The minivan is one of the most practical and economical vehicles available to new car shoppers with large families. Many people look at minivan ownership as “giving up on having fun” while driving. This is not always true, there are many great features and benefits found in today’s modern minivan segment.
Most people who own a minivan, love them and become loyal diehard fans. Once you figure out how easy it is to carry an army including all their gear. It’s hard to find a different class a vehicle that can get the job done.
Even though driving a minivan will never be as fun as driving a sports sedan, there’s still plenty of cool features such as built-in vacuum cleaners, Sto-N-Go seating, acres of storage and so much more. Car and Driver recently ranked all of the available 2015 model minivans from best too worst to help new car shoppers make an educated decision.
The 2015 Toyota Sienna is Car and Driver’s number one ranked minivan for 2015. Even though entertainment isn’t the primary focus for those who are driving, the Sienna is equipped with Blu-Ray entertainment for the kids. It also has an intercom system that allows the front-seat occupants talk to the third row passengers without having to yell over the second row.
A powerful 3.5 liter, 266 horsepower V-6 is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission drives the front wheels or all-wheels in inclement weather. The Sienna has been called the Camry of minivans because of its appeal to a wide range of families looking for high-quality, comfortable roomy transportation. If you’re in the market for a new minivan, make sure the 2015 or 2016 Toyota Sienna is on your shopping list.
Last place on the best to worst list is the 2015 Nissan Quest. There are many good things to be offered in the Quest. Boomerang taillights, floating roof, and full-surround glass are just a few things that make it stand out from the rest. Inside the Quest you’ll find an 11-inch screen at the center of an optional entertainment system, the second and third row seats fold flat and the fully powered V-6 mates perfectly with its standard CVT transmission. Ride and handling is not the reason the Nissan Quest is in last place, it has a lack of dynamic harmony and cheapness that keeps it from rising above its competition.
Competition Between Dealers Always Gets You the Best Price
When negotiating the price of a new minivan, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what a good price is to pay for the vehicle.
All 2015 Minivans Ranked From Best To Worst
|Position||Year, Make, and Model of Minivan|
|1||2015 Toyota Sienna|
|2||2015 Honda Odyssey|
|3||2015 Kia Sedona|
|4||2015 Chrysler Town & Country|
|5||2015 Dodge Grand Caravan|
|6||2015 Nissan Quest|
Source: Car and Driver