For families looking for a big crossover, space and safety are at the top of the list of purchase reasons.
With that in mind, the Toyota Highlander offers seating for eight in a nice, well-built cabin, but it lacks personality.
It rides well, though, and you can have it as a hybrid.
The Ford Explorer and Ford Flex should also be considered.
Both have plenty of space, and the Flex uses the Explorer's chassis to offer a lower, urban-focused twist on the family crossover.
The redesigned Honda Pilot is also a strong choice.
It drives well and has a very versatile seating arrangement.
There's also the Dodge Durango that drives and handles exceptionally well—with plenty of comfort—though it isn't quite as spacious as many of its competitors.
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|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Standard SUV 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||2WD 4-Door SXT||FWD 4-Door Base||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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