I'm with Tony as to the 'why a minivan again, with no kids.' Our kids are all gone too (and no grand-kids on the horizon), but we like to take at least one cross-country drive per year (multi-weeks) and we bring our dog. During the trip, the stow-and-go seats are down, making things great for the dog... once we get to friends or family destinations the seats come back up and everyone gets in. Beyond that, the car rides like a champ, is uber-comfortable and, at our age, is extremely easy for us to get into and out of. That alone is more important than most other factors. Then you have the price - which, when you really compare against 'full size' sedans such as Toyota Avalon or Hyundai Azera is either equal to or even less than similar trim levels. And yes, I can put those venerable 4X8 sheets of plywood into my car, while those other car owners have to go rent a truck or ask a friend. And gas milage? So far, after a month, I am averaging over 25 mpg for 'around the town' driving (almost no freeway). I'm impressed. Great car for numerous reasons. Enjoy!