Make space for the family and so much more with these versatile SUVs

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Best SUVs for Large Families

While sedans and sporty coupes are fun to drive, minivans offer the supreme space, and pickup trucks deliver the strength to get any job done, few vehicles compare to the versatility of large SUVs. With the ability to complete normal towing and hauling tasks and better styling and driving dynamics than most minivans, SUVs make great choices for families on the go. Perhaps the most significant advantage of choosing an SUV is the way it makes room for the whole family while also delivering many of the attributes drivers need most. Here’s a list of the best SUVs for large families on the Harbin Automotive lot.

2014 Ford Expedition

2014 Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition

For families that frequently take camping trips or own a boat, the Ford Expedition is the perfect solution. With the ability to seat eight passengers and tow more than 9,000 lbs. there are few SUVs that are as capable as the Expedition. Fitted with a V-8 engine paired with a six speed automotive transmission, the Expedition manages 15 or 16 combined miles per gallon, depending on the drivetrain. This large SUV is ideal for large families with frequent towing and hauling demands.

2014 Chevy Tahoe

2014 Chevy Tahoe

Chevy Tahoe

As Chevy’s answer to the Expedition, the Tahoe can do a lot of what the Expedition does, except it can be configured to seat up to nine passengers. The spacious interior features a number of creature comforts and entertainment features to keep the family happy while also having the capability to tow up to 8,500 pounds. Fuel economy gets a little boost, however, as the Chevy Tahoe can achieve 17 combined mpg.

Ford Flex

2014 Ford Flex

2014 Ford Flex

While the Flex is far different from the Tahoe and Expedition, it is still one of the best SUVs for large families, just for different reasons. The Flex seats seven passengers and is far more nimble and athletic than the larger SUVs mentioned above.  With a base V-6 and a turbocharged V-6 available, a properly equipped Ford Flex can achieve up to 19 combined mpg and tow up to 4,500 pounds. Behind the first row, it makes room for 83 cubic feet of storage space when the second and third rows are removed. Although that is not as much as the Tahoe (109 cu. ft. ) and the Expedition (108), the convenient boxy shape makes the space more usable. The Flex is a great choice for drivers looking for a vehicle to get them to work every day while also being equipped for family trips.