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The Best Cars for Growing Families

By on July 10, 2015

#4: 2015 Toyota Sienna

Okay, despite what we just said about minivans not being very sexy and stylish (duh), minivans are still an excellent option for growing families for several readily apparent reasons – they’re big, they’re safe, and they get the job done. And few minivans get those jobs done better than the Toyota Sienna, which has also been on the roads since 1997. The Sienna is always rated at the top of the list for minivans, and its reputation is well-deserved.

The 2015 Toyota Sienna is another in a long line of excellent production Siennas, and if you’re family is rapidly growing, it’s hard to find a much better option for mom, dad, and a bunch of kids. This minivan starts at just under $30k, making it reasonably priced, and a great value buy. The Sienna might not be the sexiest car on the road, but it is a lot sleeker and better-looking than the dreaded minivans you may picture. The car features excellent interiors as well, which helps you feel a little more classy.

The Sienna also has a bevy of nice features, such as electronic power doors, a two-wheel or 4-wheel option on every car, and pretty good miles per gallon for such a large car. If you’re planning to go the minivan route to accommodate your growing family, look no further than the 2015 Toyota Sienna.

Specs:

  • MSRP: $28,600
  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
  • Engine: 6-cylinder, 3.5 liter

 

#3: 2015 Honda CR-V

Specs:

  • MSRP:$23,445
  • Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city / 34 mpg highway
  • Engine: 4-cylinder, 2.4 liter

The 2015 Honda CR-V is another car that we love to praise. We already mentioned that the CR-V is one of the cheapest cars to insure and one of the safest cars you can buy today – which are both undoubtedly excellent things in a car that you want to keep your family safe. And let’s be honest – saving money on insurance is definitely a nice bonus and a factor to consider.

An IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the 2015 Honda CR-V is rated excellently in every measure of safety. With optional front end crash prevention that is rated as “superior,” the CR-V will keep all of its passengers protected. The car also performs well in fuel economy, and CR-Vs are routinely voted as being one of the best SUVs/Crossovers on the market. Honda’s reliability and durability are rarely questioned, and the CR-V is no exception – this car will keep running smoothly well past the 100,000 miles mark.

The 2015 Honda CR-V is an excellent, reliable car all around, and it will always keep you as safe as possible in crashes. The CR-V is also far more stylish and sleek than many bigger, more cumbersome options, so you can keep a little bit of class and style in your family ride. If you’re looking for a car to keep your family safe and sound, the 2015 Honda CR-V is definitely worth checking out.

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