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Minivan Buyer's Guide

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 Pacifica
All-new for 2017, the stylish Chrysler Pacifica combines premium features with plenty of practicality.
Explore Pacifica
Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Grand Caravan is the minivan that started it all, way back in 1983.
Explore Grand Caravan
Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is arguably the best family car out there.
Explore Odyssey
Kia Sedona
The Kia Sedona, totally redesigned last year, 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.
Explore Quest
Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna became a minivan favorite for its combination of practicality, reliability and resale value.
Explore Sienna

 

Award Winners

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is this year's Kelley Blue Book Minivan Best Buy, the Toyota Sienna claimed the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award, and four minivans earned spots on our collection of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017.

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.

What's New/Next

Chrysler's Town & Country minivan was so thoroughly reinvented for 2017 that it's now called Pacifica. The 2018 model year brings us an updated Toyota Sienna, but the big story is the totally redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey that we called the best family car in the world in our first review

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.

First Look: 2018 Honda Odyssey


 

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