November 4

Is an SUV the Right Choice for Your Family?


When shopping for a family car, what you’ll end up buying will depend on your needs. An SUV is a practical choice for most people because you can use it for daily commutes and the occasional off-road trips.

However, one question remains: Should you go for a family sedan, estate, or SUV? Today, the car experts at Huffines Kia McKinney explain whether or not to consider an SUV for your family.

Why Consider an SUV?

Kia Telluride in Gray | Kia Telluride Parked on Street

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All the Kia SUVs at our dealership in McKinney, Texas, come loaded with a range of impressive features that suits every family’s needs. We have dozens of SUVs in our inventory, from the midsize Sorento to the full-size Telluride and everything in between. Here are some of the reasons to consider an SUV for your family.

Off-Road Capabilities

Over the years, Kia has carved a niche by building some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. The brand’s SUV lineup isn’t any different. If you’re thinking about buying an SUV for your family but harbor reservations regarding fuel consumption, the Kia SUV lineup in our inventory won’t disappoint.

These SUVs are very sporty. They also get you excellent gas mileage. You won’t have to worry about overspending on fuel during those school runs or weekend trips with your family. Besides, an SUV will take you anywhere. Arguably, this is among the essential qualities that off-road fans look for when shopping for a family car.

If you enjoy road trips with your family to the mountains, you definitely need a vehicle that won’t slide or slip when driving on poor roads. The beauty of driving SUVs is that they offer more choices than sedans or minivans, including four-wheel drive. You’ll feel safer when driving an SUV than you would be driving a sedan or minivan.

Better Handling

In the past, SUVs had the reputation of being huge and aggressively designed. However, this has changed over the past few years. Most late-model SUVs, including those in the Kia lineup in our inventory, are smaller and sportier. However, this shouldn’t fool you into thinking that you can’t hit the trail with them. Today’s SUVs perform equally well, if not better, than earlier SUVs.

For instance, the Sportage range at our dealership can get you out of those tight spots on the back roads of Collin County without any problem. It’s no surprise that this crossover is quite popular among those shopping for a family SUV that’s smaller than the Telluride but more spacious than the Sorento.

Bigger Space and More Capacity

It’s evident that SUVs are larger than the average car. If you have a family, you’ll probably need more space when taking trips. Many SUVs have third-row seating, better legroom and headroom, and more cargo space than the average car.

You can squeeze a family of seven into an SUV and still have lots of space for your luggage, but the same cannot be said of sedans and other vehicles you may be considering. Furthermore, Kia SUVs pack extra power and size, enabling you to haul more stuff inside the cab, on the roof, or even on a trailer.

Rugged Looks

SUVs offer a wide variety of choices to suit every style. For instance, a three-row Kia SUV can accommodate the same number of passengers as a minivan and is equally comfortable but sleeker.

An SUV projects an entirely different image than a minivan or sedan. Your vehicle should reflect your vision, so you should choose to drive a vehicle that shows off your personality.

Higher Driving Position and Ground Clearance

Every discerning off-roader knows just how vital a high driving position is. An eagle-eyed view of the trail or road and the ample legroom that SUVs provide are just two of the draws for many SUV enthusiasts. A higher driving position is also safer and enables you to handle the vehicle better, especially off-roading. Moreover, the raised seating position provides a commanding feel that most cars can’t offer.

Arguably, the main reason more people are buying SUVs is the higher ground clearance. When you leave the road, the higher ground clearance gives you a more secure, confident, and comfortable feeling when you take on the trails. SUVs also come with the added benefit of better off-roading capabilities and features.

Several Sizes

Gone are the days when SUVs were huge, rugged, and uncomfortable vehicles. When you come to the Huffines Kia dealership in McKinney, you’ll be surprised by the many different sizes of SUVs in our inventory. Thus, it’s easy to choose a size that best suits your family. Whether you choose a two-row or three-row SUV at our dealership, you’ll have enough space for the entire family and everything else you need to take along.

The wide range of available SUV sizes gives you handling and parking advantages. Driving a small to midsize SUV isn’t any different from driving a sedan. Conversely, a big SUV can carry up to eight passengers and still leave a substantial amount of space for your baggage.

Furthermore, SUVs are available in a range of prices to fit every budget. At Huffines Kia McKinney, for instance, we sell both new and pre-owned Kia SUVs. If you have a small budget, you can always go for a pre-owned SUV. Likewise, those who want the most modern models can choose from our new units. Prices range from as little as $10,000 to as much as $60,000 for the luxury models.

Is an SUV Worth It?

If you love hitting the road or the trails around McKinney with your family and you’re shopping for a car, look no further than a Kia SUV. All your needs will be met, whether you’re looking for style, power, sheer ruggedness, or handling.

Regardless of the Kia model you prefer, Huffines Kia McKinney will have you driving in style, whether you’re venturing out to Erwin Park or enjoying leisurely family drives on Texas State Highway 5. So, contact our sales team to learn more about our Kia SUV lineup. If you’re still undecided, our team will help you choose an SUV that suits your needs.


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