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Why the Minivan is Still the Ultimate Family Car

Some families try to make do with hatchbacks or sedans as their main family car. They work for a while, but eventually, people find themselves in trouble. These vehicles just don’t meet their family’s basic needs. That’s where the minivan comes in. These impressive vehicles offer everything kids, dogs, and parents want.

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This post discusses why the minivan is still the ultimate family car. Here’s what you need to know. 


In terms of space, minivans are winners. They offer huge cabins with enough space for everyone to travel comfortably. This means more legroom, headroom, and shoulder room for your passengers, as well as more cargo space behind the seats.

You can easily fit up to eight people in a minivan and fold down the seats for more space in the back. That means, as the name suggests, it can double up as a van for when you move home or want to take all your stuff to a car boot sale. 

Some minivans even have sliding doors on both sides, making it easier to access the rear seats and load or unload your belongings, like a conventional work van. This makes them an option for families with Motability requirements. 


The next most important feature of minivans is the comfort they offer. Most manufacturers design models with families in mind, so they offer many features to keep you happy during the ride. 

For example, some minivans have: 

  • Rear-seat entertainment systems for the kids
  • Climate control zones
  • Sunroofs
  • Leather seats
  • Heated steering wheels
  • Regular power outlets

You can also find minivans with advanced safety and driver-assist features, such as blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and collision avoidance systems. These features, many of which are available at Edmunds, help make the driving experience more relaxing overall. You’re not having to do everything manually. 

Higher Fuel Efficiency

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Regular vans tend to have poor fuel efficiency. Usually, that’s because business owners don’t pay as much duty on fuel, and therefore, don’t want to pay as much when they purchase vehicles. However, minivans are different. These are not gas guzzlers. Some minivans even have hybrid or electric options that can save you money on fuel and reduce your carbon footprint.

For families, this additional fuel efficiency can be a godsend. It means you can take longer trips at a lower cost and you don’t need to continuously pull into gas stations to fill up the tank. 

As you can see, minivans have many advantages over other types of vehicles when it comes to family transportation. Primarily, they offer more comfort and space than competing vehicles, and they can seat up to nine people (and sometimes more depending on the model). This means you can accommodate your family’s needs and preferences.

Many people will consider other vehicles for their families. However, you might be surprised by how much you like minivans. They can do things that other vehicles find challenging, and they always have the space you need for your family. For many, the choice is still a no-brainer.

DISCLOSURE – This is a collaborative post.

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