It is quite clear that SUVs and pickup trucks recently have been in the focus of attention when it comes to modern motor vehicles. Nevertheless, one category still manages to keep its popularity, especially among families with many members. We are talking about a minivan.
For a lot of people, these interesting vehicles which resemble a cube on wheels, represent basics when it comes to the American car industry. Providing the best solution when we talk about the carriage of goods and also a larger number of people, these multiple useful vehicles have enjoyed great popularity in not so distant past. Now, when priority is given to some other categories, minivans are trying to keep up involving modern technology, improved design, and increased comfort. Make no mistake, according to sales statistics, they are not close to the SUVs, but they certainly have a large number of fans. We will make the list of top five minivans for the 2020 year.
5. 2020 Chevrolet Orlando
Let’s start from the end. The fifth place on the list is reserved for the model that is not so known to the public, the 2020 Chevrolet Orlando. This minivan is over the years improved and the new version is introduced to the Chinese market. However, from the latest update, we will see this model in the US market in near future.
The newest 2020 Chevrolet Orlando is the minivan that looks attractive and offers many new features if we compare it with a predecessor. The design of this minivan will use some cues from the popular SUV models Blazer.
However, from the latest images of the 2020 Chevrolet Orlando, the front is changed and this minivan is now getting the massive double grill that is docked with the newest LED headlights. The sporty air intakes are there and rear end comes with the tailgate-mounted spoiler and LED taillights. The stylish and sporty 17-inch aluminum wheels are part of the offer. However, if one needs sportier appearance there is Orlando Redline version that will feature blacked grill and badge as well as black and red accents.
The interior of Orlando is also stylish and offers high-quality materials with the latest tech. This model is able to place seven passengers. There is plenty of space for everyone. When the third row of seats is down the cargo space offers 16.9 cubic feet. However, that figure will be expanded to the 53.6 cubic feet when all the rear seats are folded. The highlights of this offer are an 8-inch infotainment system, three-spoke steering wheel, the audio with six speakers and an automatic climate control system.
Under the hood, this model will be powered with the turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that is able to produce 141 HP and 130 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, this engine will be available either with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The next one that is also recommended is the 2.0-liter diesel that produces 163 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. The new 2020 Chevrolet Orlando will start with the price of $17,500 and it will be available in the middle of the 2019 year.
4. 2020 Kia Sedona
The fourth place is set for the South Korean manufacturer and the model 2020 Kia Sedona. This minivan is very popular on the market and it offers an attractive look and strong engine. It comes with the famous “tiger nose” grille that looks better than ever.
Also, the new LED headlights are part of this minivan and it looks that manufacturer made it wider. The changes are also seen on the rear part. The taillights are longer and use the same LED technology. The interior of this minivan is also eye-catching. The three rows of seats are able to place seven or eight passengers comfortable. The eight passengers configuration is available only with higher trims that come with the 2nd-row chair.
There are five trims available with this model L, LX, EX, SX, and SX Limited. The base one L trim comes with a 5.0-inch touchscreen system, Bluetooth connectivity, plenty of and USB, air conditioning and a rearview camera. The next on the list is LX trim that offers power-sliding rear doors, 8-way-config driver’s seat and power-folding outside mirrors, while the EX trims include leather seating, updated infotainment system, and tri-zone climate control. The most recommended is the SX one. This trim comes with a big 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, ventilated front seats, and a premium audio. The last one is SX Limited trim that brings Nappa leather, dual sunroofs, and heated steering wheel.
Like the previous model, the new 2020 Kia Sedona comes with one engine option. Under the hood is lying the 3.3-liter V6 engine with direct fuel injection and is able to deliver 276-horsepower. With this engine, Kia Sedona will be able to maximum tow 3,500 pounds. EPA fuel-economy ratings are 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The 2020 Kia Sedona is the minivan that comes with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $28,000, while the higher trims like SX Limited will cost $43,000. The release date of this model will be at the end of 2019.
3. 2020 Toyota Sienna
At the middle of the list is Japanese manufacturer with the model 2020 Toyota Sienna. This year version is facelifted and it will ride on the new platform. The changes are evident and the new minivan will have great look. The boxy shape is still present with more aggressive and stronger appearance.
