How does it drive? Pretty OK, actually.
Prior to this, I'd only driven a minivan once before in my life... and that was on a racetrack, in a prototype Toyota built specifically to prove a point that minivans can be fun -- and yes, it was an absolute blast. This minivan, though? I'll admit: it surprised me with its competence. With 266 horsepower and all-wheel drive, I'd be willing to bet it would win its fair share of races against classic American muscle cars.
In normal traffic, it behaves, unsurprisingly, like a normal car, albeit a fairly large one. You sit high enough -- almost truck level -- to watch what everybody else is doing in their cars. In traffic, that was probably the most fun aspect of it.
Get out on the back roads, though, and that's where the surprises really kick in: it still feels like a normal car. The weakest link is actually the tires. The chassis is, believe it or not, alright when you start to push its limits. I'd say it's good, but I'd have to include the for a minivan caveat, which would mask the fact that it's not a sports car and simply doesn't aspire to be one. I found myself actively enjoying my time on the back roads, engaged in a surprisingly spirited dance with this mover of mothers.