4 Minivans with Collision Warning
Collision warnings can keep you from getting in a car accident by alerting you when you get too close to a slow-moving or a stopped vehicle in front of you. This feature is a great thing to have in your minivan to keep you and your children safe. Very few mini-vans actually have collision warning, but here are four that can keep you safe and secure no matter where you’re driving.
The Kia Sedona has long been one of the top mini-vans on the market and this year’s model is a top safety pick with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It provides comfort and power to get you up a mountain, or just to the nearest store. Along with collision warnings, it also has rollover mitigation, vehicle stability management, and an electronic stability control. Some of the electronic features in the Sedona are 12-volt power outlets, Bluetooth connectivity, rear-camera display, steering-wheel-mounted controls. The fuel economy for the Sedona is an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, and it has a starting MSRP of $26,900.
The Toyota Sienna has powerful performance and a sleek style that any parent can love. Despite the strong 3.5-liter V6 engine, it still gets decent gas mileage at 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Along with collision warnings, you’ll also get safety systems like eight standard airbags, lower anchors and tethers for children, and a tire pressure monitoring system. With all these safety features, it’s hard to believe that the Toyota didn’t slack in the technology department, but it also comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch touch-screen display, SiriusXM radio, and integrated navigation, so you never have to drain your phone battery. The Sienna has a starting MSRP of $29,750.
The Odyssey has great gas mileage for a minivan at 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Some of the other safety features included with the Honda Odyssey are a rearview camera with parking guidelines, lane departure warnings, and electronic brake distribution to help prevent wheel lockup. There are plenty of features on a long road trip or busy drives around town like the HondaVac, Bluetooth connectivity, USB connections, an 8-inch touch-screen display, and HondaLink to find nearby restaurants, listen to Internet radio, and enjoy audiobooks. If the Honda Odyssey sound like the minivan for you, you can get it for a starting MSRP of $29,850.
The Chrysler Pacifica comes loaded with plenty of features that a parent would want in a minivan like Stow ‘n Vac, hands-free power sliding doors and liftgate, parallel and perpendicular park assist, and Stow ‘n Go seating for extra storage. In addition to the collision warning system, it also comes with adaptive cruise control and rear cross path detection. The fuel economy for this minivan is a high 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Plus, the Pacifica has quality technology include like active noise cancellation, an 8.4-inch touch-screen display, and available built-in games, and all for a starting MSRP of $28,995.