Make family road trips more fun in a minivan.

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When you need something that has lots of space for your family or friends and the flexibility for everyday life, a minivan is the vehicle for you. Minivans can offer sedan-like driving experiences with the height and room of an SUV. You'll usually find three rows, too, providing seats for up to eight passengers that can fold flat to open a world of hauling opportunities.

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There are lots of great options for minivans. To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best minivans for 2020 shoppers, based on consumer reviews, select vehicle specs, and RepairPal reliability ratings.1

  1. Chevrolet Express 1500
  2. Chevrolet Express 2500
  3. GMC Savanna 1500
  4. Chrysler Pacifica
  5. Ford Transit Connect
  6. Toyota Sienna
  7. Dodge Grand Caravan
  8. Honda Odyssey
  9. Nissan Quest
  10. Kia Sedona


Chevrolet Express 1500

Best Minivans: Chevrolet Express 1500 | CarMax

While the Chevrolet Express 1500 hasn't been in production since 2015, it remains the right choice for large groups and families. You can find the 2014 Chevrolet Express in eight-passenger configurations. A 5.3L V8 engine is standard on all trims, and four-wheel drive is available. Built on the same platform as many Chevrolet trucks, the 2014 Chevrolet Express 1500 with a 5.3L V8 can tow up to an estimated 6,200 pounds.2

A 2014 Chevrolet Express 1500 includes these standard options:

  • A 350-hp 5.3L V8 engine
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Cloth bench seats
  • Power windows and locks
  • Manual air conditioning


Chevrolet Express 2500

Best Minivans: Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo | CarMax

If you need space for more people or things, the 2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 is the minivan for you. With standard seating for 12 passengers, the 2014 Chevrolet Express lets you take more than most. A powerful V8 engine and heavy-duty suspension make for excellent towing. When equipped with the 5.8L V8 engine and rear-wheel drive, the 2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 can tow up to an estimated 9,800 pounds, when properly equipped.2

Look for these standard features on all 2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 vans:

  • Swing-out 60/40 split passenger doors
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM four-speaker sound system


GMC Savanna 1500

Best Minivans: GMC Savannah 1500 | CarMax

Get powerful V8 muscle and 92.1 cu-ft of cargo space in the back with a 2014 GMC Savanna1500. Eight-passengers can fit comfortably into the 2014 GMC Savanna, or take out the seats for a whopping 216.5 cu0ft of cargo volume. All-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission are available. Upgrade the radio to include available satellite radio and remote start.

Some of the standard features on the 2014 GMC Savanna include:

  • Power windows and door locks
  • Manual air conditioning
  • A 350-hp, 5.3L V8 engine
  • Cloth bench seating
  • 60/40 split-passenger side doors


Chrysler Pacifica

Best Minivans: Chrysler Pacifica | CarMax

Entirely new in 2017, the 2017–2019 Chrysler Pacifica is a fresh take on the minivan. The second-row seats fold easily flat into the floor, quickly opening up an impressive 165 cu-ft of cargo space. Pick from seven different trims to get the minivan experience that you want. The 2017–2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) trims, with an EPA- estimated 33 miles of EV range and 84 MPGe fuel economy.3,4

All 2017–2019 Chrysler Pacifica models are well equipped, with some of the base-model features including:

  • A six-speaker sound system
  • Stow 'n Go® fold-flat seating
  • A rearview camera with integrated guidelines
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • A five-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth


Ford Transit Connect

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If you're looking for a compact take on the minivan, the 2017–2019 Ford Transit Connect is a great choice. Stand out from the crowd with its distinct styling. Take five or seven passengers along for the ride, while a capable 2.5L four-cylinder engine pulls you along. Unique airplane-style overhead bins are optional on any 2017–2019 trim. There are 15.1 cu-ft of cargo volume behind the third-row seats on long-wheelbase 2017–2019 Ford Transit Connects, or a whopping 104.2 cu-ft of total cargo volume.

