7 Reasons You Need A Minivan

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7 Reasons You Need A Minivan

Minivan moms raise your hand!! Keep those hands up if you have crumbs hiding somewhere inside your vehicle. You can bet my hand is up. My kids are messy! Even if you don’t have a minivan, you know that kids and clean cars don’t mix.

Is it even possible to have kids AND a clean car?


Cars.com can help with that. You can purchase a CLEAN vehicle right from the comfort of your own home. And once you become a mom of multiple children then a minivan is a must. Here are 7 Reasons Why You Need A Minivan and how you can purchase your next one using Cars.com

1. Space / Distance Between Children

Of course this one had to be #1. I’ve driven a small car, an SUV, and a minivan and by far the minivan is my personal preference. The space between children is a must. The car squished them together and we all know that kids in close proximity will soon begin their incessant chants of “He’s touching me” or “She won’t stop looking at me.” Give your kids some space! Look at all the glorious space here in this 2018 Chrysler Pacifica:

Distance Between Seats Minivan Chrysler Pacifica 2018

2. Cargo Space for ALL Those Groceries

One thing I love most about my minivan is the cargo space. Minivans have nearly double the cargo space as SUVs. This means more space for all those groceries and if your kids are anything like mine, then they need a LOT of groceries.

3. Car seats Galore

I’m a car seat fanatic. My children stayed rear facing as long as possible and then in a 5 point harness after that. Their safety is important to me. Once you have more than 2 kids, then a minivan is a must.

Have you tried installing multiple carseats in a small car?

It’s nearly impossible.

Three Car Seats in a Vehicle via Cars

And when you have a rear facing child in a two-door car, then you can understand the struggle of not only installing a car seat, but getting the child in and out. Cars.com helps guide you through this process and has multiple videos about car seat safety available for you to watch so you can be sure your car seat is installed correctly.

4. Safety Safety Safety

Besides car seat safety, safety in general is an important factor when purchasing a new vehicle. Minivans are by far the safest option for small families. If you are looking to purchase a car for a teen driver, Cars.com has a list of the best cars to keep your teen driver safe.

Teen Driver via Cars

5. Cost Effective

New additions require extra space. If you have a growing family, then it just makes sense to buy a minivan. These cars will grow with you making your purchase cost effective. Because Cars.com offers new or used vehicles, you can find one within your budget, no matter what your budget is.

6. Automatic Doors & All The Extras

I got in trouble so much when I was younger for slamming the car doors. I also talked non-stop during road trips and annoyed every passenger in the car, but that’s another story. Thank God for automatic doors and extras like DVD players. No more slammed doors or annoying monologues.

I love my DVD player. I keep a small plastic bin in between the seats full of movies to keep my kids occupied and boy does it work!

The automatic doors help when loading/unloading. Even the littlest kid can push the button to open the doors. Not only that, but there’s no slamming involved and I can be sure the doors are properly closed every time. Sensors ensure that the doors won’t close if something is in the way and most automatic doors won’t open while the vehicle is in drive. This is great for those who like to open doors while driving down the road – something my siblings dared me to do many times!

7. Fit In With All The Cool Moms

I don’t know about where you guys live, but around here, minivans are a must. It’s like a rite of passage during motherhood. You aren’t officially a mom until you pack your kids in a minivan and head off to whatever adventure awaits you for that day.

Cars.com has a HUGE selection of minivans. You can search by location, model, or even price ensuring you will find the perfect minivan for your family.

Cars ability to search for perfect Minivan

Never fear, if minivans aren’t your thing, Cars.com has plenty of other options for you.

What kind of car do you drive?
Do you have a minivan or are you a superhero mom without one?

7 Reasons You Need A Minivan From Cars dot com by LifeAsAConvert

13 thoughts on “7 Reasons You Need A Minivan

  1. Danielle

    Space is the biggest selling point on a minivan in my opinion. It’s hard to hear “He’s/she’s touching me!” if they can’t actually touch each other. LOL

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      Yes! This was a must when purchasing mine as I have a little boy in a wheelchair. My current van allows me to fold the back seat down and his wheelchair rides in the back, but my previous van I took a middle seat out and his wheelchair went there.

  2. Jennifer Van Huss

    Gah! I have always been one of those people who said I’d never own a minivan and now own one, I can 100% see why these reasons are true! Minivans are not like the old wagons that our parents drove, they are now supped up and come with all the bells and whistles!

  3. Nancy L.

    I couldn’t agree more. When my children were babies we got a minivan and it was one of THE BEST purchases we ever made. I literally drove it into the ground because I didn’t want to get rid of it! I got the captain’s chairs, too. They were perfect to keep my son from poking my daughter – he couldn’t reach her! Ha!

  4. Claudia Krusch

    I would love to have this much room in a vehicle. I have a teenage Son that plays a ton of sports. We could use the space to lug him and his friends around to games.

  5. Terri Beavers

    The older the kids get and the more stuff I have to haul around has convinced me I need to start looking at and considering purchasing a minivan. Their band instruments are huge as well as all of their other extracurricular and sports items. Your post just made me realize even more reasons why I need one.

  6. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    This single gal in the city never learned to drive, but since I am single with no kiddos that’s probably more space than I need. I’m the total nut that would probably learn to ride a motorcycle before ever even driving a car! LOL :-)


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