Choosing a Family Car: Top Cars Under $25K

If you’re currently searching for a new family car, you may be fearful that this purchase might break the bank. Luckily, there are several vehicles that are perfect for growing and established families that won’t jeopardize the family vacation fund. While these vehicles are budget friendly, they don’t lack all the features you’ll find in more expensive cars.

Nissan Altima: The Nissan Altima gives buyers every opportunity to maximize both cost and efficiency. According to ChooseNissan, Nissan’s corporate website, the Altima features the best fuel economy in its class and is available for just $189 per month. It also has a comfortable back and front seats. You can drive a standard Nissan Altima for under $23K.  Learn more about the Nissan Altima here.

Kia Soul: With a remarkable price right under $17K, the Kia Soul includes a spacious interior and cargo area. The 2017 Kia also offers a turbocharged engine. The Kia Soul is among the best in its class when considering safety and reliability. In addition, it was voted as one of Best Compact Cars for Families by US News & World Report in 2017.

Mazda6: The Mazda6 provides a smooth and comfortable ride for under $22K. It has excellent fuel economy and exceptional safety scores. The 2017 model even comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a backup camera.

Toyota Camry: Your family could drive around in a brand new Toyota Camry for about $23K. The Toyota Camry is a midsize car with good safety scores and proven reliability. On the downside, the Camry hasn’t been updated with some of the features that drivers have come to love such as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. On the plus side, the Camry is spacious and comfortable.

Chevrolet Malibu: While the Chevrolet Malibu doesn’t offer some of the standard features of its competitors, it still offers safety and reliability for under $21K. Because of its safety and reliability scores, along with its roomy backseat and comfort, it was voted the best midsize car for families in 2017.

Honda Accord: The Honda Accord has great safety scores, outstanding fuel economy, and consistent reliability. The interior is comfortable, spacious and stylish. The trunk is the one of the largest, if not the largest in its class. The Accord also has an engine that provides adequate power for a car in its class. For a little over $22K, you get all of the features that make Accords one of the best-selling vehicles in America. Hyundai Sonata

Toyota Prius: Known for its excellent fuel economy, it’s no surprise that it was named the 2017 Best Hybrid Car for the Money by US News & World Report. This vehicle comes equipped with a full suite of active safety technology called Safety Sense. While Toyota has not perfected the smartphone integration system featured in the Prius, the Prius is spacious and cost right under $25K.

Hyundai Sonata: For a little of $21K, you could drive the Hyundai Sonata. It was voted the best mid-sized car in its class in 2017 and for good reason. The Sonata is safe and reliable. It also provides a smooth ride and good gas mileage. To top it off, the Sonata has a spacious trunk and comes standard with a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.