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Fall Minivan Buyer Breakdown

The minivan is coming back in style as plush family entertainment-filled touring vans, with plenty of pomp and technology for the adult driver and front-passenger, too. Let us help out with our minivan buyer breakdown for those looking for a minivan this fall season.


2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2016 Chrysler PacificaThe all-new Chrysler Pacifica is a brand new beast to the minivan game, but Chrysler is no stranger to minivans.

Stow ‘n Go seating is standard, as is the Active Noise Cancellation technology and the safe ParkView rearview camera. On higher model trims, back seat passengers will be kept busy with the integrated rear-seat entertainment package featuring wireless Bluetooth headphones and pre-installed games!

It also has plenty of tech for front-seat passengers, standard power seats, and other driver-centric refinements.


2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Honda OdysseyAn old name in the game, the Odyssey comes with some new tech and standard features such as the HondaVAC integrated vacuum and Honda rear entertainment system (RES).

With seating for 8 and 5 car seat anchors, you’ll have room for any size and shape of family. A power tailgate provides access to the cargo area, which can expand to more than 177 inches of cargo spaces!

Up front, drivers get the Honda Sensing safety package as standard, smart entry side doors, heated mirrors, and the Hondalink infotainment system. Rear seat occupants can even get the available Honda DVD rear entertainment system with a 800×480 screen or the ultra-wide screen with HDMI connections!



2016 Nissan Quest

2016 Nissan QuestThe 2016 Nissan Quest calls itself the “Family Limo” and one might be inclined to agree with the standard second and third row climate control, an easy go Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button start, and power 6-way driver seating.

While there’s no rear-entertainment system in the base S model, the Platinum sports a rear DVD entertainment system with an 8-inch in-dash monitor connected to the second row 11-inch DVD monitor in 16:9 aspect with two wireless headsets. Drivers get a Bose audio system with 13 speakers in that model.


2016 Toyota Sienna

2016-toyota-sienna-se-review-photos-autonation-005Toyota’s 2016 Sienna offers an all-new 296-hp 3.5L V6 engine with direct injection and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Also new is the bold styling refresh with sleek body lines and a cleaner, more modern design. On the inside, Toyota’s Entune Audio is standard with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth integration, and advanced voice recognition.

Driver’s Easy Speak is an optional add-on that allows drivers to speak with those in the rear areas and a dual-view 16.4-inch display and Blu-ray disc rear entertainment system are standard on top tier models.


To test drive any one of these spacious and safe minivans, please call or visit your local AutoNation dealer today!

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