There are a number of things that attract several people to auto shows. For some, it’s the rush of ecstasy that comes from seeing so many cars at once. For others, it’s the viewing of the newest concept car about to be churned out while others just simply tag along friends or bosses.
A set of people sure to grace every auto show however are those that genuinely want to buy cars and are in need of guidance to their purchasing decisions. These people cut across different categories ranging from families, working class individuals, singles, adventurous, conservative etc and the good thing about an auto show is that there is a choice for everyone.
2018 has been tagged the year of the SUVs and trust automakers to not fault on bringing them to the show enmasse. Some of them stole the show and according to car enthusiasts, here are the perfect family SUVs you should look out for. Especially if you and your kids can make up an entire clan.
2019 ACURA RDX
This is the luxury version or division of the Honda brand. The gearshift, grille and interior designs are a major advancement from the prior versions or year models that the RDX has offered. The 2019 Acura RDX added 3.4 cubic feet to the cargo area, bringing the total to 29.5 cubic feet. There’s also a surprisingly large storage area found under the cargo floor, which is great for organizing the inevitable car clutter.
A final surprise is the RDX’s optional Acura ELS Studio 3D audio system. It’s a 16-channel system with four ceiling-mounted speakers that allows for true 5.1 surround sound.
2019 TOYOTA RAV4
The first thing that hits you with the new Rav4 is its bold and muscular outlook which is a first for this model. As a family car would apparently need, there is more leg room at the rear, thanks to the automakers expanded cube width.
Safety is a top priority for family shoppers and that is why the 2019 Rav4 has the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package standard across the RAV4 lineup. TSS 2.0 includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high beams, lane detection and lane keep assist, and road sign assist. Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, bird’s-eye view camera, rear cross-traffic braking and Intelligent Clearance Sonar are optional safety technologies.
2019 SUBARU FORESTER
The 2019 Subaru Forester boasts a new platform and more safety tech for the coming model year. Subaru added a little more style to its compact SUV and this one is slightly roomier than its predecessor. Rear-seat occupants will find an additional 1.4 inches of legroom. There’s also more cargo room, as well as additional shoulder and hip room in the 2019 Forester. That means more room for you and all your stuff — and everyone could really use that.
Subaru also announced at the New York auto show that all 2019 Forester trims will have its EyeSight safety technology. This includes a front collision system with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, trailer sway warning and lane keep assist. Blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking are optional.
2019 LINCOLN AVIATOR
The Lincoln Aviator has an elegant exterior, with an interior that follows suit. Lincoln called the Aviator a “production preview,” which means the automaker could tweak some of the details before it arrives in showrooms sometime in 2019. That’s a long time to wait for a car, but after seeing the Aviator in person at the New York auto show, it’s safe to say it’d be worth it.
There are a lot of its features that you should be excited about: a three-row SUV that Lincoln claims can fit a 6-foot-2 adult in the second row and still accommodate at 6-foot adult in the third row; phone as a Key feature that allows you to use a smartphone to start the SUV, unlock and lock it, and open the cargo liftgate. Also,Lincoln is promising that there will be a plug-in hybrid version of the Aviator in addition to the gas-powered version. In addition to a suite of safety technologies, the Lincoln Aviator will scan the road with its forward camera to detect road imperfections and potholes. When they’re spotted, the Aviator will adjust the suspension to smooth the ride.