3 Best Large SUVs for Families in 2019

2019 Ford Expedition
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Here Is Our Full Ranking for the U.S. News Best Large SUV for Families Award

Looking for a new large SUV the whole family will enjoy? To assist with your search, we put the competition head-to-head using our Best Cars for Families methodology. Each vehicle receives a composite score that comes from a combination of professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability of features.

In each of 11 vehicle classes, we choose one winner for our Best Car for Families award, along with two finalists. The following slides break down how our Best Large SUV for Families contenders stack up in terms of overall quality, space, and available, family-friendly features.

We’ve learned that some features are more useful and appreciated by families than others. More specifically, we prioritize family-oriented features, such as a Wi-Fi hot spot, rear sunshades, rear-seat USB ports, smartphone app integration, a hands-free power liftgate, a rear-seat entertainment system, and heated and cooled second-row seats.

Safety technologies are important as well. As we sift through the wealth of advanced driver assistance systems available on today’s vehicles, we find a few that are more beneficial to families than others. Our list of the most family-friendly safety features includes automatic emergency braking, a 360-degree camera system, and teen controls that assist parents in developing safe habits in their younger drivers.

It’s important to note that the scores on our site are updated on a regular basis as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this article may not match the scores in our reviews.

Keep reading to learn about the contenders for the 2019 Best Large SUV for Families award.

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