Family Friendly Car Features You Didn’t Know You Needed

When it comes to family-friendly cars, there is no shortage of options in today’s car market. From SUVs packing serious cargo space and minivans that offer unprecedented convenience, to sedans with better-than-ever safety scores, there are plenty of vehicles you can feel good about buckling your precious cargo into.

2014 Honda Odyssey - Buying A New Car Springfield MO

Before you hit the town in search of the right vehicle for your family when you are buying a new car in Springfield MO, consider our favorite family-friendly car features that are designed to make your life easier.

Expanding second row. The Honda Odyssey hit the nail on the head with its expanding second row of seats. Designed to fit together as one bench seat that can hold three car seats, it can also pull apart, creating three separate seats that offer more shoulder space for adult passengers.

Back up camera. Back up cameras not only help you to avoid colliding with other cars and stationary objects when reversing and parking, but are also a potentially life-saving device for small children who can’t otherwise be seen behind a vehicle. Rearview cameras are now standard on all new Honda models.

Power sliding doors. Once, again, the almighty minivan earns points for its power sliding doors. These doors make it possible for your kids to easily get in and out of the car themselves, helps to avoid doors from swinging into other vehicles, and automatically stops closing if sensors indicate something is in the way of the door closing (like fingers).

Built-in vacuum. We’ve all been there—spilled Cheerios, and no way of cleaning up the spill before it becomes a smashed-into-the-floor-never-coming-out-mess. The Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to offer a built-in vacuum, so that you can clean up on the go.

Here at Don Wessel Honda, we want to know: what are the family-friendly features you can’t live without? Tell us in the comments!

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