EPA ratings aren’t always top of mind for the segment’s shoppers, but the best fuel-efficient minivans do return noticeable advantages over the worst. Consider: Looking at the combined fuel-economy marks of the traditional minivan contenders, the most economical choices provide nearly 16 percent higher EPA grades and, overall, they save customers some $1,500 in five-year fuel costs. And the two minivan alternatives on this list are even more frugal when it comes to fuel usage. It’s also worth noting that while today’s next-gen crossovers can surpass modern-day minivans in terms of fuel efficiency, the latter continue to offer the unmatched interior versatility—and cabin space—that are the key purchase factors for most folks here.