6 best family cars you should consider buying in 2019


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Considering getting a new family car in 2019? This article has a list of 6 best family cars you can choose from. Depending on the level of comfort you want and your budget, all the listed cars will serve perfectly. Read on!

Choosing a family car to buy can sometimes be quite a tough decision. Before making your decision, you need to put some things in check: safety, comfort, cargo versatility, technology, and of course child seats. If you have a large taste and a large budget to go with, one of these 6 Best Family Cars in 2019 could be your next purchase.

1. Honda Odyssey 2019 (from ₦10.9 million)

The latest Odyssey which was fully revamped in 2018, is designed majorly to carry a lot of people in something near comfort.  You can choose to go for the base model that conveniently accommodates seven people or a higher trim with seating for eight, which comes with the nifty Magic Slide second-row seats that allow easy pass-through access.

Either way, you’ll get a well-rounded minivan that has a powerful yet efficient V6 engine, comfortable road manners, and a ton of versatility.

You’re probably used to the regular three-row family crossovers, with the sixth and seventh seat seeming like a waste of space, the interior of the minivan is created in such a way that the back row is as accessible just like the front.


Well rounded Honda Odyssey minivan with a powerful and efficient V6 engine.

The starting price of a brand new Honda Odyssey 2019 is $30,190, translating to roughly ₦10.9 million.

What's more, the 2019 Honda Odyssey has four trim levels you can pick from, with a 3.5L V6 engine equipped as standard feature. This means all versions can produce up to 280 hp at max.

2019 Honda Odyssey trim levels
Honda LX Honda EX Honda EX-L Honda Touring

- Multi-angle rearview camera

- 262 pound-feet of torque

Power Front seats

- 18-inch Alloy Wheels

- Honda sensing

- Magic slide 2nd row seats

- Smart entry with walk away

- Blind spot information system

- Leather-trimmed seating

- Height-adjustable power tailgate

Available navigation system

- Available rear entertainment system

- Hands-free access power tailgate

- CabinWatch

- Rear entertainment system

- Front & rear parking sensors

2. Toyota Sienna 2019 (from 11.2 million)

The new Sienna offers all kinds of family comfort. Inside, there’s a Split and Stow 3rd row seat that folds into a storage compartment to allow you put in your extra stuff. There’s a system called Driver Easy Speak that lets the driver communicate with rear passengers via the back speakers.

What else can you find?

One of the best features you can find with this amazing minivan is the Auto Access Seat, it works perfectly for anyone who needs a little help getting in and out. It was specifically designed for Sienna as the only industry’s power rotating lift-up seat-rotates 90 degrees and can be lowered to a convenient transfer height.


Toyota Sienna minivan with auto access seat for special people

Some other features you can find are the onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a 360-degree camera system that can help when backing out of your, six cup holders, Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system, 8 airbags, five USB ports, and the safety-enhancing Toyota Safety Sense.

The 2019 Toyota Sienna is available in L, LE, SE, XLE and the price starts from $31,115, which is ₦11.2 million.

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Toyota Sienna 2019 specifications

  • 3.5-Liter V6 engine
  • 296 HP
  • Electronic ignition, with Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)
  • Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with active torque control (LE)
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)


2019 Toyota Sienna comes with 8-speed automatic transmission

3. Toyota Highlander 2019 (from ₦11.4 million)

The Highlander’s 7-8 seats are highly comfortable and there's plenty of adaptable cargo space. Apart from being equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P), there are other features like a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and a front and rear parking assist. You also get access to a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), which provides additional safety for children and a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) that alerts the driver when a tire becomes critical.

Toyota Highlander 2019 is available in 8 levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited, Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE, Hybrid Limited with varied features and specifications.

The prices of Toyota Highlander 2019 start from $31,530 (~₦11.4 million).


Highly comfortable and there's plenty of adaptable cargo space

Toyota Highlander 2019 standard features and specifications

  • 185-306 HP
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with active torque control and Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • 3.5-Liter V6 engine
  • 7-8 Seating
  • Stop and start engine system
  • 500-lb. towing capacity

4. Chevrolet Traverse 2019 (from ₦10.8 million)

Chevrolet says “it’s only a family car when your family is in it”, so the mid-size SUV is perfect for large families and big personalities as well. The big, bold and beautiful Chevrolet Traverse has available seating for up to 8 passengers, enhanced smart slide second-row seat, available heated and ventilated front seats, rear camera mirror, and technology that creates a virtual bird’s-eye view of the vehicle.

Chevrolet Traverse 2019 Media connections

  • Available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen
  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility
  • Android Auto Compatibility

Chevrolet Traverse models include L, LS, LT Cloth, RS, LT Leather, Premier and High Country. The starting price is $29,930 (approximately ₦10.8 million) while High Country is priced for $53,200 (~₦19.1 million).


The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is perfect for large families and big personalities as well

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Chevrolet Traverse 2019 standard features and specifications

  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) - Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • 257-310 HP

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5. Honda CR-V 2019 (from 8.7 million)

While having a sporty look, the 2019 Honda CR-V comes with great functionality. It is jam-packed with tons of innovative technology and features. The various models (LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring) come with an infotainment system that bundles a 7-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay as well as an Android Auto technology. 

One awesome trait about the Honda CR-V is its interior room. If you purchase the EX trim or higher, you’ll have access to more features like power-operated seats, dual-zone climate control, and illuminated vanity mirrors.

The starting price of Honda CR-V 2019 is $24,350, which is equivalent to ₦8.7 million.


The family size CR-V offers more than comfort

Honda CR-V 2019 standard features and specifications

  • 5 Seating capacity
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 184-190 HP
  • Honda Sensing (Safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving)

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6. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 (from ₦9.2 million)

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has the perfect space for a family get-together. The cabin comfort offers basic free space, particularly rear legroom, and the seats have additional foam padding in critical areas for support and comfort.

Available models of Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 include SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, Limited 2.0T, Ultimate, and Ultimate 2.0T.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 standard features and specifications

  • 5-7 Seating
  • 185-290 HP
  • Lower trim models - 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 178 lb-ft of torque
  • Higher models - 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder rated at 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Hyundai HTRAC AWD (gives you added vehicle control and handling for a variety of driving situations and weather conditions)


If you have a need for more legroom, Hyundai Santa Fe has that in abundance

Features of Hyundai SmartSense equipped on Hyundai Santa Fe 2019:

  • Safe exit assist
  • Lane keeping assist
  • High beam assist
  • Driver attention warning
  • Blind-spot collision warning
  • Available rear occupant alert
  • Rear cross-traffic collision warning
  • Smart cruise control

The starting price of Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 is affordable, just $25,550, equal to 9.2 million.

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A passionate writer looking to educate people with every piece of her work. Oluwatobi enjoys writing about exotic cars, productive tech traits, workplace culture, and basic data science values. She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos. When she's not expressing herself through a new article, she's reading about international politics.

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