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If you have children, it’s likely you have a lot of expenses and also spend the majority of your day running around town in your car. Striking a balance between a car that's affordable but also comfortable and roomy for your kids and their gear can be a challenge. These five family-friendly sedans all come in under $25,000 for a new base model.
The Malibu boasts an especially roomy backseat, which comes in handy if you have two or more children in car seats or boosters. The wide rear doors make it easy to get children in and out, even in rear-facing seats. It also has available features that appeal to families, like a teen driver safety system and built-in internet access.
If you're a soccer mom or dad who doesn't want to compromise on style, the Accord is the car for you. Available in either a practical sedan or a sporty coupe, this car combines a roomy and luxurious interior with a sleek re-designed exterior. You will never feel like a boring parent in the Accord, and its sleek looks along with Honda's reputation for reliability make it a great hand-me-down when your kids start driving.
The Camry is another great-looking car with a solid brand behind it. It is also an excellent value with luxury features like heated mirrors and power seats included as standard equipment. If you are curious about how the Camry stacks up against the other vehicles in its class, Milton Ruben Toyota offers a handy comparison guide on their website.
Tech-savvy families will love the Sonata. It comes with seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep the kids entertained. Parents will enjoy the roomy interior, comfortable seats and smooth handling, while the Sonata's 38 highway miles per gallon means more road trips for everyone.
The Fusion combines luxury feel with family-friendly practicality, making it a great choice for parents who need to commute to work and chauffeur the kids with the same car. It also includes a few practical features for families, such as MyKey, which allows parents to set limits for their teen drivers.
If you're a parent looking for a daily driver or road-trip machine, any of these cars will fit the bill. They will also save money at the pump with at least 30 highway miles per gallon each. Head to a dealership and test them out for yourself.