Best family car under $30,000: Chrysler 200

By:  Special to the Star, Published on Tue Nov 18 2014Intimate, elegant, exciting: when did we start using those words to describe family cars? Push the start button on a Chrysler 200, a Hyundai Sonata or a Mazda 6 and you will experience such pleasures and more. There is no need to feel deprived or anonymous anymore when motoring your way to the parent-teacher meeting. Driving a glamourous mid-sizer like the Chrysler 200 is an instant mood enhancer. The family car may be under assault from crossovers, but for smart folks who want better handling and standout style, the choices get better every year in this category.

Chrysler 200
Base price: $27,995
As tested: $29,995

The powerful engine, the leather interior, the Sport button makes it a feature-rich family car with Euro-style glamour.

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