Top options include the 2013 Ford E-150 with an MSRP of $29,455.00 or the Chevrolet Express 1500 and the GMC Savana 1500, both of which have MSRPs just over $29,500.00. While the latter mentioned vehicles are some of the best choices you can make when buying an eight-passenger vehicle, there are still other vehicles that are ultra-exceptional and that stand out from all the rest.
The Best 8 Passenger Vehicles For 2013 And Fuel Efficiency
The Pilot and Sienna offer 21 mpg combined and the Traverse gets 20 mpg. The 2013 Honda Odyssey is also among the most fuel-efficient vehicles. This eight-passenger van has an MSRP range of $41,530.00 to $44,025.00. It comes in four trims, two of which have 4x4 capabilities. The Touring and Touring elite trims deliver 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. The trims with 4x4 inclusions get 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. All of the trims can tow 3500 pounds, so the vehicles are great choices if you are looking for a vehicle that can transport all of your toys.
Driving the Odyssey 15,000 miles annually over a five-year period will result in a $39,973.00 cost of ownership. The vehicle will depreciate by 43%. According to an August press release from the carmaker, the Odyssey has unrivaled safety ratings, superior fuel efficiency, and is built with lots of features and advanced gadgetry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Odyssey a five star rating for safety. For more information, visit the Honda Media Room at http://www.hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-odyssey/releases/2013-honda-odyssey-offers-unmatched-safety-ratings-class-leading-fuel-economy-ratings-and-high-tech-convenience-features.
If you rather invest in an SUV than a van, and you have some luxury features in mind, you can opt for the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. The vehicle has an MSRP ranging from $73,850.00 to $85,845.00. The Escalade Hybrid comes in four trims, two of which have 4x4 capabilities. The vehicle can deliver 20 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined across all trims.
In terms of ownership costs, if you drive the Escalade Hybrid 15,000 miles every year, it will cost $80,362.00 to own the vehicle over a five-year period. The vehicle depreciates about 53% over the same time span. Edmunds.com® criticizes the tight legroom in the third row of seats, but complements the road handling, powerful V8 engine, visual presence, and feature inclusions in the Escalade Hybrid. For more information, visit Edmunds.com® at http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/escalade/2013/.
More Of The Best 8 Passenger Vehicles And Affordability
The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is a moderately affordable SUV, with an MSRP ranging from $53,045.00 to $55,850.00. Designed in two trims, the Tahoe Hybrid has the base trim with 4x2 capabilities and another trim with 4x4 features. Whatever vehicle you decide to buy, you will get 20 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
When you own the Tahoe Hybrid for five years and drive it 15,000 miles annually, the cost of ownership is $61,558.00. The vehicle’s depreciation is about 51% during the five-year time span. Cars.com™ experts criticize the fact that the third row of seats in the Tahoe hybrid do not fold down into the vehicle’s floor, but the same site complements the quality of the vehicle’s interior, the feel of the brakes, the refined drivetrain, and the stylish looks of the Tahoe Hybrid. For more information, visit Cars.com™ at http://www.cars.com/chevrolet/tahoe-hybrid/2013/.
The 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid sports an MSRP ranging from $53,570.00 to $64,230.00, depending upon which if the four trims you buy. If you are considering a vehicle based on towing capabilities, the Base and Denali trim with 4x2 capabilities can tow between 6000 and 6200 pounds, while the trims with 4x4 features can tow between 5700 and 5900 pounds. The five-year cost of ownership with this vehicle is roughly $64,111.00. If you drive the vehicle 15,000 miles a year, the vehicle depreciates about 51% over the same time span. Experts on The Car Connection criticize the luxury price tag of the Denali trim and suggest that a bit more legroom in the third row would be a benefit, but the same site highlights the Yukon Hybrid’s strong ride, powerful tow ratings, and smooth, powerful power trains. For more information, visit The Car Connection at http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/gmc_yukon_2013.