The minivan is the vehicle that people love to hate. Yet it has become a common element on American roads as families find people-hauling minivans to be perfect for daily use. Most minivans feature four doors, a hatchback, and a car-based frame and powertrain. The second door (or doors) usually slide back for easier access to the passenger cabin.
The minivan was once the most popular option for people-friendly transit, but has been largely replaced in this role by today's crossovers. It remains popular, however, in many households, especially as manufacturers begin to improve fuel economy and interior ergonomics.
Popular minivans are sold by most major automakers. The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, the Toyota Sienna, the Nissan Quest, and the Honda Odyssey are popular models sold in the United States.
The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are largely the same vehicles and are some of the most popular minivans on the road. The best-selling Town & Country is known for its mix of interior luxury and strong road presence.
The Toyota Sienna is also a popular seller with a steady grip on its large market share for minivans. It's known for its reliability, longevity, and high resale value.
The Nissan Quest is one of the newest in the minivan market and has become a popular choice for those who prefer style and interior versatility.
The Honda Odyssey has been a popular choice for minivan buyers in America thanks to its legendary reliability and reputation for strong performance.