When you have a large family, you can’t just go to any dealership and pick a car that fancies your personal needs. You need to consider the family as whole. That is why we often advise you go for van or minivan, which is a smart family vehicle. Not just that alone, minivans offer decent fuel economy especially when you compare it with SUVs. They usually come with flexible interiors. As long as it serves its purpose well enough, you should put it right on your next-car-to-buy list. Here on Naijauto, is our selection of the best vans and minivans for 2019-2020.
1. Toyota Sienna
This model might not be able to stand up to some of the listed vans and minivans, but it has lots more to offer its customers. It comes equipped with V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission with an output of 296 horsepower. It promises front-wheel drive as standard with an exclusive all-wheel drive as a pair. It is a remarkable fuel economy and an ample cargo space. Driver-assist tech as standard includes the lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking and so on.
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The 2019 Toyota Sienna's fuel efficiency is quite impressive with a remarkable cargo space
2. Chrysler Pacifica
This minivan has been tagged by many as the best minivan for the year 2019. It offers a hybrid option with 33 miles of drive range in its electric-only EPA estimate. It has a very remarkable interior design that would drop lots of jaws. For Limited models, you would be offered a standard inbuilt vacuum cleaner. For the its hybrid version, you may not get the Limited edition’s flipping and folding nifty Stow ‘n Go seats, since the space for storing seats are already taken by the battery pack.
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The Chrysler Pacifica offers enough room for cargo and passenger
3. Honda Odyssey
This is another amazing minivan you should take a look at. It promises one of the most spacious second and third row seats in the minivan class. The downside here is the difficulty in removing the 68-pound seat at the second row. It comes equipped with a V6 engine with a generative output of 280 horsepower, on a testing of 30mpg. It offers eye catching features such as video baby monitor, onboard vacuum, infotainment and rear seat entertainment, and in-cabin intercom system. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, for all trims except the LX base trim.
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The 2019 Honda Odyssey promises a decent fuel economy and mouthwatering safety features
4. Mercedes-Benz Metris
Due to its dimension, the Metris is placed at the middle of full-size family members such as Sprinter and smaller vans. It promises 126-wheel base with the capability to accommodate maximum of eight people. It comes equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission, with an output of 208 horsepower. It has a door at the rear that swings open to 180 degrees or a liftgate.
The middle-sized Mercedes-Benz Metris can easily accommodate eight people without much trouble
5. Ford Transit Connect
This van is a perfect blend of utility and economy. It promises over 100 cubic-feet of trunk space and can accommodate 7 people. This front-wheel drive model comes equipped with 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. It offers a maximum payload of 1610 pounds with the ability to tow up to 2000 pounds. It offers safety tech such as rear-traffic alert, automatic braking blind-spot monitoring.
The Ford Transit Connect is a perfect fit for resource management and utility for family use
6. Ford Transit
This Transit deserves your attention if you are on the lookout for van that would either convey large number of people as much as 15 or lots of load. This implies it can be tailored according to what you really need in a van. It comes equipped with two optional powertrains - twin-turbo V6 engine with an output of 275 horsepower and inline-five turbo-diesel engine with an output of 185 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque. It offers a peak towing strength of 7500 pound and 4646 pounds of payload. It also comes with lots of standard features that would make it worth every penny spent.
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With towing ability of 7500 pound and payload of payload of 4646 pounds, it's a car to look out for
7. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
This full-sized German van has the capacity to accommodate maximum of 15 people and a towing capacity of 5000 pounds. It comes equipped with powertrains such as 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with an output of 188 horsepower and 9-speed automatic as the base with optional engines such as 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel and 7-speed automatic, with an output of 188 horsepower. They both offer rear-wheel drive as standard, but you can get the all-wheel drive as an option on the V6 engine. It offers top safety features such as crosswind stabilization, collision prevention and lane-departure warning.
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