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Comfort At An Affordable Price

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Think about what you’re looking for in your next new vehicle or even what it is you like about your current vehicle. Chances are that you’ll list comfort high on the list. Seats that support your back and legs, lots of room so you’re not knocking elbows with your passengers, room for any gear you need to bring with you, and a quiet ride - yes - we all want a comfortable ride.


Typically this type of comfort was only found in high-end and luxury vehicles. But auto manufacturers are recognizing that comfort shouldn’t be restricted to only those vehicles with high price tags. Now you can find comfort in a range of vehicles, and thanks to the experts at Kelley Blue Book, we’ve got a list of the 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000. You’ll find a few surprises on this list and likely you’ll be taking a second look at your vehicle and considering how comfortable it really is.


10. 2012 Ford Taurus

This roomy car has room for five and offers you and your passengers a smooth and comfortable ride. The suspension system has been updated to take the bumps out of the road and keep you feeling supported. You can amplify the comfort level with optional massaging front seats and the 2013 version will have improved soundproofing.


9. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Not many would expect to see a compact car on the list, but the Chevrolet Cruze features an acoustic-laminated windshield, triple-layered door seals and wheel-well liners for a quite interior ride. The team at kbb.com sees this vehicle as having one of the smoothest highway rides.


8. 2012 Buick Verano

The Buick name is synonymous with comfort and quiet and the Verano is more proof that the team at Buick are all about giving drivers the best in comfort and value. The Verano is based on the same platform as the Cruze and comes in with a sub $24,000 base price - proving that comfort does not need to come with a high price tag.


7. 2012 Toyota Camry

This top-selling car has been redesigned for 2012 and features an even smoother and quieter ride than it has had in the past. With improved in-cabin features and technology, the Camry appeals to a range of buyers.


6. 2012 Buick Regal

It is no surprise that Buick has a second entry on this list of comfortable and affordable cars. With a sporty look and feel, the Regal still gives drivers and passengers a smooth and comfortable ride with plenty of room to spread out and relax.


5. 2012 Honda Odyssey

For many minivans offer roominess but might not rate high on the comfort level - this is where the Honda Odyssey sets itself apart. With lots of leg room, a very quiet interior, and comfortable seats - this is a minivan that isn’t just for kids but for adults as well.


4. 2012 Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy brings with it a punchy engine, smooth exterior styling and a very comfortable ride. With seats that really do support you over the bumps and curves in the road, lots of interior room and a driver-friendly dashboard, the Legacy is the complete package.


3. 2012 Volkswagen Passat

This is a car that is fun-to-drive and fun to be a passenger in. The supportive seats, ample legroom, and a spacious back seat give passengers and drivers a chance to really enjoy the power, speed and control that the Volkswagen Passat offers.


2. 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

Along with the clean design lines and reliable Chevrolet name, the Malibu gives drivers and passengers a spacious interior, an upgraded suspension system that takes the bumps out of the road, and a newly designed cockpit. This is a car that will appeal to anyone looking for comfort, control and good design in one sedan.


1. 2012 Chrysler 300

The 300 is a boldly-styled, big and roomy rear-drive sedan. With lots of leg room, many comfort-oriented features, dual-zone climate controls, keyless entry and start and an 8.4 inch touchscreen - the Chrysler 300 is a good choice - especially with its sub-$30,000 price tag.


So, a few cars that you likely didn’t expect to see on this list - it is encouraging to see that comfort doesn’t need to come with a high price tag. More and more manufacturers are giving us exactly what we want - a roomy, smooth, and feature-filled vehicle that doesn’t break the bank.