Driving with kids used to be as simple as jamming as many as you could fit into the backseat and calling it a day. Thankfully, someone wised up to the fact that the children are the future, and decided to implement some safety regulations. And, while all modern vehicles need to meet these regulations, not all vehicles are created equal when it comes to protecting the world’s most valuable resource. Your extended family at Great West Chrysler has put some serious thought into this, and presents you with the safest vehicles for driving with children.
Minivans: The Usual Suspects
There’s probably no greater vehicle, in regards to safely driving with children, than the mighty minivan. And at Great West Chrysler, between Dodge and Chrysler, we have 3 of the best minivans on the market, starting with Canada’s most awarded minivan—the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan.
The Grand Caravan’s excellent handling can help you avoid a potential collision, but the advanced crash-protection features are what really set this van apart. 7 airbags come standard, alongside reactive front head restraints. ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera technology gives you eyes in the back of your head (well, maybe not for the commotion in the rear seats), and the available Park-Sense® Rear Park Assist System provides both audible and visual warnings when something or someone is getting too close for comfort.
The Chrysler Pacifica keeps the safety theme rolling, thanks to an available 360° Surround-View Camera that allows you to see all around your vehicle. More available safety technology, like Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, provide extra peace of mind thanks to audible and visual warnings and, in some instances, actually braking for you.
If you think about safety in more abstract terms, then the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid might satiate your need for safety. A best-in-class fuel economy is just the tip of the iceberg, when you consider a full battery charge will take you up to 51km on all electric power. This means that little Timmy and Sally will be breathing safe air not only in the garage when you warm up the vehicle on those cold Edmonton winter mornings, but you’ll be contributing to a movement that promises cleaner, safer air for all to breathe.
S.U.V. (Safety Utility Vehicle)
While minivans will forever be the chosen vehicle of the diligent parent, there’s nothing wrong with getting behind the wheel of one of Great West Chrysler’s safety utility vehicles. Vehicles like the Dodge Journey or Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, or any of the Ram trucks, all offer incredible safety while driving with children—in the case of the 2019 MotorTrend Truck of the Year, the Ram 1500, there are more than 100 standard and available safety and security features. Throw in performance features synonymous with SUVs and crossovers, like all-wheel drive, and you’ve got a vehicle that can tackle any road while keeping the kiddos safe. If a Jeep is meant to keep you safe when travelling offroad, reason would have it that it should keep you even safer driving the kids to school.
If you want to learn about any of the incredible safety features offered in the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram lineup, then come by Great West Chrysler and we’d be happy to let you know all about them, or set you up with a test drive. Because Great West Chrysler is for the children!