Best Passenger Vans for the Money

We sifted through the data to select the best cars and trucks in every category.

2022 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Starting MSRP
$33,255
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $336
off MSRP
$32,919
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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
3rd Row
Start/Stop System
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Remote Engine Start
Rear Parking Sensors
Brake Assist
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 Ram ProMaster City Wagon
Starting MSRP
$34,970
Starting Mkt Avg.
$36,325
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Overview

The Ram ProMaster City Wagon is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 1 trim levels. The most popular style is the Base, which starts at $34,970 and comes with a 2.4L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This ProMaster City Wagon 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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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 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van
Starting MSRP
$45,095
Starting Mkt Avg.
$47,921
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Overview

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Crew Van is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 4 trim levels. The most popular style is the 3500 High Roof 170" V6 RWD, which starts at $59,245 and comes with a Diesel 3.0L V6 Turbo engine and Rear Wheel Drive.

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Feature Highlights

3rd Row
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Keyless Ignition
Brake Assist
Proximity Keyless Entry
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van
Starting MSRP
$50,395
Starting Mkt Avg.
$50,995
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Overview

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger Van is a 12-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 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon
Starting MSRP
$51,925
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,380
off MSRP
$50,545
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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
In-Car WiFi
Lane Keep Assist
Brake Assist
Bluetooth
Remote Keyless Entry
Backup Camera
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2022 Ram ProMaster Window Van
Starting MSRP
$47,445
Starting Mkt Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,392
off MSRP
$46,053
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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
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
In-Car WiFi
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

New passenger vans for the money have an MSRP range from $33,255 to $51,925. The top 3 rated models, Ford Transit Connect Wagon, Ram ProMaster City Wagon, and Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van, have starting MSRPs of $33,255, $34,970, and $39,895, respectively.
When deciding the best passenger vans for the money, TrueCar considers factors such as comfort, amenities, price, efficiency, performance, utility, and tech features.