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Lots of cargo space, active park assist

Priorities: Powertrain performance / Feature availability / Reliability & durability

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 100000
Maximum age: 10 years

Maximum price: US $ 15000

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Response from AcuraT

2:02 pm March 11, 2018

For that price point you are only going to have a few good options that are going to last you without any problems. I can think of a few. A used Honda CR-V. A used Toyota RAV4. First two that come to mind.

For under $15,000 you can find a 2015 Toyota RAV4 on Truecar for under that price point.
For under $15,000 you can find a 2015/2014 Honda CRV on Truecar under that price.

Another car that will be fairly reliable but not quite much as the two above is the Subaru Forrester and Outback. I say that because while most are reliable about 10% have engine oil issues which will require you to add oil constantly when you own it. Not enough to cause a problem just additional maintainance.

For under $15,000 you can find a 2014 Subaru Forester for under that price.

Same thing goes for the Chevy Equiniox. Also fairly reliable but like the Subaru has issues occasionally (not engine, just annoyances which are easy to fix usually).

2016 Chevy Equinox for under that price point.

Best of luck.


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Response from LectroFuel

4:47 pm March 11, 2018

It doesn't have a ton of cargo space, but it has a ton of usable space. A Prius seems like a good fit for you. Active park assist is a feature that makes the car park itself. My Prius can park itself and it actually works very well. Both wheels are always within 2 inches of the curb and it has never hit or scraped the curb. It only steers itself and you control the brakes, but it tells you when to shift into D or R and when to brake. It's a very helpful feature even if you are good at parallel parking. The Prius has been available with this feature since 2010 and you'll get 50 MPG or better doing it. The Prius is also reliable. I don't know of any other cheap cars that have this feature except the Ford Focus, and that car is junk if you get the automatic transmission. I know the Forester, RAV4, and CR-V don't have the feature for under $15k or at all.

Automatic parallel parking

Automatic Back-In parking


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Response from AcuraT

10:19 am March 15, 2018

I should mention I ignored the parking feature that Lectrofuel addressed as I felt there are really no cars at your price point that make it worth it - maybe the Prius if you want a car that small but the cargo space it has made me ignore it (it does not have a lot).


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