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Buying a Car: Important Family-Friendly Features - Video

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author photo by Doug DeMuro October 2014

If you're a new parent and your current car isn't quite cut out for the many duties of parenthood, you might need to consider buying a car with a few more family-friendly features and equipment. Our latest video shows off a few of those features for new parents who might not be sure what to look for during the car-buying process.

A roomy back seat is one important aspect of a family-friendly new car -- whether it's for your children, their friends or today's wide range of parenting accessories. You'll also want to consider a reclining second-row seat and a flat-folding third-row seat. We also definitely recommend rear sunshades -- an essential item for napping babies.

When it comes to technology, we suggest buying a car with rear climate control to keep your children cool and (hopefully) calm. A rear-seat DVD player can also keep kids occupied and offer parents a little quiet time. There's also a host of safety features that you'll want to consider, from an easy-to-reach Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) restraint system for child seats to side-curtain airbags for all three rows.

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