For many families who need to carry all the kids plus all the gear, only a minivan will do. Luckily, automakers are on top of their game and there are several excellent contenders in the class. In one corner is the all-new-for-2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which has all the style, comfort and features that its predecessor, the Town & Country, was missing. In the other corner is the Honda Odyssey, which was remade for 2018 into a veritable living room on wheels.
With families come car seats. Both vans have plenty of room, but which minivan handles car seats best? We performed Car Seat Checks on each 2018 model to find out which one’s the heavyweight in terms of both fit and ease of installation.