*This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own*
As children we all have grand ideas about the car we will drive when we are older. My 10 year old son currently craves a Ford Mustang, while my daughter will take anything with the word “convertible” in it.
In reality car shopping is a difficult process as we find ourselves needing cars that perform specific functions at specific levels when we grow up and, especially, when we have a family of our own. However, choosing the right car for your precious cargo is made easy with the help of Cars.com!
As a teenager I had grand dreams of driving a lifted Bronco around town. In reality I ended up with a Chevy Cavalier as the great gas mileage fit my college budget of “broke.” However, this quickly changed when I was ready to welcome my second child. My husband and I wanted something that would be safer for our precious cargo. Something that would get us through the Colorado winter with ease, that had more passenger space, and that would better accommodate all the car seats we were accumulating! With a little research we decided on a Ford Explorer.
Research is KEY when choosing the right car for your precious cargo. Cars.com provides it’s users with a wide range of information on every car you can think of! You can find safety ratings, recall info, and service and repair expectations on each page. There is also an “Our Take” section. In this area you can find what Cars.com experts like and don’t like as well as notable features about each vehicle.
Two months ago we started our search for a new car once again. We needed to find an 8 passenger vehicle as I was due to have our 6th child the next month. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!
As we would now have an infant car seat, a toddler car seat and 2 booster seats installed, we needed a car that could provide the best means to properly position everything safely! Cars.com has an entire page dedicated completely to car seat safety articles and car seat checks on specific car models. This was a HUGE help for us as we had no clue where to start looking.
Car seats come with a host of instructions and laws that can be extremely daunting. After all, your baby is the most precious cargo your car will ever carry. Surprisingly, not all cars are car seat friendly, so doing the correct research on the car you choose to carry your child in is extremely important. Cars.com helps tremendously by providing a grade for how each type of car seat performs in each vehicle as well as feedback about what their experts like and don’t like about each cars car seat system.
In the end, the safety of my children outweighed my childhood desire to NEVER drive a minivan. Thus, we purchased a Kia Sedona. We based our decision partly on THIS article about the best minivan for car seat safety that I found on Cars.com’s car seat safety page which you can find HERE.
I couldn’t be happier with our decision and with the advice we were given. Thanks Cars.com!