy Equinox with a family spending time in the SUVs trunk at a park(including a diesel option) to choose from, all of which give the Equinox it’s signature athletic handling and performance. The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox also boasts a long list of luxury features, including an available surround-view parking camera, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats and much more.

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In addition to the high-tech equipment, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox’s cabin is also spacious with comfortable seats and ample cargo room. In fact, there is 29.9 cu.ft. of cargo space with the rear seats up and 63.9 cu.ft. with the seats folded. From soccer gear to groceries, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox has space for it all.

GMC Terrain

Are you looking for an SUV that is capable, good-looking, has some high-end charm and is fun to drive? Enter the 2019 GMC Terrain. Inside you will find plush seats, quality materials, an easy-to-navigate cabin 3 cu.ft. of cargo space and a variety of entertainment and convenience technologies. The 2019 GMC Terrain also 2019 GMC Terrain parked outside a large buildingmakes it easy to load, unload and transport cargo thanks to its fold-flat passenger seat, an available power liftgate and the low liftover height.

Choose from three engine choices, including a diesel option, four trims levels and a variety of optional accessories packages. Even the base 2019 GMC Terrain is standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, GM’s Teen Driver system, OnStar, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system and much more.


We invite you see all the features and capabilities of each SUV with a visit to our beautiful showroom in Kennesaw, GA. Here you will find an incredible selection of vehicles and a helpful team of experts who can answer any questions you might have. Stop by and see us at Carl Black Kennesaw today!