OK folks, had to make some compromises. I decided to buy a new Dodge Journey which addresses the hatchback, seats for 5 adults and comes in at $17,500 CAN or about $15,750 US.
While it does not meet my 50 IMP mpg or 42 US mpg objective I elected for the 2.4 four cyl engine and since 85% of my driving is Hwy and I'm a senior (my lead foot fell off years ago) I should get about 35 IMP mpg or 29 US mpg.
The other factor I considered was that I only put about 10, 000 km or 6,200 miles, a year on my vehicle, mileage seemed the most logical item on which to compromise.
The price of gas in Canada is currently $1.40 Litre or in IMP gallons about $6.44, so the 15 mpg I'm loosing will cost me an extra $341 CAN each year.
I still have hopes of improved mileage in the future but for now I need to be realistic.
The input was appreciated. Thanks