Minivan Buyer's Guide

By Editors on February 13, 2015 7:02 PM

The Best Family Cars Money Can Buy

There are plenty of great family cars out there, but none offers anything close to the purpose-built practicality of the minivan. The sliding doors, easy-access third-row seat, robust rear-seat entertainment options and more cup holders than seatbelts combine in a package that makes loading and unloading easier, while making the drive more enjoyable for all.

Get up to speed on the segment and explore your six minivan options below.

Chrysler Town & Country

The Chrysler Town & Country combines premium touches with plenty of practicality.

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Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the minivan that started it all, way back in 1983.

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Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey is arguably the best family car out there.

Explore Odyssey

Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona has been totally redesigned for 2015, and now offers competitive refinement and features.

Explore Sedona

Nissan Quest

The most distinctly styled entry in the segment, Nissan's minivan backs up its bold look with an interior fit for a luxury SUV.

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Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna became a minivan favorite for its combination of practicality, reliability and resale value.

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What's New?

The Kia Sedona has been completely redesigned for 2015, while the 2015 Toyota Sienna boasts a revised interior, improved driving dynamics and more. A redesigned Chrysler Town & Country is slated to arrive in 2016, at which time its Dodge Grand Caravan sibling is expected to be discontinued.

Award Winners

The 2015 Honda Odyssey took home our first-ever Minivan Best Buy award this year, the Toyota Sienna claimed the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award, and both perennial standouts made our list of 15 Best Family Cars of 2015.

Key Features

Some of the cool features that distinguish today's minivans include chilled compartments to keep drinks cold, Blu-ray players, ultra-widescreen monitors that can display two movies side-by-side, wall-type power outlets and HDMI ports to connect video game consoles.

Minivan Alternatives

If your family needs three rows but isn't yet sold on making the jump to a minivan, your next logical step should be a visit to our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide.