If you're in the market for a real minivan, few vehicles can live up to your utility expectations.
The Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan certainly fit the bill--they're also less expensive, earn top safety scores, and have more advanced tech features than the Sienna.
The Honda Odyssey is just as large as the Sienna, but neither have the Chryslers' fold-away second-row seats--and to get Bluetooth and a six-speed automatic in the Honda, you'll spend up to $40,000.
The Nissan Quest is smaller and less flexible than any other minivan on the market save the compact Mazda5, but has the best handling of the bigger vans.
Finally, before you commit to sliding side doors, try something like a Ford Flex crossover, with cavernous interior space, class-leading infotainment features, and grabby styling.
|2012 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chrysler Town & CountryBrowse Used Listings||2012 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan QuestBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans|
|5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (Natl)||4-Door Wagon Touring||4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg||4-Door SE FWD||5-Door LX||4-Door S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|5 Door Reg WB||4 Door||Passenger Van||Wagon||4 Door||4 Door Minivan|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio|