Best Minivans For 2020

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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, Automotive Editor - February 10, 2020

Consumers searching for the ultimate family vehicle will still find the humble minivan to be the best option. While minivans have lost out in the popularity contest to larger crossovers and SUVs, they’re still the most versatile body style on the market.

Minivans make it easy to ferry passengers with their gobs of interior space, maneuverability similar to that of large sedans, and convenience features. There aren’t many choices on the market these days but here are the best minivans you can buy in 2020.

Be sure to also see our guides for the best crossovers and best SUVs for some great alternatives.

Best Minivan Overall: Honda Odyssey
2020 Honda Odyssey

Why it's a top pick: One of the main reasons the Honda Odyssey is our best overall minivan pick is because of its spacious cabin and large cargo area. Honda’s people mover can also be fitted with innovative features like a built-in vacuum, an in-cabin intercom system, and a monitor for the rear rows of seating. In some trims, the second-row Magic Slide seats can move fore, aft, or side to side, ensuring that there’s always a nifty path to the third row."

Worth knowing: If you’re looking at the Odyssey, we recommend avoiding the base trim and moving up the range. Every other trim comes with the Magic Slide second-row seats and Honda Sensing, the automaker’s suite of driver assist safety features.

Honorable mentions: Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna

Best Value: Kia Sedona
2020 Kia Sedona

Why it's a top pick: At $28,445, the Kia Sedona has one of the lowest starting prices in the segment. For its price, it comes well equipped with things like Slide-N-Stow second-row seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone compatibility, keyless entry, and dual-zone climate control. Kia backs the Sedona with one of the longest warranties on the market, featuring a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Worth knowing: All of the available active safety features aren't standard until the range-topping SX trim, which starts at $42,345. The EX trim can be outfitted with all available safety aids, which requires a package, for a total of $39,345.

Honorable mentions: Chrysler Voyager, Dodge Grand Caravan

Best Fuel Efficiency: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Why it's a top pick: The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market. The minivan is capable of traveling up to 32 miles on electricity, gets 30 miles per gallon combined when running on gasoline, and achieves 82 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe). Other competitors languish behind with combined fuel economy ratings in the low 20s.

Worth knowing: Pricing for the Pacifica Hybrid is higher than a lot of other minivans. However, it's eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit and local and state incentives may bring down the price even more. While the regular Pacifica now offers a cheaper version in the form of the Voyager, the choices for the hybrid remain unchanged. Note that Toyota's redesigned Sienna will be offered as a traditional hybrid and could be an appealing alternative.

Honorable mentions: Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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