The minivan was the fastest selling segment on the U.S. market in 2021, according to Kelley Blue Book, with some buyers willing to pay 8% or more above sticker price. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay a premium to get your hands on one. KSL Cars looks at the best used minivans under $10,000.

2008-2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Caravan was the minivan that started it all in 1984. Today, $10,000 comfortably buys a fifth generation version of the Grand Caravan, which was produced between 2008 and 2020. 

Minivan Mania - 5 Family Haulers on a $10,000 Budget

Swivel ’N Go seating made these vans a fan favorite because of interior versatility. The second row seats could rotate to face the third row. It even included a table that could be placed between the rows. A midcycle refresh in 2011 brought better handling, thanks to revised sway bars.

2005-2013 Honda Odyssey

Dating back to the mid-1990s, the Odyssey has expanded in size and amenities in the five generations that have followed. The 2005 model year brought increased width and enhanced safety, including electronic stability control and side-curtain airbags. 

Minivan Mania - 5 Family Haulers on a $10,000 Budget

Power during that generation came from a J-series 3.5-liter V6 and a 5-speed automatic transmission — a combination good for 244 horsepower. Even with that power, a variable cylinder management system allowed the van to achieve 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Some of these features made the Odyssey the bestselling minivan in the U.S. between 2007 and 2009, and one of the best used minivans today.

The fourth generation debuted in 2011 with creature comfort options, including a 12-speaker audio system, DVD entertainment and a cooler chilled by the vehicle’s air conditioning system.

2006-2015 Kia Sedona

The Korean built Sedona originally went by the name Carnival outside of the U.S. — and returned to that name in 2022. The minivan was initially brought to North America for the 2006 model year, with a rebadged variant called the Hyundai Entourage available concurrently. 

Minivan Mania - 5 Family Haulers on a $10,000 Budget

A 2011 update brought new styling, a more powerful motor and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Safety scores for the Sedona were exceptional, earning a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

The Sedona grew into its third generation in 2015 with five available trim levels and a 276-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 motor. Standard features included Bluetooth streaming and keyless entry.

2011-2016 Nissan Quest

The Quest debuted in 1993 on a shared platform with the Mercury Villager. The subsequent generation introduced a driver-side sliding door. In 2004, the third generation models received fold-flat rear seating. Under the hood was the reliable 3.5-liter VQ Series V6 that also powered the Maxima and Altima models. A unique feature was a moonroof with separate panels above each passenger. 

Minivan Mania - 5 Family Haulers on a $10,000 Budget

When the Quest’s final generation came to market in 2011, it was offered with an industry exclusive continuously variable transmission paired with a 260-horsepower V6 engine. You can find a relatively new Quest for $10,000, making it one of the best used minivans available.

2004-2012 Toyota Sienna

The Sienna will celebrate 25 years in production as of 2023. It has evolved through four generations, riding on a revised version of the Camry platform. A $10,000 budget can buy a second or third generation Sienna. 

Minivan Mania - 5 Family Haulers on a $10,000 Budget

Second generation Siennas offered seating for eight people, while fold-flat rear seating allowed for lengthy cargo such as plywood. This model was available in all-wheel drive, especially helpful during Utah winters.

The 2007 and newer models were equipped with a low maintenance timing chain instead of a timing belt, which saved on operating costs. Models from 2011 forward offered a 4-cylinder drivetrain, along with luxuries such as recliner-style second row seating and a push-button start.

Are you ready to take your family taxi to the next level? Head over to the classifieds at KSL Cars today to browse the vast selection of the best used minivans available on a budget.

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