(Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 02:25AM by Laurel Steele)
There’s no doubt about it, minivans are the perfect option for busy families on the go. Provided you can find one without too many sticky fingerprints, minivans are also a fantastic choice for a used vehicle.
Autobytel recently made a list of the top eight pre-owned minivans on the market. See the first four below and check out 5-8 here.
The Honda Odyssey has been a family favorite for many years. The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers a healthy 248 horsepower, which is more than enough heft to transport you, your spouse, six kids, and a trunk full of camping gear on a family road trip. With a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, you can afford to make the vacation an extended one.
For the best value, look for a 2011 Sienna or later. These models will give you the option of a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 horsepower or a 3.5-liter V6 that cranks out 266 hp. Both powertrains will give you a fuel economy of about 21 mpg combined. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, consider the V6 as it will perform better with its all-wheel drive.
This Dodge comes with a feisty 3.6-liter V6 that wields 283 horsepower. The EPA gave it a fuel-economy rating of 20 mpg combined. The seven-seater minivan is perhaps best known for its Stow n’ Go seating. This feature allows you to effortlessly fold the rear rows flat into the floor to create a cavernous cargo space that can fit bikes, suitcases, and anything else you can dream up.
Opt for the 2011 model or later and you’ll get 271 horsepower from the 3.5-liter V6 engine. You can expect mileage around 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. This minivan comes with comfortable seating for seven and ample cargo space, which makes it perfect for family vacations.
Is your family ready for a new minivan? Come to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to find the pre-owned minivan that’s right for you. You can also check out our complete used minivan inventory online now.