Chrysler might have invented the modern minivan, but time has marched on, leaving the Dodge Grand Caravan feeling dated and past their prime. The new for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and major competitors, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, are both far better choices.
Not that the minivan lack good points. The ride is very comfortable and settled, and passengers will find a quiet, well-equipped cabin that offers considerable versatility. Both the second- and third-row seats can fold away into the floor, a big convenience for times you need to maximize cargo space. Unfortunately, that trick compromises the seats' comfort.