2010 Minivan Comparison Guide

March 18, 2013

When it comes to the used minivan market, there are a lot of great models available, and 2010 was a great year for minivans. To figure out which one is for you, the best thing to do is compare minivans that are available and in your price range. A quality used minivan can be found for around $14,000, but the top minivans can easily surpass that number and top $30,000. Here are the top 2010 minivan models to consider.

2010 Honda Odyssey

The 2010 Honda Odyssey is a very impressive minivan that was featured on many top lists of minivans. It is the perfect family minivan due to both minivan size and price. A used Odyssey can range anywhere from $14,888 to over $35,000. It can seat eight passengers, has a luxurious interior, but a less than desired look. Performance wise, it has a V6 engine with 244 horsepower and 240 foot pounds of torque. The best model can get up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 17 miles per gallon in the city. It is also deemed as one of the safest minivans out there. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Odyssey their top scores on all crash tests. It features vehicle stability assist, traction control, and other necessary safety features.

2010 Toyota Sienna

The 2010 Sienna was not affected by the recent Toyota recalls. The Sienna has held its value well and can be found for around $15,000, but can range up to $32,000 on its luxury-esque trim. For performance, it has a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 266 horsepower and 245 foot pounds of torque. It is a little worse with the fuel economy, being able to max out at 22 miles per gallon on the highway, and 17 miles per gallon in the city. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Sienna as "Good" on the front and side crash tests, however it did receive a grade of "Poor" on the rear tests.

2010 Chrysler Town & Country

The 2010 model has a price range of $13,998 - $29,995. It may not be thought of in the conversation, but it does have an innovative interior that has many family-friendly features. It has swivel seats, meaning you can rotate the seats to create even more space. You can add in video screens to the car that can get satellite TV stations such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and the Disney Channel. For performance, it features a 3.3 liter V6 engine, although the more expensive Touring trim comes equipped with a 4.0 liter V6 engine for more power. Regardless of the engine, the Town & Country gets around 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. For safety, it is ranked very highly. All of the testers gave the Town & Country top scores of 5 stars, or "Good". The only "fault" is a four star rollover rating, which is excellent for a minivan. It comes with electronic stability control, which prevents the car from rolling over in an extreme driving situation.

Related Questions and Answers

Which Minivan has the Highest Seating Capacity?

The minvan seating capacity that is the highest in the industry right now is the 15-seat capability of the Ford E-250 series full-sized and stretched vans. Ford, for the last several years, made the vans with the largest seating capacity on the market. Following closely, is the Chevrolet 1500 van which can also be equipped with 15-person seating. However, you have to install a full kit to make the 15-person level in the Chevrolet. While the Ford, when ordered correctly from the factory, is a 15-seat vehicle from Day One. Be sure to order the Ford E-Series with the sliding door, as it makes it easier to get in and out of.

What is the Best 2012 MPG Minivan?

Although Honda or Toyota would like you to think so, the Mazda 5 minivan carries the best MPG minivan for 2012. The reason is simple: it's uses the least powerful engine of the group and carries the lightest curb weight. That tried & true combination of small displacement engine coupled to a lightweight chassis allows it to achieve 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The only problem with it is that it's not the best minivan to take on a trip over 100 miles.

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