Minivans have become one of the most popular vehicles today, especially for families. They have lots of space to accommodate many different needs; toting kids and their friends, sporting equipment, groceries and more. Many automakers are designing their idea for a minivan and trying to be creative with the outer design, as well as the interior to give consumers more of what is important to them – style, space, reliability and functionality. It may be hard to choose the perfect van, with so many options to pick from, so we have helped to narrow it down to give you a consumer review’s list of the top ten rated minivans for 2017.
When it comes to unique style, performance and features, Nissan is one of the most notable auto brands that people trust. This year they have created a minivan that carries all of the standard qualities you would expect from Nissan; the NV200. This van is also known as a cargo van. It may not be the style of vehicle just anyone would choose, but it is one that certainly comes in handy for many people. It is versatile, as well a it handles better and is more thrifty than your typical mini-van. The Nissan NV200 has received high rankings from consumer reviews gives this van 3 full stars due to its ability to haul 1500-pounds while offering features that are similar to a car on the interior. The van is equipped with 131 hp and 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine for hauling what you want, and with all the power you need.
Ford Transit Connect
Ford has been building automobiles that people trust, for many years. They create some of the most popular models on the road, year-after-year, including their line of minivans. When it comes to performance, the Ford Transit Connect is at the top of the list. This van gives you so much that you’ll want to use it for all your hauling, towing and traveling needs. You’ll love the 100 cubic feet of cargo space and can carry 1610 pounds as well as tow up to 2000 pounds, when properly equipped. The van’s awesome performance is due to its 169 hp, 2.5- liter, turbo-4 engine. It also comes standard with six-speed, 4-wheel drive to give you even more power. This van received four stars for its reliability, overall performance and features.
Ram Promaster City
Ram isn’t just designing tough trucks. Their minivan is also one tough automobile that brings their high quality standards together with their unique design vision. This year’s Ram lineup includes the Promaster City and this van is one that boasts of lots of cargo room and can be viewed as either a cargo van or passenger wagon. All models are equipped with the same engine; a 178 hp, 2.4 liter four cylinder engine with a nine-speed, automatic transmission. Ram focused on three main issues with the Promaster City – features, cargo space and efficiency. They were successful in delivering all three which is why this van received 4 stars.
Chevrolet City Express
Chevrolet still holds one of the top spots in the auto-world when it comes to quality and performance for their automobiles. In this year’s minivan line, Chevrolet has built a high-performing minivan for this year’s 2017 line-up. People trust the name Chevrolet, and when you purchase the City Express, you can be sure you are getting a quality minivan, according to the consumer reports. The Chevrolet City Express offers a 1500 payload and the same body style as the Nissan NV200. This van is equipped with a 131 hp, 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, continuously variable auto transmission. The cargo space is ample for hauling large loads of up to 123 cubic feet. The van’s, reliability, features and performance have earned this van an overall rating of 3 1/2 stars.
Mercedes has been building high-quality, luxury automobiles for many years. It’s a name people trust when it comes to quality and performance, and you will see that same quality in this year’s Mercedes-Benz minivan line when you look at their Metris, which has been ranked as one of the highest ranking vans this year. You get the best of both with this minivan, both the agility and handling of a smaller van with the tech advances of the Crosswind Assist and load-adaptive stability control the van was equipped with. Mercedes didn’t skimp on space either. The Metris has the cargo space of a larger van, for more hauling abilities and can comfortably fit 7 or 8 passengers. Performance from this van comes from the generous 2.0 liter turbo four engine with 208 hp and a seven-speed transmission. This van was rated five stars for performance, reliability and space.
Dodge has been a big name in minivans for many years. This year’s Dodge Grand is stylish and high in performance, however, although the Dodge Grand does not come with the exactly the same luxuries of this van’s sister, the Pacifica, it is still a top-rated mini-van that received three stars for what it does offer. Dodge gave this van lots of cargo room for hauling what you need. It is comfortable and spacious and gives you seven seats with the brand’s Stow ‘n Go folding second row seating. Under the hood, the 283 hp, 3.6 liter, V-6 engine with front wheel drive and six-speed automatic engine, gives you the power you need to haul your cargo anywhere.
Kia has been a name that people trust, for years, in the auto-world. They are known for their reliable and yet, smart-looking cars and vans and this year’s minivan is no different. The 2017 Sedona is a top-rated mini-van this year that gives you a lot for your money. This year, Kia gave their 2017 minvan a look that incorporates sporty with a vibrant appeal for its exterior, while giving it all the room and comfort you need in the cabin. You will find you have all the room you need for hauling family and friends, and their cargo, plus keep the high performance features no matter what you haul, with the generous power of the 276 hp, V6 engine and six-speed transmission. This van was rated 4 1/2 stars for all that it has to offer.