2021 is around the corner and you might be thinking, “New year, new set of wheels,” right? Shopping around for a new family car can be intimidating not only because of the price tags, but because of the upgraded technology and unknown features. Family-friendly vehicles equal safer driving, which ultimately can have an impact on your insurance rates (Need an auto quote? Click here.) We’ve gathered our favourite top five 2021 SUVs to help get you and the kiddos from point A to B, safely and in style. Not only do these family-friendly SUVs have the looks, but they’re roomy enough to fit the whole wolf pack, plus your strollers, groceries and family pets.

1. HYUNDAI PALISADE

The 2021 Palisade features “available 8-passenger premium seating space in an elegantly modern and intuitive interior that thinks about everyone in every row.” With incredible convenience technologies (i.e the Smart Power Liftgate and Welcome lighting on door handles) and a wealth of Hyundai SmartSense safety innovations, the 2021 Palisade is truly a remarkable family-friendly SUV that is perfect for family life. Models available: Essential, Preferred, Luxury and Ultimate Calligraphy. Starting from $39,199.  

Additional features (details vary by model):

  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Bluelink connected vehicle system 
  • 7 airbags – driver, front passenger, occupant classification system (OCS) seat weight sensor, driver and front passenger side-impact FR (thorax) (2), driver knee airbag, side air curtains (front and rear passengers) with rollover sensors 
  • Dual-panel sunroof 
  • Driver attention warning 
  • 10.25” touch screen display 
  • 8-speed automatic transmission 
  • HTRAC All-Wheel Drive with Multi-terrain Control Modes 
  • 291 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque 
  • Power window lock-out button 
  • Rear child safety locks and rear occupant alert 
  • Seven USB outlets for every family member, Two Bluetooth connections and wireless charging pad 
  • Heated front seats, second-row seats, steering wheel and three-zone climate control 
  • Push-button ignition 
  • Cargo space in the back 
  • Smart one-touch walk-in button and third row power folding/unfolding seats 
  • Outboard and inboard seatbelts (7) 
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with 4-wheel disc brakes 
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) with traction control (TCS) and brake assist 
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM) and Trailer Sway Control 
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire indicator 
  • Pedestrian detection and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist 
  • Lane Following and Keeping Assist + Safe Exit Assist 
  • Parking Distance Warning 

FOR THE FULL LIST OF FEATURES, VISIT HYUNDAICANADA.COM

2. NISSAN ROGUE

This is a family-friendly SUV designed to be in sync with your busy life. The new Rogue features premium interior details, standard 360° safety and comfort for all five passengers. Models available: S, SV, and Platinum. Starting from $28,498.  

Additional features (details vary by model): 

  • 10 standard airbags  
  • Snug Kids – helps parents confidently select a Child Safety Restraint System that best fits their child and vehicle 
  • Car-seat ready, rear sunshades, 4-door keyless entry and rear-door alert 
  • Intelligent braking technology and Anti-lock Braking System  
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert 
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless charging capabilities 
  • Digital dashboard 
  • Intelligent  
  • Heads-Up and Touch-Screen display 
  • Different navigation options: Nissan Door-to-Door, Waze and Google Maps 
  • Android Auto  
  • NissanConnect Services  
  • 4 cameras for parking assistance 
  • ProPILOT Assist 
  • Safety Shield 360  – Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Blind Spot intervention 
  • Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof 
  • Bose® Premium Audio System 
  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine 
  • All-Wheel Drive 
  • Up to 7.0L/100 KM HWY fuel consumption 
  • Sport Mode 
  • Generous Divide-N-Hide cargo space and flexible seating

FOR THE FULL LIST OF FEATURES, VISIT NISSAN.CA

3. KIA TELLURIDE

Built for the modern family, the 2021 Kia Telluride is an 8-seater  family-friendly SUV, designed with your active brood in mind. Key safety features include seven airbags, child safety rear door locks, Safe Exit Assist System and front/rear parking sensors. Features include UVO Intelligence (support services,) Kia Navi navigation, and HomeLink system. Models available: EX, SX, SX Limited and SX Limited Nightsky Edition. Starting from $46,195.  

Additional features (details vary by model): 

  • 5-Year 100,000 KM Warranty 
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio 
  • Rain-sensing wipers 
  • Heated sideview mirrors 
  • Dual-panel power sunroof 
  • 291 hp @ 6,000 rpm 
  • Fuel consumption: 12.6/9.7 L/100km 
  • One-touch slide and fold 2nd row 
  • Heated and air-cooled front and second row seats 
  • Automatic defog system 
  • 10.25″ multimedia interface with integrated navigation3 
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system 
  • AM/FM/MP3/HD/satellite radio 
  • USB charging ports in all rows 
  • Bluetooth hands-free cellphone connectivity 
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone integration 
  • Wireless phone charger 
  • Smart power liftgate 
  • Drive Mode Select 
  • Push-button start with smart key 
  • Smart Cruise Control & Highway Drive Assist 
  • 360° camera monitoring system 

FOR THE FULL LIST OF FEATURES, VISIT KIA.CA

4. TOYOTA RAV4

The RAV4 stands out from the crowd in a good way. What makes this family-friendly SUV a great fit for your family are the technological advancements, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and hybrid or prime alternative models. Models available: LE FWD, LW AWD, XLE FWD, Hybrid LE AWD, XLE AWD, Hybrid XLE AWD, Hybrid XSE AWD. TRAIL AWD, Limited AWD, Hybrid Limited AWD, Prime SE and Prime XSE. Starting from $28,250. 

