The Ford Transit Connect wagon features large rear windows and rear seats for hauling passengers. Interior options are plentiful and run anywhere from basic vinyl upholstery all the way up to panoramic sunroofs and complex in-car entertainment systems, complete with Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera. All Transit Connect vans feature front and side airbags for the first row as well as side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system.
One of the most popular minivans on the market, the Dodge Grand Caravan seats 7 people, gets a 17-25 mpg, and has a versatile cargo space that ranges between 33 and 143 cubic feet, depending on its fold-down seats. This minivan is one of America's favorite for a reason - it combines a still powerful engine and responsive steering with convenient interior features for an over all pleasant and quite affordable ride.
The Kia Sedona earns a typical 18/24 mpg city/highway. This minivan has luxurious materials in its interior cabin and boasts a sophisticated design and user-friendly controls. While there's plenty of leg room inside the Sedona for everyone, many drivers caution that the third row of seats best accommodates children and smaller adults. The 2015 Kia Sedona has 142 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats, 78.4 behind the second-row seats and 33.9 behind the third-row seats
The Nissan Quest offers a good EPA fuel economy rating of 20/27 mpg city/highway. Despite it being a minivan, test drivers describe this vehicle as quick and powerful, with strong brakes and a comfortable ride. The interior cabin has plenty of space for its passengers, though because the second and third row seats can only be folded flat, the cargo space is reported as smaller than usual, with 25.7 cubic feet behind the third row.
Chrysler Town & Country has 17-25 mpg, seats 7 people and also has a range of 33 to 143 cubic feet of carbo space thanks to its fold-down Stow-n-Go seats. This agile and upscale minivan can entertain every member of the family - from the kids to the adults - with its array of family-friendly standard features and surprisingly composed handling and precise steering.
The Chevy Express has 15-20 mpg, can seat 12 passengers, but also skimps on family-oriented amenities. This van has a large turning circle and can be a little tough to drive but it certainly gets the job done with its all-wheel drive and a generous towing capacity.
The Ford Transit 350 seats 15 passengers and gets 14-19 mpg, which is pretty good for its class. This vehicle takes the passenger comfort up a notch with re-styled seats, but the cargo space remains very limited, with only a handful of storage space available under some seats and in between rows. This van provides a slightly more comfortable ride with less 'truck-like" characteristics and more pleasant road manners.
The 15-Passenger model gets 11/17 mpg city/highway, but this van is one of the more versatile and durable passenger vehicles of its kind, which also has an impressive towing capacity. Functioning primarily as a passenger vehicle, this car leaves not much room for cargo space.