The Dodge Grand Caravan is a functional whiz among minivans, with fold-away seating on most models and a uniform standard of power and safety across the lineup.
It's nearly identical to the more nicely trimmed Chrysler Town & Country, which ladles on more standard equipment, but doesn't offer much of anything different in the basics of packaging or seating.
The Honda Odyssey is the gas-mileage, safety and handling leader in the segment, and this year it gets a six-speed automatic and Bluetooth across the board as well as an on-board vacuum cleaner.
The Sienna no longer has a thrifty four on order, but it still offers all-wheel drive--it's alone in the segment--and has an option for aircraft-style second-row chairs.
The Nissan Quest is now the smallest, least flexible minivan on the market, though it has good road manners and an interesting look, as well as competitive gas mileage.
Roof-strength scores, though, are lower than the rest of the pack.
Finally, the Kia Sedona returns for another model year, basically unchanged from the 2012 model year; it's at the lower end of the spectrum with the Quest, without the safety scores or flexibility of any of the other minivans.
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|2014 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2014 Chrysler Town & CountryBrowse Used Listings||2014 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2014 Kia SedonaBrowse Used Listings||2014 Nissan QuestBrowse Used Listings||2014 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivans|
|4-Door Wagon SE 30th Anniversary||4-Door Wagon Touring||5-Door LX||4-Door Wagon LX||4-Door S||5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 L FWD (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Van||LWB Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Passenger Van||Passenger Van|
|Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD||Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Chrysler Town & Country||2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Honda Odyssey||2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Kia Sedona||2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Nissan Quest||2014 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2014 Toyota Sienna|