Here Are 14 Family Cars That Are Genuinely Fun to Drive

Hauling around your family doesn't have to be boring.

Drew Phillips

Having a family might mean getting rid of your two-seater, but it doesn't mean you have to give up on fun. We asked you yesterday what family cars are fun to drive, and here are the cars you mentioned the most.

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Drew Phillips
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one of the most aggressively tuned SUVs on sale today. It's probably a bit much for some people, but it oozes personality and it's very quick on track.

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Honda Civic Type R

The 306-hp Honda Civic Type R is a front-wheel drive riot. It punches way above its weight in performance, all while sacrificing none of the practicality of a regular Civic Hatchback. And while you might say it looks childish, your kids will probably dig it.

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The new BMW M5 is one of the quickest four-door cars we've ever tested, and it gets back to the ideals that made us love BMW M cars so much in the first place. And there's even a 617-hp Competition version.

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Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar's first crack at an all-electric car is a winner. Though it's heavy, it moves just like a Jaguar should.

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Subaru WRX STI

The appeal of the WRX STI has always been that it's an uncompromisingly hardcore sedan that doesn't require any compromises from you. It'll safely cart around your family of four or tear up a gravel rally stage.

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Land Rover
Range Rover Sport SVR

Want a full-size SUV with the 550-hp V8 used in the Jaguar F-Type R? The Range Rover Sport SVR is your truck then. And if you need seven seats, there's the standard Range Rover Sport Supercharged, which is about $30,000 cheaper and 40 horsepower shy of the SVR. Either way, you won't lose.

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Ford Focus RS

With the Subaru WRX STI hatch dead, the Focus RS has taken up the mantle as the ultimate five-door hatch. It's the only car that can carry a small family and also comes with a dedicated "drift mode."

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Chris Perkins
Mazda CX-5

Typically we wouldn't recommend a compact crossover, but the Mazda CX-5 is a surprisingly fun car. With Mazda, there's a little bit of Miata in everything it sells.

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Porsche Macan GTS

The Porsche Macan may share a platform with the Audi Q5, but it's much more of a driver's car than the Audi. As with most Porsches, the GTS is the trim to get.

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Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI

Sadly, we don't get the wagon version of the Golf R here in the U.S., but the standard Sportwagen TSI is a nice consolation. It's got a torquey turbocharged inline-four, an excellent chassis, and a five-speed manual in base trim.

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Tesla Motors
Tesla Model S P100D

Thanks to a big hatch and an optional rear-facing third-row seat, the Tesla Model S is very practical for a sedan. Equipped with the expensive—and hilarious—"Ludicrous Mode" option, it's also the quickest sedan in the world.

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon is the most powerful station wagon you can get in the U.S., so that easily earns it a spot on this list. Its 603-hp V8 and all-wheel-drive rocket this estate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and it has more trunk than you'll ever need.

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Ford Flex EcoBoost

The Ford Flex isn't likely on most enthusiasts' radars, but here's a little secret: You can have it with all-wheel drive and a 365-hp twin-turbo EcoBoost V6. With its retro wagon looks, no one will expect this thing to be as fast as it is.

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Alex Kierstein
Dodge Charger Hellcat

The Charger Hellcat is a four-door Dodge sedan that just happens to have 717 horsepower. It's just as practical as a normal Charger—just a lot faster. If you need to get your kids to soccer practice as quickly as possible, it's hard to go wrong with a Hellcat.

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