Babble Best Picks:
2011 Minivans for the Family
Want to know the difference between all the minivans on the market? Babble asked me take each of them out for a spin to figure out which were best for which families. Most minivans got a thorough refresh this year, and many received better interior materials, more power, and higher fuel economy. After cargo capacity, safety is typically a minivan shopper's main concern. These large family haulers tend to do well on crash safety tests, and we included the results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's independent crash test results. To find out what others thought, we added the Consumer Reports score and their Customer Satisfaction rating when available as well.
We hope you find this information helpful in your search for a family crossover. Don't see your favorite vehicle on the list? Nominate it here! - Liane Yvkoff
2012 Updates | 2012 Kia Sedona
FUEL ECONOMY: 18/25
Not much has changed in 2012 for the Kia Sedona. However, a rear-seat entertainment system that was previously only available on the more expensive EX trim is now offered as part of the LX trim. Kia also updated the vehicle with a new electrochromatic rearview mirror that automatically dims in bright light to aid driver visibility. Space, safety, and convenience are still at the forefront of this vehicle. The Sedona may offer less luxury than its competitors, but it still delivers a great package at a family-friendly price.