I currently drive a 2000 Subaru Outback and I’m looking for a new vehicle. I live in southern Maine and drive about 20 miles each way to work. My commute is not on winding back roads, but it’s not on the highway either. I have two small children that I’m carting around with me. I like the Mazda5 because it offers the option of some extra seating without being a full on minivan. It’s my understanding that Traction Control is only available on 2010 and later models. I am not 100% sure what this does and if I need it. I like the four wheel drive of the Subaru when I’m driving in the snow up here.
While I’m at it, are there any other vehicles folks would recommend?