Five-year cost to own: $40,237. Maintaining a stellar resale value – the Honda Odyssey is expected to lose just around 30 percent of its original cost after five years ­– helps keep this popular people-mover’s ownership costs affordable. It performs well and offers a plethora of family-minded features that include a built-in vacuum cleaner and a two-way communication system between the front and rearmost rows of seats. (Note that the Ram ProMaster City compact van boasts about $1,000 lower five-year costs than the Odyssey, and though it does come in a five-passenger version, it’s officially considered a commercial vehicle.)