Why 6 Passenger Vehicles Are Worth Consideration In Your Next New Or Used Vehicle Purchase

Years ago, all a large family could do if everyone wanted to go on the same trip was to buy a station wagon. In fact, many couples bought that type of vehicle if they were even thinking about having a family. It seems as though American families went through the 50s, 60s and 70s is that mode of thinking. Then along came the 80s and the minivan was invented along with the SUV and, just like that, the station wagon was gone. Today, there are many variations of 6 passenger vehicles, from full-size sedans and mini-vans to SUVs.

6 Passenger SUVs And Vans

6 Passenger Vehicles - Mazda 5

Everyone agrees that the Mazda 5 (2.3 liter) is the top choice in the best 6 passenger cars in a van. Sporty and roomy, this big-little 4 cylinder minivan gets 28 mpg and has enough cargo space to haul around your son’s football team with no worries. 27.6 extra wide sliding doors on both the driver and passenger sides, makes loading and unloading easy and hassle-free. Many standard features on the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models, such as high intensity discharge headlights (HID), auto-rain sense windshield wipers, high-mounted tail lights, and 5 spoke alloy rims. Prices start at 18,510 to $23,240. Notable 6 passenger SUVs would include the Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Chevrolet Traverse.

6 Passenger Sedans

6 Passenger Vehicles - Buick Lucerne

There are only a few sedans that are on the 6 passenger vehicle list; or at least, ones that are still being manufactured today. The Buick Lucerne, manufactured from 2006 through 2011 is a 4-door sedan that comes standard with a 4-speed V6 engine and a V8 option. Even though the Lucerne got an overall good rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, interest in this car has dwindled and it is being discontinued as of June of 2011.

6 Passenger Vehicles - Cadillac DTS

The Cadillac DTS is another great 6 passenger full-size luxury sedan. The DTS comes loaded with standard features, like the North Star V8 engine, Xenon high-powered headlamps, leather and power seats, luxury trims and multiple air bags. Cadillac will be replacing the DTS with the XTS as one of their 2012 passenger vehicles. There are not many sedans (6 passenger) that are still being made, but the few that are would include the Chevrolet Impala (which has a history with the American public since 1957) the Lincoln Town Car, the Ford Crown Victoria and the Mercury Grand Marquis.

Used 6 Passenger Cars

There is a long list of used 6 passenger vehicles that have been discontinued due to disinterest by the buying public that were looking for more gasoline conservative vehicles. Some of these notable vehicles that shared a long run with American drivers are; Buick Century (1936-2005); Buick Electra (1959-1990); Cadillac Deville (1949-2005); Oldsmobile 88 (1949-1999); Oldsmobile 98 (1941-1996); and the Pontiac Bonneville (1958-2005).

Considering the fact that most of the 6 passenger cars being manufactured today not only come with the standard features of some luxury cars but offer comparable gas mileage to their smaller counterparts as well, is evident that 6 passenger vehicles are an excellent choice. If you have a large family however, or need to transport several people from one place to the other on occasion, the storage space and roomy comfort of a luxury sedan or a sporty 6 passenger SUV, is incomparable in terms of cost, comfort and enjoyment of the ride.

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