Four of the Best Minivans and 3-Row Suvs for Families With Bad Credit

When your credit is less than perfect, it can be difficult to get the 3-row SUV or minivan you need for your family. Fortunately, AutoSmart has solutions that can help regardless of your credit history. Take a look at some of our top picks for family SUVs or minivans. 

2011 Ford Flex

This full-size crossover is a bit on the boxy side, but it still manages to look stylish. It’s not quite a minivan and not quite an SUV, but it is comfortable and spacious. It offers true seating for seven—no tiny third-row seat here. Even the third row is comfortable for adults. If the Ford Flex you purchase has captain’s chairs in the front, the seating capacity is reduced to six. Both configurations include power folding for the second row that makes it easy to enter and exit the third row. The dual 3.5L V6 engines provide the power you need, and the well-appointed interior and impressive tech make for a comfortable ride. 

2011 Ford Expedition

It’s big. It’s comfortable. It’s powerful. Those are just a few ways to describe the 2011 Ford Expedition, but there is much to this giant ride that comfortably (VERY comfortably) seats eight. The 5.4L V8 makes 310 HP and 365 pound-feet of torque, and all the power is needed to haul around this SUV with a curb weight of nearly 6,000 pounds. The size of this vehicle is intimidating to some, but it needn’t be. Once you get behind the wheel, you’ll find it’s surprisingly easy to drive. Fully adjustable steering wheel and pedals mean even the vertically challenged can easily handle being behind the wheel.

2014 Honda Odyssey

Sleek isn’t a word normally applied to minivans, but the Odyssey is sleeker than most. The interior is surprisingly spacious, with seating for eight in comfortable seats. The third row is easy to access, and there are five sets of LATCH connectors, so you’ll have your choice of where to place car seats. The 3.5L V6 pushes out 248 horsepower and delivers a decent 19 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. Take a ride, and you’ll see why the Odyssey was named the 2014 “Best Minivan for Families.”

2011 Toyota 4Runner

There is much to love about the Toyota 4Runner from the stylish exterior to the comfortable interior and from the impressive handling to the abundant safety features—and safety is always an important consideration when shopping for a family vehicle. Toyota has always been serious about safety, so the long list of ways the maker tries to protect your family should come as no surprise. The 2011 4Runner features front, side, and knee airbags, stability control, traction control, and more. You’ll also appreciate the ample cargo space that has plenty of room for camping gear—and the fact that this SUV has excellent off-road capability to get you to your favorite campsites. Have you read our list of favorite family SUVs and thought they were out of reach because of bad credit? They’re not when you visit AutoSmart! We’ve helped thousands of people with bad credit get into the SUV or other vehicle they need—and no minimum credit score is required! In fact, working with our buy here pay here dealership can even help to improve your credit. We understand that credit issues happen, and we don’t hold it against you! View our inventory online and start your credit application, or stop by today to fast and easy approval.


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