Widely considered to be a dying breed, minivans are still available at many different car dealerships in North America. Granted, the list below includes a handful of kiddy-movers that are either no longer available or won’t be available much longer. Moreover, a few of these vans are actually the same; only rebadged as something different with slightly altered fascias, trim, and equipment lines.
Nevertheless, minivans are still a popular consumer choice even if they’re not found at the top of everyone’s drive-before-you-die list. The Good 12 Supersize showcased both the Honda Odyssey and Mazda 5 for 2009. While more and more automobile buyers look at small-to-midsize SUVs and think about the good ol’ family sedan again, the first nine months of Sales Stats in Canada reveal the facts: tens of thousands of people still want a one-box car with a high roof. In other words, a minivan.
Take a look below at the sales totals through the first three quarters of ’09 for all 11 minivans available in Canada. Even if some aren’t purchasable now and others won’t be purchasable tomorrow. Oh, and pay particular attention to the sales battle between the truly “mini” minivans in spots #4 and #5.
Dodge Grand Caravan: 29,365 Chevrolet Uplander: 10,099 Kia Rondo: 7,838 Mazda 5: 7,379 Toyota Sienna: 4,828 Honda Odyssey: 4,794
Chrysler Town & Country: 2,212 Kia Sedona: 1,902 Volkswagen Routan: 1,268 Nissan Quest: 388 Hyundai Entourage: 377