When you think family-hauler, you probably think minivan or SUV. This can be hard to swallow if you’re the type of person who prefers a pickup. You want something tough, able to work hard and play hard – just like you.
The good news is you don’t have to compromise on your car just because you’ve had kids. Thirty years ago, driving a pickup truck as your family car typically meant squeezing everyone in on one bench seat, side by side.
But you no longer have to settle for less passenger space if you drive a truck. Even if you’re a parent, you can bypass a minivan or two-row SUV, and buy a crew cab pickup truck instead.
Pickups offer a number of family-friendly advantages in capability and flexibility, with a few trade-offs compared to SUVs. Check out the slideshow to see some of the best pickup trucks for families and then visit our Best Car Deals page to find the best deal on your new truck.