Formerly the darling of the family transportation segment, the minivan is clearly in decline these days. Ironically, there was a time when practically every mainstream auto manufacturer offered a minivan. Some companies (notably Volkswagen), in an effort to field an entry in what was then a highly lucrative area, even went so far as to cut deals with other manufacturers to rebrand existing models. Sad to say, those days are gone. Still, everything making the minivan a terrific family solution back then remains solidly relevant today. Car-like handling, seating for up to eight, power lift gates, easy ingress and egress, sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle, outstanding versatility, and the capability of being outfitted with a broad array of family friendly features are just as important today as they were at the peak of the minivan’s popularity. Currently though, there are but five such vehicles on offer.