8. Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano has been a mainstay of the brand for years now, but the 2015 model makes it as a top pick for a number of authorities in the automotive sector. One of the most popular perks here is the fact that it comes with the Around-View monitoring system designed to give you the full picture of what surrounds the car on all sides. It’s also plenty spacious, and while it might lack the third row found in other SUVs, it more than makes up for that with lots of leg and headroom in the front and rear.


7. Kia Soul

Kia has come a long way in the past few years, moving from a decidedly budget audience to wider appeal. The 2015 Kia Soul makes a great choice for families for a number of reasons, including the surprisingly roomy interior and the decent storage capacity. If you go this route, opt for the larger 2.0-liter engine rather than the default 1.8-liter – you’ll appreciate the power boost, and it won’t cost you much more at the pump. There are also plenty of tech perks throughout the cabin, including HD radio and a rearview camera (as standard equipment).

6. Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey has been a top choice for families for decades and is still one of best vehicles out there. There’s plenty of seating room for even large families, and the second row seating can be configured to secure up to three child carseats at one time. There’s a built-in vacuum in the rear for handling those inevitable spills and messes, and it’s backed by Honda’s legendary reliability and value holding capabilities. The entertainment system is among the best on the market as well, keeping the kids entertained on long or short hauls.

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