23 Coolest Family Cars

2020 Chevrolet Suburban
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Keep the Fun All In The Family

Decades ago, starting a family or growing the size of an existing one meant getting rid of a cool muscle car or luxury coupe in favor of a boring, bulky minivan. Parents-to-be accepted this sacrifice as a rite of passage for moving on to a new stage in their life. 

Times have changed, and with it the expectations of shoppers as well as what kinds of vehicles automakers prioritize developing. Consumers looking for their next family car (or truck, or SUV, or minivan) have more choices than ever. And due to sharp designs, futuristic technologies, and performance that pushes the limits of an everyday driver, many of these options can certifiably be considered “cool.” 

Minivans such as the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica have jump-started a segment that was far too stale for far too long. SUVs aren’t relegated to soccer practice carpools or grocery-getting anymore, as evidenced by the hellacious horsepower of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and some Land Rover Range Rover variants. Families who still prefer a large sedan or station wagon have appealing choices in the Toyota Avalon TRD or the Volvo V90

Our scores and rankings change regularly as we receive and analyze new data, so what you see on this slideshow may not match our current reviews or class rankings. Some models on this list also don’t have an overall ranking because we lack comprehensive safety or reliability data.

Read on to find out which vehicles are the coolest cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for a family.

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