"Macho" and "minivan" are words that historically have been at odds with one another.
However, there are several family-sized choices that offer some of the same attributes attracting the Y chromosome to vehicles like pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and sporty sedans.
When you require a well-rounded vehicle that can transport your family on vacation as well as make runs to the home improvement store for supplies, no one vehicle fills the bill like a minivan. They may not be glamorous or sexy, but today's family utility wagons are more versatile, energetic, stylish and fuel-efficient than their forebears.
In other words, they aren't your soccer moms' minivans.
Bankrate has assembled a list of five minivans offering a high level of utility, accommodations for up to six and plenty of get-up-and-go. You might argue that at least one of our choices isn't even a minivan, but we like to think outside of the box.
Except for the 2012 Mazda5 and Kia Sedona EX, car prices and specifications are based on 2011 models.
These are minivans even the most macho guy can find at least one reason to love. So man up and read on.