Consumers' Favorites: Best Family Vehicle


It wasn't even close, as an old favorite, the Ford Explorer, ran away with 27 percent of your votes. Coming in at a very distant 2nd was the Volvo XC90 with 11 percent, while close behind it was the Toyota Highlander at 9 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2012 Ford Explorer

    1. Ford Explorer

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With solid on-road dynamics, decent fuel efficiency and an accommodating, high-class cabin, the 2012 Ford Explorer is a top pick for a large crossover SUV.

  2. 2011 Volvo XC90

    2. Volvo XC90

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Volvo XC90 is still a competent luxury crossover SUV, but newer choices might prove more appealing.

  3. 2011 Toyota Highlander

    3. Toyota Highlander

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Toyota Highlander's V6 engine, versatile interior and carlike maneuverability make it a good choice as a do-all family vehicle, though several competitors offer more interior space and utility.

  4. 2011 Honda Odyssey

    4. Honda Odyssey

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though it can end up being expensive, the 2011 Honda Odyssey is a top pick for a minivan thanks to its highly versatile interior, long list of features and responsive handling.

  5. 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

    5. Chevrolet Tahoe

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Chevy Tahoe is a leading choice for a traditional large SUV thanks to its comfortable cabin and ability to haul and tow. But for pure passenger use, a large crossover SUV might work out better.

  6. 2011 Ford Flex

    6. Ford Flex

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Ford Flex has the space, the versatility, the features and the driving dynamics to make it a top choice among large family crossovers. However, the very thing that makes it extra appealing to some (styling) may drive others away.

  7. 2011 Honda Pilot

    7. Honda Pilot

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Honda Pilot has plenty of family-friendly appeal with excellent crash safety scores and a roomy third row. But outside of that, it comes up as merely average.

  8. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    8. Jeep Grand Cherokee

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The Jeep Grand Cherokee gained an immense amount of refinement, sophistication and luxury with last year's full redesign. For 2012, it gets a bonkers high-performance SRT8 version that produces 465 horsepower. It may not be the most politically correct vehicle on the road, but the JGC is no doubt one impressive SUV.

  9. 2011 Toyota Sienna

    9. Toyota Sienna

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Roomy, comfortable, well-built and offered in several different flavors, the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan is an excellent choice for larger families.

  10. 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

    10. Chevrolet Traverse

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With its stylish good looks, spacious cabin, carlike ride and handling, plus decent fuel economy, the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse has much to offer SUV owners looking to downsize.

  11. 2012 Kia Sorento

    11. Kia Sorento

    What Edmunds.com says:
    No longer simply just a good value, the 2012 Kia Sorento is now an excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.

  12. 2011 Mazda CX-9

    12. Mazda CX-9

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Mazda CX-9 offers everything the typical family-friendly crossover does, plus a dash of spice in the form of driving excitement.

  13. 2011 Subaru Tribeca

    13. Subaru Tribeca

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Subaru Tribeca has a few things going for it in the form of all-weather capability and a distinctive interior, but in the end, other midsize crossover SUVs present better alternatives.

  14. 2012 Mazda MAZDA5

    14. Mazda MAZDA5

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The sporty 2012 Mazda 5 should be just right for folks who don't need all the size or space of a full-size minivan.

  15. 2011 Hyundai Veracruz

    15. Hyundai Veracruz

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Thanks to its tremendous value, comfortable driving dynamics and premium interior, the 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is one of the better choices for shoppers seeking a midsize crossover SUV.

  16. 2012 Kia Sedona

    16. Kia Sedona

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Although still an excellent, feature-laden minivan, the 2012 Kia Sedona lags behind revamped rivals and begs for the upgrade treatment recently given to other Kia models.

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