Being a parent and a car enthusiast can be tough. Whereas once your free time was spent with back road drives or project car wrenching sessions, having a kid or twoor morecan take up any leeway to pursue your passion. But parenthood doesnt mean a sentence to minivan mediocrity. These 10 cool family cars offer daily practicality and street style so you can enjoy driving the kids to school or soccer practice as much as any other. Honda Civic Type R Honda combines hatchback practicality with racetrack capability in the Civic Type R. Despite its compact footprint, theres seating for five, plus plenty of space in the rear cargo area. The CTRs duality is what makes it so greatits equally ready for school runs and chasing lap records . Expertly tuned suspension makes it equally for a road trip as a circuit, all motivated by a powerful turbocharged VTEC I-4. So long as everyone is happy to drive stick, the Honda Civic Type R might be the best family hot hatchback. Buick Regal TourX Prepare for plenty of attention in the Buick Regal TourXthis is an extremely distinctive vehicle. Its a wagon not quite like any other , especially from an American brand. Good looks aside, its practical with generous cargo capacity and comfortably appointed to uphold Buick s heritage. The Regal TourX is a cool family car that stands out without excessive flair while providing solid versatility for lifes daily needs. You might look at it and think, This aint my daddys Buick. Your kids will look at it and say, This is my daddys Buick. Audi A5 Sportback Love the looks of a coupe but also need space for the ones you love? Check out the Audi A5 Sportback. At a passing glance you might not even notice it has rear doors, but it does, along with a roomy hatchback trunk . Quattro all-wheel drive boosts traction in any weather, and for car enthusiast families its available in fire-breathing RS5 trim . Audi crossovers provide more space, but the A5 Sportback is a compelling cool family car alternative with its sleek yet usable styling . Kia Telluride Kia s new seven-seat SUV will trick everyone into thinking it costs more than it does. Taut, tough exterior styling integrates eye-catching cues, and theres tons of room in all three rows for kids, teens, and adults alike. With the right options the Telluride offers numerous practical luxuries , like heated and cooled seats in the first two rows, USB ports galore, and a 360-degree parking camera system. No matter what version you pick, its clear Kia did its homework on how to make a family SUV look and feel cool without breaking the bank. Jeep Gladiator If outdoorsy adventures fill up your familys weekends, the Jeep Gladiator is the truck to choose. Versatility is the name of its game , with a crew cab and ample bed space for camping gear, mountain bikes, or anything else your family uses to enjoy the great outdoors. No doubt the Gladiator likes playing outside, too , with a fully removable roof and doors, and of course Jeep s legendary trail capability. The Jeep Gladiator puts distant trailheads or secret campsites within reach for you and the fam while being one of the coolest pickup trucks on sale today. Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe For those keen on raising speed freaks, the Mercedes -AMG GT 4-Door Coupe might be closest to a family-friendly supercar . Power is supplied by either a twin-turbocharged V-8 or trick hybrid I-6 to keep things moving at race pace. Tech-savvy kids will love all the electronic gizmos to play with, like Mercedes awesome widescreen infotainment system. True, the GT 4-Door is only a four-seater, but it still offers solid practicality with its genuine hatchback trunk. This isnt just one of the coolest family carsits among the best performing, too. Volvo V90 You cant argue with a Volvo wagon when it comes to practical family cars. The long-roof V90, with elegant styling thatll look terrific for decades to come, is arguably more attractive than the S90 sedan its based on . All that space behind the second row make the V90 versatile , too; loading pets or passengers becomes easier than with a high-riding crossover. If youre after any-weather sure-footeness, the V90 Cross Country adds a slight lift and all-wheel drive without sacrificing suave. Lincoln Aviator World-class luxury, turbocharged power, and three-row practicality meet in the Lincoln Aviator . The new midsize SUV is one of the coolest family cars on sale , with handsome sheetmetal and a posh, high-tech interior. A turbocharged V-6 is standard, but the plug-in hybrid version adds all-electric range with a dose of extra horsepower and torque. Its teen driver setting limits speed for learning drivers, but parents will love the swagger it carries for date nights on the town. Its a luxury family crossover as nice as any European. Subaru Outback The longtime family favorite has been revamped for 2020, with new trims and engines to choose from. All Outbacks are spacious and safe SUVs , but the Onyx Edition XT is the coolest in the lineup. Looks-wise it stands apart with its blacked-out grille and wheels, exclusive paint, and funky green interior stitching. Like other XT Outbacks, the Onyx Edition packs a turbocharged flat-four engine for extra power, with Subaru s signature all-wheel drive and X-Mode off-road setting to help it perform when the pavement ends . Kia Stinger Somewhere between a sedan and a hatchback, the Kia Stinger offers performance and practicality in equal measure. Based on a rear-drive chassis, power from the standard turbo I-4 or optional twin-turbo V-6 can be routed to all four wheels via available all-wheel drive. Regardless of drivetrain the Stinger fits a spacious boot under the rear cargo door, which also gives the car its distinctive fastback shape. Its a fun-to-drive crossover alternative thatll make you and the family look undeniably cool. Top 10 Cool Family Cars for Any Lifestyle Honda Civic Type R Buick Regal TourX Audi A5 Sportback Kia Telluride Jeep Gladiator Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Volvo V90 Lincoln Aviator Subaru Outback Kia Stinger The post Top 10 Cool Family Cars for Any Lifestyle appeared first on MotorTrend .