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TOTD: Minivan or Crossover – Which Would You Pick?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/15/2014 Christian Seabaugh
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There are two ways families seem to go about people moving in this day and age: some opt for a traditional big and boxy minivan, while others go for curb appeal with a midsized-crossover. Two New York International Auto Show debuts that demonstrate the two schools of thought are the 2015 Kia Sedona and the 2015 Nissan Murano, both of which were unveiled this morning.

In the minivan camp is the all-new 2015 Sedona. The Sedona is the traditional minivan, but with a twist – it's actually nice to look at. The sporty-looking Sedona also offers an upscale interior with available Napa leather and an advanced infotainment suite. Even with the new look, the Kia Sedona still sports the utility minivans are famous for, with seating for up to eight, a big cargo hold, and innovative features like its "First Class" second-row seats, which recline and include retractable leg rests.

On the crossover-end of the spectrum is the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano. The Murano is without a doubt designed to standout, with an in-your-face front-end, a swoopy beltline, and a blacked-out D-pillar, giving the Murano the appearance of a floating roofline. The Murano's interior is more car-like and luxurious than the Sedona's, with room for five.

Would you rather own a minivan like the new Sedona, or a crossover like the new Murano for family use? Sound off with your thoughts on today's Thread of the Day in the comments below.


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