The modern sports utility vehicle (SUV) is a combination of various automobiles — a pickup truck to carry cargo from place to place, a minivan to carry kids and their friends to various activities and a station wagon to carry, well, everything.
Automakers have worked to make sure that the SUVs currently on the dealership floor can accomplish the range of activities required of them by families needing to get their day-to-day tasks done without letting their vehicles become generic workhorses. Taking steps to avoid being the "jack of all trades but master of none," today's SUVs are required to offer smooth rides but offer powerplants that ensure that there's always enough pep under the hood to get the job done. If this can be accomplished with great fuel economy, all's the better.
We've gathered together a list, in no particular order, of 25 of the best options for the family who might be in the market for a traveling companion — one that can do as many things as they require of their faithful vehicle, and do it with some style, class and modern amenities that make the trip enjoyable. Take a look and let us know how we did. We wish you happy, safe and productive trips!