Getting a good quality vehicle that meets your family’s needs and doesn’t break the bank might seem like a tall order but there’s probably more options than you think. You might be attracted to the very latest tech features and that infamous new car smell but there’s plenty of smart reasons to choose a used vehicle for your purchase, namely, a reliable car for an affordable price. For the budget-savvy shoppers out there we put together this list of the 5 best family-friendly vehicles you can find for under $15,0000.


  1. 2008 – 2010 Toyota Rav4


Toyota is a brand renowned for quality and reliability which makes the Rav4 and easy addition to our list. One of the most popular mid-size suv’s on the road, the Rav4 is a good size to handle the day-to-day driving and storage needs of a smaller family. Available 4 wheel drive also makes it an attractive choice for all-year-round driving in Edmonton.


  1. 2010 Ford Fusion


Ford has been doing a nice job over the last few years of delivering solid performers with with great features and technology at an affordable price point. The Fusion is a full-size four door sedan that has enough room for the family but still delivers respectable fuel economy numbers. According to J.D Power it was ranked 3rd for most reliable cars under $15,000 based on consumer reviews. We regularly stock quality used Ford vehicles and you can click the link to search our inventory.


  1. 2012 Kia Soul


Yes, the Soul is a little bit quirky but did you know that it was also a IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2012? For those that love to stand out with their style the Soul delivers, it also has a very efficient yet peppy 1.6L 4 cylinder engine that comes standard. Depending on the trim you can find yourself enjoying features like bluetooth, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, and a 7 speaker infinity sound system that it makes a solid bargain for the price range.


  1. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze


The Cruze has you covered on a family-friendly price point but it’s just getting started. The 1.8L I4 might not perform like a sports car but it’s enough responsiveness to make your drive enjoyable while adding the benefit of excellent fuel economy. A 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick the Cruze is a great-looking family sedan that won’t let you down.


  1. 2012-2013 Toyota Prius


Our list just wouldn’t be complete without the massively popular Toyota hybrid. This budget conscious sedan delivers not only an agreeable price point, but also hefty savings at the pump which is sure to make you smile. It certainly doesn’t hurt that you’re making an environmentally friendly choice every time you get behind the wheel. It’s not the most spacious vehicle on our list but if you don’t have extensive storage needs this could be the perfect addition to your driveway.