Best Vans

Looking for the best vans and minivans for your passenger needs? TrueCar's proprietary ranking algorithm selected the top vans on the market to help you find the perfect match. Our system evaluates vans & minivans based on price, comfort, amenities, efficiency, tech, seating, space, performance, and other factors. Based on this data, we curate the top vans in popular categories such as best cargo vans, best passenger vans, and best minivans.

2023 Kia Carnival

$47,335 as shown

Starting MSRP
$34,235
Starting Mkt Avg.
$35,312
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Overview

Offering bold sheet metal and a modern cabin, the Kia Carnival adds stylish design to the staid minivan formula. But with no hybrid option, it's less fuel-efficient than its strongest rivals. The Kia Carnival is a 8-seater vehicle that comes in 5 trim levels. The most popular style is the LXS, which starts at $36,235 and comes with a 3.5L V6 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Carnival is estimated to deliver 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

Power Doors
Blind Spot Camera
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Power Trunk/Liftgate
5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Assertive, SUV-like exterior design
  • More horsepower than competing models
  • Costs less than key rivals

Cons

  • Rival models have better fuel economy
  • No all-wheel drive

Overall Assessment

Some people value a minivan's utility but would never buy one because they're repelled by its sheet metal. If you're one of those people, the 2023 Kia Carnival has your number. It's a minivan through and through, with the three-row seating and power-sliding doors that make this vehicle type a family-friendly favorite. But its exterior design — which features a flatter nose and more upright styling than minivans like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna — makes it look more like a large SUV. The Carnival provides a full suite of family-focused amenities. For example, it offers a camera system that lets you keep an eye on children in the rearmost seats. And to top things off, this minivan has a lower base price than competing models.

Unlike the Sienna, the Carnival doesn't provide all-wheel drive. And Kia doesn't offer a hybrid variant; this minivan is less fuel-efficient than rivals with hybrid powertrains, such as the Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica hybrid. But overall, the Carnival succeeds at putting a fresh spin on a familiar workhorse. It's a godsend if you're looking for a family hauler that's stylish and practical.

2023 Toyota Sienna

$52,180 as shown

Starting MSRP
$36,720
Starting Mkt Avg.
$38,218
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Overview

The Toyota Sienna has an upscale cabin and is one of the most fuel-efficient minivans you can buy. However, it has less horsepower than key rivals and a less versatile interior. The Toyota Sienna is a 7-seater vehicle that comes in 6 trim levels. The most popular style is the XLE 8-Passenger FWD, which starts at $42,030 and comes with a Hybrid 2.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Sienna is estimated to deliver 36 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Outstanding fuel efficiency
  • Optional all-wheel drive
  • Premium cabin

Cons

  • Second-row seats aren't removable
  • Less horsepower than competing minivans

Overall Assessment

The 2023 Toyota Sienna does a superb job of meeting the needs of minivan shoppers in critical areas. Fuel economy is a significant consideration for many. The Sienna addresses this concern with a standard hybrid powertrain that makes it the top choice in its class for gas mileage. The optional all-wheel drive can make your travels safer and more secure in rough weather; the only other minivan with this amenity is the Chrysler Pacifica. Additionally, the Sienna impresses with an upmarket cabin that makes daily commutes more comfortable and luxurious.

Unlike the Honda Odyssey and Kia Carnival, the Sienna's second-row seats aren't removable, hampering its flexibility. And the Sienna trails the Odyssey, Carnival, and Pacifica in horsepower. But overall, this capable Toyota is a solid choice if you value stylish accommodations and excellent gas mileage.

2023 Honda Odyssey

$50,915 as shown

Starting MSRP
$38,785
Starting Mkt Avg.
$40,644
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Overview

With grand interior space, a long list of safety features, a powerful engine, and high build quality, the well-equipped and comfortable Honda Odyssey is as family-friendly as a day at Disneyland. The Honda Odyssey is a 8-seater vehicle that comes in 5 trim levels. The most popular style is the Touring, which starts at $45,895 and comes with a 3.5L V6 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Odyssey is estimated to deliver 19 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

Power Doors
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Front Cooled Seats
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Seats eight comfortably
  • Refined and powerful V6 engine
  • Smooth ride

Cons

  • Doesn't offer all-wheel drive or a hybrid powertrain like some key competitors
  • Infotainment system is a bit dated

Overall Assessment

One of America's best-selling minivans year after year, the Honda Odyssey delivers the space, comfort, and features most minivan buyers want, plus the highest safety ratings and Honda's reputation for reliability. The Odyssey seats up to eight with plenty of head and legroom. Its third row is one of the largest in the class, offering considerably more legroom than you'll find in the Kia Carnival or Chrysler Pacifica. Plus, the Honda has more maximum cargo space than the Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. On the road, the Odyssey is smooth and refined. Ride quality is excellent, and light steering makes this sizable van very easy to park. Unlike some of its rivals, the Odyssey is not available as a hybrid or with all-wheel drive, but it is one of the quickest minivans on the market. Its powerful V6 engine offers a satisfying punch off the line and plenty of passing performance, even when the van is packed with passengers.
2023 Chrysler Pacifica

