Minivans

2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent
2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent

The 2015 Kia Sedona has been crash-tested by the federal government for occupant protection, and with its mostly top-tier Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) ratings already in as well, safety ratings for this fully redesigned minivan now jump past those of some key rivals. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2015 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Readying Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Would It Fit Your Needs?

Would you reconsider a minivan, if it offered an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain that would be able to do short errands and perhaps your commute on electricity alone? It’s a question that Chrysler—now FCA, as the broader automaker that includes Fiat, Dodge, Ram, and Alfa...Read More»

2004 Honda Odyssey EX
Honda Odyssey Airbags Investigated For Unexpected Deployment

The federal government has opened an investigation into front airbags that are unexpectedly deploying, in 2003 and 2004 Honda Odyssey minivans. The issue could affect about 320,000 Odyssey vans in all, and it could lead to a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2014 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Returns For 2014: What's Changed?

After skipping the 2013 model year completely, the Kia Sedona is back for the 2014 model year. And although we expected a completely new van, what we get instead is a few small changes, and a lot more of what's tried and true—for at least another year or so before that new van arrives for...Read More»

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Video Preview

The 2014 Honda Odyssey isn't glamorous, but once you've seen how family-friendly it can be, it's hard to not see it as functionally good-looking--and having an edge on crossovers in many ways. This year, with the new 2014 model shown at New York, the automaker improves the Odyssey in a number of...Read More»

2013 Chrysler Town & Country S
2013 Chrysler Town & Country S Preview: 2013 LA Auto Show

Chrysler is expanding the S family of models with a Town & Country version, which will make its debut this week at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. With a clean, distinctive look, the S trim gives the people mover a more modern design with small styling adjustments. The exterior of the Town...Read More»

1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base
1998-2003 Ford Windstar Minivan: Recall Alert

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 1998 to 2003 model year Ford Windstar minivans over a rust issue that can cause the rear axle to break. This action by Ford adds Virginia to the larger recall in August 2010 of some 462,750 1998-2003 Windstars in 21 states. The automaker added...Read More»

2012 Honda Odyssey
2012 Honda Odyssey Video Road Test

The Honda Odyssey has always been a safe and comfortable minivan. For 2012 Honda gave its people mover a refresh with sharp new styling and a more fuel-efficient powertrain, but how does it stack up against the competition? While the front and rear of the Odyssey remain conservative, the side...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over concerns about a malfunctioning rear liftgate sensor. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the number of...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Won't Return For 2013; 2014 Replacement Likely

If you like what you've been seeing from Kia as of late—we sure do, given the brand's sportier, more youthful look and feel, thanks in part from the design direction of Peter Schreyer and his crew—you might think that there must be a fresher version of the Sedona minivan just around the...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic sedan
Family Vehicles Earning 2012 Best Retained Value Awards: Edmunds

Consumers in the market for a new vehicle to satisfy family needs also want to have confidence that the chosen sedan, wagon, SUV, minivan or family-appropriate hybrid will keep a good portion of its value over time. After all, we all know that whatever we buy starts to depreciate the minute we...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat, Routan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting two voluntary safety recalls involving small numbers of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan and the Routan minivan. 2012 Volkswagen Passat recall The larger of the two recalls is for certain 2012 model year Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with 2.0-liter TDI clean...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is recalling certain 2012 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over concerns about a defect that may cause the right rear wheels to fall off. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2012 Toyota Sienna, 4Runner: Recall Alert

Gulf States Toyota is recalling certain 2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans and 4Runner SUVs equipped with a non-Toyota remote engine starter module that may be defective. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Best Family Cars For Road Trips: Total Car Score

If getting on the road with the family is in your plans, maybe for spring break or a summer vacation, and you’re in the market for a new vehicle to meet the household needs, a ranking of the best new family cars for road trips might just come in handy. Total Car Score, a car comparison site...Read More»

2012 Nissan Quest
2011-2012 Nissan Quest: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Nissan Quest minivans over concerns about fuel pump software programming that could lead to engine stall. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 23,531. Affected...Read More»

2004 Ford Freestar - front
2004-2005 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey: Recall Alert

Ford is recalling certain 2004-2005 model year Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans over concerns that the torque converter output shaft may fail. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 205,896...Read More»

2012 Honda Odyssey
2012 Honda Odyssey: Recall-Alert

Honda is recalling nine 2012 model year Odyssey minivans over concerns about an improperly fastened lower front suspension bolt. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates that the nine Odyssey minivans were built from October 31, 2011 through November 30...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

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