As anyone with a large family can attest, getting everyone ready to go and in the car on time is a trial in and of itself. With a big family, it’s important to have a vehicle that caters to one’s family’s needs and makes getting from point A to point B as smooth and painless as possible. Whether it’s a group trip to the movies or a family vacation, it’s vital that time spent in the car together is stress-free and relaxing.

A lot of qualities play into designing the perfect family vehicle: interior space, cargo capacity, safety, comfort, durability, and versatility, to name a few. Just as a family grows and evolves, one’s car should do the same over the years to fit the changing needs of those that matter the most. Taking all of these factors into consideration, here’s a thoughtful list of the thirty best family vehicles available for the 2016/2017 year model.

1. Honda Odyssey


While minivans are often looked down upon as being the transport of fuddy-duddy, “uncool” parents, there’s little that can rival these vehicles in space and comfort. The Odyssey seats up to eight comfortably and affords the driver great maneuverability for such a large vehicle. Some trims even come with a built-in vacuum cleaner, which is a really nice feature for cleaning up the inevitable cracker crumbs and snack wrappers.