Best Chevy Models for First Time Dads
So, you’re going to be a dad for the first time — awesome! But it’s a bit of an understatement to say that your life is going to change. Suddenly, you have to think about turning your den into a nursery, buying kid-friendly furniture, and childproofing the electrical outlets. But that’s not all: You may need to change what’s parked in your garage.
That two-seater convertible won’t take a car seat and all the groceries and diapers you’re going to need, so it will have to go. But your driving pleasure doesn’t have to come to an end. There is a great selection of family-friendly Chevys that are also fun to drive.
With your new family, safety is very important to you. Chevrolet vehicles have many standard safety features but opting for additional aids such as parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision alert gives you that extra help you need when your child is in the car. Check out three of the best Chevys for a new dad.
The compact Cruze is available as a sedan, but the sporty hatchback model has more versatility for the new family. The 60/40 split folding rear seats will let you sit Junior comfortably in the back and still have plenty of cargo space.
There are plenty of options to make your life easier, like the keyless entry and start, meaning you don’t have to fumble for your keys when you’ve got your hands full of wriggling child.
The turbocharged 153-horsepower 1.4-liter engine gives you lively performance combined with the fuel economy you might be looking for as a new dad. The Cruze will get up to 37 mpg on the highway. For a punchier drive and greater economy, the available1.6-liter diesel engine provides 240 pound-feet of torque and 45 mpg for highway driving.
The Equinox is a stylish and practical small SUV that offers up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space. For added convenience, you can opt for the available hands-free power liftgate.
For driver satisfaction, the 1.5-liter turbo engine has an exciting feel, and stop-start technology adds to the fuel efficiency. On some models, you can choose the 1.6-liter diesel or a turbocharged 2.0-liter 252-horsepower engine that produces 260 pound-feet of torque.
If you want to introduce your new family to the big outdoors, most models offer the option of all-wheel drive.
When you have to combine parenthood with your working life, the Silverado has the perfect combination of work truck and family car. Choosing one of the Crew Cab models gives you full-size rear doors, making it easy to access the child seat. The extra height of a truck also means less bending to wrestle your first-born into position.
You will inevitably end up carrying loads of baby-related paraphernalia, and the Silverado has a variety of storage options so you don’t need to clutter up the luxurious cabin.
If you need a new car to accommodate your new baby, come down to Hubert Vester Chevrolet and take a look at our family-friendly options!