Drive a Car You Love – Even if Your Family’s in Tow
As much as we all love our kids, most people dread the thought of having to get rid of their sporty car or heavy-duty truck for the dreaded minivan! Today, however, you don’t have to choose between a family-friendly vehicle and a stylish vehicle. Let’s go over a few options on the market that allow you to haul the entire gang around town without sacrificing your sense of style.
SUVs to the Rescue
First and foremost, an SUV is a great option if you have a growing number of passengers, but hate the look of the minivan. SUVs provide a little more room if you have multiple kids in your family, so you can seat two to three in the backseat comfortably, even with car seats.
Today, there are also several SUV options with third row seating. This provides you with enough space for five to six kids, so it’s perfect for larger families or anyone who drives the carpool fairly regularly.
This provides you with enough space for five to six kids, so it’s perfect for larger families or anyone who drives the carpool fairly regularly.
SUVs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit your taste, including crossovers. Crossover SUVs are lower to the ground like a car, but still give you the space you’ll traditionally find with an SUV. They’re similar to station wagons, but with a more modern look.
Hatchbacks – Drive a Car You Love
Hatchbacks are similar to crossovers, but smaller. Instead of trunk space, however, they have a hatched door on the back (hence the name), so they’re more convenient if you’re toting strollers, extra groceries, and even small furniture.
If you’re interested in a hatchback that works well for families, look for a larger four-door car, rather than a smaller hatchback like the Fiat 500. This will provide more space for your kids and make it easier for you to get a baby into and out of the car.
Don’t Write Off the Minivan
I know what you’re thinking: a minivan? Really?! But don’t write them off. Newer minivans are a far cry from the dated minivans that rose to popularity in the 1990s!
Even if you hate the minivans on the market, consider getting one as your primary car with a sportier car or truck as your secondary vehicle. That way, when you need to commute to work or just want to have date night with your spouse, you can take the more stylish car or truck you love, and when you’re going for a trip as a family, you can take the minivan that is more practical.
Believe it or not, you might find that you love to drive the minivan almost as much as you like your car or truck, since they’re so convenient for hauling both cargo and people.
No matter what type of vehicle interests you, take a look at the huge selection at Peters Auto Mall. We can help you find a vehicle that suits your taste, even if you need to fit more people than you did when you first started driving.