Best Ranked Minivans
If you need to regularly move a lot of people, and perhaps cargo too, you could look for a three row SUV and get a large vehicle that requires an equally large amount of gas, or you might try to look past the stereotypes and check out a minivan. Most minivans get better fuel economy than similarly sized SUVs and they can be very versatile, with advanced safety features and entertainment options. U.S. News and World Report and MSN Autos ranked the top minivans on the market so you can compare and decide if any might work for your family.
Here are the top 4 Minivans:
- 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – With the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, the Chrysler Pacifica delivers 287 horsepower and even has an available towing package that beats out other minivans. 28 hwy mpg is best-in-class and Stow ‘n Go seating makes seating and cargo configurations much more versatile. High trim levels offer the Stow ‘n Go vacuum in the second row. The Pacifica replaces the Town & Country with a sleeker design that has the highest safety ratings and offers a car-like driving experience.
- 2016 Honda Odyssey – The Odyssey is offered in 6 different trim packages, all powered by a 3.5L V6 engine with 248 horsepower. With seating for up to eight the Odyssey offers a lot of comfort and cargo room. The entertainment system is all-digital with HDMI inputs and 5 LATCH child seat positions. It also earned an NHTSA 5-Star overall crash test safety rating and an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. This minivan even has an optional vacuum cleaner.
- 2017 Toyota Sienna – Optional all-wheel-drive and a new, more powerful 3.5L V6 paired with eight-speed automatic transmission helps the Sienna perform more smoothly on the road. The standard seating configuration seats seven passengers and tri-zone climate control is also standard. The NHTSA gave the 2017 Sienna 5 Stars but it didn’t make the IIHS Top Safety Pick due to acceptable performance in the small overlap front crash test.
- 2016 Kia Sedona – The Sedona has a very quiet cabin and comes standard with a 4.3 inch touch screen as well as a rearview camera. Five trims are available with seating for eight and a 3.3L V6 that puts out 276 horsepower. The Sedona has a 5 star NHTSA safety rating and the 2016 model is an IIHS Top Safety Pick while the 2017 model earned Top Safety Pick+.