SUVs may be hot in 2020, but the humble minivan is still the ultimate family vehicle. If you want to comfortably seat seven or eight people, a minivan is the way to go, with convenient sliding doors and a third row of seats that you can actually use.
Here are six great used minivans that you can find on Autotrader for less than $15,000 in 2020.
2011-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Grand Caravan has long been a budget-friendly choice in minivans on the new and used markets. The Grand Caravan got a nice refresh in 2011, with a new look inside and out and a strong new V6 engine. It has excellent safety scores, which is always a good thing in a family vehicle, and it has the magic of available Stow ‘n Go seating. The second- and third-row seats can fold flat into the floor, transforming your minivan into a cargo van in seconds without the hassle of removing any seats. Find a Dodge Grand Caravan for sale
2014-2018 Ford Transit Connect
You might think of the Ford Transit Connect as a commercial van, but it can also be used as a family hauler. It has a lot of the virtues of a more traditional minivan, such as sliding doors and a space-efficient shape, but it has a smaller footprint than more-traditional minivans, in case you don’t really need all that space. We recommend the Titanium trim, which adds some nice creature comforts over the more spartan base model and the midrange XLT trim, such as leather seating and the SYNC 3 infotainment system. Find a Ford Transit Connect for sale
2011-2017 Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is an old favorite in used minivans for good reasons. Few can match the Odyssey‘s blend of safety, convenience and reliability in a supremely family-friendly package. It even has a surprising fun-to-drive factor for a minivan. The fourth-generation Odyssey was introduced in 2011, and it got a nice refresh in 2014, which updated the exterior styling, added more available safety tech and introduced the HondaVAC vacuum. Find a Honda Odyssey for sale
2015-2019 Kia Sedona
The current-generation Kia Sedona came out in 2015, and early examples can be found under the $15,000 mark. The Sedona is a competitive minivan with SUV-like styling, a nice, quiet interior and some nice tech features that you might be surprised to find at this price point. For a modern minivan that will make the other parents in the school pickup line think you paid more than you did, a used current-gen Sedona is a strong value. Find a Kia Sedona for sale
The Mazda5 was discontinued in 2015, which is a shame considering that it added some interesting variety to the minivan market. It was smaller than more traditional minivans and it’s the only minivan on this list with an available manual transmission. The final generation of the Mazda5 offered agile handling, low ownership costs and better fuel economy than its bigger rivals. It also has a quirky look that still turns heads. Find a Mazda5 for sale
2011-2017 Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna is another stalwart in the minivan world, with superb ratings in safety and reliability. The Sienna has been in the same generation since 2011, and there are a ton of them on Autotrader from before its 2018 facelift that can be had for less than $15,000. Every Sienna in this generation benefits from an excellent available V6 and a roomy, functional interior, and the Sienna is the only minivan in its class with available all-wheel drive. Find a Toyota Sienna for sale