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10 Best Cars for Your Family's Summer Vacation

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- No, we're not there yet.

There are still a few weeks until most U.S. schools let out, but summer vacations are looming. According to travel site TripAdvisor (TRIP - Get Report), 86% of Americans are taking a trip this summer, with 74% of those travelers going by car.

They aren't exactly planning short little jaunts, either. Most travelers (29%) indicate they'll drive between 100 and 200 miles to their weekend getaway spot. Another 21% will go 50 to 100 miles, while a bold and masochistic 11% will subject themselves to a Griswoldian drive of more than 500 miles.

That's a whole lot of time with the family in close, bathroom-free quarters and a whole lot to ask of the average vehicle. If you happen to be towing a camper or just a trailer load of stuff, that's putting a whole lot of faith in your day-to-day commuter and kid shuttle.

If you're having doubts about your family's old reliable school shuttle's worth as a long-distance hauler -- or just feel you could use a little more space and distraction between you and the folks just a few feet away from you while you're driving -- it may not be a bad time to consider other options. With help from the folks at auto pricing site Edmunds, we've put together a list of 10 vehicles that are up to the task of hauling your family and days' worth of its belongings while taking everybody's minds off the fact that there are still hours and miles between them and some fun in the sun:

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