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Top 5 Minivans You Can Buy
October 1, 2015If you're in the market for a new minivan, then you'll want to read up on the winners of Cars.com's Ultimate Minivan Challenge.
Of the five minivans tested during the challenge, the 2015 Kia Sedona was named the top winner due to its great ride, excellent features, and second row of lounge chairs. The 2015 Toyota Sienna came in second, while the 2015 Honda Odyssey received third place.
The Ultimate Minivan Challenge examined five 2015 model minivans all under $50,000. Testing included a 135-mile course on various road types to test real-world MPG and testing by a family in the market for a new minivan to gauge things like cargo space and ride.
If you're in the market for a new minivan, I recommend TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect to see the best pre-negotiated prices in your local area.
Cars.com Ranking of Minivans
|Rank||Vehicle||Price As Tested|
|1||2015 Kia Sedona||$44,290|
|2||2015 Toyota Siena||$47,180|
|3||2015 Honda Odyssey||$45,480|
|4||2015 Dodge Grand Caravan||$33,865|
|5||2015 Chrysler Town & Country||$41,290|
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