Best Family SUVs - 01 - 2012 Toyota Highlander
The 2012 Toyota Highlander is a full-size family SUV that does everything well. Seven passenger seating across three rows, on top of the ability to cram the Toyota Highlander to the rafters with 95.4 cubic feet of cargo make it a versatile vehicle, and its unibody chassis gives it more car-like handling than one might expect from a crossover of its size. Entry-level four-cylinder power checks in at 187 horses from a 2.7-liter unit, but opting for the 276 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 provides very similar fuel economy (18-mpg city / 24-mpg highway). A six-speed automatic transmission is optional with each drivetrain, while all-wheel drive can be had exclusively with the six-cylinder model.