Side view of a blue 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan driving on a road overlooking icy mountains

Why Do Families Prefer Minivans?

Best Minivans for Texan Families   

Do you have a large family, parents, and grandparents included? Are you proud parents to five or more children? Do you want a vehicle that can fit them all? Chances are, you should be looking for a minivan because there is no other vehicle that can fit your extended family and lifestyle quite like a minivan. Keep reading this blog from Matador Motors in Wolfforth, TX, to discover why minivans are best for families and why families prefer them over other vehicles.  



Minivans offer seating for all   

he minivan, also known as an MPV or Multi-Purpose Vehicle, is the ideal family tourer. Although it is based on an SUV, a minivan is significantly larger and has plenty of room for all your family.

Imagine showing reclining second row seats inside a 2022 Kia Carnival MPV

Unlike a full-size, three-row SUV that offers seating for up to six or seven passengers, a minivan comes with seating for anywhere between eight to up to 11 passengers. And thanks to their larger wheelbase and wider body, they offer incredible legroom, shoulder room, and headroom in all the rows for your family to stretch out their muscles on those long weekend interstate road trips. Most minivans also offer remarkable cargo space behind all rows of seats to store your family’s weekend gear. They also offer multiple seating configurations, with some like the Chrysler Pacifica offering up to 243 different seating configurations. They are equipped with sliding seats which you can slide out to make room for passengers to sit in their seats.

Minivans are also great for families with dogs. If you are a dog lover, you will love the extra space offered by a minivan for your canine family members.  


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Minivans are packed with modern conveniences  

Most modern minivans are packed with features that make them comfortable and convenient for families. For example, they come with sliding doors, making it easy for your family members to get in and out of the van.

Side view of a light blue 2022 Toyota Sienna towing a camper in the woods

Some models also come with modern conveniences like a power liftgate that allows you to open the tailgate with a simple gesture of your leg. Plus, you get all the modern infotainment features like rear passenger displays and multi-speaker audio systems with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration to keep your family entertained.  

Minivans are powerful  

Another great aspect of minivans, apart from their spaciousness, is their powerful engines. Most minivans come with powerful V6 engines that make hauling your extended family seem like a walk in the park. They also offer good towing capacities which allow you to tow a small camper, RV, or fishing boat.

What are some of the best minivans on the market?  

If you are thinking of getting a used minivan in Lubbock County, then a few good examples of minivans are:  

  • Chrysler Pacifica  
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid  
  • Chrysler Voyager  
  • Dodge Grand Caravan  
  • Honda Odyssey  
  • Kia Sedona  
  • Kia Carnival  
  • Toyota Sienna  
Rear view of a white 2021 Chrysler Pacifica driving on a road surrounded by trees

Find a quality used minivan for your family at Matador Motors in Lubbock County, TX  

If you are looking for a quality used minivan in Lubbock County, TX, check out our used cars inventory. Give us a call to learn more, or stop by Matador Motors in Wolfforth, TX, to see all our cars in person or take a test drive of your preferred model.