Let’s face it. While that sporty drop-top sitting in your driveway provided you with plenty of great times in your single days, it’s starting to make a lot less sense now that you’ve got kids, dogs and responsibilities. However, just because you’re trading in the two-seater doesn’t mean you’ve got to settle for something boring. Today’s best family cars have advanced safety features and plenty of passenger room, while still offering the driving dynamics to make your commute that much more enjoyable.
On this list of GAYOT‘s Top Family Sedans you’ll find some of the best mid-size sedans on the market today, ranging from frugal diesels to grin-inducing 4-door sports cars.
The highly anticipated world premiere of Volvo’s S90 has given the Swedish manufacturer a head start in dominating the premium sedan class. The S90’s most notable new features include Pilot Assist, an advanced semi-autonomous drive feature similar to the one in Tesla’s Model S P90D.
Base Price: $46,950
Engines: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
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While the previous generation Buick LaCrosse was a comfortable, solid near-luxury cruiser, it wasn’t the most exciting car in its class and didn’t offer much in the way of driver involvement. The 2017 model is definitely more innovative, and sportier as well, making it a great luxury sedan for families.
Base Price: $38,905
Engines: 3.6-liter direct inject V6
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
A smooth-driving, upmarket hybrid sedan, the 2016 Sonata Hybrid Limited puts to rest any doubts about whether Hyundai can make a competitive compact car. Roomier and more mature than the previous generation Sonata, this will be the car that every family drives off the lot this year.
Base Price: $30,100
Engines: 2.0-liter gasoline direct inject 4-cylinder hybrid engine
MPG: 39 city / 43 hwy
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Nissan Maxima Platinum
Though billed as a “4-door sports car,” the Maxima actually does a better job at being a luxury cruiser. The chassis soaks up bumps well and the interior is both spacious and comfortable for four — making it the perfect family car.
Base Price: $39,860
Engines: 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
MPG: 22 city / 30 hwy
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