2014's best people haulers

Honda Odyssey EX-L

Price: $36,455
Mileage: 19 mpg city/28 highway/22 combined
CR Score: 86
Third-Row Legroom: 42.4 in.

With the highest score from Consumer Reports, a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS and the most rear-seat legroom, this may be the ultimate minivan — and people hauler. Odyssey can seat up to eight with a 60/40 split third-row seat that folds flat into the floor when not needed. We chose the EX-L version because, in addition to the long list of standard features available on every Odyssey, such as an eight-inch display and Pandora interface, the EX-L comes with power sliding doors, tri-zone automatic climate control and power rear liftgate as well as lane-departure and forward-collision warning. It's quiet, comfortable and drives like a car. A 248-horsepower V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission turn the front wheels.