The best eight-passenger vans can be split into two basic groups. The minivans are the obvious choice, and nearly all of them are represented here. (Only the Dodge Grand Caravan, which is limited to seven occupants, is missing.) The models that did make our list can then provide a wide variety of mainstream technologies and comforts. This means features like mobile Wi-Fi, advanced safety tech, and premium seating.

The thing is, if you really want to maximize passenger space, you’ll need to move up to the kind of bigger vans that are usually found in commercial settings. Now, these vehicles don’t have all the amenities you find in minivans. But they can be equipped with extra rows of seating to hold not just eight people, but a whole lot more.