Consumer's Favorites: Best Vehicle for Families Who Don't Want a Minivan


Garnering an impressive 29.2 percent of the vote, Ford's very functional Flex took 1st place. Second went to Toyota's highly regarded Highlander with 16.6 percent while the accommodating Honda Pilot took 3rd with 9.1 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 Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2014 Ford Flex

    1. 2014 Ford Flex (29.2%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Ford Flex offers a desirable combination of space, versatility, features and solid driving dynamics. It's a top choice among large, seven-passenger family crossovers.

  2. 2014 Toyota Highlander

    2. 2014 Toyota Highlander (16.6%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The reinvented three-row 2014 Toyota Highlander progresses in key areas while staying true to its no-nonsense roots. It's a top choice in the family crossover class.

  3. 2014 Honda Pilot

    3. 2014 Honda Pilot (9.1%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The eight-passenger 2014 Honda Pilot scores well for overall comfort and utility. That counts for a lot in a family vehicle, but rival three-row crossover SUVs might prove more desirable overall.

  4. 2014 Dodge Durango

    4. 2014 Dodge Durango (8.7%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Thanks to its welcoming interior and excellent highway manners, the 2014 Dodge Durango is a great choice for a seven-passenger SUV.

  5. 2014 Ford Explorer

    5. 2014 Ford Explorer (8.6%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    It's not as versatile or roomy as some other large crossover SUVs, but the 2014 Ford Explorer is still a respectable pick in this class thanks to its high-end cabin and long list of advanced features.

  6. 2014 Mazda CX-9

    6. 2014 Mazda CX-9 (6.3%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    A roomy seven-passenger crossover SUV that's also enjoyable to drive, the versatile 2014 Mazda CX-9 is a very rare breed.

  7. 2014 GMC Acadia

    7. 2014 GMC Acadia (5.4%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Like its large crossover cousins from Buick and Chevy, the three-row 2014 GMC Acadia offers an effective combination of comfort, features and cargo space.

  8. 2014 Buick Enclave

    8. 2014 Buick Enclave (4.7%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Buick Enclave is a great middle-ground option for families who want a large crossover with a high-end ambience, but aren't ready to pay the premium asking price for a three-row SUV from one of the import luxury brands.

  9. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

    9. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder (3.9%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With its stylish cabin and high fuel economy ratings (particularly on the hybrid version), the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is a solid choice for a seven-passenger crossover SUV. But you might find some competitors more appealing overall.

  10. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

    10. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe (3.5%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe has what it takes to unseat the class-leading seven-passenger crossovers, with quality, power, comfort and style.

  11. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

    11. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse (2.5%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse checks nearly all of the right boxes for a large crossover SUV and remains a worthy choice for consumers who need three rows of seating.

  12. 2014 Kia Sorento

    12. 2014 Kia Sorento (1.6%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Kia Sorento is one of our top recommendations to consumers shopping for a small or midsize crossover SUV, thanks to its well-mannered driving characteristics, roomy interior and generous standard and optional features.

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