Over the years, minivans transitioned into spacious and luxurious automobiles. Modern minivans are stacked with convenient features that make life on the road easier for families. These vans are currently equipped with electronic sliding doors, DVD entertainment systems, and powered rear lift gates. Car manufacturers have gone an extra mile in making these vehicles suitable for families by adding capabilities such as all-wheel drive and folding second-row seats that give the owners of the vans access to more space. Minivans cannot be only considered as family vehicles. These boxes on wheels are also appropriate for people or businessmen who need to ferry large goods around on a regular basis.
It should also be noted that minivans offer their owners a better fuel consumption than most full-size SUVs. Minivans also tend to be more maneuverable and can carry eight passengers comfortably. Even with this high passenger capacity, the minivans offer better usable space for cargo. Below we take a look at some minivans produced in the year 2011.
2011 Honda Odyssey
The 2011 Honda Odyssey is full of an impressive array of tech that will keep both you and the kids entertained. It comes equipped with a modern touchscreen display and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Honda also comes with a camera that allows you to monitor the rear seats. The vehicle is quite spacious and can comfortably ferry eight passengers.
The Odyssey is a powerful machine overall. It comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Should you prefer, there is a 10-speed automatic available.
2011 Kia Sedona
This is one of the most affordable minivan models you will find. The 2011 model is currently priced at an average of eight to ten thousand dollars US. This price rises as you get more features than the standard model. It comes with a ten year or a hundred thousand miles warranty from Kia.
Other mentionable qualities include a stylish body that includes Kia’s blunt front grill and distinct curves that give the Kia a less van-like profile. The interior is well laid out. This allowed the car manufacturer to equip the car with a reclining second-row captain’s chair that gives the car a more luxurious feel.
It is equipped with a 3.3-liter V6, which produces close to three hundred horsepower. It has a six-speed automatic transmission. The minivan has a rigid body frame that gives the automobile good handling qualities.
2011 Toyota Sienna
This is one of the best minivans available. It is reasonably priced and offers all-wheel drive. This makes owning this particular model a better bargain than owning an SUV. The Sienna is sensible and reliable minivan from Toyota. The van has a basic design that houses a 2.7-liter V6 engine. It produces close to three hundred horsepower through a six-speed automatic transmission. Toyota packed the car with Wi-Fi connectivity and standard electronic safety features such as pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
These three minivans make up the best minivans that were produced in 2011. Should you be in the market for a minivan, consider these choices.