Additional features (details vary by model): 

  • 8 strategically-placed airbags  
  • Fuel efficient performance; helps reduce carbon footprint every kilometre 
  • Self-charging hybrid battery – 2 hr 30-minute charge time  
  • Hybrid Component Warranty – 8-year or 160,000 km OR 10-year or 240,000 km 
  • Smart Key system 
  • Power rear door with kick sensor option 
  • Apple CarPlay AND Android Auto compatibility with 6 speakers and 7” or 8” touch screens 
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection 
  • Parking Assistance, backup camera, bird’s eye view camera, panoramic view monitor and blind spot monitor 
  • Available dual zone automatic climate control 
  • Eco drive monitor 
  • TSS 2.0 – Pre-collision Safety System with daytime Cyclist Detection and enhanced low light Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
  • Traction control, smart stop technology, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, anti-lock brake system 
  • Active torque all-wheel drive, multi-terrain select, dynamic force engine 

FOR THE FULL LIST OF FEATURES, VISIT TOYOTA.CA

5. HONDA CR-V

The new and improved Honda CR-V features 85-degree rear door mobility for your little one(s) to hop in and out with ease. This SUV’s LED high and low beam headlights, as well as fog lights, are the way of the future for added visibility. Models available: LX-2WD, LX, Sport, EX-L, Touring and Black Edition. Starting from $31,760. 

Additional features (details vary by model):

  • Hands-free power tailgate 
  • Roof rails for extra storage 
  • Childproof rear door locks 
  • Lower anchors and tethers for children 
  • 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder 
  • 190 @5600 horsepower 
  • Rain-sensing wipers 
  • One-touch power moonroof 
  • 19” aluminum alloy-wheels 
  • HandsFreeLink-bilingual Bluetooth 
  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear backseat 
  • Adjustable cargo floor height 
  • HondaLink Next Generation and Assist Automatic Emergency Response System  
  • 7-inch Display Audio System 
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto 
  • Two front USB charging ports 
  • Pushbutton start 
  • Remote engine starter 
  • Added security system 
  • SmartVent side airbags 
  • Vehicle stability assist with traction control 
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system 
  • Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning system

FOR THE FULL LIST OF FEATURES, VISIT HONDA.CA

Purchasing a new family-friendly SUV is a big decision, especially when looking for top-notch safety, security and technological features. We have answers to some of the most frequently asked auto insurance questions. Are newly purchased vehicles covered by my policy? Vehicles replacing those currently insured on your isure policy, or additional vehicles (if you insure all of your autos with isure), will share the same protection. Contact your isure broker for details regarding your policy. Does my financing affect my insurance needs? Leasing or finance companies will require that your auto insurance reflect their interests by way of a special endorsement. While there is no additional cost for this, finance and leasing companies typically need you to maintain certain coverage and deductibles.

Purchasing a new family-friendly SUV is a big decision, especially when looking for top-notch safety, security and technological features. We have answers to some of the most frequently asked auto insurance questions. Are newly purchased vehicles covered by my policy? Vehicles replacing those currently insured on your isure policy, or additional vehicles (if you insure all of your autos with isure), will share the same protection. Contact your isure broker for details regarding your policy. Does my financing affect my insurance needs? Leasing or finance companies will require that your auto insurance reflect their interests by way of a special endorsement. While there is no additional cost for this, finance and leasing companies typically need you to maintain certain coverage and deductibles.

In addition to liability, accident benefits, family protection and direct compensation for all cars, you want to protect your new car with other types of insurance coverage. Here’s a little bit more information on each option:

  1. Accident forgiveness
    Mistakes can happen, even to a good driver. That’s why many isure approved insurers will forgive your first at-fault claim.
  2. Collision coverage
    Consider Collision coverage to protect your car from the dangers of the road. This includes collisions, theft, fire, falling objects, etc. You’ll need this coverage if you lease or finance your vehicle.
  3. Automobile Liability
    Pays when you’re legally liable for someone else’s bodily injury or property damage resulting from a car accident. Consider higher limits for better protection.
  4. Accident Benefits coverage
    Pays certain medical costs for you and your family if injured from a car crash.
  5. Rental Car coverage
    Covers costs of renting a vehicle while your car is being repaired.
  6. Loss of Use coverage
    This coverage provides you with a replacement vehicle or reimburses you for your transportation costs, while your vehicle is being repaired or replaced after being damaged by an insured party.
  7. Waiver of Depreciation
    This type of coverage is common for drivers who purchase or lease a brand new vehicle. Your insurance company will waive the ability to deduct depreciation and provide you with a cheque for the value of a new vehicle after a total loss claim.

Looking to maximize your discounts? Bundle your auto and home insurance policy! Remember, different insurers offer various rates and coverage, so make sure your new ride and your loved ones are insured properly with only the best auto insurance coverage. Speak with an isure broker (toll-free) at 1-877-514-7873 and we will search Ontario’s insurance marketplace for the best available products and discounts, provide advice on the proper coverage and guide you step-by-step through the process.

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