At one point or another, we must all think about owning a family car. Not just any car can make to be called a family car. The selected choice for a family car should be first and foremost on all other features, spacious. It should be able to incorporate a relatively large family of 5 members comfortably without feeling cramped up. Moreover, the car should be economical in terms of fuel consumption and low maintenance cost. Safety is also a prime concern when it comes to the family. It, therefore, goes to show that a family should have safety features. All these features do not mean that the family car should be ‘boring’. The perfect family car should not compromise on performance. It should, however, have a balance between all the features.
Below is a list of cars we consider to be the best family cars. We have a little of something for everyone. Our research has covered various car models to suit all including minivans, saloon cars, and even SUVs.
The Malibu is a fuel efficient car without having to compromise on the performance and power. Not only is it spacious, comfortable and eye-catching, it also comes at an affordable price of $23,340. The Malibu records a fuel efficiency level of 36 miles per gallon on the highway. The power and performance of this model are derived from the 2.5 liters, four-cylinder196 horsepower engine.
The Ford Fusion is best described as a spacious car. Coming in at $22,400, the Fusion has a fuel efficiency of 41 miles per gallon on the highway for its hybrid and 31-37 miles per gallon on the highway for the powertrains. The model has an engine with horsepower ranging from as low as 175 to as high as 240.
This is one of our best selections under the minivan category. It boasts of a 3.5 liter, V6 248 horsepower engine. This $28,825 Honda comprises of some tech such as dual zone air conditioner, Bluetooth connection, text to speech conversion and a Pandora platform to name but a few. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 28 gallons per mile on the highway.
This Chevrolet exhibits the perfect blend of performance, functionality as well as style and comfort. The Equinox gives its drivers a wide range of engines and fuel-efficient features to choose from depending on the purpose of buying a car online. This unique model sells at $24,440. You can choose from an all-wheeler or a front wheeler and a 2.4 liter, 182 horsepower engine or a 3.6 liter, 301 horsepower engine.
The Mitsubishi Outlander may as well be termed as the best family car. With a seating space of up to 7 people, the Outlander puts comfort and space at the top of its consideration. A definite thumb up goes to its low price coming in at $22,995. The Mitsubishi Outlander is a powerful car that derives its power from two sources. The first is a 2.4 liter, 166 horsepower engine and the second is a 3.0 liter, 224 horsepower engine.
Honda Accord Hybrid
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a model with numerous desirable features. It has the style, the comfort, the efficiency, space and the safety features that make it one of the best family cars available. Its benefits to the driver extend to this car fuel efficiency that is recorded at 45 miles per gallon on the highway and slightly higher in the city at 50 miles per gallon. The Accord Hybrid has a 196 horsepower engine among other features that make it sell at a price of $29,155.
At an amazingly low price of $21,545, the Mazda CX-5 can be yours. It boasts of a wide range of features with advanced techs such as a touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity and an automatic climate control among others. You can choose either from a front drive or an all wheeled drive with either a 2.0 liter 155 horsepower engine or a 2.5 liter 184 horsepower engine.
This is a fuel economy choice with a 2.5 liter, 182 horsepower V6 engine. The car records a 38 mile per gallon fuel consumption. At a price of $22,300, the Nissan Altima is equipped with a wide range of technology for convenience.
From its name, the Subaru Outback, you can conclude quite a bit about this car. It is definitely a car meant for the outgoing family. The Outback cannot necessarily be classified as a station wagon neither can it be classified as a crossover SUV. This Subaru model is more of a fence-seater between the two. The model puts the ‘comfort’ in comfortable. It can be in two forms; a 2.5-liter tank with 173 horsepower engine or with a 3.6-liter tank with a 256 horsepower engine. The Subaru Outback sells from as low as $24,895.
If a hybrid vehicle is what you crave for your family, then the Toyota Prius is the hybrid for you. This Toyota model brings the perfect balance of safety, performance, comfort as well as the economic concept among others. For a price of $24,200, the Toyota Prius could be ours. You could be driving away with a 134 horsepower engine car that boasts of a variable transmission. This easy to handle car requires no key for its operation. The smartness does not end there. It also has Bluetooth connection, automated climate control ability as well as self-parking to name but a few. Its most admirable feature is its economical fuel consumption rate of 48 miles per gallon on the highway.