$56,090 as shown

Starting MSRP
$38,615
Starting Mkt Avg.
$38,878
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Overview

The Chrysler Pacifica delivers everything you need from a minivan: space, versatility, safety, and comfort. It's also the only one offered as a plug-in hybrid and one of the few that can be had with all-wheel drive. The Chrysler Pacifica is a 7-seater vehicle that comes in 7 trim levels. The most popular style is the Limited AWD, which starts at $52,245 and comes with a 3.6L V6 engine and All Wheel Drive. This Pacifica is estimated to deliver 17 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

Parallel and Perpendicular (Back-In) Automatic Parking
3rd Row
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Panoramic Moonroof
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Remote Engine Start
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Pros

  • The only minivan offered as a plug-in hybrid
  • Plenty of safety and technology features
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Hybrid models are front-wheel drive only
  • Some downmarket interior materials
  • Stowable seats aren't available for hybrid models

Overall Assessment

Say what you will about the styling and uninspiring driving dynamics of minivans. Still, they're undeniably the best vehicles for hauling a lot of people and cargo at the same time. Among the few minivans available today, the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica stands out as the only one that offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It delivers up to 32 miles of electric-only driving on a full charge and returns good fuel economy once the battery is depleted.

If you go with the non-hybrid Pacifica models, you have the option to add all-wheel drive, which greatly improves traction and stability in inclement weather. They also come with backseats that easily disappear into the floor when you need maximum cargo space. Unfortunately, those seats aren't offered in the hybrid models.

The Pacifica is a strong choice among minivans, and that's especially true for the hybrid trims, which cost more but should provide fuel savings over time. As good as the Pacifica is, we recommend checking out all of its rivals to see which one fits your needs best. These include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Kia Carnival.

2022 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

$37,455 as shown

Starting MSRP
$33,255
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $326
off MSRP
$32,929
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Overview

The Ford Transit Connect Wagon is a passenger van for those wanting the most space in the smallest package. It's a great choice for small businesses, taxi drivers, and families. The Wagon is built on the same heavy-duty frame as the Connect Cargo Van, giving it outsized strength for hauling people. The back seats fold flat, allowing the Transit to turn into an expert moving vehicle for large items. Today's minivans are more luxurious, but the Wagon offers similar safety tech and less bulk at a lower price. The Ford Transit Connect Wagon is a 6-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the XLT with Rear Symmetrical Doors, which starts at $35,370 and comes with a 2.0L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Transit Connect Wagon is estimated to deliver 24 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Refined chassis for comfortable long-distance travel. Smart cabin offers great configurability. Best-in-class infotainment system. Doubles as a cargo hauler.

Cons

  • Not as sophisticated as a minivan. Missing a hybrid engine option. XL trim lacks popular features.

Overall Assessment

Compact and well-engineered, the Ford Transit Connect Wagon is a superb passenger vehicle. The smooth powertrain returns strong fuel economy numbers. Clever interior design provides space for people or oversized cargo. Ford's comfort and infotainment are best-in-class. Cabin materials and gadgets don't match modern minivans, but the value-priced Transit Connect Wagon remains one of the best vans on the market.
2022 Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van
Starting MSRP
$39,895
Starting Mkt Avg.
$40,592
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Overview

With its midsize footprint, flexible passenger configurations, and ample towing, payload, and cargo capacities, the Mercedes-Benz Metris is a comfortable and compelling work, crew, and shuttle van. Just don't consider it a substitute for a family minivan. The Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van is a 8-seater vehicle that comes in 1 trim levels. The most popular style is the 126" Wheelbase Standard Roof, which starts at $39,895 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and Rear Wheel Drive. This Metris Passenger Van is estimated to deliver 18 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

3rd Row
In-Car WiFi
Brake Assist
Proximity Keyless Entry
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Flexible seating configurations
  • Smooth ride and agile handling
  • Refined interior quality for a commercial van

Cons

  • Minivans offer more room and tech
  • Only available in one size
  • Few standard driver-assist features

Overall Assessment

Splitting the difference between commercial van and minivan, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz Metris combines eight-passenger capacity, vast cargo space, and hefty towing limits. It shares the same sturdy chassis as the Metris Cargo Van, and an interior quality that, while not up to Benz sedan standards, still befits the brand as a commercial van. This last part is important: The Metris is, at heart, a work vehicle. It shouldn't be confused for a family minivan, even if it's tempting to soften the perceived stigma of minivan ownership with a three-pointed star on the grille.

The Metris isn't trying to be a minivan like the Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna. The Metris doesn't offer the same passenger space and legroom, or the same level of infotainment and driver-assist tech, or even similar fuel economy. Buyers who want a Mercedes family car are better off with one of its SUVs.

The Metris excels as a short-hop shuttle van, however, with seating for five to eight passengers, and generous cargo space even behind an upright third row. It is also fine as a small crew van, with tight handling and a midsize footprint that make it ideal for city work. In addition, it makes a solid foundation for camper van and RV conversions, with strong towing capacity enhancing its utility.

