2. Dodge Grand Caravan
Able to seat eight passengers and equipped with great features, the Dodge Grand Caravan is a fine choice for a family vehicle. The powertrain is a 283 horsepower 3.6 liter V-6 with front wheel drive and a six-speed automatic. The second row seats can fold up into the floor to make more space for cargo and the rear seats can fold back for tailgate parties. The gas mileage is reasonable for a vehicle this size, with an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The Grand Caravan scored high marks in safety, something that is very important when considering a vehicle that will transport your children. The Grand Caravan may lack some of the unique features found in other vans, but it hits all the important notes perfectly.