9 Undercover Sports Cars

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These Low-Key Family Cars Offer Performance and Practicality

Having a family doesn’t mean you have to drive a boring car. You can upgrade the grocery-getting station wagon to have as much power as a muscle car. Or you can turn a roomy hatchback into a hot hatch with performance equipment. You can even kit out an SUV to drive like a sports car.

These nine vehicles are all fine and family-friendly in their base trims, but choosing a performance trim or paying a little extra for upgrades will put some extra zip in the school drop-off. Several on this list have 2017 Best Cars for Families awards from U.S. News & World Report, so you won’t have to sacrifice function for fun.

Check out the unassuming family cars on the following slides, and see how they turn into sports cars when you select the right options and trims.

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