What mini SUV/crossover/van has the best balance of comfort and size?
February 9, 2014 6:45 AM Subscribe
I'm looking to purchase a mini SUV/crossover/van that has a much more comfortable ride than my current 2008 Honda Fit, while still (hopefully) retaining some of the Fit's diminutive-ness.
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Comfortable ride: I've driving my mom's Toyota Avalon quite a bit and MAN the difference in ride comfort is amazing. By ride comfort I mean the smoothness of the ride as well as a lack of road noise.
Less than $20,000: I expect to buy used given this budget and my requirements.
Reliability/Safety: I am pretty devoted to the Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus/Scion brands. If your recommendation is outside of that group, please convince me that the reliability is on par!
Larger than the Fit: Not a high bar, but the Fit's design does indeed allow you to fit a lot of stuff. Now that I have a 10 month old, it's just a bit too small.
Small(ish): I would REALLY prefer to not go with a full size minivan or SUV, or even mid-size. I love the tiny footprint of the Fit and am hoping for something that maximizes usable space in a similar way.