Not many vehicles out there are comfortable enough for, or can haul a large family. When you buy a minivan however, your tires are pretty much on safe ground.
It goes without saying that though minivans are known for comfort and room, the customer is always looking for a little extra in this vehicle. You should also be in search of one that can provide durability married with excellent performance, and fuel economy (a must for Nigerians).
There are so many minivan vehicles in the market that it can get confusing when you need to distinguish the good, and, and smoky. Of course one option is to buy a used Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest, or any other minivan. However, if you would rather purchase one of the dazzling 2019 models, Naijauto.com has made choosing easier for you.
In this list, we have put together the best minivans in 2019 worth buying for your money, best fit with Nigerian families:
1. Chrysler Pacifica
While some of the other minivans may be best for fuel economy, best for their looks and so on, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has everything a van should possess. Nothing beats its brilliant look when compared to its illustrious competition. It also tends to stand out for the lavish interior design.
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The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is all sleek and modern, and with a Hybrid option too!
If you are a hybrid enthusiast, then you won’t be missing out as the Pacifica also has a hybrid version ready for customers. The hybrid version is currently the only minivan accessible with an electric powertrain. The car comes with a 3.6-liter V6 in non-hybrid models which also offers a robust 287 horsepower.
The Chrysler Pacifica style also extends to a luxurious interior, which is easily one of the best in minivans today
2. Toyota Sienna
This of course is Nigeria's highest selling minivan, though there are good alternatives to the Toyota Sienna minivan. If your favorite drivetrain is the All-wheel drive, then the choice minivan you should be considering is the 2019 Toyota Sienna. During 2017 and 2018, this car was nominated as the best minivan and still makes the top list in the year 2019. The interior of the vehicle may not be fairly tagged the most lavish, but it is undoubtedly smooth, calm, and clean.
This Nigerian favourite might not measure up to the competition, tech-wise, but is still an all round great minivan
Bear in mind that the Sienna’s technology is a little outdated when compared to others in the list. It runs 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway and 22 when combined. Add a 3.5-liter V-6 and 8-speed automatic transmission and you begin to understand the appeal.
The 2019 Toyota Sienna's interior bears the mark of Toyota's traditional elegance
On the downside, the Toyota Sienna’s cargo space is not that large. Basically, you have a 39.1 cubic feet space behind the third-row when all seats are in use; when all are folded you get a 150 cubic feet cargo space.
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3. Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is undoubtedly one of the most popular minivans ever produced. This is chiefly because of its unique interior technology. In the 2019 model, you find a well-built interior that has three rows of roomy, comfortable seats that also offers many user-friendly tech structures.
The Odyssey just seems to get better each year, and the 2019 model is no different with a better engine
These include convenient items like a built-in vacuum. When compared to the 2017 version, the latest redesigned Odyssey includes a more powerful engine that has a nine- or 10-speed automatic transmission and more cargo space. The car comes in 2019 with five trims, namely LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. A number of the best features are reserved for the highest trim, the Elite.
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Honda's legendary safety and infortainment tech give the 2019 Odyssey a keen edge over rivals
4. Kia Sedona
This 7-8 seating 2019 Kia Sedona minivan is another classic minivan that you should strongly consider putting on your buy-list. This vehicle has a user-friendly infotainment system with a great ride and very reassuring seat, which is additionally good for its lumber support tech.
2019 Sedona does not disappoint auto tech fanatics with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Though, many users will think twice since the interior is not that spacious, unlike the others. This 2019 eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous six-speed model while carrying a 276 horsepower in its V-6 3.3 L/204 engine. It has a 7-inch touch screen, and a four-speaker audio system coupled with a USB port, with additional features like the Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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The Kia Sedona is not roomy but makes up for that with lumber support in seats
5. Mazda 5
One of the many things that customers have come to count on in a new auto is high tech, and the 2019 Mazda 5 is certainly no slouch in this area. This car has joined the best minivans available in the market by providing users with quality technology for a pleasurable and entertaining ride. This vehicle also comes with a flexible seating arrangement and with sliding doors that provide maximum accessibility.
Mazda 5 is a familiar name in the minivan market
The van is mechanized by a 157-hp, 2.5L four-cylinder engine coupled to its six-speed manual transmission (standard equipment) or an alternative five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission system with a change to manual mode.
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Mazda 5 has adjustable seating and sliding doors, as well as great tech
6. Ford Transit Connect
2019 Ford Transit Connect is a minivan you definitely should look twice at this year when on a hunt for a minivan. For looks, whether you want to call it station wagon or a minivan, the choice is yours, provided it has the features you are craving for. The latest model comes with a typical turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that sorts a 150 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque; this substitutes the formerly available 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
The unique body shape of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect does not take away from this auto's many attributes
Regarding what the interior looks like, you will find a dashboard that integrates an ergonomic center pile that displays physical controls for the infotainment system and the climate control.
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Comfort and economic benefits rather than luxury define the interior of the 2019 Ford Transit Connect
7. Nissan Quest
The Nissan Quest is certainly another popular brand of minivan in Nigeria. The 2019 Nissan Quest is obviously a top contender in this list, especially as regards long trips. In terms of sheer styling and beauty, this minivan is probably the top car in this list, with its sleek lines and plus interior.
Style redifined does define the 2019 Nissan Quest, and it has decent tech too
To booth, It's got very commedable technology and a solid handling even on Nigerian roads. Don't pass up this car if you require a reliable, stylish minivan that will last the distance.
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The elegance of the interior of this minivan just leaves you breathless
These best minivans for Nigerian families are by no means all the minivans available this year. Honorable mentions include:
- Ford Transit 350
- Nissan Quest
- Chrysler Pacifica
Whichever minivan you do choose finally to carry your family around in, you should rest easy knowing you are in good hands with the best 2019 has to offer.