Carpooling made easy.
It may be summer now, but it's never too early to start thinking about the upcoming school year. That means if you're in need of a new carpool vehicle, it's time to start looking now. Luckily, we've done a little bit of the legwork and came across these surprisingly competent carpoolers:
The Kia Telluride
Starting MSRP: $31,690
What makes it so great? The Kia not only looks fantastic, but it also offers room for seven, is ready to handle the weather, and offers a driving feel refined by former BMW and Audi department heads.
Perfect for: Young families who desire a tech-packed, younger feeling vehicle that drives great and looks even better.
The Audi Q7
Starting MSRP: $53,550
What makes it so great? Of the seven-seaters, this is definitely the driver's choice. No other crossover blends luxury, athleticism, and technology quite in the same way as the Audi does. Once you drive one, you're hooked -- even if you don't consider yourself a car person. There's just something that feels right about sinking into the Audi's plush interior and having complete control of the vehicle.
Perfect for: Those who enjoy the athleticism of a sporty car, acres of functional luxury, and high-tech gadgets.
The Ford Expedition
Starting MSRP: $52,130
What makes it so great? We can't talk about family-movers without mentioning the Expedition because it's the quintessential family-friendly rig. It's big, it's roomy, and it feels like you've got some metal around you. But the 2019 isn't like Expeditions of old, it's luxurious, tech-packed, and, with 24 mpg on the highway, surprisingly efficient for its size.
Perfect for: Those who like to feel like they're safer in a bigger vehicle, tow trailers or boats, and want a lot of room with little sacrifice.
The Honda Pilot
Starting MSRP: $31,450
What makes it so great? Besides an impressive trophy case, the roomy three-row Honda Pilot upholds Honda's tradition of offering a vehicle that's nice to drive, efficient (27 mpg on the highway), and impeccably engineered – if not, dead reliable.
Perfect for: The family that likes to keep cars for a long, long time.
Starting MSRP: $29,930
What makes it so great? Often referred to as a baby Suburban, the traverse is a mid-size, three-row SUV that is handsome, customizable, and utilitarian – offering nearly 20 cu. ft. more storage space than its competitors. At 27 mpg on the highway, it matches the Pilot, too.
Perfect for: Chevy fans who want three-rows, as much or as little luxury as they want, and an SUV that's a little easier to drive around the city.
What are your thoughts? We know we've missed a few, like the Mazda CX-9 or the Subaru Ascent! Let us know in the comments below.