There are a few reasons why people may want to purchase a minivan. One of them is they may have a large family and need a vehicle that is affordable and large enough. Here are the top used minivans to choose from if you have a $5,000 budget.

Honda Odyssey

The 2006 Honda Odyssey is a good choice for a $5,000 budget. It has high safety ratings and is known for being reliable. It also has a nice interior. If you come across a 2005 Honda Odyssey, you may want to consider that one as well. It also has excellent safety scores and lots of space. It also has a V6 engine and is recognized for its reliability.

Toyota Sienna

The 2005 and 2006 Toyota Sienna are excellent choices for a $5,000 budget. One of the great things about these two minivans is the fuel economy is better than other vans in its category. Both of these vans have decent safety ratings and V6 engines.

Chevrolet Uplander

If you like a van with a sportier look or you want to use it for work, consider the 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The 2008 Uplander has some SUV characteristics combined with everything you need in a minivan. It also has a V6 engine.

Chrysler Town & Country

The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country is an affordable option for a minivan. The inside and outside are appealing. It also comes with the alternative to fold the second and third seats flat to the ground if you need to pack large items.

Dodge Grand Caravan

The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan looks similar to the Chrysler Town & Country and is also a budget-friendly option. It has many features that families would appreciate such, as rotating seats. Some of them also come with the choice of fold-flat seating.

Nissan Quest

The 2007 Nissan Quest has a more stylish approach to a standard minivan. It also has family-friendly features that owners appreciate. It has a fuel economy of up to 18/25 mpg city/highway and positive ratings overall.


The 2007 Mazda5 is a smaller minivan and a great option if you want a little more room than you would get with a standard car. It has third-row seats and seats six people. It also has good fuel economy compared to other vans. Finding used vans for sale under $5,000 can be challenging. Knowing the type of used minivans to look for can make the process easier. Once you buy your new van, you can sell your old vehicle/parts to I Buy Vehicles in any condition if in the Houston area. You can put some money back into your pocket after covering expenses for your van.