2008 Best Selling Minivans In the United States (All Models Ranked)
Minivan sales in the United States plunged 23% in 2008, a year that ended in great turmoil, as total new vehicle sales slid 18%. Minivans accounted for 4.9% of the auto industry’s 2008 U.S. sales volume, down from 5.2% in 2007.
In other words, an oncoming recession brought auto sales down in 2008, yet minivan sales fell even harder than the overarching new vehicle market. The Honda Odyssey took over as America’s top-selling minivan in 2008, surging past the fast-falling Dodge Grand Caravan despite the Honda’s own 22% year-over-year decline.