The Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey are good options because they have the space you need but the Hyundai Entourage has a better safety rating and a slightly better highway MPG rating. Here is more info:
Price: $24,495 to $29,495
Mileage: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
Family frills: No van has more standard safety features: Three-row side-curtain air bags, stability control, and antilock brakes are all
standard. So are the Entourage*s three-zone climate-control system, power windows in the sliding doors, a flat-folding third row, and all the obligatory storage nooks. And how*s this for value: Even if you opt for power rear doors and tailgate, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and woodgrain accents, you*ll pay less than $30,000.
Real-life road test: "The removable captain*s chairs made it easy to install our triplets* car seats and buckle the kids in. They loved having their own cup holders, and there*s plenty of storage space." * Brian Gruseke,
associate publisher, Parents
Safety ratings: NHTSA: 10 out of 10 frontal, 10 out of 10 side, 4 out of 5
IIHS: Good frontal, good side; also listed as a Top Safety Pick.