If you’ve got a big family to transport, there are a few places you should look before settling for that Ford Econoline Van.
The five vehicles listed below will be able to easily handle the storage needs and comfort required of big families, without sacrificing luxury and performance.
And if you don’t think these will do, then check out our list of the best SUVs for under 30,000. You’ll definitely find something you love in one of these two places!
Top 5 Cars for the Large-Sized Family
#5 2013 Toyota Highlander
With seating for 8 passengers and 83.7 cubic feet of storage space, the 2013 Toyota Highlander is an excellent choice for bigger families.
Beyond the interior capacity, the Highlander is also a good choice for its excellent safety features, decent fuel economy for its size (20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway) and high-end music and entertainment system.
In terms of under-the-hood power, the Toyota Highlander has a 2.7-liter, inline 4-cylinder, 187-horsepower engine with 6-speed automatic transmission and killer front wheel drive.
The Highlander is a great choice for folks looking for a big family car, but who are also mindful of fuel efficiency and get-up-and-go.
At a Glance:
- Fuel Economy – 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
- Seating – 8
- Storage – 95.4 cubic feet
- Engine – 2.7-liter, 4-cylinder
- Horsepower – 187
MSRP: Starting at $29,020
#4 2014 Toyota Sienna
The starting price for the 2014 Toyota Sienna is very affordable at well under $30,000, and this basic model does feature plenty of storage space and leg room, but with some added trimmings, you can turn this 7-passenger family car into a vehicle of pure luxury and comfort.
Some of the add-ons include: heated front seats, entertainment system with DVD for the kiddos in back, 3.5-liter V6 engine for extra power, rear air conditioning and all-wheel drive capability among many other options.
For a big family, rear air-conditioning and the safety of all-wheel drive is a necessity.
The 2014 Sienna is basically no different than the 2013 model (aside from a now-standard tow preparation package), so if you like the vehicle for your family, but want to save a few bucks, check out last year’s model.
It’s a great car for a great big family.
At a Glance:
- Fuel Economy – 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
- Seating – 7
- Max. Storage – 150 cubic feet
- Engine – 3.5-liter, V6
- Horsepower – 266
MSRP: Starting at $26,920