Car purchase options

Goals

To recommend car options for a family with three teenagers. The cars should be reasonably priced, big enough to fit three teenagers, and have proper protection and safety features in the event of a crash.

Early Findings

  • Parents.com compiled a list of 20 best family cars of 2020 based on overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2020 Honda Odyssey

  • The 2020 Honda Odyssey is a minivan that offers space, cargo-carrying capability, and safety features. When compared to the average cost of a new car in the U.S. in 2020, the Honda Odyssey is reasonably priced.

Cost of the car

  • The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) for a 2020 Honda Odyssey is $39,180, while the average market price of the car is $35,751.

Safety Features

  • The 2020 Honda Odyssey has a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The car also has a "good" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety based on "performance in high-speed front and side crash tests plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts."
  • The safety features of the 2020 Honda Odyssey include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, overhead airbags, knee airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and anti-whiplash.

Kia Telluride

  • The 2020 Kia Telluride is the best SUV car for families, according to a report compiled by the U.S. News & World Report. The car is equipped with safety features for a crash, a large cargo hold, and cutting edge technology. When compared to the average cost of a new car in the U.S. in 2020, the Kia Telluride is reasonably priced.

Cost of the car

  • The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) for a 2020 Honda Odyssey is $40,460, while the average market price of the car is $41,790.

Safety Features

  • The Kia Telluride has a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The car received a "good" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety based on its performance in the crashworthiness test.
  • The safety features of the 2020 Honda Odyssey include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, overhead airbags, knee airbags, seatbelt pretensioners, and anti-whiplash.

Cutting edge technology

  • The Kia Telluride is equipped with a Kia Drive Wise technology that provides auto emergency braking and warning when the car detects a collision.
  • Other features of the Kia Drive Wise technology include forward collision warning, blind-spot detection technology, rear cross-traffic alert and avoidance, lane-keeping assist, and among others.

Summary Of Our Early Findings Relevant To The Goals

  • Our first hour of research provided insights that directly answer some of the questions, but we were unable to tackle the entire ask due to time constraints.
  • According to a report by CNBC, the average cost of a new car in the U.S. is $36,718. Therefore, for this research, we will assume the reasonable cost of a family car to be less than $50,000. If this is not acceptable, it should be communicated to us with the price range for the family car options.
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