Every minivan on sale in America was revamped for the 2011 model year, and this year new safety scores are in.
The Grand Caravan tops the safety charts as does its slightly ritzier cousin, the Chrysler Town & Country, which really is just a Grand Caravan with more luxury features.
The Honda Odyssey is new, and now offers a class-leading wide-screen entertainment system and class-leading fuel economy--provided you pay top dollar for the top version's six-speed automatic.
The latest Toyota Sienna is new, too, and feels bigger, but it's also so refined, it may as well have a Lexus badge.
The Nissan Quest was new last year, and while it handles and steers well, its smaller cabin and door openings means it's a relative bust, especially for folks who carry lots of cargo along with people.
The Kia Sedona is due for a major change, but as it stands, has a decent portfolio of space and features; unfortunately its roof-crush ratings keep it from being a Top Safety Pick.
For an alterna-take on minivans, the Ford Flex has great features and styling, but no sliding side doors to match its huge interior.
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|2012 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chrysler Town & CountryBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan QuestBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings|
|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||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans||2WD Minivan|
|4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg||4-Door Wagon Touring||4-Door SE FWD||5-Door LX||4-Door S||5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Van||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door Minivan||5 Door Reg WB|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio||Automatic|
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|2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2012 Chrysler Town & Country||2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2012 Ford Flex||2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2012 Honda Odyssey||2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2012 Nissan Quest||2012 Dodge Grand Caravan vs. 2012 Toyota Sienna|