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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Had a Baby

Used Car for New Baby

Having a baby will completely change your life. Your activities and hobbies will change. Your sleeping patterns will change. Chances are good that you’ll also be looking for a change in vehicles. You need to ensure that your car has the safety features needed to protect that little one while on the road. Here are four of the best used cars to buy if you just had a baby.

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta: If you’re on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice, then the 2014 Ford Fiesta should definitely be one of the cars you consider. It offers 28/36 mpg, so those runs to the pediatrician won’t kill your bank account. It also offers 120 hp from a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, so there’s get up and go when you need it. It also earned a 4-star NHTSA crash testing score overall.

  • 2014 Honda Accord: It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that the Accord made it on the list. Honda’s reliability is just as legendary as Toyota’s, and the Accord beats the Camry in several key areas. The car offers 24/34 mpg with an inline 4-cylinder engine, keyless entry, power mirrors and more. The NHTSA gave it a 5-star crash testing score overall (note that it earned 5 stars in front and side testing, as well as rollover testing).

  • 2014 Subaru Outback: With a flat 4-cylinder engine and 21/28 mpg, the Subaru Outback is a worthy contender for your attention. It’s also a wagon, which means you get more cargo room than in either the Accord or the Fiesta. It offers four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and a full suite of air bags, too. The NHTSA awarded it a 5-star crash test rating (it earned 5 stars in all areas except for rollover, which was 4 stars).

  • 2014 Honda Odyssey: You might not think you want a minivan just yet, but with the Odyssey, you might be willing to concede the point. It’s immensely spacious, comfortable and there’s ample power for any needs (248 hp from a 3.5-liter V6). In terms of crash testing, the Odyssey scored five stars from the NHTSA.

Just because you have a new baby doesn’t mean that you’re stuck driving a “parent” car. You’ll find that every one included on this list provides both safety and driving enjoyment, making your job just a little bit easier.

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