Which vehicle model is the best family car?

Minivans and SUVs in a Manhattan lot parking garage

If you have a large family or are considering growing your family, it may be time to upgrade your vehicle. Chances are you’ve considered a minivan or an SUV, but which one is the best option for your driving needs? You probably think of cargo and passenger space, safety features and advanced technological equipment.

What is the difference between minivans and SUVs?

Minivans and SUVs in a Manhattan parking garage

Minivans and SUVs on a lot in Manhattan | Mark Peterson/Corbis via Getty Images

First, let’s discuss the differences between a minivan and an SUV. While both options excel in several areas, you can only pick one.