Best Vehicles for a Family of Five
June 2017
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Best Vehicles for a Family of Five
These vehicles are perfect for every situation

For a family of five, there are plenty of great automotive choices. Here is a list of some of the best:

Nissan Murano: The 2017.5 Murano hits all the right notes with design, performance, utility and amenities, so it should come as no surprise that it was named a “2017 Best 2-Row SUV for the Money” from US News. Starting at an MSRP of $29,770, the Murano is available in S, SV, SL, Platinum and a striking Midnight Edition. Regardless of which you choose, it’s powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 260 hp and 240 lb/ft of torque with fuel economy rated up to 28 mpg highway. You can also add the all-weather traction and capability of an Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system. Cargo capacity tops out at nearly 70 cubic feet. Some of the highlights you’ll find in the Murano are signature LED lighting, a power panoramic moonroof, Zero Gravity seats, and a Navigation system with eight-inch touchscreen.

Edmunds says the Murano “is a pleasant and versatile five-passenger midsize crossover with ample room for all passengers. It is a smart choice if you want an upscale, V6-powered crossover without having to pay a premium for a luxury brand.”

Honda Accord: The Accord is one of those vehicles that you’ll never regret buying, and there’s a reason it made an appearance on Car and Driver’s prestigious “10Best” list more than 30 times. It would be fair to say that no other vehicle can match the Accord’s blend of sophistication, reliability, safety and value. There are two available engines–a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes up to 189 hp and 36 mpg highway, or a potent 3.5-liter V6 that produces 278 hp while still returning an impressive 33 mpg highway. Even the base model is available with the Honda Sensing system that adds Adaptive Cruise Control, a Road Departure Mitigation System Lane Keeping Assist System and Collision Mitigations Braking System. The 2017 Accord Sedan earned both a 5-Star Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Kelley Blue Book adds “the 2017 Accord remains a highly recommendable car even as rivals clamor for its benchmark status. The Accord just marked its 40th anniversary, and it shows no sign of resting on its laurels.”

Toyota Sienna: You may think a minivan is reserved for those with larger families, but for those who want additional comfort, space and cargo space, it’s a great alternative to an SUV. And the Sienna is a great choice, as not only does it compete with the Odyssey, Pacifica and Sedona, it’s the only one that’s available with all-wheel drive. Not only can you fit a family of five, you can also bring along an extra three people when the need arises. All Sienna models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 296 hp and 263 lb/ft of torque that’s good for a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. You’ll find three-zone automatic climate control and an Entune audio system with 6.1-inch display as standard equipment but you can also add a dual-view 16.4-inch entertainment center, leather upholstery and a moonroof.

Car and Driver notes: “It's the Camry of minivans: The updated Sienna appeals to a wide range of families looking for roomy, comfortable, and high-quality transport—and it succeeds.”

Whatever you decide to buy, head in to your financial institution for the best rates and shop with even more confidence.


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