Saturday, August 07, 2010
The SUV vs MiniVan Debate
Jillian and I were leaving the pool yesterday afternoon and I had to laugh at the stereotypical contents of the parking lot. As you can see, an endless row of SUV's and MiniVans lay before us. As I pushed our stroller through the parking lot to our shiny and black Saturn Vue, it got me thinking about the SUV/MiniVan debate that I always have with Jeff. I am an SUV girl, Jeff likes the MiniVan. But what makes one better than the other? Taking into consideration the space needed for an infant seat (possibly two in the future), two parents, any other possible passengers, plus the ever-present stroller and massive diaper bag. Which vehicle do you think is best? SUV or minivan? Do you choose image over functionality? Are you afraid that if you buy a MiniVan the Mom jeans are next?
The reality of the matter is that a vehicle with third row seating is certainly in our future. A small SUV works for us now but I am starting to think about our future when Jillian is older and hopefully we will have one or two more babies to drive around. We will also have to consider driving around her friends, neighbors, cousins, and other family members. Packing for two road trips this Summer also made us realize how much space a family truly needs and it was only three of us!!!! We used every last square inch of the back cargo area and the two empty seats next to Jillian's car seat.
Even though I am drawn to the SUV side of the arguement, these commercials lately for the Toyota Sienna MiniVan are so cute and quite convincing!
If you drive one or the other, what feature won you over on this great debate? Please leave me a comment, I would love to hear what you think!!!