The minivan segment is down to four real players now, with the Toyota Sienna competing directly against the other three and one newer, less roomy entry.
The Chrysler minivans fit the bill, with lots of interior space, a very low base price, and more features than any other minivan, down to the fold-away second-row seats they offer exclusively; the downside is plainer styling, even by minivan standards.
Honda's Odyssey is the opposite, with interesting lightning-bolt lines down its side, but its features are bundled into the most expensive trims, and that plays out in disjointed ways--for example, it's the leader in gas mileage, but only in its premium trim, which is the only place to find Bluetooth, too.
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.
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|2013 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings||2013 Chrysler Town & CountryBrowse Used Listings||2013 Dodge Grand CaravanBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2013 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2013 Nissan QuestBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 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 / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas 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 V6 L FWD (GS)||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|
|Minivan||Passenger Van||Passenger Van||4 Door||Passenger Van||4 Door Minivan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously variable ratio|
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