Minivans are rightly considered a top choice when ferrying passengers, so the best vans with captain’s chairs are those that take that role seriously, providing a comfortable, individualized setting for second-row occupants, sometimes bolstered by rear-seat climate and audio controls, as well as available Blu-ray/DVD entertainment centers. Yet because these vehicles also are relied on for cargo-carrying duty, engineers have to ensure even those seats can be simply folded out of the way to maximize payload. It’s a challenge, with automakers taking different routes to achieve the same goals, but that works to the customer’s benefit, since it means there’s a wide range of choices to meet individual owner preferences. Which is a particularly good thing when you realize there are just six picks that meet those criteria.