Only 7 percent of minivan and SUV owners unhappy with their purchase.

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A survey of parents says that those driving larger capacity minivans and SUVs are more satisfied as they shuttle children around than those who own sedans. The CarGurus survey found that 21 percent of sedan owners said their car doesn’t meet their family’s needs, while only 7 percent of minivan and SUV owners were unhappy with their pick. Larger vehicles allow more “family room” activity, including eating in the vehicle (78 percent), reading (73 percent) and using mobile devices to play games or watch media (70 percent). Of 12 features, price, safety, cargo capacity and fuel economy ranked high in importance for the purchase of a family car.