The image of Mom in the minivan may be a thing of the past. In a recent survey, more than 70 percent of fathers drive their kids to and from school, preschool, and extracurricular activities. And nearly 60 percent use an SUV or CUV to get the job done.
The survey was commissioned by Chevrolet, and it found that dads rate their family vehicle a 6.4 out of 10 -- probably because they’re not driving minivans. Fewer than 25 percent of dads admitted to doing the chauffeuring in a sliding-door mom-mobile. But like moms, dads’ first concern is with safety, not looks. Design isn’t even their second concern -- that position belongs to fuel economy.