Below is a list alpha sorted by auto maker with the car models they offer. This is not an all-inclusive list and it has many vehicles from recent model years. You may want to check it out if you are looking for a used vehicle just a few years old.
Mazda5 Grand Touring
CX7 Grand Touring
Mercedes C Class
Corolla & Matrix recall alert
Family Car Cousins Green Light EV Looks
Our sister site GreenFamilyCar.com is now reporting from Detroit during the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) after recently reviewing electric vehicles that middle income families will be able to choose from among in 2012 on display during the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
A broad range of more fuel efficient and more environmentally friendly vehicles have been shown. Family Car Cousins Keith Turner and Dean Adams Curtis, offer their green light during the coming year, to take a look at, and to perhaps test drive, a variety of the following 9 electric vehicles that will be available from auto dealers in 2012. In no particular order and numbered for your convenience (and ours) keeping count, they are:
1. the Honda Leaf EV,
2. the Ford Focus EV,
3. Mitsubishi’s MiEV (said “My EV”),
4. the Ford Transit Connect Electric, which is perfect for small business owners,
5. BMW’s Active E,
6. Tesla’s Model S,
7. the Coda sedan assembled in the Los Angeles area,
…and finally, bringing up the last of the list of electric vehicles that might possibly be in your price range, the two EVs that have been around for a year since the 2010 LA Auto Show, namely:
8. GM Volt, 5,300 of which have been sold in the past year,
as well as
9. the top selling EV, the Nissan Leaf, currently in the hands of 8,000 owners.
Keep coming back for the lastest news on electric vehicle and "electrified vehicle" announcements from the Detroit Auto Show, specifically the news about cars we feel are well suited for families, especially families in the market for a second car!
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It's History: Back in 2008 one of our families ventured to Florida in a Grand Caravan. These days when so many have had to trim family car adventures from their vacation plans, it is always fun to read about them. What family car history has been made on your family car trips? Drop us a line if you have a tale to share.
IN A GRAND CARAVAN
After loading the vacation gear, my husband proudly announced, with shock, to anyone that would listen, “Hey…I can still see out of the rear view mirror!” Obviously that was not something he was accustomed to on previous trips. However, the biggest screech came from our two girls (ages 14 and 11) when they discovered that you could actually watch the Hannah Montana TV show on the two drop-down DVD players (with wireless headsets) while we were driving! You would’ve thought that Miley Cyrus herself had come along for the ride.
Sandy Turner shares the story of her family's drive from Michigan to Florida in a new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. See their family ratings and rest of her story.