Mar
19
Minivan MPG

There’s a 6-mpg spread between the thriftiest and thirstiest 2015 minivans. Here’s how these family-friendly people movers stack up when it comes to fuel economy.

Listed below is every 2015 model-year minivan ranked by fuel economy, as per the EPA. Included is the EPA’s estimated annual fuel cost for each model (which is calculated assuming 15,000 miles of driving and a fuel price of $2.80 per gallon).

You’ll likely note that the list below is more or less split between “traditional” minivans such as the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, and a new group of more-compact vans including the Ford Transit Connect and Ram ProMaster City.

Obviously, your real-world mileage will vary. However, the EPA ratings are an excellent resource for comparing the relative efficiency of vehicles in any class. What kind of mileage our you seeing with your minivan? Let us know.

 

Ford Transit Connect: 25 MPG (5-passenger with 1.6-liter engine)

2015 Transit Connect XLT

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon (5-Passenger)

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1450

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 22/30/25

Engine: 178-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

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Ram ProMaster City: 24 MPG

Ram ProMaster City

2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1550

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 21/29/24

Engine: 178-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder

Transmission: 9-speed automatic

Test Drive: ProMaster City Wagon

 

Mazda 5: 24 MPG

2015 Mazda 5

2015 Mazda 5

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1550

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 21/28/24

Engine: 157-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder

Transmission: 5-speed automatic

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Ford Transit Connect: 23 MPG (2.5-liter and 7-passenger) 

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon (SWB)

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon (7-passenger)

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1600

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 20/28/23

Engine: 169-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

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Nissan Quest: 22 MPG

2015 Nissan Quest

2015 Nissan Quest

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1650

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 20/27/22

Engine: 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6

Transmission: Continuously variable (CVT) automatic

More Nissan Quest price and availability information

 

Honda Odyssey: 22 MPG

2015 Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1650

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 19/28/22

Engine: 248-horsepower 3.5-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

More Honda Odyssey price and availability information 

 

Toyota Sienna: 21 MPG (2WD)

2015 Toyota Sienna

2015 Toyota Sienna

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1750

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 18/25/21

Engine: 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

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Kia Sedona: 20 MPG (L, LX, EX, and SX models)

2015 Kia Sedona

2015 Kia Sedona

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1850

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 18/24/20

Engine: 276-horsepower 3.3-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Test Drive: 2015 Kia Sedona SX-L/Limited

 

Chrysler Town & Country: 20 MPG

2015 Chrysler Town & Country

2015 Chrysler Town & Country

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1850

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 17/25/20

Engine: 283-horsepower 3.6-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Why the Town & Country is a Consumer Guide Best Buy 

 

Dodge Grand Caravan: 20 MPG

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1850

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 17/25/20

Engine: 283-horsepower 3.6-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Why the Grand Caravan is a Consumer Guide Best Buy

 

Kia Sedona: 19 MPG (SX-L/Limited models)

2015 Kia Sedona

2015 Kia Sedona

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1950

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 17/22/19

Engine: 276-horsepower 3.3-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Steve and Johnnie Video Road Test: 2015 Kia Sedona SX-L/Limited

 

Toyota Sienna: 19 MPG (AWD)

2015 Toyota Sienna

2015 Toyota Sienna AWD

Estimated annual fuel cost: $1950

EPA ratings (city/highway/combined): 16/23/19

Engine: 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V6

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

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