Hot New Minivans & Vans for 2012

Following a banner year for minivans that saw redesigns or updates from Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Chrysler, 2012 sees little activity in the segment. The redesigned Mazda5 is the only redesigned model among this year's minivans.

Hot Minivans for 2012
All cars are listed in alphabetical order and are from the 2012 model year.
$19,345 - $24,025

Still the market's only compact minivan, the Mazda5 enters its second generation for 2012. Wavier lines, a larger four-cylinder and Mazda's smiling lower grille dominate the changes. What remains the same are the Mazda5's smaller dimensions, six seats and sliding side doors. Though technically a minivan, the Mazda5 also competes with three-row small crossovers such as the Toyota RAV4 and Mitsubishi Outlander.

  • New styling, engine for 2012

  • Seats six in three rows

  • Manual or automatic

  • Three-row side curtain airbags

  • Standard automatic air conditioning

 

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