Standard features on the 2017–2019 Ford Transit Connect include:

  • Cruise control
  • A reverse sensing system
  • A four-speaker audio system
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Air conditioning

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Toyota Sienna

Best Minivans: Toyota Sienna | CarMax

If everyday functionality is important to you, consider the 2017 or 2018–2019 Toyota Sienna. The 2017–2019 Toyota Sienna has a 296-hp 3.5L V6 for great highway passing and peppy around-town driving. After a minor front-end facelift, 2018–2019 strikes a more aggressive, modern stance. Get a sporty feeling in the 2017–2019 Toyota Sienna SE trim for a unique body kit, smoked out taillights, sport seats, and eight-passenger capacity. AWD is available on LE and higher trims, providing real-time traction benefits in rain or snow.

A 2017 Toyota Sienna base-model includes some of these features:

  • A three-inch touchscreen with Entune™ sound system
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • A rearview camera
  • Power side mirrors
  • Cloth seating

Added standard on the 2018–2019 Toyota Sienna is a suite of driver assists, including adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.


Dodge Grand Caravan

Best Minivans: Dodge Grand Caravan | CarMax

The name that started it all, the 2017–2019 Dodge Grand Caravan is still a modern, capable, and functional family hauler with great value. Available Stow N' Go seating allows second-row seats to fold flat into the floor quickly. Combine that with 60/40 split-folding third-row, and you have 81 different ways to configure the interior. There's a respectable 31.3 cu-ft of cargo behind the third row, and 140.3 cu-ft with all seats folded flat.

Standard features on the 2017–2019 Dodge Grand Caravan include:

  • A 283-hp 3.6L V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission
  • Manual dual-zone climate control
  • Steering-wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Third-row Stow N Go seating
  • Power windows and door locks


Honda Odyssey

Best Minivans: Honda Odyssey | CarMax

Eight seats are standard on the 2017 Honda Odyssey, making it the ideal vehicle for larger families or families with lots of friends. Fully redesigned for 2018, the 2018–2019 Honda Odyssey offers a fresh, modern take on the minivan, loaded with the latest in driving-assist and infotainment technology. The 2018–2019 Honda Odyssey has an available intercom, letting the driver speak directly to the back passengers. Need a quick clean? The 2017–2019 Honda Odyssey has a handy built-in vacuum option.

Depending on the model year, you'll find the following standard equipment on the Honda Odyssey:

  • A 248-hp (2017) or 280-hp (2018–2019) 3.5L engine
  • A six-speed (2017) or nine-speed (2018–2019) automatic transmission
  • Bluetooth streaming audio (2017–2019)
  • A rearview camera with integrated guidelines (2017–2019)
  • Automatic climate control (2018–2019)


Nissan Quest

Best Minivans: Nissan Quest | CarMax

There isn't much that's quite like the 2015 Nissan Quest, making the traditional box-styling of the minivan trendy again. The 2015 Nissan Quest comes equipped with a CVT, which helps give it a very smooth and comfortable ride. See where you're going with the available multi-angle rearview camera (Platinum), or keep your passengers entertained with the available rear DVD entertainment system.

Standard features on the base-level 2015 Nissan Quest S trim include:

  • Push-button start
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Wood panel interior trim
  • Cruise control
  • AM/FM/CD audio system with auxiliary input jack


Kia Sedona

Best Minivans: Kia Sedona | CarMax

The 2017–2019 Kia Sedona was new for 2017, designed with modern families in mind. There are a host of available practical features you will appreciate. A surround-view camera can help spot hidden toys left out on the driveway. Keep drinks cold in the chilled glove box. And the available tri-zone automatic climate control includes a cluster ionizer to purify the interior air. For a luxurious touch, available Nappa leather seating is soft and comfortable.

You don't have to splurge on a high-end trim to get some of the options you want. The 2017–2019 Kia Sedona has some of these standard features:

  • Dual-zone manual climate control
  • A five-inch touchscreen with a four-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth, satellite radio, and USB inputs
  • Projection-style automatic headlights
  • Heated side mirrors with integrated signals

There are many great options for your next vehicle, and these minivans are great options for your family's next four-wheel addition.

1RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010–2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. Learn more at www.carmax.com/repairpal-reliability.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
3EPA-estimated 33-mile range based on 84 MPGe combined estimate (electric); additional EPA-estimated 570-mile extended range based on CarMax Confidential 32 MPG combined estimate (gas). Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge and full tank of gas (if applicable). Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.
4Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info. Unless otherwise noted, information related to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.

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