Jumpstart your search with these family-friendly SUVs.
Back in the day, if you drove your family from place to place, you drove a station wagon. Today, though, when you’re moving people, more often than not you’re driving an SUV.
SUVs have lots of room inside and they’re plenty capable. Packed with features? Check. Third-row seats and front seats that are heated and even ventilated to keep you cool? In plenty of cases, check!
This ranked list of the best SUVs is derived from CarMax sales information collected between January 1, 2017 and November 19, 2017.
- Ford Escape
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Honda CR-V
- Jeep Cherokee
- Ford Explorer
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sorento
- Dodge Journey
- Nissan Rogue
- Toyota RAV4
Looking for more? No sweat — there are lots of great SUVs out there!
For example, if you have a really big family, there are really big SUVs for you like the 2014 Armada, which can be configured to carry up to eight passengers, plus all their gear, in incredible comfort. If you have a smaller family but you still want a third row seat, you could take a look at crossovers and midsize SUVs like the Ford Flex and the Hyundai Santa Fe. And, if there’s only four or five of you and you want something that checks all the boxes for high-up visibility, rugged AWD, and a go-anywhere attitude, there are smaller SUVs like the Jeep Patriot.
If you want to learn more, we can help you here too! Check out these buying guides, built especially to help you narrow your choices.
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