Recently, iSeeCars.com conducted a survey in order to find out which vehicles are being kept by owners for 10 years or more. When the poll results were in, they compiled and published a list of the top 10 models. Not surprisingly, family vehicles dominated this list of longest-kept models.
This makes sense because, typically, families look for reliable vehicles that will last. Of course, most of these vehicles, if purchased new, may be a bit pricey for budget-conscious buyers. However, used versions of these models are much more affordable.
And if families are keeping these vehicles for 10 years or more, it stands to reason that if you buy a four-year-old version, it will easily last for several more years.
Used Family Vehicles to Consider Buying
Out of the list of 10 vehicles from iSeeCars.com, four of them, if purchased used, can be considered "affordable." Each of these 2013 models can be found for around $20,000. You may be able to buy them for less or a little more, depending on the trim level and options included.
The 2013 Toyota Prius
This may be the smallest vehicle on the list, but this midsize car still comes with plenty of space. With both a large back seat and cargo area, smaller families should ride comfortably. There's also ample room for luggage on family road trips. Also, if you're interested in getting incredible (EPA-estimated) gas mileage, the Prius delivers. When you're getting 51 mpg/city and 48 mpg/highway, you'll save a ton at the pump. Finally, with its distinctive silhouette, your Prius will let all of your friends and neighbors know that you're doing your part to reduce the size of your carbon footprint.
The 2013 Honda CR-V
Ranked number one for its model year and class, the CR-V offers plenty of value for its price. Reviewers have praised this compact SUV's ability to out-handle the competition. Some, in fact, have reported that it "drives smaller than it is." The CR-V also comes with a spacious interior to make it easier to haul both kids and all of their stuff. In addition to these attractive features, this Honda vehicle comes standard with plenty of tech features, and it offers "good" (EPA-estimated) fuel economy for its class.
The 2013 Toyota RAV4
If you like to get a lot for your money, you'll be pleased with the RAV4's long list of standard features. All 2013 models are equipped with Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera and a Display Audio system. And, if you have school supplies, sports equipment or baby strollers to haul around, you'll enjoy a nice amount of cargo space in this compact SUV. You can also expect your daily commute in the RAV4, with its comfortable ride and controlled handling, to be enjoyable.
The 2013 Subaru Forester
The Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive. This is a big selling point if you live in an area where winters can be rough. This compact SUV also features a lot of room on the inside, both in seating and available cargo space. The interior isn't exactly what you'd call chic, but if you have small kids, having fancy upholstery in your car probably isn't a priority. You just want something that's easy to clean. And the plastics in this Subaru offering are fairly easy to wipe down.
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