Out with the old and in with the new! Mini vans are slowly going out of style and today's "soccer moms" are looking for a more modern and stylish way to travel with their families. The spacious option of the minivan has always appealed to families of all sizes, but today the 6 passenger SUV is becoming increasingly popular. Exceptional gas mileage, roomy, and comfortable are all qualities that these vehicles possess. They can not only get you from point a to point b, but they make you look good doing it. Something that the traditional family car or van of this size is not able to offer.
With the economy in a crisis, gas mileage is more important than ever. Every mile counts. With a 6 passenger SUV, you get significantly better mpg than your traditional family van. The average estimated miles per gallon is around 17 city/24 highway for most of the vehicles. It competes with some sedans that are half of its size. The Toyota Highlander hybrid can get 28mpg on the highway and also in the city!
The advantages don't stop there. The main draw to the traditional mini van is that families are able to fit everyone in one vehicle along with all of their belongings. Seats are able to be folded down stored in most models to provide maximum space for smaller families or those times that not everyone tags along. For the times that you fill up the SUV however, the back area of the vehicles offer enough room to store a variety of items.
Most SUVs only are available to seat 5 passengers and the larger SUVS not only provide a ton of unneeded room, but are gas guzzlers as well. The convenience of the 6 passenger SUV has people on their knees thanking the heavens above. Providing only the minimum amount of space necessary to seat your family of 6 and all of their items means less of a hassle moving seats in and out of the car. Also, no more squeezing everyone to fit together.
The 6 passenger SUV opens up a large window of new opportunities for those in between families. They provide enough space for everyone to be happy and comfortable, and enough storage that when you're not at maximum capacity you are able to open up extra room with extreme ease. With nearly every car manufacturing putting a 6 passenger SUV model into production, it'll have the big gas guzzlers shaking in their boots!