Fast Five: Best Minivans to Buy for 2012
Minivans may not be the most glamorous vehicles on the road today, but they’re still among the most popular. In fact, as Autobytel was developing its list of the top minivans to buy for 2012, the minivan segment had just finished July as the fastest-growing vehicle type in America. According to data from MotorIntelligence, the minivan category grew 23.1 percent that month, while cars advanced by 14.9 percent, SUVs and crossovers moved ahead by 2.4 percent, and pickups slipped by 2.0 percent.
Those numbers make perfect sense, too, since the best minivans to buy in 2012 offer an unrivalled combination of interior versatility and comfort, as well as better fuel-economy ratings than big crossovers and, particularly with the current crop of entries, some fairly dynamic designs.