One of the downsides of having a large family is the limited range of vehicles available. For many, finding a family vehicle that is not a minivan is quite a challenge.
Of course, minivans offer a range of benefits including plenty of space for passengers, along with space for luggage and items. However, minivans often don’t have the visual appeal and that are not as aesthetically pleasing as traditional style of vehicles, so let’s take a look at some fantastic family vehicle options that look great, are pretty good on fuel consumption and have sufficient space for growing families.
Chevrolet Traverse 2LT FWD
The Chevrolet Traverse is renowned for safety, having received incredible crash test scores by the Insurance institute for Highway Safety. It ticks a lot of boxes.
Ford Flex Limited
The Ford Flex also has some nice safety and overall features, including their blind spot information system and adjustable pedals with memory, among many features.
This model is renowned for it’s flexibility within the passenger area, with tilt-and-slide seats that make for easy seat maneuvering.
Lexus CT 200H
This is a hybrid vehicle recommendation, so if you’re looking for a vehicle with electric power as an option, this is surely one to consider.
Ram 1500 Crew Cab SLT
Maybe a pickup truck might seem a little odd in this list, but for families with the necessity for both passenger space and the ability to cart goods, it actually makes for a great, flexible all-round option.
Toyota Venza XLE
THis is a five seat option, so not suitable for large families, but it has nice fuel-efficiency and is roomy enough for medium-sized families to consider.
Volvo XC60 3.2
Recipient of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest crash test scores for three years in a row, this model is the leader when it comes to passenger safety. It has plenty of room, reasonable fuel efficiency and of course, safety.
The infographic below provides you with more information about the best family vehicle options to consider if you do not like the idea of purchasing a minivan.