Top minivan alternatives
Trade staid looks for style with these practical people movers
When it comes to family-friendly vehicles, it's pretty difficult to beat a minivan. A minivan's height and sliding doors make getting in and out easy, while spacious interiors and the ability to bring transport six or seven people plus luggage is undeniably handy.
But there's a price to be paid for this usability. Besides being a bore to drive, minivans are typically thirsty, have a cool factor of approximately zero and are laden with the connotations of family life - not that family life's a bad thing. Opting for one of these haulers usually means whoever's behind the wheel has put pragmatism above all else.
But fear not - if a practical vehicle is what you're looking for, there are plenty of safe and viable choices out there. We've put together a list of 10 minivan alternatives at different price points and sizes, including efficient hybrids and diesels that are sure to keep everyone aboard - driver included - smiling. Watch the slideshow to begin.
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