Fourteen hours door-to-door with 4 kids and one driver – me.  Total gas cost:  $100.40.  I can hardly believe it.  The Minivan has delivered us to our road trip destination unscathed.  Each person had enough space to kick back, watch a movie, read, play games, whatever.  I found the minivan easier to drive than the Suburban – much more like a car – but with more space.  The trunk area is huge.  I am not too cool to save $300 in gas.