The minivan is loved and embraced by some parents just as much as it's loathed and shunned by others. Regardless which camp you're in, minivans are still the gold standard for family utility and all-around usefulness.
The Nissan Quest and Honda Odyssey are two we've rated highly in the past. Both were new for the 2011 model year and have seen several rounds of minor updates and improvements since then. In their current forms, the Odyssey has continued its long hot streak of minivan goodness, with better gas mileage and more features, while the Quest has taken several steps back in size, flexibility, and functionality.