Top 15 Passenger Van Models

June 9, 2014

There are many varieties of passenger vans on the market today, and because there are so many, it would help anyone who is interested in buying a passenger van to know of the top 15 passenger van models. The following is a list of those top van models along with a very brief description of each one to aide you in can comparison.

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  • Toyota Sienna - One of the biggest cars manufactured by Toyota, this van is safe and comfortable.
  • Honda Odyssey - Honda's response to Toyota's Sienna, this van focuses on safety, fuel efficiency and comfort.
  • Chevrolet Express - With five different styles to choose from, this model can satisfy a range of different consumer needs.
  • Chrysler Town and Country - Chrysler's response to Chevrolet's Express, the Town and Country is made with safety and durability in mind.
  • Dodge Grand Caravan - Bigger than most van models, this van is designed for people who really need a lot of space
  • Dodge Sprinter - Made to satisfy the needs of people who don't need all the interior space offered by the Grand Caravan.
  • Ford E-Series Van- Made to be a working van, this model has a strong motor.
  • Ford E-Series Wagon- Made to be similar to the E-Series Van but bigger.
  • Ford Transit Connect- A smaller and faster van model built by Ford.
  • GMC Savana- This model was made to be an economically viable option for people who need lots of cargo and passenger space.
  • Kia Sedona- A medium sized van that focuses on fuel efficiency.
  • Mazda MAZDA5- This model was made to be inexpensive and stylish.
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter- One of the more expensive luxury van models, this is for people who want a powerful and comfortable, yet expensive van.
  • Nissan NV2500- Smaller than the Nissan Quest, this model is for people who don't need quite as much room.
  • Nissan Quest- A big van made to function well in worse driving conditions.

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Related Questions and Answers

What Passenger Van has the Most Seating?

Passenger van seating depends on whether you are suggesting a minivan or a full-sized van. For example, if you were to suggest that the Ford Flex has the most seating, you would have to remember the seats are actually 2-3-2 or 2-3-3 (if the third seat is populated with children). The same is true of a more traditional minivan, such as the Honda Odyssey, that offers 2-3-3 seating or 2-2-3 seating. The passenger van with the most seating is a full-sized van, such as the Chevrolet E1500, which can offer seating for 15 to 16. The Ford E150 is in the same category.

How Many People Can Fit in the New Eurovan?

The replacement for the old Eurovan, the new Eurovan uses many of the chassis parts of the Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country. And because it does, you can seat seven in comfort in the Eurovan, or eight people in a pinch. The normal seating arrangement is 2-3-2, as there are two bucket seats up front, a three-passenger bench in the middle, and a smaller two-passenger bench in the rear. The rear seat, however, can hold three people for brief periods so that your seating can also be 2-3-3. The rear seat also disappears into the floor for extra cargo space.

What Japanese Manufacturer is Known for their Van Models?

The Japanese van manufacturer known for the quality and innovativeness of its minivans is Honda. Honda was the first minivan manufacturer to introduce roll down windows at all four seating positions when it was introduced in 1997. Although, it moved toward the more standard fixed windows in the later editions. Capable of holding eight, the Honda Odyssey minivan, which uses the corporate 3.5-liter V-6 engine, was the first van to introduce a rear row of seats that swung into a well in the floor for increased cargo-carrying capacity. It was also the first minivan to reproduce electric rear windows in 2007, so that all of its windows can open and close.

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