Minivans are the best way to move mass quantities of people and cargo, and some minivans are better for the task than others.
The Chrysler minivans, both the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, are older designs but earn top safety scores in the class, have new powertrains and interiors, and offer the best seat flexibility and entertainment options in the class.
The Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey were new for the 2011 model year, and the Sienna's four-cylinder option is a frugal choice, while Honda's pricing means paying top dollar just to get a six-speed automatic and Bluetooth.
The new Nissan Quest is a little smaller than all these minivans, and feels it--but it's the least convenient, with small side-door openings and seats that don't fold flat into the floor.
|2012 Kia SedonaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chrysler Town & CountryBrowse Used Listings||2012 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan QuestBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|Minivan - 2WD||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivan|
|4-Door Wagon LX||4-Door Wagon Touring||4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg||5-Door LX||4-Door S||5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger van||4 Door||Passenger Van||4 Door||4 Door Minivan||5 Door Reg WB|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic|