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We are a family of 6 (2 adults; 4 kids 7 and under); I just totaled our gas guzzling Mazda MPV; do we have any fuel efficient car alternatives that will (legally) transport all of us?

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Patty Streeter,  at Nisha, The Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey are good options because they have the space you need but the Hyundai Entourage has a better safety rating and a slightly better highway MPG rating. Here is more info: Hyundai Entourage Price: $24,495 to $29,495 Mileage: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway Family frills: No van has more standard safety features: Three-row side-curtain air bags, stability control, and antilock brakes are all standard. So are the Entourage*s three-zone climate-control system, power windows in the sliding doors, a flat-folding third row, and all the obligatory storage nooks. And how*s this for value: Even if you opt for power rear doors and tailgate, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and woodgrain accents, you*ll pay less than $30,000. Real-life road test: "The removable captain*s chairs made it easy to install our triplets* car seats and buckle the kids in. They loved having their own cup holders, and there*s plenty of storage space." * Brian Gruseke, associate publisher, Parents Safety ratings: NHTSA: 10 out of 10 frontal, 10 out of 10 side, 4 out of 5 rollover. IIHS: Good frontal, good side; also listed as a Top Safety Pick.

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