Let’s face it, downsizing to a smaller vehicle simply isn’t practical for some drivers, particularly those who spend significant amounts of time traveling with a crowd—which is why evaluating today’s best 7-passenger crossovers is so important. Despite their size, they’re more efficient than their truck-based SUV rivals—and more comfortable, too—and they also offer a different approach to styling than is found in the much-maligned minivan segment. Further, these 7-seater crossovers aren’t limited to bus duty. The same big cabins provide gobs of easy-to-access cargo space for owners who need to occasionally haul plywood instead of people. Even better, this year’s best 7-passenger crossovers include a number of fresh faces, as automakers continue to bring next-gen technologies to these family-friendly vehicles.