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Best Cars for Family Travel Under $35,000

5 Great Family Cars for Less Than $35,000

Buying a family car that is safe, spacious, and comes with all the modern bells and whistles is costly. Or is it? These 5 come at a steal.

Summer has arrived and it’s time to get out and enjoy the open road with the family. However, as the family has grown over the years and your old car is starting to feel its age, it may be time to start looking for a more family friendly, dependable, and affordable car before this year’s big summer vacation.

We’ve listed five vehicles with plenty of seating and some that offer the latest entertainment options – all for a MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of under $35,000.

  1.     Chrysler Pacifica LX

This highly-rated minivan is sure to please with is spacious cabin and cargo space. Offering available seating for seven passengers, this vehicle has all you’ll need for a comfortable journey. Its twelve-way power driver’s seat with power recline, four-way lumbar support, and armrests will ensure the captain of the trip will be more than happy, while the crew enjoys wireless streaming capabilities like MP3, audio input jack, voice activated, and steering wheel controls for the six-speaker stereo system. This dependable vehicle’s starting MSRP is only $30,090.

  1.     Nissan Rogue

This reliable vehicle offers a third-row seat for certain models, giving you room for up to seven passengers. In addition, other available options include: heated six-way power front seats, USB ports, CD, MP3, Bluetooth connectivity, and Siri Eyes Free. Best of all, the Rogue’s base MSRP starts at just $23,820.

  1.     Jeep Grand Cherokee

With a starting MSRP of only $30,395, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is so versatile, it seems to always find its way on every recommended vehicle list. If your journey includes towing a travel trailer or boat, the Grand Cherokee is certainly up to the task with a towing capacity from 3,500 to 7,200 pounds. With spacious seating for five, this vehicle will take your family both on and off-road with ease, while offering 3G Wi-Fi, GPS Navigation, and so much more.

  1.     Nissan Quest

This comfortable and reliable minivan seats seven and has a MSRP starting at $27,500. Its large rear storage area, behind the third row seats, offers plenty of cargo space. The rear raised seating provides passengers with great visibility of the optional eleven-inch WVGA entertainment monitor. With a total of six cup- and bottle-holders, you’re sure to avoid spilled drinks while hitting the drive-thru burger joints. In addition, with two 12-volt DC outlets, you’ll be able to keep all those electronics charged at all times.

  1.     Mitsubishi Outlander

With seating for seven, this vehicle is a spacious and comfortable ride for the entire family. Starting at $23,495 MSRP, the Outlander remains easy on the family budget as well as a great year-around vehicle. With its optional rear entertainment nine-inch monitor and two sets of wireless headphones with auxiliary video input, the children will be entertained while you watch the road. In addition, its towing capacity of 1,500 to 3,500 pounds is sure handle the family camp trailer to your favorite summer destination.

Remember, half the adventure is the journey. So why not ride in total comfort while you’re at it?

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