As new car prices continue to rise, finding smart, reliable family transportation becomes more challenging. The family car is among a family's biggest expenses, but you don’t have to go to the poorhouse to drive to work or get your kids to school. A used family car can be the best family car, so long as you choose one that's reliable, and that you can get into it while staying within your household budget.

To help you do that, the KBB editors have scoped out the 10 Best Used Family Cars Under $15,000, according to the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. And before you take off on your annual summer road trip, check out our list of games you can play with your kids while you're out on the open road.

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1. 2013 Toyota Sienna

The Sienna is backed by Toyota's rock-solid reputation for reliability. It has a comfortable ride, a fuel-efficient V6, and a spacious interior that can seat up to eight, with plenty of room left for their gear. Find a Toyota Sienna for sale near you

 

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2. 2012 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot drives like a car, yet it has the versatility and space of a minivan. Thanks to its ground clearance and available all-wheel drive, it can get you to the places that minivans can't. Find a Honda Pilot for sale near you

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3. 2011 Toyota Highlander

With good looks and a premium interior, the Toyota Highlander offers the practicality SUV buyers need and the amenities that families want. It also comes with Toyota's trademark reliability and strong resale value. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale near you

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4. 2012 Honda Odyssey

From our Expert Review: "If you need a comfortable, roomy and reliable family wagon that is also slightly cool and holds it value like gold in a bear market, the 2012 Honda Odyssey is the minivan for you." Find a Honda Odyssey for sale near you

 

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5. 2013 Honda CR-V

It may be small outside, but the CR-V is mighty big inside. With good fuel economy, a ton of standard equipment, and strong reliability and resale, this Honda offers a lot to someone shopping for a used family car. Find a Honda CR-V for sale near you

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6. 2012 Toyota RAV4

If you're looking for a reliable, spacious 5-passenger SUV that offers a comfortable ride and a huge cargo area, the RAV4 may be just the vehicle for you. It's even available with a third row. Find a Toyota RAV4 for sale near you

 

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7. 2014 Subaru Outback

Part wagon and part SUV, the Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive, has plenty of interior space for cargo and people, and the reliability that Subaru is known for. Find a Subaru Outback for sale near you

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8. 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

The Equinox separates itself from the rest of the compact SUV pack with a huge back seat, and the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds. You also have a choice of a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine or a spirited V6. Find a Chevrolet Equinox for sale near you

 

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9. 2015 Kia Sedona

When new, the Sedona boasted a lot of value: a bevy of standard features, top safety ratings, and a roomy interior. These strong suits carry over to the used market, where you can find a great deal on this impressive family car. Find a Kia Sedona for sale near you

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10. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

The Traverse is larger than its competitors, which makes room for a spacious interior. This SUV has a strong V6 under the hood, and comes with a smart-slide second row for easier access to the large third row. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale near you

 

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