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.
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The 2018 Honda Odyssey is this year's Kelley Blue Book Minivan Best Buy, the Toyota Sienna claimed the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award, and three minivans earned spots on our collection of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2018.
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.
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.