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Vehicles For All Your Spring Sports
by Canvas • March 21, 2019

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The Best Family Vehicles For All Your Spring Activities

The advent of spring brings a bring a unique set of challenges for sports-loving families. It’s a whirlwind of activity shuttling the kids from one athletic facility to the next. You can keep your sanity by planning ahead. A little bit of strategy goes a long way! Carpooling helps to relieve that spring sports logistics stress, and an all-inclusive monthly vehicle subscription with DriveCanvas puts you on the winning team. Swapping for a larger vehicle for the season lets you carry more teammates and gear.

Whether your kids are into traditional team sports like Little League baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse, or solo pursuits like golf or tennis, DriveCanvas has the vehicles you need to carry the kids and all their gear. You’re sure to find your rolling home away from home in our expanded selection of SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks. Our unique car subscription model allows you to switch vehicles every month in your quest for the perfect ride.

Here are some of our favorite team transporters:

Ford Explorer

America’s best-selling three-row SUV is an excellent choice for team-hauling duty with plenty of room for gear. The Explorer provides 21 square feet of cargo space behind the third row and 80.7 cubic feet of space behind the first row seats. The most-efficient Explorer is EPA-rated at 19 city/27 highway mpg. Consider it your utility player, capable of playing every position.

Ford Expedition

The most massive SUV in the DriveCanvas fleet offers three spacious rows and lots of room for cargo, but it uses more gasoline too. The Expedition rides on the legendary Ford F-150 platform. It’s a tough truck but still has all of the modern conveniences sedans have. There’s plenty of room for equipment bags, with 18.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 108.3 cubic feet overall. Fuel economy tops out at 15 city/17 highway mpg.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Minivans might not seem cool these days, but they are remarkably versatile and show up for every game. The Grand Caravan’s flexible interior layout provides three rows of seating and loads of hauling capacity. There are 33 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. Stow and Go seats drop into the floor to allow a whopping 143.8 cubic feet of total cargo space. The EPA rates the Grand Caravan at 17 city/25 highway mpg.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Does a luxurious sedan with excellent fuel economy fill out your stat sheet? While the MKZ Hybrid provides just 11.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, it delivers an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway mpg. Pen this one in to drive around your junior golfer or tennis player. The MKZ Hybrid’s a winner, whether you’re headed to the country club for a round of eighteen or across the state for the big tournament.

Ford F-150 and Ram 1500

Pickup trucks are true blue American luxury vehicles. Roomy crew cab models are incredibly well-suited for active families on the go. DriveCanvas now offers the Ram 1500, along with the best-selling Ford F-150. With an honest-to-goodness cargo bed, there’s no hurdle you can’t haul, no goal you can’t deliver. The F-150 and 1500 make it easy to carry bicycles and surfboards without the need for a specialized rack. Is a pickup truck the best coach’s vehicle of all? You make the call!

Ford C-Max Hybrid

If your spring sports team’s requirements include fuel efficiency and the roomy interior of a two-row SUV, you’ll want to look into the C-Max Hybrid. It delivers an EPA-rated 42 city/38 highway mpg with 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats and 52.6 cubic feet of space behind the front seats. The C-Max Hybrid isn’t flashy, but it gets the job done with ease.

Advanced Safety Technology

Keeping the kids safe is every parent’s priority, whether it’s on the playing field or out on the road. Unlike typical rental cars, many of the vehicles in the DriveCanvas fleet feature advanced safety technology like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. These features will vary from vehicle to vehicle. You’ll want to discuss availability before you make a reservation and get an overview of their operation when we drop off your vehicle.

Never Worry About Mileage Caps

With a Canvas vehicle subscription, you never need to worry about exceeding a mileage allotment (as with a conventional car lease). We offer four well-priced Monthly Mileage Packages: 500 miles, 850 miles, 1,250 miles, and Unlimited miles. You can even switch between the plans at any time. The base (500 miles per month) package is free, while the Unlimited plan is roughly an additional $100. If your kids compete in weekend tournaments, you know how many miles you can rack up. Swapping mileage plans allows for infinite flexibility.

No Penalties for Maintenance

Waiting in the penalty box for vehicle service at the dealership is never a productive use of your time. That’s why DriveCanvas provides all maintenance (from preventive routines like oil changes and tire rotation to major repairs) free of charge. We service our vehicles fully before delivery. There’s never a need to sit out a quarter! We also provide roadside assistance, should something happen while you’re miles away from home.

Here’s to balmy breezes, the delightful fragrance of freshly-mown playing fields, gorgeous sunsets, and the first time you hear “Centerfield” played over the Little League park’s loudspeaker system each spring.

Well beat the drum and hold the phone, the sun came out today. We’re born again; there’s new grass on the field.” — John Fogerty, “Centerfield”

Take a few moments to browse through our current selection of vehicles to determine which models will best suit your spring sports team’s requirements!