Are you having trouble deciding whether an SUV or minivan is the proper vehicle for you and your family? Whether you are looking for a commuter vehicle or a family minivan, you will come closer to making a final decision by the end of this article. The product experts at our Honda dealership in Kansas City, MO compared cargo space, safety features, and the drivability of SUVs and minivans. Find out which vehicle is most suitable for your lifestyle by reading the details below.
Minivans vs. SUVs: Interior Storage & Cargo Space
If you have a family of six to eight people, consider the Honda Pilot or Odyssey. They offer the roomiest cabins and family friendly features such as a rear entertainment system, HondaVac® vacuum cleaner, and tri-zone automatic climate control. For commuters and small families the HR-V or CR-V offers enough cabin volume for up to five passengers.
SUVs and minivans allow for several seating configurations to help fit passengers and cargo on your next outing. Available storage and configuration features include:
2nd and 3rd row magic seating
Flat folding 2nd and 3rd row seats
60/ 40 split bench seating
Lockable glove compartment
Hidden storage area
Front seat back pockets
Minivans vs. SUVs: Safety
Honda is well known for receiving high ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA. Therefore, you can’t go wrong with a Honda SUV or minivan, especially when equipped with Honda Sensing™, which helps prevent potential collisions by assisting the driver when an accident is imminent. Honda Sensing™ features include:
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System
Road Departure Mitigation
Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Blind Spot Information System
Additional safety features:
ACE™ body structure providing a high-strength, energy-absorbing protective frame
LATCH seating system securely restrains your precious cargo
The 2017 Honda HR-V, CR-V, and Pilot have smaller turning radius, making handling these models in tight spaces a breeze. Honda crossovers and SUVs also provide better fuel economy than the Odyssey. Don’t disregard the Odyssey just yet! Its stellar suspension system provides an incredibly comfortable and quiet ride, conquering every pothole in its path. Find out whether an SUV or minivan offers the muscle necessary for your daily routine.
Which Should I Choose?
Depending on your needs, an SUV or minivan is an appropriate vehicle for you and your loved ones. If you need a vehicle to haul you and your growing family on a daily basis, a minivan is the most practical choice. However, the Honda Pilot is a solid choice to consider as well with its versatile interior, ample seating, and muscular engine. Crossovers and SUVs are better for towing and are more fuel-efficient, but offer less cargo volume.
Do you have questions about features discussed in our model research pagesor vehicle availability? Contact the team of specialist at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO online or by calling(866) 205-1181.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.