What's a good SUV/Van for $20,000?

I'm thinking about a new Car/SUV/Van that seats 6 or 7 and is in the $20k neighborhood. Tall order I know. So far I'm looking at the Mazda 5 and the Dodge Journey. Any thoughts on these vehicles or any suggestions for others?

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  • 10 years ago
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    Your budget is rather limited for a 6- or 7-seat vehicle. Here are three, in descending order of 2010 Auto Reliability GPA (on the standard scale of 0.00 to 4.00):

    The Mazda5, with a 2010 Auto Reliability GPA of 1.63 (a low C) over a 4-year data history,

    The Kia Sedona, with a 2010 Auto Reliability GPA of 0.08 (an F) over a 7-year data history,

    The Dodge Journey, with a 2010 Auto Reliability GPA of 0.00 (an F) over a 1-year data history.

    For comparison, here are overall 2010 Car Reliability GPAs for several brands, in descending order:

    Honda: 3.67 ( an A)

    Toyota: 3.53 (a low A)

    Subaru: 2.61 (a low B)

    Mazda: 2.28 (a C)

    Ford: 2.17 (a C)

    Kia: 1.97 (a C)

    Volkswagen: 1.58 (a low C)

    Chevrolet: 1.37 (a D)

    Chrysler: 1.04 (a D)

    Dodge: 0.97 (a D).

  • 10 years ago

    Mazda 5 yes, Dodge Journey no. There's also the Kia Rondo, a cheap, over looked, very reliable 7-seater. The Toyota Sienna or the Honda Odyssey are great vans, but you will have to find used models.

  • 10 years ago

    I agree with neal. The mazda5 and kia rondo are very good cars that are constantly overlooked.

  • 10 years ago

    Nissan infiniti

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