I am looking for a family car that can fit three car seats, and has 7 seats for occasional guests and to transport items. I’m mainly looking at used cars due to the high depreciation of new cars. Preferably I want something no more than 5 years old for no more than $15,000. Options that I have looked at include Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-trail, Kia Rondo etc., but it must be free of major design problems such as the ball joint issue with Ford Territory. Any recommendation?
The three cars you name all have merit, none has any major issue to be concerned about and all fit your needs, but you will have to shop around to find them within your age and budget limits.