SUVs With Great Features for New Parents
Traveling with a baby is hard, especially if you’re a new parent. From keeping baby safe and entertained to figuring out how to pack a stroller, diaper bag and who knows what else into the trunk, there’s a lot that goes into even small drives with an infant.
Fortunately, the right SUV can make taking your child with you a bit easier. Safety features, cargo room and entertainment options can go a long way in improving quality of life for parents, and in all of those areas, SUVs deliver. These are the models that are most likely to meet the needs of new parents.
The BMW X3 is a crossover SUV which combines a sleek exterior design with strong performance on the road and high-tech safety equipment. The latter even won the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, so if you’re particularly concerned about child safety in the event of an accident, it could be the right choice for you.
While the 2020 and 2021 models offer improvements over older versions of the X3, the 2018 model has most of the same strengths and features and goes for less. With up to 300 horsepower and a drivetrain that integrates both rear-wheel (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD), it’s nearly as versatile as newer models. The 2018 five-seater is available for as low as about $30,000, while newer models start at around $40,000.
The Jaguar F-Pace is easy to handle yet can pack a punch, with some 2020 models featuring a supercharged V-8 engine. However, the base turbo-4 actually offers a smoother ride, which can be good news for parents who care more about comfort and price than speed. On top of that, while the F-Pace isn’t produced in large enough numbers to require federal safety inspections, it still comes with a quality range of safety features.
Money can be an issue with this SUV, with the base price on a new vehicle starting at $45,000. However, if you have the cash or are willing to go used, the F-pace can still be a good choice for parents. You can buy a used 2018 F-Pace SUV starting at around $35,000.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
The Discovery Sport is all about comfort, both in terms of interior design and smooth driving even on rough roads. If parenting has you exhausted — and what parent isn’t? — the Sport can at least make errands and long drives more relaxing. With excellent braking and off-road capabilities, you can also take it for an adventure on those rare occasions when you have a free weekend.
With a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $41,000 for the cheapest trim of the 2021 model, this SUV is admittedly pricey. However, Sports going back to 2017 have consistently received glowing reviews, so buying a used older model can be a good choice.
The Mercedes Benz GLC features a luxurious exterior and a spacious interior fit with circular air vents, a dashtop infotainment screen and more, making it a vehicle that can continue to help parents with their kids as they grow up. Premiering in 2016, the GLC hasn’t changed much with more recent incarnations, and that’s not a bad thing.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the GLC is a slight improvement over the 2018 model at 255 horsepower, although even more powerful engines are available for buyers who value speed and acceleration. The 2020 model has an MSRP of $43,495, making this another situation where buyers looking for a bargain should consider older models.
The Volvo XC60 is a Scandinavian car, and it shows. With a stylishly minimalist interior, dependable engine, LED fog lights, a Care Key with programmable limits for young drivers and more, the XC60 is all about traveling in maximum comfort, making it a great family car.
There are multiple powertrains to choose from, including a plug-in hybrid option. While the base horsepower of 250 is nothing to write home about, it’s still enough for quick and comfortable highway driving. A 2021 XC60 has a combined MSRP plus destination fee of $42,695.
The Chevrolet Traverse is great for larger families, with three rows of seating that are all big enough for adults. Combined with decent gas mileage for its size, impressive storage even by SUV standards and one of the most intuitive infotainment centers on this list, this car can make family vacations and trips to visit relatives a lot more enjoyable.
On top of that, the base price of around 30,000 for a 2021 model gives the Traverse a significant financial advantage against flashier SUVs, such as the Jaguar F-Pace. For those that want a flashier model, more expensive trims with extra gadgets also exist.
The Volkswagen Atlas crossover SUV can compete with the Traverse in terms of storage, with a reasonable price and solid features rounding out what it brings to the table. While older Atlas models also came with driver-assistance technology, the 2021 model took things up a notch with traffic sign recognition. On top of that, it offers a more aesthetically appealing exterior, something older models have at times struggled with.
The MSRP on the base S trim is $32,565. However, the experts over at Edmunds recommend going up one level to the SE for $35,915 to get a range of additional features at a great price.
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Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System with LiteMax Infant Car Seat with Anti-Rebound Bar
About this item
- Stage: Rear-Facing Harness (4-35 pounds)
- Car Seat Safety Features: Side-impact protection, SafeZone™ base with anti-rebound bar, Belt lock-off, 5 point harness, SureSafe™ LATCH equipped base
- Stroller Seat Adjustments: Full recline into carriage mode, Pram mode, Reclining backrest, Reversible seat for forward or parent-facing ride
- Includes: Stroller and car seat combination, Infant car seat base, Bumper bar with child tray, Parent cup holder, Toddler stroller seat
- Grows with Child: 6 modes of use including car seat mode, carriage mode & toddler mode
- Comfort: Oversized storage basket, Large cruiser tires, Ergonomic handle, Large canopy, Removable arm bar with child tray
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Return details, q: is the sandstone color gender neutral i haven’t seen it in display anywhere and it’s hard to tell in the photos. i want it for my baby boy :).
A: SandStone is a light beige color fashion.
Q: do you have to take off the bassinet/seat to fold the stroller?
A: The stroller can be folded with the stroller seat attached in the upright position facing forward.
