Long-Term Road Test

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what do our passengers say?
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

The months keep passing by and the odometer continues to rack up miles on our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited. We like this van a lot—after all, we named it our Best Car to Buy 2017. As with most minivans, our blue chariot has been tasked with hauling people at every opportunity. If...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what fits inside?

As we near the end of summer, our year with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan reaches the halfway point. We've spent days, nights, and weekends playing with with it, learning its quirks, and putting it through its paces. From family duty to cleaning up messes made inside its cabin, the...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it to the test with kids

We've now started the second half of our yearlong test with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan, and it's road-trip season. The miles have clicked past quickly as we packed the Pacifica for weekend adventures. Whether it was weddings in Iowa or family time at the cabin in northern Minnesota...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, built-in vacuum system, June 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: how much does the vacuum suck?

You get to feeling old when you realize that, back in your day, kids didn't eat in the car. But times change. Some cars now play movies inside, stop themselves before an accident, and offer as many as a dozen cupholders. Also, kids now eat and drink inside vehicles. Apparently quite a lot, which is...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, first service stop
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: the first service stop

Summer is officially here, which means we are about a quarter of the way through our time with our blue long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The miles are piling on between cross-country road trips, family weekends at the cabin, and hauling car parts. Just after hitting 9,400 miles in about three...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica MPG compare
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: Irish-twin mpg showdown

Minivans aren't beach-body types and fuel-economy talk doubles down as birth control. When we picked up our long-termer in Dallas and drove to Denver, the empty stretches of plains had our minds wandering to chaste matters. Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited had a near-twin last year, months after...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica, long-term test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: not just a passenger hauler

Minivans are dual-nature vehicles—as adept at transporting humans as they are cargo. I recently tested the latter in our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited by packing up many of my childhood memories, a 6-foot-tall tool chest, and a nearly 20-year old Specialized Stumpjumper mountain...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: gas mileage update

Spring has shaken out its living-room rug here in Georgia, and Mother Nature has something against our long-term Chrysler Pacifica minivan. It's been a few thousand miles of fighting her tooth and nail. In the first month in our driveway, the Pacifica sat under a vengeful flock of crows. It took...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: the kickoff

The Car Connection picks one or two cars each year to road-test and review for more than the usual week. We grab long-term vehicles when we spot a car, truck, minivan, or SUV that deserves more time behind the wheel, and a more thorough explanation of why we recommend it. In recent years, that...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: wrap up

After one year, nearly 17,000 miles, over 61 fuel fill ups, and dozens of memories, it's time to say goodbye to our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. We spent the last year with the 2016 Honda Pilot after naming it The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2016. Why? To get to know it far more intimately with...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: final fuel economy check-in

Our time with the long-term 2016 Honda Pilot is nearing an end. The snow is falling and the Pilot's headed back down south toward warmer weather. Over the past six months in the Midwest, the Pilot has endured kids, road trips, the Home Depot run, weekends at the cabin, a service stop, and more. As...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: handling winter weather

Our long-term Pilot is safely out of the snow belt now, but its short winter stint in the Great White North was just enough to give it a heavy dose of winter. Spending the summer and fall months in the Midwest gave our Pilot exposure to kids, dogs, family road trips, and of course, the Home Depot...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: how smart is its infotainment system?

As we barrel past 13,000 miles in our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot you might say we've covered quite a bit of ground in the large, three-row crossover SUV. Before this, we spent more than our fair share of time behind the wheel of multiple Pilots in its run-up to being named The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot (Touring, long-term road test)
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

We've now entered the final quarter with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot, and we've really put it to work over the last 12,500 miles. From hauling kids and dogs to grocery shopping and road trips. The Pilot's lived the life many other Pilots will, that is, shuttling families around constantly while...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: which accessories are worth the price?

In the last 11 months we've talked a lot about our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot. Everything from car seats and diaper bags to the safety tech and its first service stop have been discussed. Now, as we enter the holiday season it only seems fitting we turn our attention to what kind of presents you...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: is the safety tech worth it?

It was 10 months ago that we took delivery of our long-term pearl white 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD. In that time we've covered nearly 12,000 miles. You might say we're getting to know it rather intimately. We've performed weekend errands to Home Depot, cross-country road trips, family trips up...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: from car seats to diaper bags, hauling the family

We're now entering the second half of the year with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the odometer keeps on racking up the miles. After just cresting 11,000 miles, it's time to take a look at this vehicle's main mission: hauling the family. For the last 4,000 miles, our Pilot has been...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test, first service stop
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop

It's been six months since we took delivery of our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and we have been packing on the miles as quickly as one can. After just over 8,000 miles, our Pilot's trip computer informed us it was time for its first service stop. How did we get to over 8,000 miles in...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot: Our long-term fuel economy so far

Summer is finally here, and naturally that means it's time for some road trips. Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined the TCC test fleet earlier this year finished up its duty in the mid-Atlantic states and has migrated north to the Midwest to report for family duty. Family cars...Read More»

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