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10 Best Used Minivans Under $5,000


If you’re looking for a practical family vehicle on a budget, you’ve come to the right place. Used minivans offer a lot of bang for the buck with roomy interiors, family-friendly features, and usually excellent safety ratings.

Here are some of the best minivans you can find on Autotrader under $5,000.

1. 2008 Chevrolet Uplander

2008 Chevrolet Uplander

The Chevy Uplander is a practical minivan with SUV-like styling. The standard V6 engine delivers more than enough power, and it’s more high-tech than you might expect. GM’s final minivan is a good value on the used market. See Chevrolet Uplander models for sale near you

2. 2009 Chrysler Town & Country

2009 Chrysler Town & Country

The Chrysler Town & Country is a good value for its mix of family-friendly practicality and upscale features at an affordable price. The ride is smooth and comfortable, and the interior is flexible thanks to the Stow’ n Go seating system. Get the available V6 if you can find one in this price range. See Chrysler Town & Country models for sale near you

3. 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan is a trusted name in minivans for a good reason. This family hauler is spacious, versatile, and easy to drive. Like the Chrysler, it has Stow’ n Go seating, which became standard in 2009. See Dodge Grand Caravan models for sale near you

4. 2007 Ford Freestar

2007 Ford Freestar Profile in Biege

The Ford Freestar was Ford’s final minivan, a good buy on the used market. The Freestar has some impressive safety features and multiple V6 engine options giving it swift acceleration. This minivan is a practical and affordable choice in family haulers. See Ford Freestar models for sale near you

5. 2006 Honda Odyssey

2006 Honda Odyssey in silver.

Everyone who owns a Honda Odyssey loves it. It does just about everything well, and it’s a reliable family vehicle with impressive safety and reliability ratings. The interior is roomy, the driving dynamics are more engaging than you might think, and it can get luxurious in the upper trims. See Honda Odyssey models for sale near you

6. 2009 Kia Sedona

 

2009 Kia Sedona in gold.

The Kia Sedona is a value-conscious minivan choice. It was affordable when new and is an even better buy after some depreciation. The 2009 Sedona earned good safety ratings when new and a generous list of standard features, including SiriusXM and a USB port. See Kia Sedona models for sale near you

7. 2008 Mazda5

2008 Mazda5 in red.

The Mazda5 is smaller than the average minivan, but it still has sliding rear doors and 3-row seating for up to six. The Mazda5 is also a little sportier than its rivals, thanks to its smaller footprint and available manual transmission. See Mazda5 models for sale near you

8. 2008 Nissan Quest

2008 Nissan Quest in Charcoal.

Minivans aren’t known for their daring styling, but the Nissan Quest is an exception. This minivan is interesting to look at while still exceeding in family-friendly practicality. It also has a tremendous standard V6 engine, and we love the optional SkyView roof. See Nissan Quest models for sale near you

9. 2006 Toyota Sienna

2006 Toyota Sienna in silver.

The Toyota Sienna is another well-rounded minivan trusted by countless families. It has lots of interior space for passengers and cargo alike and is loaded with useful features, especially in the upper trims. It’s also the only minivan on the list with available all-wheel drive. See Toyota Sienna models for sale near you

10. 2009 Volkswagen Routan

2009 Volkswagen Routan in blue.

The Volkswagen Routan is mechanically similar to the Chrysler and Dodge minivans of the era but with some added German flair. It has distinct styling and a re-tuned suspension, but unfortunately, you can’t get it with Stow’ n Go seating. See Volkswagen Routan models for sale near you

Best Used Minivans Under $5,000

  1. 2008 Chevrolet Uplander
  2. 2009 Chrysler Town & Country
  3. 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
  4. 2007 Ford Freestar
  5. 2006 Honda Odyssey
  6. 2009 Kia Sedona
  7. 2008 Mazda5
  8. 2008 Nissan Quest
  9. 2006 Toyota Sienna
  10. 2009 Volkswagen Routan

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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