14 Affordable and Safe Large Family Cars

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15. Volkswagen Passat

Starting price: $22,160

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is one of the more affordable and safe large family cars on the market today. The model has been sold for a number of years, and VW has gone to great efforts to improve both the driver and passenger experience in the automobile. The stock engine in the vehicle is a 1.8 liter turbo four cylinder rated at 170 horsepower coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Consumers can upgrade to a six-speed automatic transmission when buying the car new, and they can also choose to upgrade the engine to a 3.6 liter VR6 that is rated at 280 horsepower with either the six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in 7.5 seconds, and its top overall speed is rated at 115 MPH. The overall fuel economy of the Passat is slightly above industry average with a 24 MPG (city) and 34 MPG (highway) overall rating.


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