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Husband and wife in mid fifties, cargo space, road trips, safety, economy, perks

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My wife and I need to find a car that fits us both, ie, I am a big man and she is a short lady. The Acadia works. Just looking for other options out there. Realiable history. My wife likes memory seats, power lift tail gate, and back up sensor. These options are not on the 2008 Acadia we have. Maybe we should should upgrade?

Car Needs: Errands about town / Long trips

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 30000
Maximum age: 4 years

Maximum price: C $ 20000

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Response from Member5528

11:08 am July 9, 2015

If you are willing to switch to a sedan, the VW Passat can fit some one 6'1" in the front seat, and someone 6'1" behind them, 3 car seats across the back row and about 6 bodies in the trunk. The 1.8T engine gives you both great fuel economy and performancce. For even better fuel economy, the TDI diesel cannot be beat. I have a diesel Gold and can boast 52mpg on a trip from Cape Cod to the Philly area.

For an SUV, look into the Mazda CX-5. Large front seat space and great fuel economy for an AWD vehicle. Plenty of hatch trunk space and small enough to park on a city street without too much issue. There are additional Tech safety features you can opt for, but at any level it's a great vehicle.


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Volkswagen Passat
Mazda CX-5

Response from mkaresh

4:33 pm July 16, 2015

You can get those three features on many cars lately. But the CX-5 suggested above doesn't offer memory.

Any other needs or wants, to help narrow the field? Do you need something as large as the Acadia, or is that much larger than you need? Is all-wheel drive a requirement?

The 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport or Santa Fe (depending on whether you need two or three rows of seats) could be a good bet. Within GM, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain have been reliable from 2011 on.


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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Chevrolet Equinox
GMC Terrain

Response from Member5722

4:18 pm July 22, 2015

Thanks to all who have put in their feedback. I will consider the GM products. I wanted to get opinions to see if there was other options. Thanks again to all.


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