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5 macho minivans for the average Joe

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Minivans for moms ... and dads
Minivans for moms ... and dads

At a time when many moms don't want to be seen driving one, putting together a list of five minivans a tough guy can like might seem an insurmountable challenge. But Bankrate thinks minivans have gotten a bad rap. There are plenty of good reasons to own one, some even appealing to the Y chromosome.

For pure practicality, minivans are tough to beat. Their ride quality is as good as a full-size sedan, and they can carry more passengers. They provide an elevated seating position for better visibility and offer more cargo-carrying capacity. A couple of minivans even offer all-wheel drive.

Whether you need to get the gang to baseball practice, bring home a few sheets of plywood for a weekend chore or head to the Rockies for a family vacation, minivans are multiuse vehicles that compromise very little in comfort or utility. "Cool" isn't everything. Sometimes you just need to get the job done.

For the most part, Bankrate's picks are 2013s. Only the Kia Sedona is a 2014. Prices reflect the model, option level listed and destination charges. Here are the minivans that Bankrate believes even a tough guy can find a reason to love.

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