Minivans are a polarizing force on the modern automotive landscape. There's no denying the extreme practicality that minivans bring to the table in the form of generous passenger capacity and cavernous cargo space. Some drivers, however, are hesitant to get behind the wheel of a minivan due to bad memories of the dull driving dynamics of first-generation models and styling that is, in a word, box-like.
This is where crossovers come in - that class of vehicle designed to offer a sedan-style ride while satisfying the plus-size hauling demands of modern families. The minivan versus crossover battle is one that is waged on a daily basis on dealer lots across the country, and advances in engineering and design have helped to create a fresh crop of vans that have plenty of positive surprises for potential crossover customers willing to broaden their horizons.
Let's take a look at ten of the most appealing minivans and their potential crossover replacements.