Vans

For years, growing families have been clamoring for a hybrid minivan. After all, who is more sensitive to fuel economy and gas prices than the legions of heroic parents hauling kids and groceries throughout suburbia? Chrysler has answered the call with the Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid with 33 miles (53 kilometers) of all-electric range thanks to a 16-kWh battery pack, which helps it earn an 84 MPGe rating from the EPA.

Thousands of consumers have petitioned Toyota, the hybrid leader, to bring a hybrid minivan to the US, but the company has ignored the demands of all those parents and their pint-sized passengers. (The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the only seven-seater hybrid for now.) Toyota has also developed hybrid versions of the Odyssey for other markets, but has not announced any plans to bring it to North America.

Name Comb. MPG Technology MSRP Available
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid finally brings hybrid efficiency to the minivan market, and it’s also incredibly comfortable and silky smooth to drive, bordering on premium quality.
84 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $41,995 Now
2009 Mazda5

2009 Mazda5

Number one most fuel-efficient minivan on the market. Smaller than most.
25 MPG Small Car $18,000 Now