3 Must-Have Family Friendly Mini-Van Features

November 26th, 2015 by

Are you looking for the perfect family vehicle? If so, nothing can be more practical than purchasing a minivan. Chances are, if you are shopping for a minivan, you want a spacious and comfortable vehicle that can haul multiple passengers with cargo space to spare. Sure, some minivans are more practical than others and have some common features, like sliding doors, air conditioning, and power windows, but there are other important features to look for. To help you out with the purchasing process, here is a list of the top 3 features we consider the most important for a family-friendly minivan:

1. Back Up Assist

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The #1 feature that any buyer should look for in a minivan is a rearview camera or reverse-sensing system. Why so? Backing out of the driveway can be difficult when driving a large vehicle, especially when you have an obstructed rearward view due to the passengers in the backseats. Reverse-sensing systems, also known as “Park Assist” use various sensors to locate objects from up to three or six feet from the vehicle and produce audile beeps (of varying intensity) to let drivers know how close they are to an object. This prevents the driver from banging into other people or objects while parking or backing out. This system can be found in the latest 2016 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models.

2. 60/40-Split Fold-Flat Third-Row Seat

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Nobody wants to go through the hassle of removing heavy third-row seats and then carting them into the garage every time they need some extra cargo space. Both the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan offer 60/40-Split Fold-Flat Third-Row Seats. This provides additional flexibility for larger families and allows the third-row seat to be folded in multiple ways to accommodate more cargo. Whether you have long objects or awkwardly shape luggage, this ideal for carrying along all the essentials.

3. In-Floor Storage

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Need a little extra space to store children’s toys, groceries or other necessities? Look into a vehicle In-Floor Storage features. This enables drivers to simply lift the cover on an in-floor storage cubby and then place all items inside. Not only does this free up precious floor space, but also helps you keep clutter at a minimum. Everything has a place and everything is in its place.

Want to see these features in action? Visit Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Indianapolis, IN. We have a wide selection of new minivans for you to choose from. Check out the new 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan or test drive the new 2016 Chrysler Town and Country. Our team is ready to find the perfect vehicle to fit your family. Visit us today!

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