Minivans are great for carrying kids and cargo from one activity to the next, but some moms just don’t want to take the plunge. While minivans scream practicality, they don’t necessarily scream “cool mom.”
If you’re looking for a vehicle with enough seating and cargo space for your family, check out our top three alternative minivan choices for the busy soccer mom.
If you’d like to research more family-friendly vehicles, KBB’s 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 is a great place to start.
#1 Chevy Suburban/Tahoe
Ok, so we cheated a little with this one and put two cars together. Both the Chevy Suburban and Chevy Tahoe have features that make them ideal for a big and busy family. Depending on the model, the Suburban and Tahoe have between seven and nine seats. Even with ample room for passengers, you don’t have to give up cargo space. The Suburban boasts nearly 40 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Tahoe has about 15 cubic feet behind the seats.
#2 Honda Pilot
Not only did the Pilot receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating by IIHS, but it’s also one of the more affordable SUVs in its class. The Pilot was completely redesigned in 2016 to improve the third-row seating space and the overall appearance. It’s also loaded with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This vehicle definitely isn’t your typical soccer mom’s minivan!
#3 Mitsubishi Outlander
If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, you’ll want to check out the Outlander. You can save about $12k choosing this vehicle over other midsize SUVs and crossovers. And just because it’s cheaper doesn’t mean you lose out on safety and space. The Outlander was also awarded an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and has 24 cubic feet of cargo space.
If you’re looking for great alternatives to a minivan, the staff at Bryant Motors can help you find the perfect fit and send you driving away in style. Browse our online inventory of new and used vehicles for sale or stop by our Sedalia dealership today.