Evolution. That's the name of the game. Change or go the way of the Aztek. Trucks are bigger and faster, yet more refined. SUVs are morphing into the futuristic vehicles we thought we'd already be driving. Even the humble van is being reinvented for the small business owner/recreation hound to zip around in style. Head spinning? Relax. We sort it out for you, including specs on all the new models. Turn the page to see how far vans and minivans have come.

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Beats Walking *
For Your Neighbors **
Right On The Money ***
Fuel For Your Soul ****
Drive Before You Die *****

2011 Chevrolet Express
2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
2011 Ford E-Series
2011 Ford Transit Connect
2011 Honda Odyssey
2011 GMC Savana
2011 Kia Sedona
Mazda5 (2012)
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Nissan NV200 (2012)
2011 Nissan NV1500/2500/3500
2011 Nissan Quest
2011 Toyota Sienna
2011 Volkswagen Routan