Consumers in the market for the Best Cheap Large Cars need only to look at those under $35,000. Surprisingly, there are some choices with more-than-expected features for such a low price. Generally sedans, affordable large cars are perfect for family use. Consider the following if you’re in the market for the Best Cheap Large Cars:
- Ford Taurus – With a fresh new design inside and out, the 2010 boasts compelling good looks, attractive and stylish cabin design, voice-activated SYNC system, available Multi-Contour seats that change shape to reduce driver fatigue, and balanced ride that approaches near-luxury road manners. Taurus is also one of the few large sedans with available all-wheel drive. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $25,170 to $38,095 for Taurus SHO, which offers a sportier ride. Consumer Guide says: “Ford’s revamped Taurus has a lot going for it. This large sedan is smooth, quiet, refined, and surprisingly engaging to drive…Ford’s flagship sedan is a Best Buy that offers a breadth and depth of features, gadgets, and trim levels, all at prices that make it stand out among a wide variety of midsize and large cars.”
- Hyundai Azera – Solid fit and finish, spacious interior, and lots of content for a reasonable price (starting MSRPs ranging from $24,970 to $29,570) – the 2010 may be a good all-around choice for families who want comfort and room. Azera isn’t the most spirited performer (although the 3.8-liter V6 delivers strong performance) or best-looking of the affordable large sedans, but it’s a terrific value with features approaching entry-level luxury makes. Hyundai offers an excellent warranty, and there’s also a large trunk – another selling point for families. Edmunds comments: “The 2010 Hyundai Azera delivers a level of quality and feature-rich content that is expected of higher-priced cars, making it a value-leading choice in this segment.”
- Buick Lucerne – Years ago, automakers built large cars to be big and comfortable. The 2010 Buick Lucerne may be considered a throwback to that time, from the standpoint of comfortable ride and roomy interior. Its looks are a bit dated and handling, according to some reviewers, is somewhat sluggish, but Lucerne does offer 275-hp Northstar V8 power and good value. Starting MSRPs range from $29,230 for CX to $39,230 for Super – but dealers may be hungry to grant deals to move the inventory. That’s good news for consumers searching for a cheap large car. As Car and Driver remarks: “One of the last American luxury barges, the Lucerne shares its architecture with the . It is a plush and pillowy car that, in V-8 Super trim, is also plenty powerful.”
Other contenders for Best Cheap Large Cars worth a look include Chevrolet Impala (MSRP beginning at $24,290 for LS to $29,630 for LTZ), and Chrysler 300 (base MSRP $28,010 for Touring, up to $32,635 for 300S RWD).