The best cars for your family

The best cars for your familyCompact cars tend to be the best buys for those with bad credit auto loans, but sometimes you need more space than what smaller models can offer. Consumers with families can still use their car loans on affordable vehicles with the help of MSN Autos, which recently highlighted the best "family haulers" that won't break the bank.

The least expensive option on the list is the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, availablee for $16,275. The four-door sedan is great for those with just one or two children in the family. It achieves a great fuel economy, has 10 airbags to ensure your loved ones' safety and sports a sleek look that doesn't scream, "Kids in tow!"

Those who are in the market for a minivan should look to the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 for $18,510. Not only does it offer plenty of space, it's easily maneuverable and is quite versatile.

If an crossover is what you're looking for, the 2011 Honda CR-V is an excellent choice. Priced at $21,695, there is room for five passengers, has a spacious interior and is designed to be kid-friendly. As a bonus, it has the highest resale value in Kelley Blue Book, according to the news source.