Minivans are designed to be big, spacious, and comfortable either for passenger transportation or cargo delivery (the former purpose being primary). There are no exact size limitations; most of the minivans are more than 200 inches long and have three rows of seats for 8 or even 9 passengers. Let’s see, what is the exact length of some modern minivans.
Ford Transit Connect Wagon
- Starting MSRP: $24,825
- Overall Length: 189.7 in
The Ford Transit Connect Wagon, even with the long wheelbase, is the shortest minivan on the market currently. Good news for those who don’t want lengthy vehicles but bad news for those who seek comfort for all passengers.
- Starting MSRP: $28,850
- Overall Length: 200.2 in
With more than 200 inches in length, the Toyota Sienna marks the beginning of the standard size for minivans. It is larger than most full-size SUVs and has plenty of space for 8 passengers and their luggage.
- Starting MSRP: $26,580
- Overall Length: 200.8 in
The Nissan Quest belongs to the same category as the Toyota Sienna. It is also larger than 200 inches and also represents the Japanese brand. Did you know that there are no minivans in Japan itself? The passenger vehicles on Japanese territory cannot exceed 196 inches in length by law, and thus, minivans are virtually banned.
- Starting MSRP: $28,500
- Overall Length: 201.4 in
The Kia Sedona is your average minivan in everything including size, price, spaciousness, and safety.
Chrysler Town and Country
- Starting MSRP: $29,995
- Overall Length: 202.5 in
It is the last year for the long-living and best-selling Chrysler Town and Country in its current form. The luxurious minivan will quit the scene with the arrival of the Chrysler Pacifica this summer. It served well for many years as a major force among minivans.
Dodge Grand Caravan
- Starting MSRP: $22,095
- Overall Length: 202.8 in
The Dodge Grand Caravan is a remarkable vehicle. Being a cheaper alternative for the Chrysler Town and Country, it has the basics that will satisfy the majority of families. It also features Stow N Go seats which convert the minivan into a delivery car in less than 5 minutes.
- Starting MSRP: $29,400
- Overall Length: 202.9 in
The respectable Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular minivans out there for many reasons including spaciousness and safety. It is longer than most of the minivans and thus have more free space inside.
- Starting MSRP: $28,595
- Overall Length: 203.6 in
Chrysler prepares a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country. The new minivan named Chrysler Pacifica is slightly larger and more comfortable than its predecessor. Another good news is that it is less expensive for a basic model.
For information concerning minivans’ gas mileage, read Minivans with Best Gas Mileage post.