6 Fun to Drive Cool Family Cars for 2016

All because you have kids now doesn't mean you have to drive a boring car. Yes, you may want to trade in your little two-door sports car, but you don't have give up on life by running out and buying a large square boring box to drive around.

Automakers understand parents still want to drive cool cars and have provided a wide variety of vehicles to choose from. These vehicles have features helpful to parents with children, but still have an added touch of style and specialized features for mom and dad.

U.S. News took a look at all their data and picked out the top six cars, SUV's, and pickups that rated the highest in the "cool" factor for 2016. The vehicles listed below have the perfect combination of styling and features for both parents and children.

The number one vehicle on the list is the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. The 4Runner has plenty of room in the backseats for car seats and is equipped with easy-access LATCH connectors. The Entune infotainment system, review camera, and available cargo management system make the 4Runner a perfect choice for families that want to look cool driving down the road. If you opt for the 2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, you can take the family on adventures even where the pavement ends. If you're in the market for a cool sport utility vehicle, make sure you add the 4Runner to your shopping list.

If you're after a mix of luxury and cool, check out the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. It seats up to seven wrapping them in its luxurious interior. The Range Rover Sport comes standard with a V6, but you can opt for the supercharged V8 with 510 horsepower to take you back to your "no-kid-days." The Range Rover also comes with many interior features that make you feel good about yourself like Wi-Fi, Navigation, touch-screen infotainment system, rear entertainment system and plenty of cargo space. Make sure to at least take the Range Rover Sport out for a quick spin before making a final decision.

Research New Cars Online to Guarantee You Pay the Lowest Price

When negotiating a new car's price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what's a good price to pay for the vehicle.

I highly recommend using an online referral service such as TrueCar or CarClearanceDeals, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.

If you're in the market for a fun-to-drive cool family vehicle, make sure you at least check out the vehicles on the list below before making a final buying decision.

6 Fund to Drive Cool Family Cars for 2016

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Rank 2016 Cool Family Car
1 2016 Toyota 4Runner
2 2016 Chevrolet Suburban
3 2016 Mazda CX-5
4 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
5 2016 Chevrolet SS
6 2016 Dodge Ram 1500
7 Hyundai Tucson