The Metris is shorter and smaller than its commercial peers — including the Ford Transit Passenger Wagon, Ram ProMaster Crew Van, and even Mercedes' own Sprinter — which limits its usefulness for big jobs. But for many business or recreational buyers, the Metris will prove to be just right.

2022 Ford Transit Crew Van
Starting MSRP
$44,030
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $814
off MSRP
$43,216
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Overview

The Ford Transit Crew Van is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 4 trim levels. The most popular style is the T-250 130" Medium Roof 9070 GVWR AWD, which starts at $50,495 and comes with a 3.5L V6 engine and All Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

Power Running Boards
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Brake Assist
Infotainment System
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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2022 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van
Starting MSRP
$34,475
Starting Mkt Avg.
$37,254
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Overview

The Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van is a 2-seater vehicle that comes in 1 trim levels. The most popular style is the Tradesman, which starts at $34,475 and comes with a 2.4L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This ProMaster City Cargo Van is estimated to deliver 21 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.

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Feature Highlights

Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Rear Parking Sensors
Brake Assist
Infotainment System
Proximity Keyless Entry
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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2023 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon

$54,435 as shown

Starting MSRP
$51,925
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,293
off MSRP
$50,632
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Overview

The Ford Transit Passenger Wagon is a 15-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the T-350 148" Low Roof XL RWD, which starts at $51,925 and comes with a 3.5L V6 engine and Rear Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

3rd Row
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Rear Parking Sensors
Lane Keep Assist
Blind Spot System
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Fog Lamps
Navigation
Brake Assist
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2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van

$65,855 as shown

Starting MSRP
$50,395
Starting Mkt Avg.
$50,983
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Overview

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is a 15-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the 1500 Standard Roof 144" I4 Gas RWD, which starts at $50,395 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and Rear Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

3rd Row
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Brake Assist
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
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2023 Ram ProMaster Cargo Van
Starting MSRP
$43,085
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $851
off MSRP
$42,234
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Overview

The Ram ProMaster Cargo Van is a 3-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the 2500 High Roof 159" EXT, which starts at $48,970 and comes with a 3.6L V6 engine and Front Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

In-Car WiFi
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Brake Assist
Infotainment System
Proximity Keyless Entry
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van
Starting MSRP
$55,585
Starting Mkt Avg.
$57,433
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Overview

The Ford E-Transit Cargo Van is a 2-seater vehicle that comes in 1 trim levels. The most popular style is the T-350 148" Med Roof 9500 GVWR RWD, which starts at $57,565 and comes with an Electric engine and Rear Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

In-Car WiFi
Lane Keep Assist
Navigation
Brake Assist
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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2022 Ram ProMaster Window Van
Starting MSRP
$47,445
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,382
off MSRP
$46,063
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Overview

The Ram ProMaster Window Van is the definition of versatility. The full-size commercial van offers businesses a superb solution for people and cargo, with a vast interior and many options for upfitting. Cargo vans have been around a long time, but the ProMaster doesn't skimp on modern tech, with a Wi-Fi hotspot and available wireless charging for extra productivity at the job site, wherever it may be. The Ram ProMaster Window Van is a 2-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the 3500 High Roof 159" Wheelbase Extended, which starts at $51,380 and comes with a 3.6L V6 engine and Front Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

In-Car WiFi
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Brake Assist
Infotainment System
Proximity Keyless Entry
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Adaptable interior. Tall roof option allows for camper conversion. Heavy-duty frame and V6 offer excellent towing.

Cons

  • All-wheel drive isn't available. Some rivals are sportier to drive.

Overall Assessment

The Ram ProMaster Window Van is hard to beat for its massive interior space and wide array of customizations. Shoppers will appreciate its reasonable starting price and solid build quality, and the spacious cargo area features windows for adding extra seats. It has enough room to serve as a mobile office, with a tall roofline that allows adults to stand comfortably and work. Some competitors offer all-wheel drive, making them better cross-country vehicles. Still, the ProMaster's strength and value make it a go-to choice for fleet buyers.
2022 Chevrolet Express Passenger

$40,995 as shown

Starting MSRP
$38,895
Starting Mkt Avg.
$38,970
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Overview

The Chevrolet Express Passenger is a 15-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the 2500 LT SWB, which starts at $40,995 and comes with a 4.3L V6 engine and Rear Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

3rd Row
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Alarm
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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2022 GMC Savana Passenger

$40,995 as shown

Starting MSRP
$38,895
Starting Mkt Avg.
$40,021
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Overview

The GMC Savana Passenger is a 15-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the LT 3500 SWB, which starts at $41,795 and comes with a 4.3L V6 engine and Rear Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

3rd Row
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Alarm
Proximity Keyless Entry
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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FAQ

TrueCar ranks the following vehicles as the best vans to buy:
The best vans have an MSRP range from $33,255 to $55,585, depending on what size of vans you are shopping for, as well as whether or not you are looking for a luxury vehicle.
The cheapest new vans are the Ford Transit Connect Wagon with a starting MSRP of $33,255, the Kia Carnival, which starts at $34,235, and the Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van, which has a price tag of $34,475.
When deciding the best vans, TrueCar considers factors such as comfort, amenities, price, efficiency, performance, utility, and tech features.