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Best Minivans for 2022

The best used and new minivans based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

Minivans don't broadcast the same image or impression as SUVs, and after peaking in popularity about 20 years ago they have experienced shrinking market share ever since. That's unfortunate, because when it comes to combining maximum people-carrying and cargo-space flexibility, minivans remain your best option.

Assuming your self-esteem is hearty enough to drive one of these ultra-space-efficient boxes-on-wheels, you'll find the best minivans ranked here. All of them offer family-friendly features like sliding doors, low step-in heights, and second- and third-row seating, along with folding and/or removable second-row seats. Most modern minivans can also be upgraded with premium features, like second-row captain's chairs and adaptive cruise control.

All of today's minivans utilize front-wheel drive (FWD) and automatic transmissions, though all-wheel drive is available on the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. That doesn't make them truly off-road capable, but it does offer improved foul-weather confidence. Additional family-hauler features, like a built-in vacuum cleaner or rear-seat camera system, are available on the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey, while fully-reclining seats have been introduced on the all-new Kia Carnival.

If you can't afford a new car, used models like the Dodge Grand Caravan and Mazda 5 make viable options that retain the high flexibility included with every minivan. However, if you're seeking the latest in safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and lane-keep assist, you'll want to stick with minivans from the last 2-3 years model years.

Buyers seeking a family-friendly vehicle without sliding doors and a boxy profile should look at our Best Large SUVs or Best Midsize SUVs lists. Those seeking a more premium experience can browse our Best Luxury Large SUVs or Best Luxury Midsize SUVs, most of which feature three rows of seating along with plush cabins and premium features.

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Minivans don't broadcast the same image or impression as SUVs, and after peaking in popularity about 20 years ago they have experienced shrinking market share ever since. That's unfortunate, because when it comes to combining maximum people-carrying and cargo-space flexibility, minivans remain your best option.

Assuming your self-esteem is hearty enough to drive one of these ultra-space-efficient boxes-on-wheels, you'll find the best minivans ranked here. All of them offer family-friendly features like sliding doors, low step-in heights, and second- and third-row seating, along with folding and/or removable second-row seats. Most modern minivans can also be upgraded with premium features, like second-row captain's chairs and adaptive cruise control.

All of today's minivans utilize front-wheel drive (FWD) and automatic transmissions, though all-wheel drive is available on the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. That doesn't make them truly off-road capable, but it does offer improved foul-weather confidence. Additional family-hauler features, like a built-in vacuum cleaner or rear-seat camera system, are available on the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey, while fully-reclining seats have been introduced on the all-new Kia Carnival.

If you can't afford a new car, used models like the Dodge Grand Caravan and Mazda 5 make viable options that retain the high flexibility included with every minivan. However, if you're seeking the latest in safety technology, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and lane-keep assist, you'll want to stick with minivans from the last 2-3 years model years.

Buyers seeking a family-friendly vehicle without sliding doors and a boxy profile should look at our Best Large SUVs or Best Midsize SUVs lists. Those seeking a more premium experience can browse our Best Luxury Large SUVs or Best Luxury Midsize SUVs, most of which feature three rows of seating along with plush cabins and premium features.

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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9.1 / 10
  • Reliability 8.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety 10.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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9.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.3 / 10
  • Safety 10.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.6 / 10
  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety 10.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 6.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.8 / 10
  • Reliability 8.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.3 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10.0 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).