We all know the stereotypes of soccer moms and their trademark minivans. For families with young kids, the priority for their vehicles begins to shift toward more practical features over style—they need cars that can endure the wear and tear of carting the kids to school, sports practices, recitals, friends’ houses, and so much more. If you’re looking for a vehicle to suit your budding family but don’t necessarily want a minivan, here are some of the best vehicles for families with young kids.
The Traverse sports a more truck-like appearance, and it’s certainly not lacking for interior space. Your family will enjoy three comfortable rows of seats, and when you’re not using the third row, you’ll have 23 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk. This ensures that you can bring everything and anything you need and that everyone has enough space to be comfortable as you drive around. The Traverse’s interior space can also make long car trips more bearable for young kids, as they’ll have more room wiggle room to stay comfortable.
The Nissan Rogue is a sportier SUV, providing you with a balance of practicality while remaining stylish in appearance. On the practical side, the Rogue has a bevy of safety features—including 10 standard airbags, ample crumple zones, antilock brakes, brake assist, and so much more—that ensure you and your family remain safe on the road.
As far as style goes, you can outfit this car with components such as rims for the 2017 Nissan Rogue—a type of wheel with a modern design and machined with a sleek black finish.
Of the best vehicles for families with young kids, the Dodge Durango is a beast. While not exactly contemporary, the Durango is the only SUV with a V8 engine and thus the biggest towing capacity, able to tow around 7,400 pounds. This is a great choice for people who love their powerful cars—or who enjoy attaching a trailer for vacations and road trips.