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The Top Family Vehicles On The Market That Deliver On Fuel Economy

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle for your family, you know how tough it can be to find a vehicle that fits everyone but also delivers excellent fuel economy. In the past, most of the vehicles big enough to fit you, your partner, all the kids, and all their gear don’t get great gas mileage because they’re huge.

Luckily, the auto industry has developed technologies that have improved the fuel economy of most of the vehicles on the market today. There are excellent family vehicles out there in every shape that are fuel efficient enough to save you money at the pumps.

Here are the top fuel efficient family vehicles that you should consider.

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Honda Accord Hybrid 

Is it even possible that a roomy sedan gets almost 50 miles per gallon? The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid pulls it off with style to spare.

This midsize sedan gets 48 combined miles per gallon. Your busy family can get everywhere they need to go for weeks at a time without needing to stop for gas.

There’s plenty of room in the back for the kiddos. And there’s still plenty of room in the trunk too.

For a family of four or five, the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid is the perfect blend of form and function. And at around $22,700, the payments won’t break the bank!

Toyota Rav4 Hybrid 

For a long time, the hybrid market was entirely sedans and hatchbacks. There were no options for families who needed a bigger, beefier vehicle.

The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid has solved that problem! This expansive crossover gets a whopping 41 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

The backseat has plenty of legroom and plenty of seating for up to three kiddos. And even with that roomy backseat, there’s still plenty of built-in storage space.

The 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid also received top scores for safety, making it a great choice for your little family.

Toyota Prius V

The Toyota Prius is the original mass-market hybrid. It’s been delivering fuel economy and reliability for years.

But many families found that the original model Prius wasn’t spacious enough to be a family vehicle. Enter the Toyota Prius V.

This hatchback version of the Prius packs the same fuel-efficient punch as it’s predecessor. But it also boasts more space – both in the backseat and in the trunk. And the 41 combined miles per gallon is hard to beat for a vehicle this size.

Though this model was discontinued, you can snag a used or certified preowned one for around $26,600. It’s as affordable as it is efficient!

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Minivans have always been a trusted vehicle for larger families. And Chrysler has always been a trusted brand for excellent minivans.

So, it’s not surprising that Chrysler has the only hybrid minivan on the market.

Families big enough to require third-row seating from their family vehicles have always had to sacrifice gas mileage for space. But with the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid families no longer have to choose between fuel economy and space.

This beast of a vehicle fits up to seven people and it boasts 30 combined miles per gallon. Sound too good to be true? Lucky for your larger family, it’s not.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid really delivers on every requirement you could have for a large family vehicle.

Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander proves that there is such a thing as a non-hybrid, fuel-efficient CUV.

This powerhouse gets 25 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Though these numbers aren’t at the same level as the hybrid options, they’re far better than other CUV’s on the market.

And the Mitsubishi Outlander has the third-row seating that your family really needs. The roomy interior ensures that your whole family can travel in comfort. And the giant trunk means there’s plenty of room for anything your family needs to bring along for the ride.

For families that need more seats and more space but can’t bring themselves to get a minivan, the Mitsubishi Outlander is the perfect choice.

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Since hybrids exploded onto the scene they’ve been all the focus of the conversation about fuel economy. Most people have forgotten that there’s another option for incredible fuel economy – diesel!

Volkswagen has long been the industry leader for high-quality diesel vehicles. And the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is no exception. This sturdy station wagon gets a whopping 40 miles per gallon, making it one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles of its size.

Where the SportWagen really shines is cargo space. It has more cargo space than most of the crossover vehicles on the market. This extra cargo space makes it an awesome choice for families who love to road trip or families who need to fit sports gear for multiple kiddos in the trunk. Click to find out more about how you can deck out this awesome wagon for all your travel needs.

Station wagons have always been an excellent choice for families, and the Volkwagen Golf SportWagen carries on this tradition with pride.

Focusing on Fuel Economy for Your Family Vehicle  

When you’re looking for a vehicle that fits the whole family, it can be hard to focus on fuel economy. Many of the larger vehicles that fit your family comfortably don’t get the gas mileage you’d like. And many of the hybrid vehicles on the market aren’t big enough for your whole family and all of your stuff.

But these vehicles deliver on every requirement you have for your family vehicle. They all get excellent gas mileage. They all have the cargo space your family needs. And most importantly, your family can all fit in there without feeling like they’re packed into a clown car.

For more information about finding the perfect fuel-efficient vehicle for your family, check out the Buying & Selling section of our website.

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