Which Minivan Is Right for You?

April 6th, 2017 by

Used Cars | Glendale, AZ | Rocky's Auto CreditThe minivan market is full of options for prospective buyers, and deciding on the right minivan for you is a tough decision. All minivans offer the same broad benefits such as amazing practicality, superb interior space, and better fuel economy than SUVs. While not as crowded as the crossover SUV market or the sedan market, there are still more than enough options to make your choice a bit dizzying. Below you’ll find out about three different minivans that are acclaimed by motorists and industry analysts.

Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey comes with seating for eight people as standard, which is more than enough for the majority of families. The car also features a removable seat on the middle row for smaller families who’ll get better utility from having two second row captain’s chairs. The vast interior space ensures that even passengers sitting at the back of the Honda Odyssey will have ample legroom and headroom. With the third row in use, you still get a whopping 38.4 cubic feet of space in the back for storing your things.

Additionally, the Honda Odyssey comes with air-conditioning control in the front and rear of the vehicle, a power driver’s seat, and a 3-5 liter-V6 engine with a six-speed automatic that provides zippy acceleration as well as impressive fuel economy at 22 mpg on highway and city roads. For all the things you want from any good minivan and a great selection of tech features, the Honda Odyssey is one of the best choices in the minivan market.

Toyota Sienna

The sliding second row that can make room for even the longest of legs is a particular highlight on the Toyota Sienna, which is another stellar minivan option. Like the Honda Odyssey, the Toyota Sienna comfortably fits eight people on higher trim levels. Another Sienna perk is that it is the only minivan that comes with an available all-wheel drive system.

You also get triple-zone automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth audio connectivity as standard on the base trim level. A sporty SE trim level adds exterior styling refinements such as a unique front fascia and 19-inch alloy wheels. The Toyota Sienna accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds, thanks to its powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that outputs 266 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. The latest Toyota Sienna received a maximum five -star rating in NHTSA tests.

Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a superb minivan option that looks great, comes in a range of configurations, and has great utility in terms of interior space. Chrysler used the Pacifica name for a now discontinued SUV during the 2000s, but this minivan bears no resemblance to that vehicle.

The body structure is light, and the stylish interior finishes give the Pacifica a sense of luxury rarely found in this class. You can also avail of impressive entertainment options like the dual-screen rear entertainment system. A hybrid version is available for superior fuel economy, and you get 32.3 cubic feet of luggage space.

These three great minivans should help narrow your choices down and help you decide which minivan is right for you.


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