Over the last few years, car buyers all around the world have shown a massive inclination towards minivans due to a number of reasons such as their ability to accommodate more passengers or luggage and economy, especially on long routes. There are a number of competitors in the market when it comes to minivans; the best of them are being offered by Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda etc. As we head towards the ending stages of 2013, let us have a look at the 7 best minivans of the current year based on the assessments of experts:
2014 Honda Odyssey
Most experts believe that Honda Odyssey is the best minivan of the current year, due to its exceptional handling, amazing fuel economy and an attractive and reliable interior, which offers a lot of space. According to the reviewers of the car, an outstanding V6 engine offers brilliant acceleration. The best thing about the six-speed automatic transmission is that it shifts quite smoothly, enhancing the overall standard of driving. Despite the fact that interior gives a lot of space to users, the seats are very comfortable. This model of Honda has received an excellent feedback from all parts of the world.
2013 Toyota Sienna
The 2013 Toyota Sienna is a quite nicely rounded minivan with very good performance, a number of family-friendly features and a lot of space, which is always an important thing about a minivan. The V6 engine is matched with six-speed automatic transmission. Whether you are driving around town or cruising on a highway, the 2013 Toyota Sienna offers you a lot of power. It happens to be the only minivan out there which is available in all-wheel drive. It can easily accommodate eight people in it.
2013 Mazda Mada5
This is the least expensive and the smallest of the minivans in this class; however, the experts are extremely satisfied with its performance. The 2013 Mazda5 can produce 157 horsepower with its four-cylinder engine with a five-speed automatic transmission, which is optional, and a six-speed manual transmission.
2014 Kia Sedona
Due to efficient performance, lots of space and a brilliant interior, the 2014 Kia Sedona lives up to the expectations of the experts; however, they do admit that there is some room for improvement in the design. The seats of Kia Sedona are very comfortable which can be easily reconfigured. There are a number of different small storage spaces like bins, a sunglass holder and a central console which is created for portable electronic devices.
2013 Nissan Quest
The 2013 Nissan Quest possesses a V6 engine with a variable transmission. The car performs quite well in most situations; however, the experts have their reservations on the performance of the car in a hilly area, as it tends to roll back a bit while climbing on a hill. Nissan Quest can only accommodate seven adults, unlike most other minivans. It contains a stereo with an auxiliary input jack and a push-button start.
2014 Chrysler Town & Country
Just like most other minivans, the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country is powered with a V6 engine having a six-speed automatic transmission. This is one of the top selling minivans of the year but experts are not entirely satisfied with its performance, especially the powertrain, which is not as refined. The minivan does possess a smooth ride but the engine has not lived up to the expectations and there are question marks over its fuel economy as well.
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
The car lovers appreciate its transmission but the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan has not received great reviews overall. Apart from a very low price, there is nothing much to appreciate about this car. The car possesses a lot of cargo space as the second row seats can fold flat on the floor.