Best Minivans of 2018 | CarMax

When it comes to space and comfort, minivans are the best of both worlds.

Few types of vehicles are more accommodating for growing families than the time-honored minivan. While minivans have always been sought after for the ample amount of cargo and passenger space that they offer, today's minivans bring plenty more to the table. The best minivans have a wide range of tech options, impressive handling and performance, stylish interiors, and more.

Check out this list of the best minivans of 2019, based on CarMax vehicles and sales data from June 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018

  1. Ford Transit 350
  2. Mazda Mazda5
  3. Ford Transit Connect
  4. Nissan Quest
  5. Kia Sedona
  6. Chrysler Pacifica
  7. Chrysler Town and Country
  8. Toyota Sienna
  9. Dodge Grand Caravan
  10. Honda Odyssey


Ford Transit-350

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The 2018 Ford Transit-350 bridges the gap between a full-size work van and a minivan, meaning that it offers more cargo and passenger space than many other vehicles. The Ford Transit 350 is still designed to be family-friendly and fun to drive, featuring all of the tech and infotainment options that you need to make long road trips enjoyable. For those who want the most interior space possible out of a van that is still built with families in mind, the 2018 Ford Transit 350 stands out.


Mazda Mazda5

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One of the most agile minivans available today, the 2018 Mazda Mazda 5 has responsive steering and smooth handling. The 2018 Mazda5 also offers many of the tech features and interior space that you want out of a minivan. It’s pleasant driving experience sets it apart from the crowd. If you want the benefits of a minivan without having to sacrifice drivability, then the 2018 Mazda Mazda5 is an excellent minivan to consider.


Ford Transit-Connect

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The unique exterior design is often the first thing our customers notice about the Ford Transit Connect. However, there's a lot to enjoy beyond its exterior.The 2017 Ford Transit Connect offers exceptional interior space,a wide range of tech and infotainment features, and a stylish, comfortable cabin. The result is a well-rounded minivan that checks all the boxes in regard to both features and performance.


Nissan Quest

Best Minivans of 2018: Nissan Quest | CarMax

The 2017 Nissan Quest is a feature-rich minivan with a wide range of technology options that come standard on all trims. In addition to plenty of technology features to make long trips more convenient and enjoyable, the 2017 Nissan Quest also offers smooth handling and minimal cabin noise. If you had to choose the best minivan to take on a long road trip, the 2017 Nissan Quest would certainly be near the top of the list, which earns it a spot in our best minivans rankings.


Kia Sedona

Best Minivans: Kia Sedona | CarMax

The 2018 Kia Sedona bridges the gap between a minivan and an SUV, in many ways offering the best of both classes. The Sedona manages to provide the passenger and cargo space of a minivan while keeping a slimmer exterior design that gives it the look of an SUV. The 2018 Kia Sedona also handles more like an SUV than a van as well, and many customers have praised the Sedona for how fun and easy it is to drive. For those who can't decide between a minivan or an SUV, the Kia Sedona is a nice balance between the two classes.


Chrysler Pacifica

Best Minivans: Chrysler Pacifica | CarMax

When Chrysler decided to replace the Town and Country, they had to make sure and replace it with a minivan that could live up to the popularity of its predecessor. It was a tall order, but the Chrysler Pacifica is more than up to the task. While there are many similarities between the Pacifica and the Town and Country, the 2017 Pacifica features a sleek new exterior design, a wide range of technology updates, a redesigned interior that is built to be even more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, and more. It's difficult to improve on a vehicle like the Town and Country, but the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica delivers, giving it a well-earned spot on our list.


Chrysler Town and Country

Best Minivans: Chrysler Town and Country | CarMax

Ever since its release in 1990, the Chrysler Town and Country has been a family-favorite thanks to its fun and convenient techn features and its comfortable, roomy cabin. Chrysler replaced the Town and Country with the Chrysler Pacifica in 2017, but there are still plenty of great used Town and Country minivans such as the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country on the market for those who want to purchase this classic.


Toyota Sienna

Best Minivans: Toyota Sienna | CarMax

The 2017 and 2018 Toyota Sienna earns its spot on our list of the best minivans to buy in 2019 thanks largely to its impressive cargo space and pleasant driving experience. Powered by a punchy V6 engine and offering smooth handling, both the 2017 and 2018 Toyota Sienna change what it's like to drive a minivan. The Toyota Sienna certainly doesn't sacrifice interior space to achieve this level of performance.


Dodge Grand Caravan

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First coming onto the market in 1984, the Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the longest-lasting minivans still on the road today and has certainly stood the test of time. Today, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is known for its convenient and time-saving features such as "stow 'n go" seats for extra cargo space, a power liftgate, dual-zone climate control, and much more depending on the trim level that you select. Add to this one of the most powerful engines in its class and you have a very attractive, well-rounded minivan.


Honda Odyssey

Best Minivans: Honda Odyssey | CarMax

Year after year, the Honda Odyssey continues to be one of our best-sellers in its class. The entertainment options found on the 2017 Honda Odyssey include features like a theater-quality sound system, HDMI ports, an HD rear seat screen, and more depending on the trim level that you select. The 2017 Honda Odyssey also offers a smooth and quiet ride, plenty of cargo space, and roomy, comfortable seating. Last but certainly not least, the 2017 Odyssey’s powerful V6 engine provides impressive performance for a minivan and ample towing capacity.

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