Best-Selling

Ranked: 5 best-selling new minivans in the U.S. in 2021

The Toyota Sienna is one of the best-selling minivans in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Automakers are rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of that, automakers have revised, redesigned, and renamed a number of minivan models in an effort to keep them relevant as they compete against the ever-popular SUV crowd.

Below is a list of the best-selling minivans through May 3, 2021.

These rankings have been determined using sales numbers provided by the individual automobile manufacturers. FCA rolls its Chrysler Voyager sales into Pacifica sales (they share most of the same components).

Click here to see a list of 2020's best-selling minivans in the U.S.

No. 5 - Dodge Caravan

2016 Dodge Grand CaravanPhoto courtesy of FCA US LLC

The Dodge Caravan is officially dead but there are still some sitting on dealership lots waiting to be sold. The Caravan was replaced by the Chrysler Voyager, a more budget-friendly version of the Pacifica, in the Stellantis lineup.

No. 4 - Kia Sedona/Carnival (4,993 sold)

2020 Kia SorentoPhoto courtesy of Kia Motors

The Kia Sedona has been completely redesigned and renamed for 2022 (it will become the Carnival starting with the 2022 model year). The 2021 Sedona model is still on U.S. lots and delivers a lot of bang for its buck - just like most of the rest of the Kia lineup. The Sedona comfortably and confidently gets passengers to and fro.

No. 3 - Toyota Sienna (26,578 sold)

2021 Toyota Sienna

Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Toyota has redesigned the Sienna for 2021, giving it only a hybrid powertrain and offering more polarizing looks. If you'd rather have a straight up gasoline-powered Sienna, you'll want to head to the Toyota lot sooner rather than later to grab a 2020 model before they run out.

No. 2 - Honda Odyssey (29,088 sold)

2021 Honda OdysseyPhoto courtesy of American Honda Motor Co. Inc.

The Honda Odyssey got a significant facelift for 2021 with a shuffling of the packages and trim levels that actually lowers the price of the mid-grade model a significant amount. The car can come loaded with some neat tech like CabinWatch, which puts a camera view of the rear seats on the infotainment screen.

No. 1 - Chrysler Pacifica (34,342 sold)

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle​Photo courtesy of Chrysler​

The Chrysler Pacifica was given a significant body refresh for the 2021 model year. It also saw the addition of the Pinnacle trim level, a high-end grade that leans toward luxury. Chrysler counts sales of its Voyager minivan, which is a budget-friendly version of the Pacifica, in with Pacifica sales.

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Honda teases its first EV

The Prologue will go on sale as a 2024 model.

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Honda is nearing the unveiling of its first electric vehicle, the Prologue, and today the automaker gave us our first glimps of the new vehicle. It's just a sketch, but Honda did share some production details and information on its product roadmap.

Honda DealerHonda plans to sell half a million EVs by the end of the decade. Honda

Honda says the Prologue will be an adventure-ready SUV "capable of satisfying everyday driving and weekend getaways with a strong hint of the well-received Honda e in the front fascia." The SUV was developed in Honda's Design Studio in Los Angeles, and was designed with an eye on Honda's global EV models. Honda said it focused on aerodynamics and fine-tuning the body to reducelines and improve range.

The Japanese automaker developed the Prologue alongside GM, but it has other EVs coming to market by 2026. By 2030, Honda says it will release 30 new EVs globally with a production volume of two million units. The co-developed vehicle is the first, but the rest will be built on Honda e:Architecture. In 2027, the automaker will begin building and selling a line of affordable EVs using the architecture developed with General Motors. Honda says it plans to sell half a million EVs in North America by the end of hte decade.

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Honda announces new Odyssey Sport

Sport is a new trim for the Odyssey minivan.

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The Honda Odyssey may not be the most exciting vehicle in the world, but it's getting a new Sport model that at least makes it look the part. Honda will release the model for the 2023 model year, and the Odyssey line overall will be offered with a new Honda Service Pass, which includes two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

The Odyssey Sport slots into the Honda catalog between the EX-L and Touring trims. It comes with gloss-black exterior trim and black 19-inch wheels outside, and black leather with red stitching inside. The cabin comes with red accent lighting on the dash and in the footwells, and the roof pillars and headliner are both black. Under the hood, the Odyssey Sport gets the same 3.5-liter V6 from years past. It makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, and comes paired with a ten=speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

2023 Honda Odyssey SportThe Sport comes with dark exterior trim and unique leather upholstery with red stitching inside. Honda

All Odyssey models come with Honda Sensing safety equipment, which includes adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection. The 2023 van hasn't been crash-tested yet, but the 2022 model earned a Top Safety Pick + award, so it's likely the new model will be rated similarly.

Honda Service Pass is a new program for 2023+ Honda vehicles. It covers routine scheduled maintenance for up to two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under the program, buyers get free oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections.

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