Minivan or SUV? They have similar missions in life, yet they are as different as a red state and a blue state. Both are designed to tote prodigious quantities of people and stuff. Yet the way they look and the way they go about their business means that some folks love one of them while looking at the other with condescension at best, and at worst, total disdain.
These days the sales pendulum has swung heavily toward SUVs — particularly the car-based crossovers — leaving the various surviving minivans to scramble after the remaining minivan buyers. They are doing so with madcap innovation, including seats that disappear and optional vacuum cleaners. Meanwhile, the smug SUVs continue to add to their ranks in remarkable fashion.
So, what are the 10 biggest differences between SUVs and minivans? Don’t go away. We’re about to tell you.