7. 2013 Nissan Altima ( NSANY) Starting price: $21,760 When memories of "are we there yet" arise, they're usually set in one of two vehicles: A wagon or family sedan. At some point, the old-fashioned family four-door became hell on radials for families trying to make a multi-hour trip without annoying the heck out of each other. The Nissan Altima is trying to shake that stereotype by offering a combined 33 miles per gallon to assure families that if they do stop along the way, it probably won't be for gas. That 15.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity isn't a whole lot, but the cabin is quiet, the new tech features include satellite radio, Pandora ( P), Bluetooth and hands-free texting, and safety options include blind-spot monitoring, a lane-departure warning system and a moving-object detector.