Today’s best small suvs are perfect vehicles for a family of four. They are easy to get into and out of, accommodate child-safety seats with ease, and provide more versatility than the typical small sedan or hatchback. The good news is they also lack many of the drawbacks plaguing earlier SUVs that were based on small trucks. Those vehicles didn’t feature the pleasant ride quality or the excellent fuel economy offered by today’s crop of small crossovers.
Yes, there are downsides — towing capacity is an example. But many young families would cheerfully give up the ability to tow major loads in a trade for higher fuel economy and a more comfortable ride. Here’s a detailed look at the 10 best vehicles for a family of four.