Minivans used to be the go-to vehicles for busy families, but today they’ve largely been replaced in that role by larger crossover utility vehicles. So what happened?
Well, the truth is, if you can put aside your silly image ideas that SUVs somehow make you look more adventurous, minivans are probably better for most families. Sliding doors, relatively low-and-carlike ride heights, and aerodynamic box-on-wheels designs add up to something that still arguably makes more sense than a utility vehicle and its off-road airs. And two of the best-driving, well-packaged models on the market are the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.