CARS.COM — Compact SUVs are fast becoming America’s go-to family car, supplanting compact and mid-size sedans — particularly for smaller and urban families who don’t need or want a bigger, more expensive SUV or (gulp) minivan.
Automakers looking to stand out in this fast-growing, fast-changing market are building in more features that cater to the family buyer. We spotted several at Cars.com’s 2017 Compact SUV Challenge comparison of seven new and refreshed family haulers priced at $35,000 or less with destination included.
Here is our favorite for most original family-friendly feature, followed by a selection of others you might also want to keep in mind as you shop for a family SUV.
Center storage console convertible: The 2017 Honda CR-V Touring’s clever, versatile center console lets you create your own bespoke storage configuration to fit your gear and reconfigure as needed.