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Best Used Minivans to Buy in 2020

Minivans are easily the most practical, most family-friendly vehicles on the market. But the price of a new minivan isn’t exactly what most families have in mind when they are searching for their next car. There are a lot of second or third hand minivans out there that still have plenty of life left. What is the best used minivan to buy in 2020?

The Chrysler Town & Country minivan is displayed during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show
The Chrysler Town & Country Minivan | STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images

According to Autybel, the following minivans are great choices if you are looking for the best used minivan to buy. Going back to a 2015 model year will still give you most of the modern benefits you want in a vehicle, but the price tag is far easier on your budget. These vans were all pretty state of the art when they were new. They are still pretty nice today, even if they are a few model years back in terms of tech.

2015 Honda Odyssey

US News and World Report gave this model year for the Honda Odyssey very high praise. In terms of reliability ratings, US News says “outstanding.” The 2015 Honda Odyssey is one of the best used minivans to buy because of its great fuel economy and coddling family amenities.

Priced between $17,028 and $28,490, the 2015 Odyssey can be found in a wide array of trims. Whether you end up with something low milage or in the higher range, this is a good van. There’s a reason why US News ranked it #1 among 2015 minivans.

rear view of a silver 215 Honda Odyssey minivan parked near the shore
2015 Honda Odyssey | Honda

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2015 Toyota Sienna

The 2015 Toyota Sienna was among the safest 2015 minivans, according to US News and World Report. It runs a little higher in terms of pricing, at $18,631 – $29,453. The Toyota Sienna is known for its cavernous cabin with ample cargo space.

a sliver Toyota Sienna in a natural area, set up for camping
2015 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

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It also received a standard touch screen display in 2015. The 2015 Toyota Sienna was a finalist for US News ‘Best Minivan for the Money’ and ‘Best Minivan for Families’ awards. According to Autobytel, it was an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and until very recently it was the only van that offered all-wheel drive.

2015 Chrysler Town and Country

This is a nice minivan that can be found for a little less money than the Japanese 2015 minivans. According to US News and World Report, the average price for the 2015 Chrysler Town and Country is between $16,546 – $22,385. Though it may not be as reliable as the Honda, it’s still a good option.

interior entertainment setup in a 2015 Chrysler Town and Country minivan
2015 Chrysler Town and Country | FCA

The 2015 Town and Country offered comfort and luxury with a loaded range-topper. However, according to US News, Chrysler’s certified pre-owned program isn’t up to the same standards as others. CPO programs will be better with other brands like Hyundai or Honda. So, if you’re hunting for a used Chrysler Town and Country it might be wise to try and find one at a dealer other than Chrysler.

a 2015 silver town and country driving in the city. This is one of the best used minivans to buy.
2015 Chrysler Town and Country | FCA

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2015 model years are some of the best used minivans to buy in 2020

Although there are others from newer model years that are also good choice, going back five years gives you great pricing and good options. It’s difficult to actually pinpoint what the absolute best used minivans to buy are. However, these are among the top choices.

2015 Toyota Sienna, red model in a press photo
2015 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

When it really comes down to it, when you’re buying a used car it will depend heavily on the specific vehicles you look at. Also, it will matter what exactly you want in a family vehicle. There are many options. These 2015 model year minivans are some of the best.