In your search to find the perfect car for your large and/or active family, price obviously plays a large role. When purchasing a larger vehicle, obviously we expect to also see a somewhat larger pricetag. This article reviews some of the best “bang for your buck” 7 passenger vehicles. At the end of the day, you’ll see that it is possible to equip your family with a stylish, functional, but still very economical SUV.
2011 Buick Enclave
The Buick Enclave provides families with everything they’d ever want in a family sedan, but puts it in an SUV. A 3.6L V6 engine that gives excellent fuel economy comes standard. The AWD models boast a gas mileage of 20 miles per gallon, while the FWD models jump to 24 mpg. You get plenty of power without sacrificing economy and without a hit to your pocketbook.
The Enclave offers numerous features that will make road trips breeze by, including navigation, DVD player, overhead entertainment system, heated leather seats, OnStar, and XM Satellite Radio to name a few. Safety will never be a concern with Enclave because it has a lower overall height and longer wheelbase to reduce the possibility of rollover accidents. When you add up all these features, Enclave is might just be the perfect 7 passenger vehicle.
2011 Dodge Durango
With 5 distinct models available for the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango, it’s easy for everyone to find a Durango that fits their unique family needs. Options include the base model Express, which sports a 3.6L V6 engine that flexes a gas mileage of up to 23 mpg, auto headlamps, Sirius Satellite Radio and Tri-Zone climate control. Models only get better from there.
As you move up to other models, like the Citadel which comes standard with a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine, other features become available. These include a parking assist system with backup camera, power lift gate, and heated front and 2nd row seats. You can tow just about anything you want with Durango. The base model lets you tow up to 6200 lbs, and the Hemi V8 allows you to tow up to 7400 lbs. Dodge stands behind their work by giving you a 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. They don’t expect you to have any problems, but if you do, they’ll be there for you.
2011 Ford Expedition
For families that need a large SUV, Ford’s Expedition has always been a reliable, economical option. The Expedition continues to flex a 5.4L V8 engine in all of its models, but it has seriously increased the amount of options in these models. You can now enjoy heated and cooled front seats, heated second row seats, a power lift gate, and Ford’s unique SYNC technology that is sure to keep you entertained and well-connected while you are out on the road. Additionally, you’ll never have to leave any of your toys at home because Expedition has a towing capacity of up to 9,000 lbs., one of the best in its class. With a wide variety of 8 different models available, everyone can find an Expedition that will be uniquely theirs.