Driving a Minivan is Cool: Get Yours in Butler (Chrysler and Dodge Models Available)

If you want a new car and are considering a station wagon, hatchback or SUV, maybe what you really want is a minivan! They’re way cooler than they get credit for, and provide you all the space you need. Minivans are reliable, family friendly, adventure worthy and come with more cup holders than any other car.  Precision Jeep offers two fantastic minivans to the community of Butler: Chrysler and Dodge.

The Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Pacifica are two of the only 5 minivans currently being produced for the American market. Minivans have been losing popularity as crossovers and SUVs take the lead in family vehicle preference. However, minivans are awesome, and they truly offer a special something that no other vehicle on the market does:

They are big, homey, cozy and complete, with lots of seats and the ability to transform. While they don’t typically win in the fashion and beauty contest—they aren’t typically the most appealing when considering raw attraction—they’ve got heart. And girth.


8 Reasons Why Minivans are Awesome to Drive

There are plenty of reasons why minivans are incredible vehicles and super fun to drive, but we are limiting the list to the primary reasons.

1.     Haul loads of passengers

Whether you’re a big family with a bazillion kids or you just have lots and lots of friends, driving a van means everyone can ride together! They come standard with 7 seats, and some even have 8 seats. It is so convenient—and fun— to be able to fit the whole crew, instead of taking multiple cars.

Minivans are also great for pet passengers too. Old dogs have a much easier time getting in and out of a van than an SUV, for example, and have room to lay on the floor and relax.

2.     Haul loads of stuff

Minivans are second only to a pickup truck in hauling abilities. These are major utility vehicles: they are like transformers, with all their seats either coming out or folding down into their belly, so you can fit furniture, boards, plenty of boxes of awkward size and shape, and most anything else. And minivans provide security and protection from the elements so you don’t need to worry about the goods being transported, unlike an exposed pickup truck bed!

3.     Adventure mobile

Like to travel? A minivan is perfect! Thanks to its size and adjustability, minivans make fantastic road trip vehicles. Take out a seat or two and turn the internal space into a bedroom for easy camping. Going skiing? Surfing? Kayaking? There’s room for all your gear! Throw the skis, boards and boats in the car!

 Also, most minivans come with TVs and DVD players in the back (and if they don’t, you can easily add one), so the kids can watch movies while you cruise the deserts and highways. There are plenty of cup holders to hold everybody’s pit stop refreshments. Basically, minivans are the most comfortable long distance rides out there.

4.     Sliding doors

Sliding doors are just cool. Not only do you not have to worry about banging other cars in parking lots (something kids can be embarrassingly careless about), these sliding cavities make it easier to load and unload through the sides. And, modern minivans have button activated sliding doors—which is not only pretty futuristic and impressive, but can be very convenient when your hands are full. 

5.     Gas mileage

While not the best vehicles for gas mileage, minivans sure beat their primary competitor: the SUV. And, with new hybrid options available, such as the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, you do have the option to save some serious gas money.

6.     Affordability

Minivans tend to be cheaper than SUVs, while offering so many of the same advantages. If you’re looking for affordable vehicles in Butler, Chrysler and Dodge minivans are available at the Precision Jeep dealership. Sales reps will be happy to help you find a vehicle that suits your budget!

7.     Lower insurance rates

Since minivans are seen as family cars, and since family cars usually imply safer driving to protect the precious cargo (the kids!), insurance companies often offer a lower premium on minivans. Minivans also tend to do less damage in accidents. Win-Win!

8.     Smooth ride

Minivans make for a great ride. They are smooth, comfortable and easy. Many are surprised by how sporty the handling is. 

There’s no doubt that minivans are cool. There are only 5 minivans on the market and in Butler, Chrysler and Dodge minivans reign supreme. Let’s dive into these two available options:

Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan is a fantastic minivan for the budget minded family. Dodge created the original minivan and still offers everything you want in a van. It provides an entertainments system in the back for the kids, an excellent towing package, and plenty of extra storage options. The Precision Jeep dealership defines the characteristics of the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan:

 “The standard features of the Dodge Grand Caravan SE include Pentastar 3.6L V-6 283hp engine, 6-speed multi-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.”

Gas mileage: Hwy mpg: 25 City mpg: 17

Colors: Billet Clearcoat, Black Onyx, Granite Pearlcoat, Indigo Blue ClearcoatOctane Red Pearlcoat, White Knuckle Clearcoat

Precison Jeep has several Grand Caravans available. We’ll list a few great options below, but be sure to check the website for up to date listings—or just come in to browse the current inventory!

·       Check out this pre-owned 2019 Grand Caravan SE Mini-Van. This Granite color minivan has only had one owner and has only 6,331 miles on it. It is still under factory warranty, which makes this 7 seat mini-van a dream. It has 3.6L 6-Cylinder  and is a 6 spedd automatic FWD. Beginning at $23,779, talk to the dealers at Precision Jeep about financing options for this amazing vehicle!


·       Here’s another great pre-owned 2018 Grand Caravan GT Mini-Van. This gem has 35,965 miles on it which is 5154 miles below market average. Granite 3.6L V6 24V VVT 6 Speed automatic FWD. It can be yours for 20,988.


·       Here’s one more option for you in the Dodge mini-van realm: a used 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Mini-Van with 227,405 miles for just $18,977. This brand new arrival still has remaining factory warranty and is Dodge certified. It’s only had one owner and the odometer is 2417 miles below market average. With 7 seats, this billet clearcoat 2017 is a serious win!


Chrysler Pacifica

Another great minivan option is the Chrysler Pacifica. Offering the first hybrid minivan in America, you’ll have the option of driving an eco friendly, gas saving version of these beloved family cars. Another feature that makes these minivans unique, is the hands-free power sliding door—as long as you have the key on you, you can open the door by kicking your foot under the car, which is great if your hands are full of groceries.  You can find these beautiful minivans at Precision Jeep, a dealership that provides customers in Butler with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles.

According to the Precision Jeep website, the standard features of the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica L include:

“Pentastar 3.6L V-6 287hp engine, 9-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" steel wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.”

Gas Mileage: City mpg: 18, Highway mpg: 28

Colors: Billet Silver, Bright White Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Cark Cordovan Pearlcoat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Jazz Blue Pearlcoat, Ocean  Blue Metallic, Velvet Red Pearlcoat, and several others.

There are a number of financing offers available for you when purchasing a Chrysler Pacifica at Precision Jeep. Here are few great options currently available:

·       Check out this New 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Passenger Van, available for $38,635. This 9 speed automatic, FWD minivan fits 7 passengers. The color is steel metallic clearcoat color, FWD and gets 19/28 city/highway MPG. It has a 3.6L V6 engine.


·       Here’s another amazing all new 2018, Hybrid passenger van option available for $48,230. This bright white Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited features FWD, 7 seats and has a 3.6L V6 Hybrid Engine. This vehicle gets incredible gas mileage. Seriously. It gets roughly 84 MPGe which will save you major pocket change when it comes to filling up.


Drive a minivan today!

Minivans offer a bit of everything: cargo space, passenger space, dependability, and affordability. Whether you want a minivan or not, if you’re ready for a new vehicle, get down to Precision Jeep in Butler. Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep options are available. Go on a test drive and find the perfect car for you!


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