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Best Affordable Family Cars

Having children is expensive. You have to buy formula, diapers, baby food and clothes. On top of this you have to own a vehicle that is going to fit all these items plus a car seat. Fortunately there are options like the 2013 Ford Escape for families on a tight budget. According to autotrader.com, these vehicles are your best bet:

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The Ford Escape

The Ford Escape

The 2013 Ford Escape is a favorite for many reasons. The starting MSRP for the vehicle is $22,470. It has been completely redesigned, featuring a stylish exterior and a tech savvy interior. It includes both the Ford Mytouch and Ford SYNC systems. The new EcoBoost engine gets the vehicle around 23 miles per gallon city driving, and 33 miles per gallon highway driving.

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The Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze

The base price of the Chevrolet Cruze is a little cheaper than the Ford Escape. It is just over $17,000, and the upgraded version starts at $21,000. The upgraded version is complete with leather upholstery, a USB port for music, Bluetooth and heated front seats. It gets 26 miles per gallon city driving, and 38 miles per gallon highway driving.

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The Kia Optima

The Kia Optima

The starting prices of the Kia Optima is about $22,000. It has a long list of safety features including anti-lock brakes, an anti-skid system with traction control and curtain side airbags. It has plenty of storage space with a large cargo, and the back seats fold down to give you even more room.

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The Mazda 5

The Mazda 5

The Mazda5 is around $25,000. The exterior looks like a hatchback, but is more like a minivan because of its sliding doors. The vehicle is great for famlies because it has excellent safety features such as anti-lock brakes and an anti-skid system. It also has many interior features such as Bluetooth technology, a sunroof and a 6-disc CD changer.

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The Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius base MSRP is $23,015, just over the prices of the Ford Escape. This hatchback has excellent fuel economy, allowing it to get 50 miles per gallon both city and highway driving. It has extensive storage space, and also plenty of room in the back seat for car seats.

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