The Ford territory is great. We have a new diesel though so fuel is probably better in ours than the older ones. Biggest space inside. My only issue is that the rear seat is not split so both seats have to be up at the same time so only room for my stroller not my good pram if all the seats are being used. My Mum has a brand new Captiva and they are poky and gutless. I can't even fit my stroller lengthways in the back behind the rear seats when they're all up. And no way are 3 carseats going in the third row. They have two narrow booster seats and no room in the middle for anyone except a small child. The Mazda CX9 is lovely but I doubt you'll find one in your price range. Good luck!