New Car Deals for October 2011: Minivans

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2011

The big news in this segment is that Chrysler and Dodge have opened their corporate wallets to move leftover 2011 versions of the Town & Country and Grand Caravan, respectively. Be aware, however, that a big price drop is in the cards for the base version of the 2012 Grand Caravan, so shop wisely and compare features carefully if you’re interested in an outgoing 2011 Grand Caravan. Otherwise the 2011 Nissan Quest is the top pick on our October Best Deals list. It’s a good performer and its distinctive styling sets it apart from the boxy minivan norm. The 2011 Ford Transit Connect is best used as a cargo van for small businesses, though it can be fitted with rows of seats as a tall-roofed, albeit unadorned, five-passenger people mover.

Here are the Best Deals on Minivans for October 2011:
2011 Kia Sedona: $3,000 cash and 0.9 percent financing to 36 months, 1.9 to 60 months, 2.9 to 72 months.
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: $2,500 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 72 months.
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: Up to $2,500 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 72 months.
2011 Nissan Quest: $1,500 cash or 0.0 percent financing to 36 months, 0.9 to 48 months, 6.9 to 60 months, 1.9 to 72 months.
2011 Ford Transit Connect: $500 cash or 4.9 percent financing to 36 months, 5.9 to 48 months, 6.9 to 60 months, 8.9 to 72 months.