Cars.com rounded up the year's crop of new minivans for a comparison, the rare thrill being that minivans from every major maker are completely fresh for 2011. The entrants were the Nissan Quest (pictured), Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Volkswagen Routan and Dodge Grand Caravan.
The testing format was also novel, in that Cars.com paired its own editors with reviewers from USA Today and the MotorWeek television show, plus the Weatherby family, an 'average' family of five - husband, wife and three kids.
After three days of testing and the tallying of numerous criteria, there was, of course, one 7-seater to rule them all. We won't tell you which one it is, but its reviews included both "It doesn't look like such a mommy car" and "Distressingly ugly in profile." The Cars.com video review is after the jump, or head over to the link for the long-form skinny.
|2011 Nissan Quest||2838 (20.3%)|
|2011 Toyota Sienna||2253 (16.1%)|
|2011 Honda Odyssey||4954 (35.4%)|
|2011 Dodge Grand Caravan||1113 (7.9%)|
|2011 Chrysler Town & Country||1906 (13.6%)|
|2011 Volkswagen Routan||943 (6.7%)|