5. Kia Optima
We're still not sure how a family sedan is any cooler or less utilitarian than a minivan, but it's certainly a whole lot smaller, shorter and less versatile. Kia's Optima, for example, has only about 15 cubic feet of trunk space and a combined 30 miles per gallon of efficiency. Still, for image-conscious parents, the available turbo package, panoramic sunroof and vented front seats mesh with LED running lights and chrome wheels that look like they'd be more at home at a car show than at a piano recital. It's a whole lot of compromise, but that's what it takes to look cool and still have a reasonable amount of space for the kids.
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