What does the family car of choice look like today? An SUV. Automakers sold more than 6.7 million sport utility vehicles and crossovers last year. While just 1.8 million of those were the gas-swilling truck-based SUVs that rose to prominence in the '90s and early 2000s, more efficient car-based crossovers saw sales grow twice the rate of standard SUVs year-over-year. Kelley Blue Book came up with its list of the 12 best family cars of 2017. Unsurprisingly, there isn't a sedan on it.