Top 5 Luxury Minivans of 2016
Minivans are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle choice for families. Not only does a minivan provide enough space for the whole family but they are reliable as well. However, minivans are usually not mentioned in the same sentences as luxury vehicles.
This perception of the minivan is unfounded, as a minivan can provide all the luxury you would expect to find in other luxury vehicles. Here is a quick look at 6 of the best luxury minivans you can find on the market.
1. 2016 Honda Odyssey
The Odyssey is a favorite of buyers searching for a luxurious minivan experience. Offering a strong fuel economy of around 25 highway miles per gallon and a stylish design, it is an easy choice for those looking for a luxury minivan. The Odyssey goes beyond a stylish ride, though. It offers advanced navigation systems as well as rear-seat entertainment and access to satellite radio. Optional parking sensors, lane departure warnings, and even blind spot monitoring create a safe and comfortable ride. All of these features come with a price tag of anywhere from $29,275 to $44,750, depending on included features.
2. 2015 Mazda Mazda5
While the Mazda5 may have a little bit less space than the other options on this list, it’s still a strong choice for a luxurious minivan. The main issue with size is the third-row seats. Some critics have said they are more appropriate for children than adults, but the Mazda5 has plenty more to offer. With highway fuel economy of 28 mpg, the Mazda5 offers enough power without draining your gas budget. It also has unusually responsive steering. Plus, automatic climate control comes as a standard feature. Optional features include heated front seats, moonroof, parking sensors, and even Bluetooth. Depending on features, you can expect to pay anywhere from $21,240 – $24,770 for this minivan.
3. 2015 Toyota Sienna
With optional 4-wheel drive, this minivan is a strong contender for buyers who live in locations with harsh winters. The Toyota Sienna offers 25 highway mpg and sport-tuned suspension, creating an economical and comfortable ride. Included in the vehicle is an easy-to-use infotainment system and climate controls as well. Additionally, the second-row seats slide forward to create easy access to an adult-friendly third row of seats. To add to the comfort of your ride, heated front seats, powered motion seats and doors, push-button start, and satellite radio are just some of the optional features. You can expect the price tag for this minivan to fall anywhere from $28,700 to $46,250.
4. 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
Another cheaper option, the Grand Caravan offers useful “stow ‘n go” seats for an extra bit of storage. It can cost between $22,095 and $30,995. Handling is a bit less sharp than others on this list, but the Grand Caravan still offers a decent 25 highway mpg. Taller drivers may have trouble with the shorter distance to the pedals while driving, but the vehicle still offers comfortable features like multi-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment, and dual-screen entertainment for the back seats.
5. 2016 Kia Sedona
The 2016 Kia Sedona is the perfect family vehicle because it comes with safety features such as rollover mitigation, electronic stability control, traction control system, and crumple zones to minimize the damage done to passengers in the event of an accident. It also comes with great technological features like a 12-volt power outlet, rear-camera display, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a 4.3-inch touchscreen. The Sedona gets 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. It starts at an MSRP of $26,400.