The front of this minivan will get a bigger grille and front bumper. Also, this is not all, the larger headlights are installed with combined LED and bi-xenon units. The most attractiveness comes from the stylish 21-inch alloy wheels and chromed exhaust system.
As for the interior, it looks very luxurious. This minivan is one of the spacious on the market. The cabin of the 2020 Toyota Sienna can accommodate up to eight passengers. The tech inside is also great and will include Entune Audio System, Toyota Safety Sense with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control, tri-zone climate control and Bluetooth.
The upcoming 2020 Toyota Sienna as per latest update comes with a single drivetrain option. The model comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is capable to produce 296 HP and 263 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission as the only options. As for the fuel economy numbers it gives 19/27 mpg with the FWD and 18/24 mpg with the AWD system. There is also a rumor that we will see Hybrid powertrain with this year model. However, at this moment there is no available information.
The price of the newest 2020 Toyota Sienna starts at $31,000, while higher trim levels will cost $40,000. The debut of new Sienna will be in May of the 2020 year.
2. 2020 Honda Odyssey
The second place is set for one of the best minivans on the market right now, the new 2020 Honda Odyssey. The upcoming Honda Odyssey is the model that will get plenty of upgrades and changes that will give to this minivan more futuristic look than ever.
It comes with redesigned front fascia that offers more chrome materials. The headlights are now revised and the rear bumper is slightly larger. Also, this sporty design is complete with a roof-mounted rear spoiler. The roof like in the current one model will come with the popular “floating” design that gives a very attractive look. However, if one needs more attractiveness he can choose Type-R version that will bring more sportiness.
The 2020 Honda Odyssey offers a large cabin with plenty of luxury amenities and materials. Also, this minivan can accommodate up to eight passengers (available only with EX trim). The seats are comfortable and most of the changes will be visible in the technology department. The features in the standard version will include 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, remote-sensing keyless entry, push-button start, rearview camera, heated front seats, Bluetooth, USB phone connectivity and more.
The 2020 Honda Odyssey is the minivan that possesses very strong engine. Under the hood is 3.5-liter V6 powertrain the gives an output of 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine will come with 9-speed automatic transmission system, while on higher trims Touring and Elite will be offered with the 10-speed automatic transmission.
The standard LX version will start at $31,000, while fully loaded Elite will go up to $48,000. This Minivan will debut at the beginning of 2020.
1. 2020 Chrysler Pacifica
The first place is set for the best minivan on today’s market, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. This model offers the latest tech, strong engine, and a spacious cabin. It is available with two engine options and one of them is hybrid.
The design of the newest 2020 Chrysler Pacifica won’t be much changed from the predecessor. The manufacturer decides to keep the same modern shape and lines. The front and rear bumpers are larger now. Furthermore, the body will use steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber materials. Thanks to that the new model is stronger and the overall weight is better. The front of this minivan will also see some changes. The new LED headlights are now thinner and wider. Also, the aerodynamics are good and the new model comes with the 18-inch alloy wheel.
Most of the changes will come with the cabin that is very techy and roomy. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica can seat either seven or eight passengers. The seats offer quality materials and the higher trims will come with leather seats. There are few trims available with this new minivan. The L trim that is the base one, comes with the Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
However, the more packed trim LX will add steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, tri-zone climate control, and power-adjustable driver’s seat. Furthermore, if one needs power-operated side doors he must jump to the Touring Plus trim. This trim will also include a power tailgate, 8.4-inch Uconnect system and heated and ventilated front seats and the 20-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system. The last and the most equipped is the Limited trim. This one includes all features above, plus will add rear entertainment system that includes 10-inch screens, Blu-ray player, USB ports and HDMI.
As for the safety, the new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica will come with Advanced SafetyTec that will be available with trimsTouring Plus and higher. This package will include a forward-collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and surround-view camera.
Under the hood, this minivan will offer two engine options. The first one is a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable to give 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The second one is under the bonnet of 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model. The plug-in hybrid version comes with two electric motors, 16kWh battery and 3.6-liter V6 engine. The total output of this one is 260 horsepower. Also, with the full charged battery, this minivan can range all electric 33 miles. It offers fuel economy of 32 mpg/84 MPGe.
The price of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica stars at $29,500 for the base L trim, while Limited cost $45,500. As for the hybrid variant, it starts above $41,000. This Minivan will arrive in March 2020.