4 Best Minivans for Families
Minivans have gained quite the following in the last few years. Newer models are sleek and stylish, offer the latest technology, and provide a fantastic driving experience at an incredible value.
For an active family on the go, there’s no better vehicle for moving people or stuff. Minivans exude the same active lifestyle vibe that SUVs and crossovers do while offering increased cargo space. The following are currently available on the market.
You could argue that Chrysler invented the minivan. The Town and Country was America’s best minivan years before anyone else jumped on board, and they’ve only perfected what they started. The Pacifica offers affordable function and style with a starting price just shy of $27K.
The Pacifica is stylish on the outside with an upscale interior. The quality of materials Chrysler used in manufacturing the Pacifica beat out much of the competition. The ride is smooth and refined, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better minivan driving experience.
Chrysler shared the Stow N’ Go seating with the Pacifica so when you fold down the seats, they disappear into the floor, offering more cargo space and more efficient loading. There’s a built-in vacuum for spills and Wi-Fi for up to eight devices.
The Sienna is the only minivan available with all-wheel drive, so if you need an all-terrain minivan, your decision is made. It’s great for families who live in snowy climates.
Starting at just $31K you can get one of the most reliable minivans on the market. To be fair, the Toyota Sienna is also the biggest minivan on the market, so even without all-wheel drive, it navigates inclement weather quite nicely.
The design isn’t new, but it still looks fresh. Newer Sienna models offer Wi-Fi for up to five devices, and they come with a lot of safety features like adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and lane-departure warnings.
Starting at $30K, the Honda Odyssey offers technology to keep all of your kids, and their friends, pacified. It comes with similar features to most minivans, like a touchscreen display and rear-seat entertainment. Beyond that, all bets are off.
The Odyssey can tell your passengers in the back how much farther it is to your destination. You have access to a camera system that monitors the backseat, and you can use the intercom system to talk to the backseat instead of yelling.
The Odyssey has Social Play List which allows all eight passengers to upload their own favorite songs to the audio system plus Wi-Fi for everyone, too.
Budget-conscious shoppers will enjoy a lot of space for not a lot of money. At just $27K brand new, the Kia Sedona is the best value minivan. The design appeases those who wish they had an SUV but need a minivan. The interior is comfortable and sensible, with optional upgrades to make it feel more luxurious.
All of these minivans come with a comfortable ride, a lot of space, safety features, and technology to keep the kids quiet, but they each have their strong suits and do them better than the others. If you’re in the market for a minivan, the choice is yours. And if you’re on a budget, they’re all durable enough to buy used and still enjoy for years to come.
In the Pueblo, Colorado area, be sure to check out Southwest Motors for an extensive used car inventory. You’ll find the right minivan for you with all of the features you want at an affordable price.
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