Should You Drive a Minivan or an SUV?

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The 2017 GMC Yukon Denali is one of the great SUV options on the market.

There are a lot of great cars on the market today, and they all fit different needs. A decision that many families have to make as they have more children is whether to purchase a minivan or an SUV. The following breakdown is designed to help you parse out your needs and preferences to make a decision about which one to purchase.


When you have children, loading them and unloading them becomes quite the task after a long day. One benefit of having a minivan is that the sliding door makes it easier to get kids in and out of the vehicle. You also usually do not have to fold any seats down to get into the third row of seats.


Probably the biggest drawback of a minivan for many people is the stereotype of driving a minivan. While SUVs generally win in the style category, automakers have been able to make minivans more sleek and stylish over the years.

All-Wheel Drive

Minivans generally do not come standard with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, so many people find that SUVs work better for them in areas that see snow each year.

What you choose for your family comes down to personal preference. There is a reason why these are the two most popular types of vehicles for people with families. Come see us at Highview Motors GMC and we’ll help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle!

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