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    Jan 2012

    In need of quick advice for AWD/4WD vehicle for family of 6

    We have a Ford Expedition EL XLT but long story short we are not happy with it and want to trade it in - like, today.

    Our kids are 12.5 (no booster etc.), 8 (booster), 5 (clek flo), and almost 2 (chicco nextfit zip rear facing).

    We need AWD/4WD for sure, as much cargo space as possible, all leather seats.

    I drive a lot in the city, also very snowy mountain conditions (SLC), and we do take a few road trips a year. Safety is my #1 concern, and then functionality for a larger family with lots of 'stuff'.

    We looked at a Toyota Sequoia and HIghlander but the Highlander was way too small in the cargo and 3rd row, and the Sequoia had surprisingly little cargo space for the price - I think a lot of their space goes to larger 3rd and 2nd rows?

    The cars we are looking at - frantically - are:
    Honda Pilot 2018 (but we already have a 2010)
    Toyota Sienna AWD 2018 - think this is the XLE version)

    We could look at the following, but it's going to cost us $10K or more more $$, and I'm partial to Honda/Toyota type cars:
    Chevy Suburban
    GMC Yukon XL (but this is very similar to Ford Expedition EL no?)

    Any advice? Thanks!

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