BURNSVILLE, Minn. - It appears minivans may be making a comeback. According to Bloomberg, U.S. minivan sales have jumped 17.5% to 316,500 through July of this year. That's twice the growth rate of SUV's and crossover vehicles in the same time period. SUV's and crossover's heavily outsold minivans, however, at 4 million.
Duane Brause, New Car Sales Manager at Park Chrysler Jeep in Burnsville says several improvements have been made to minivans to help them stray away from the "mommy mobile" image that's nearly impossible to ignore.
According to GoodCarBadCar.net the Honda Odyssey was the top-selling minivan in the U.S. for July. The Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country and Nissan Quest round out the top 5.
It was evident Monday morning on the KARE 11 Facebook page that most minivan owners seem to be pleased with their purchase. "I love my minivan at this point in my life. Never thought I'd say those words but it's perfect for us with 3 young children," Erica Hanson writes. To join the conversation click here.
KARE 11's Bryan Piatt stopped by Park Chrysler Jeep in Burnsville Monday to learn more about why people love their minivans.
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