5. 2013 Honda Odyssey
Starting price: $28,675
Yes, it's a minivan, but it's about the most formidable minivan available for the money. It has room for seven passengers and nearly 150 cubic feet of cargo space when the seats are out. Its center seat slides forward nearly six inches to give parents easier access to little ones, its center console has a flip-up trash holder and beverage cooler and the backup camera offers three different views of the area behind the rear bumper.If traveling families want to trick it out, their road trips can get a little easier with help from such options as three-zone climate control, conversation mirrors and a rear-seat entertainment system with a 16.2-inch high-definition monitor with an HDMI connection that can display two sources at the same time. The most pleasant surprise is under the hood, where the 248-horsepower V6 offers power atypical of a parentmobile.