A Closer Look-Four Midsize Vans
As the high cost of fuel turns consumers towards more economical vehicles, many families are looking toward the Midsize Van segment. This popular segment in North America is comprised of models like the Kia Sedona, Volkswagen Routan, Nissan Quest and the Chevrolet Uplander. It also includes four models that each sold in excess of 8,500 units in April 2010: the Chrysler Town & Country, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Caravan and the Toyota Sienna. These models generated total retail sales volume of 43,118 units in April 2010 compared to sales of 46,185 units for the entire segment during that month.
Let's take a closer look at these four minivans. While all of these models are sold in a handful of trim levels, we've decided to compare the 6-cylinder front-wheel-drive models with similar-displacement engines.