Q: At what weight do you take the newborn insert out of the carseat?
A: There is no specific age or weight limit on when to remove the insert out from the seat. We advise to remove the insert out from the seat if you are unable to get a proper harness fit on your baby after already adjusting the width and/or the height of the harness on the seat.
Q: What are the safety features of the infant car seat?
A: Rollover Tested: Evenflo is leading the industry with the development of a dynamic rollover test. Side Impact Tested:Meets Evenflo’s proprietary side impact standards. Designed and tested for structural integrity at energy levels approximately 2X the federal crash test standard. FMVSS 213: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Child Restraint Systems FMVSS 302: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Flammability of Interior Materials Certified For Use In Aircraft: When used with the internal 5-point harness this restraint meets FAA Inversion requirements for airplane use.
Q: I'm confused. I know there are multiple pictures with the bassinet but does it come with the the bassinet as well or does that need to be purchased separately?
A: Just FYI- the stroller seat can lay horizontally like a bassinet, but it does not keep its shape off of the stroller. When it is not attached to the stroller base, it collapses completely flat.
A: The Pivot travel system includes the stroller frame, infant seat with base and the stroller seat. The stroller seat does convert into an infant mode which would lay flat and can be used from infant up to 6 months of age and then it can be converted into toddler mode that can be used from 6+ months until they reach either the maximum weight or height.
Q: I'm confused, did they change the color/pattern for the sand color ? I want to order it for my baby girl on the way but not sure if it's just beige or if it has brown?
A: The Desert Tan color fashion used to called Sandstone, this is still the light beige/dark beige color fashion.
Q: Does the infant car seat AND bassinet come included in the entire purchase? Or is there items that need to be purchased seperatly?
A: Yes, the travel system will include the infant car seat, the car seat base, the stroller seat and the frame with wheels.
Q: can i attach car seat with stroller seat still plugged in in pivot? (car seat and stroller simultaneously)
A: The infant car seat can attach to the stroller seat when the stroller seat is in the toddler mode.
Q: Can you attach a second seat to this one?
A: No, the Pivot Modular is a single stroller only.
Q: can this be used with the Evenflo Revolve 360 Extend All-in-One Rotational Convertible Car Seat with Quick Clean Cover also?
A: No, the Revolve car seat is not designed to attach to a stroller.
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Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System w/Litemax
color: Desert Tan
What we about it
About this product.
- Includes stroller, infant car seat and base
- Stroller seat offers lay-flat carriage mode
- Flex-Hold parent cup holder
- Ergonomic handle
- Self-standing fold
The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System comes with the Pivot Modular Stroller and LiteMax Infant Car Seat with Anti-Rebound Bar and base. The modular frame can be configured with up to 6 modes of use, allowing your child to be parent-facing or forward-facing. The stroller also offers multiple configurations, including carriage mode, toddler mode or a frame stroller with infant car seat. Carriage mode allows your baby to fully recline and stretch out.
The LiteMax Infant Car Seat includes a removable body pillow for comfort and anti-rebound bar that absorbs and dissipates crash forces to help provide additional stability. It includes a stay-in-car base that allows for a quick and easy infant car seat connection. The integrated belt lock-off system lets you know the base is securely installed. For peace of mind, the Infant Car Seat meets or exceeds all applicable federal safety standards. It’s structural integrity tested at energy levels approximately 2x the federal crash test standard, and side-impact tested, rollover tested and temperature tested.
The feature-rich stroller includes cruiser tires to make it easy to navigate over multiple surfaces, a large canopy with a peek-a-boo window, an oversized storage basket, a removable bumper bar with cup holder and snack tray and a convenient self-standing fold.
Pivot Modular Stroller
- Unfolded: 25.5” x 47” x 34”
- Folded: 26” x 19.5” x 40”
- Max child weight: 50 lbs
- Modular frame with 6 modes, allowing you to face your baby in or out, or convert the stroller from infant car seat frame to toddler seat or carriage mode with ease
- Toddler seat transitions to lay flat carriage mode, allowing baby to stretch out
- Includes an oversized storage basket, large cruiser tires with tread, parent cup holder with handy locking tab and child snack tray
- Conveniently self-stands in seconds with trigger-fold activation
- 90-day warranty
LiteMax Infant Car Seat with Anti-Rebound Bar
- 17.5” x 24” x 29”
- Recommended for 4 to 35 lbs and 17”-32”
- Absorbs and dissipates crash forces to help provide additional stability and give you peace of mind
- Includes car seat base
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Best Answer: This cannot be converted into a double stroller.
Best Answer: The Pivot stroller is compatible with all Litemax car seat models.
Best Answer: The stroller weighs 20.1 lbs.
Best Answer: Evenflo doesn't offer a LiteMax car seat base with swivel functionality.
Best Answer: It is! The cover is removable and machine washable while the stroller material should be wiped down with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
Best Answer: This travel system does come with a car seat base.
Best Answer: The stroller weighs approximately 23 lbs.
Best Answer: The car seat weighs 8.9 lbs without the base.
Best Answer: The stroller weighs about 20 pounds.
Best Answer: The Litemax car seat base is available for purchase on Evenflo's website as well as other retailers.