Three Vehicles for Moms + Dads

April 6th, 2018 by

Aventura CJDR Three Family Cars Durango Pacifica Cherokee

there family moms, and dads, and those expecting! With a kid in the rear seat, or a bun in the oven, we bet as the family expands, some of you are wondering what kind of car to get. While some families need a vehicle that offers seating for five people, and others need a vehicle that offers seating for eight people, all families want a vehicle that is going to be safe and get everyone from point A to point B without fail. Take a look at these excellent family vehicles that are available at Aventura CJDR for your next car purchase or lease.

2018 Jeep® Cherokee

Available in five trims on a front-wheel drivetrain (FWD) or six trims when opting in for a four-by-four (4×4) drivetrain, the Jeep Cherokee is a good place to start when searching for a new family car for mom or dad. Just looking for a vehicle that offers a decent cargo capacity and a vehicle that won’t require too many trips to the fuel pump? On a front-wheel drivetrain, all five Jeep Cherokee trims are powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine, which provides a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Jeep Cherokee seats five people, and with the rear seats folded down, the Cherokee provides a total cargo capacity of 54.9 cubic-feet.

Looking to take the kids on more of an adventure on the weekends? The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is surprisingly affordable, with a starting MSRP of $30,995*. This trim comes with Jeep Active Drive II, a full-time active 4×4 system that will automatically engage four-wheel-drive mode when driving conditions call for it. Plus the Cherokee Trailhawk has a low range and neutral mode for additional capabilities, such as a low mode that is great for extra low-speed traction a.k.a. rock crawling, and a neutral mode that enables available flat towing, such as towing the Jeep behind an RV. Being a Trailhawk trim, the Cherokee Trailhawk also comes with Jeep Active Lock for a mechanical rear axle lock and an exclusive Rock mode for the included Selec-Terrain® Traction Management system.

Starting MSRP at $25,895*.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Looking to start your own soccer team? Then the Chrysler Pacifica may be a better option. With a standard seating capacity of seven, and an available eight passenger capacity, the Pacifica contains everything a family car needs. Let’s talk convenience for everyone involved. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica includes features like an acoustic windshield to keep the cabin quiet from outside traffic and engine noise, floor compartments to store the vehicle’s second- and third-row Stow ‘n Go seats or cargo space and a trunk that offers 32.3 cubic-feet of space. The Pacifica is also available with easy entry into the third-row seats with the sliding second-row seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, a triple-zone automatic temperature control, sunscreen glass to keep the cabin from heating up, and second- and third-row retractable sunshades … paradise.

Then there’s all the technology to keep families busy and occupied on long road trips. We’re talking an available overhead DVD video system by Mopar, a 20-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, integrated voice command with Bluetooth and GPS navigation, HD Radio, seatback video screens, next-generation Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen display, and Uconnect Theatre with wireless streaming thanks to Chrysler’s AT&T Data Plans. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica definitely comes with all the hookups – no wonder it’s been named the “Best Family Minivan” for the second consecutive year by New York Daily News.

Starting MSRP at $26,995*.

2018 Dodge Journey

Not sure how the future looks for the nuclear family? No problem. The 2018 Dodge Journey has a standard seating capacity of five passengers but it’s also available as a seven passenger vehicle. There’s 67.6 cubic feet of cargo space available and with the second-row seats users can fold down one side of seats due to the 60/40 second-row split. Additionally, users can make use of the in-floor cargo storage in the rear, which also doubles as an in-floor cooler.

Let’s talk convenience. The second-row seats can come with integrated child booster seats, saving the cost of a chunk of hard plastic only used for a few years and never again … or maybe again. The 2018 Dodge Journey is available with heated front seats, triple-zone automatic temperature control, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, air conditioning for the rear with a heater, and sunscreen glass to protect passengers from the sun rays. The 2018 model missed out on the next-generation of Uconnect, but still has the ability to install a second-row 9-inch screen that is stored in an overhead console with the Uconnect® 8.4 Touch Screen Radio Group, along with SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Starting MSRP at $22,495*.

Interested in your own 2018 Jeep Cherokee, 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, or 2018 Dodge Journey? You can hop in either for a test drive at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.

*Plus destination fee
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