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Best Used Minivans on a $25,000 Budget

There’s no denying the popularity of SUVs. Still, for those in the know, the minivan is secretly the most useful vehicle for most folks’ daily lives — at least if you’re the sort of person who has friends and family, goes to work, buys groceries, enjoys sports and activities, and lives in urban or suburban America. Comfortable, spacious, feature-rich, and family-first in function and design, the minivan is an unsung hero of the modern motoring portfolio, and one too few people enjoy. For you, the connoisseur, however, there are many great examples to choose from on the used market.

Here are eight of the best used minivans you’ll find on a $25,000 budget.

1. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

2018 Chrysler Pacifica in grey.

With all the sliding-door functionality of a minivan but a more SUV-esque design, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is an admirable attempt to recruit new minivan fans to the fold. While the 33-mile all-electric range of the Pacifica Hybrid is probably out of reach of our $25,000 budget, the well-equipped Pacifica Touring Plus and Limited are within reach. See 2018 Chrysler Pacifica models for sale

2. 2020 Chrysler Voyager

2020 Chrysler Voyager front right

Closely related to the Pacifica, but under its own banner, the 2020 Chrysler Voyager offers a similarly stylish design but was intended to be more affordable than the Pacifica. While that means there’s less equipment onboard than in the Pacifica, the Voyager is still well-equipped — not to mention two years newer. Our budget affords the top-level Voyager LX with a power driver’s seat, 3-zone climate control, and smartphone integration, among other features. See 2020 Chrysler Voyager models for sale

3. 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan in grey.

Affordable when new, the 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is still nearly new — and still affordable for the features. Reasonably good power combined with a 25 mpg highway rating and the ever-popular Stow ’N Go seats make the Grand Caravan a great example of the flexibility and range of minivans. The top-trim Grand Caravan SXT should just fit within our $25,000 budget. See 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan models for sale

4. 2019 Ford Transit Connect

2019 Ford Transit Connect in grey.

Unlike most of the members of this list, the Ford Transit Connect is a relative newcomer. Ford has sold it in the United States for only a little more than a decade. While it can also be equipped as a work or cargo van, the passenger configuration is squarely in minivan territory, though it’s more compact than some. Its smaller size might be perfect for those who need a nimbler vehicle or for whom parking space is at a premium. See 2019 Ford Transit Connect models for sale

5. 2017 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

One of the long-running favorites of the class, the Honda Odyssey is roomy, reliable, efficient, and full of clever features and equipment. In other words, it’s an exemplary minivan. While many premium features can be fitted to the 2017 Odyssey, including an acoustic windshield and a rear entertainment system, one of the coolest and most useful is the HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum. Look for well-equipped EX-L models in our price range. See 2017 Honda Odyssey models for sale

6. 2020 Kia Sedona

2020 Kia Sedona in grey.

The 2020 Kia Sedona is a value-focused choice that skips over fancy driver-assist features in favor of a long warranty, solid build quality, a versatile interior, and a strong V6 engine. On our $25,000 budget, it’s also well-equipped. The top-tier Sedona is the SX. It brings adaptive cruise control, Harman Kardon premium audio, a smart powered liftgate, heated seats and steering wheel, leather seating, and more. You may have to look for an older model year to get the SX, but the other trim levels come nicely equipped. See 2020 Kia Sedona models for sale

7. 2016 Nissan NV3500 HD

2016 Nissan NV in grey,

More like a combination of a full-size SUV and a minivan, the 2016 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van has a clunky name, a funky look, and unbelievable capability. Able to tow up to 9,500 pounds while also seating up to 12 people, the NV 3500HD Passenger is probably not the right choice for most. But for those who need it, almost nothing else will do. Fun fact: All Nissan NV3500s are rear-wheel drive. See Nissan 2016 NV3500 HD models for sale

8. 2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Toyota Sienna

Another stalwart of the minivan class, the 2017 Toyota Sienna brings all of Toyota’s strengths in design, functionality, and ease of use to the most functional, easy-to-use type of vehicle. For our $25,000, the Sienna SE is probably the best fit, sitting right in the middle of the trim range. However, those seeking more features might find the higher-tier XLE or Limited trims available in 2016 models. Unlike most minivans, the Sienna is available in front- and all-wheel drive, so those shopping in northern states should start here. See 2017 Toyota Sienna models for sale

8 Best Used Minivans on a $25,000 Budget

  1. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
  2. 2020 Chrysler Voyager
  3. 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan
  4. 2019 Ford Transit Connect
  5. 2017 Honda Odyssey
  6. 2020 Kia Sedona
  7. 2016 Nissan NV3500
  8. 2017 Toyota Sienna

Nelson Ireson
Nelson Ireson
Nelson Ireson is an automotive writer and enthusiast whose 15-plus years of experience have seen him travel the globe, driving as many new cars as possible. His work has appeared throughout the print and online automotive world, including Car and Driver, Autoblog, and Motor Authority, among others. He writes for Autotrader from Long Beach, California.

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