Are Sedans the Forgotten Family Car?

Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by in Auto News

Without minivans in sight and spend a day checking out after crossover Crossover at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, I had to ask myself whether it overlooked other family-friendly vehicles I. I naturally mapped minivans, crossovers and SUVs.

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But wait, what about the good old family sedan? There are many updated four doors to choose from here at the auto show, and saloons, from small cars to midsizers, became more spacious.

So, why did not I think sedans as family cars? Why have they fallen off my radar?

I began to formulate a response while. For the auto show, the search for the sedans under the sea of commercial vehicles

It made sense to start with the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Before the unveiling of the assembled reporters Impala history with'65 and '66 editions have been reminded on both sides of the stage and a video of many iterations of the Impala. Out comes the year 2014, and while John Cafaro, director of exterior design, said he did not want to rely on nostalgia for "a contemporary classic" styling not mesh with my expectations from what memories.

This does not mean that it is not an option for families with two children, a segment of today would probably shy away from the outdated Impala. There's good legroom in the back even with the front seats adjusted for taller people, but I'm interested to see how rear-facing child seat safety seats fit in it. Side note: The outgoing 2012 Impala the last objector is for a front-row bench, but that's no longer an option on the 2014 Impala.

The Impala could – perhaps – an American icon, but Toyota also tried to focus on the American-ness of its redesigned sedan, the 2013 Toyota Avalon. It is built not only in America, but for the first time it was developed in America, too. Toyota says it wants the exterior design of convincing, but as Impala, it will not do to dad's socks.

Toyota was excited to announce that the 2013 Avalon have more comfort – although the current versions added best attribute – to drive interior lighting and attractive atmosphere. What else could families want? Well, a back seat to fit large enough to accommodate all types of child safety seats. That's what!

The 2011 Avalon second row housed three – yes, three! – Car seats and had a large reclining rear seats and a flat floor in the second row, so it is really a dream for families. The new Avalon has similar back room, but no lying back seat. We have to wait for a car seat check whether it keeps them from three car seats in the second row.

What if Mom or Dad wants to be seen in a luxury car? There were two newly designed sedans, which debuted at the New York Auto Show for them, too.

Lincoln all-new 2013 MKZ received a major overhaul, the glances. I was not able to get into the MKZ, but it seems that rear legroom is decent – again, I wonder about this child safety seats. Passenger have plenty of storage options.

My favorite feature is the ginormous power glass sunroof. The sloping roof line helps the car look good, but it can lead to head-bonking when putting younger children in their car seats. No child likes getting hit her head on the roof line, if mom or dad is loaded it into their child safety seats.

The Lexus ES was the standard in affordable luxury sedans, but not really considered by most families. The redesigned 2013 Lexus ES has impressed indeed 'new spindle grille, the GS sports sedan, so I guess that works, and the car looks sportier.

On the inside of the ES 350 features leather and wood, and the parents can enjoy the luxurious surroundings. Passengers in the back seat appreciate the blinds. If I sound like a broken record, please forgive me, but I do not know whether work rear-facing seats in the new ES. Because it on Toyota's new Camry base is I think it will behave similar to this car Car Seat Check, had the room for rear facing car seats, but we have to wait and see.

It seems that my mother dropped sedans-radar because of the car seat fit question. When my children were babies and toddlers, I always have my head banged on the door whenever they in their child safety seats, so I opted for a crossover, if I needed to buy a new car.

Now that new sedans are becoming more spacious, it is a good time to think about what they may be a nice option.