In Pictures: Most Fun-to-Drive Family Cars

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To many of us, the day we have to trade in our sports cars for something family-friendly is a sad day. That Mazda MX-5 Miata doesn’t have a back row for car seats, and your Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro don’t have nearly enough cargo space to take a family of four on vacation for a week. Here are a few safe, spacious vehicles that earn strong performance scores in our Best Cars rankings, which are based on the consensus of the automotive press. They can hold their own on the highway and are a blast to fling down twisty back roads, but won’t put much of a dent in that college fund you’ve set up.

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