Best Used Family Cars from 2015

February 8th, 2016 by




Finding a new or used car for your family can be tough. Consumers tend to have a more difficult time shopping for a family car, than they would for a vehicle used solely for themselves. This difficulty stems from the desire and need to find a vehicle that is safe, practical, and functional for day to day use. Drivers also seek to find a vehicle that is affordable, which is especially important for families on a tight budget. It is for these reasons that drivers begin searching Albany used car dealerships to find a quality pre-owned vehicle for their family.

When deciding on which make and model of vehicle to choose, consumers turn to online reviews to help them along. This is a great way to find a car that will accommodate your family, and ensure that you are getting a vehicle that is equipped to handle everything your life will throw at it. Last year, there were plenty of new model offerings that make great used options for families looking for a car today. With only one year of use, these 2015 model year vehicles offer exceptional appeal to families, and a life expectancy much longer than older used cars.

What Makes a GREAT Family Car?

Before we reveal our list of the top 5 used models from 2015, we want to discuss what makes a car a good candidate for a family. There are a lot of features that families look for when choosing  a new or used car, and as a used car dealership, we have heard them all. Let’s take a look at some key areas that families place a great deal of importance on when shopping for a new or used family car.

  • Comfort –

    Whether you are carpooling across town, or road tripping across the country, comfort is one of the most important aspects of any car. If you and your passengers aren’t comfortable, then the thought of a peaceful drive to Grandma’s house can be all but forgotten. It may not be considered THE most important feature for families, but it is certainly towards the top of the list.

  • Safety:

    This feature carries along with it the greatest level of scrutiny for families looking for a good used car. All of the vehicles that we are going to share with you offer exceptional safety ratings, with very good crash test scores. Buying a used car means that you are more likely to get active safety features, without paying the premium you would if you were purchasing new.

  • Rear Seat Entertainment:

    If you plan to use your family vehicle for longer trips, then a rear seat entertainment system is imperative to your kid’s happiness, and your sanity. Buying used is likely to get you a great rear seat entertainment system for less than you would pay to add it to a new vehicle.

  • Car Seats:

    With new government and safety laws in place on child safety seats, it’s even more crucial to look at how a car can accommodate your child’s car seat. Finding a vehicle that can fit your car seat so your child is comfortable, is incredibly important. All of the cars we are about to show you not only comfortably fit popular car seats, they are easily installed.

Your Best Bet: 5 Models from 2015 That Make Great Used Cars Today

Taking suggestions from some of the top authorities in the automotive marketplace, we have compiled a list of 2015 vehicles that make exceptional used cars, today. This list also takes into account all of the categories above, as well as some other important aspects like technology and connectivity. Whichever vehicle you choose from this list, you will be purchasing one of the most impressive family cars for 2015, but at an affordable pre-owned price.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 family cars from 2015, that you can purchase used today.

  1. 2015 Chevy Impala:


    With standard features like Start / Stop technology, a color driver information display, OnStar with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8-way power driver’s seat, this model year of the Impala featured plenty of amenities for one low price. One model year out, the 2015 Impala is making a great used car for families who don’t want to pay the full price for all that it offers. Used versions of the 2015 Impala hover right around $20,000 for well-equipped low-mileage models, while higher-mileage Impalas can go as low as $13,000 used.

  2. 2015 Chevy Tahoe:


    Featuring a complete redesign for the 2015 model year, this version of the Tahoe makes an exceptional used family vehicle. The third row of this large SUV was upgraded to fold-flat for 2015, while an 8-inch color touchscreen was also added to the list of features. Standard magnetic shock absorbers improve the SUVs handling, giving it an overall more comfortable ride. As one of the largest, most luxurious models in the Chevrolet lineup, drivers will pay a little more for the Tahoe, even used. For the 2015 Tahoe, drivers can expect to save right around $10,000 off of the initial MSRP of the SUV.

  3. 2015 Honda Accord:


    Available as a coupe or sedan for the 2015 model year, the Accord makes a great used vehicle for families for many reasons. Featuring a standard Homelink remote transmitter, a LaneWatch blind-spot camera, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Accord was well-equipped for 2015. Drivers can expect to save right around $5,000 off of the Accord’s starting MSRP, for a used version.

  4. 2015 Honda Odyssey:


    The Honda Odyssey has long been hailed as King of the minivan segment, and for good reason. After receiving a complete redesign for 2014, the 2015 model of America’s favorite minivan remained unchanged. The Odyssey comes better equipped than other vehicles in the same segment, which gives it a higher starting MSRP. Drivers can expect to pay right around $6,000 less than that new starting price, which is still a steal for an exceptional family vehicle only one model year old.

  5. 2015 Subaru Outback:


    This unique crossover has long been a family favorite in the automotive marketplace. With all-wheel drive standard, the Outback was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. With more interior cargo and passenger room, this version of the Outback is quieter, and offers more refined handling. The average used price for this Outback model year will cost around $5,000 less than the crossover’s starting MSRP.

Check Them Out at Our DePaula Used Dealership

At DePaula Used, we always have a large inventory of quality used cars for your family. Whether you are in the market for one of the vehicles we just listed, or are looking for a different make and model, we can help. Our pre-owned inventory is constantly changing, which means we are able to help you find the perfect vehicle to suit your family and lifestyle.

Even if you don’t see the vehicle you are looking for on our lot today, doesn’t mean it won’t be there tomorrow. Our dedicated team members will work with you to find the used vehicle of your dreams, saving you time, and money. Come into DePaula Used to see some of these vehicles first hand, and decide if one of them could be the right fit for your family.