Best family cars with added cool

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- The latest crop of family cars not only look good but are loaded with features such as third row seating and electronic watchdogs.

Starting at $29,000 you're getting it all in this Mazda CX5 and it won't kill you at the pump since Mazda is the most fuel efficient car in America.This 5-year ownership is the best possible ownership meaning maintenance, gas, initial cost of vehicle, things like the roadside assistance plan.

Mitsubishi's cross-over vehicle, the Outlander GT, costs even less boasting much of the same $23,500 to start with essential third row seating.

Acura MDX will cost a little more, but as the best selling luxury SUV. It just may be worth it. From the sexy lights up front, to the effortless button fold down 3rd seat in the back and everything you need in between, plus safety for the whole family.

And when money is no object. Throw $90,000 at the Lexus LX570 with it's ridiculously flexible seating plan , the biggest of the big boy SUV's, promises luxury and delivers.