When you have a growing family, you need a larger vehicle for all those kids and their stuff. Many families opt for the minivan due to its safety ratings, fuel efficiency, affordability, and amenities (like onboard DVD players, backup cameras, and more). Plus, the minivan was built for family travel in terms of convenience. However, you likely want to find a used minivan that isn’t going to cost you a kid’s college tuition.
If you’re looking for a quality used van under $20,000, our crew at Joe’s Auto Sales East recommends that you check out these top ten models recommended by U.S. News & World Report.
1. 2009 Toyota Sienna
One of the main perks of the 2009 Toyota Sienna is that it is the only used minivan that has all-wheel drive and has a powerful engine. So if you plan on towing a camper or climbing mountains, the Sienna may be worth a look.
2. 2010 Toyota Sienna
Following its older brother, the 2010 model of the Toyota Sienna also got high consumer ratings. Of note on this model of the Sienna was its nice interior and space for luggage and other cargo.
3. 2010 Kia Sedona
While not as flashy as some other minivan models, the 2010 Kia Sedona seemed to make up for it with high safety ratings and reliability—a huge plus for parents.
4. 2010 Honda Odyssey
Okay, so technically the 2009 and 2010 Honda Odyssey shares fourth place on this particular list, but we’ll separate them to try to distinguish a few features. Critics couldn’t say enough about the 2010 Odyssey, raving about its handling, engine power, and safety ratings. The only downside was that it didn’t get quite the same fuel economy as other vans in its class.
5. 2009 Honda Odyssey
The 2009 Odyssey shares many of the same perks as the 2010 model, including passenger size, safety, comfort, and powerful engine. However, the 2009 model did get fewer points for having a less-than-exciting exterior.
Want to discover more used vans under $20k? Check back for the continuation of this list. However, as you start your search for a used minivan, be sure to keep a lookout for these models and let our crew know what you have your eye on. We’d be glad to help you find the perfect minivan to suit your family and your budgetary needs.
To ask about our used car inventory or in-house financing, contact Joe’s East today at (317) 405-8545.
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