Dodge is keeping the 2018 Grand Caravan alive after a mild refresh, but there’s no doubt that the end is near for a car that helped shape the automotive landscape and became an icon in the process. This is a car seeing out its final days, surrounded by younger, fitter, stronger family members like the Chrysler Pacifica. But they all know that without this trailblazer then they might not be here at all.
Minivans are sometimes measured by number of cup holders — the Sedona has 12 — but more often, by their ability to transport a large crew. While Kia dabbles in many segments, most notably the sedan class, the Kia Sedona holds strong as the make’s only minivan offering.
Chrysler is determined to keep the minivan flag flying and has pumped serious money into the 2018 Pacifica, as well as teaming up with Google’s Waymo to install self-driving hardware that could eventually turn the humble minivan into a technical tour de force.
Are you in need of the best minivan on the market? Look no further than the 2018 Honda Odyssey, which has secured some of the best ratings out there in the automobile world. Loaded with everything you want, need and expect from Honda, the Odyssey has earned the No. 1 ranking by Cars U.S. News, securing a 9.3 overall rating.
Just like our families, the top family cars of 2017 come in all shapes and sizes. However, one look at the school drop-offs, soccer practices, and recent sales trends make it blatantly clear that today’s top Canadian family cars are far from yesterday’s sedans.