I love my SUV, but if I must be honest, I miss my minivan. Everyone had a seat, and I still had massive cargo space – even with everyone in the car! My SUV is nice too, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I wish I had a minivan still. I think that for a growing family, a minivan is definitely the way to go. It’s roomy, modern, sleek, and they’re not bulky like my old minivan was. With that in mind, I’ve partnered with Kayser Chrysler to bring you both the pros and cons for purchasing a minivan.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BUY A MINIVAN
- Roomy: Can seat at least 7 people. Not to mention the storage space in the trunk is also (extremely) generous.
- Convenience with power sliding doors that open up wider than regular doors, plus the ease of getting kids in and out of the car and into car seats without a struggle.
- The ability to fold down the rear seats to make even more room for cargo.
- Most vans also come with entertainment for rear seat passengers, which is extremely helpful on long road trips.
- The van is raised higher than cars making visibility while driving so much easier and thereby makes driving a lot safer.
- Costwise, a minivan is more expensive than most family preferred cars. Along with that comes a higher vehicle insurance and while passing through toll roads, toll fees too.
- The mileage you get on a car can in no way be compared with a minivan. (All minivans operate on V6 power)
- The height on the minivan can also be a con especially while taking turns, exiting highways or while driving in stormy weather with strong winds. The van could tend to tip more easily if care is not taken while driving.
Looking at these lists, I think the pros outweigh the cons, what do you think?