Okay so here's the scoop.
My mom has a Honda CRV which I used while I stayed with her for the past 3 weeks and I thought it was an awesome family car! It had room for our 2 huge suitcases and the stroller, it also had this great shelf so that you could have the stroller underneath and groceries on top.It had 4 wheel drive which is SUPER nice in the snowy streets of MN, and you could fold over the back seats for more storage if need be. The seats were comfy and there was lots of room in front and in back. When we purchase a 2nd car I would definitely like a Honda CRV or something similar:)
It was a 2011 model though, so I don't know what the big differences are between that and an older model.
I have a Mitsubishi Outlander.
We don't have an SUV.... DH has a pick-up (w/ backseats) and I have a PT Cruiser (which I love).