Minivan

2018 Honda Odyssey video preview
2018 Honda Odyssey video preview

For a while now the Honda Odyssey's been the standard when it comes to the minivan segment. That is, until Chrysler came and dropped the new Pacifica into the market. Facing strong competition from the Chrysler Pacifica, not to mention every possible crossover on the market, the Honda Odyssey is...Read More»

Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
Chrysler's Portal concept is a connected room on wheels

Hidden behind its don't-call-me-a-minivan form, the Chrysler Portal concept unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas shines as a beacon of hope for an automaker, and a division in particular, that has idly watched rivals pass it by. At its core, the Portal is an electric...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Honda Odyssey debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 Honda Odyssey teased ahead of Detroit debut

The minivan wars are heating up this winter. Honda will take to the stage at next month's Detroit auto show with its fifth-generation Odyssey minivan, which arrives just months after arch-rival Chrysler reinvigorated its people-carrier lineup with the new-for-2017 Pacifica. Today, Honda released a...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017

Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. We travel around the country and around the world to be among the first to sample new cars. We drive our friends and families around in our hometowns with weekly test drives...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Minivan to Buy 2017

The minivan market is shrinking, in the number of models and in the number of buyers. The minivan itself? It's still big, and big business, especially at Chrysler. Chrysler builds the best minivan on the road today, and we'll be among the first to call the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the Best Minivan To...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2017

Families once loved minivans so much that there was a lengthy waiting list for the original people-carrier—and Chrysler is optimistic that they'll rediscover the comfort, efficiency, and (gasp!) style of a minivan once again with the 2017 Pacifica. We think they're onto something, so much so...Read More»

2016 Kia Sedona
2017 Kia Sedona minivan earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

In the market for a minivan? If so, may we suggest you turn your attention to the 2017 Kia Sedona? It's been rated a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn that coveted ranking, the Sedona had to perform well in six separate IIHS crash tests. Four of those have been...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
IIHS calls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earned the highest marks from the IIHS in crash safety for any minivan yet, the insurance-funded agency announced Tuesday. The Pacifica earned the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award, the first rating for the new minivan from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. ALSO SEE: Sorry, Lyft...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica first drive video

Minivans were invented in the 1980s, and since then, they’ve have had a certain…reputation. Call them big-box bores. They’re functional to a fault, but sporty? Sexy? Not so much. Leave it to Chrysler to try and change that reputation. They invented the minivan. They've sold...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: A ‘Paradigm Shift’ For Minivans, As Dodge Preps Crossover

The debut of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica marks a lot more than a name change and a new, sixth-generation version of Chrysler’s minivans. For one, it’s the first minivan on the U.S. market to get a plug-in hybrid version, the Pacifica Hybrid, which will offer 30 miles of pure electric...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Preview Video

Chrysler pioneered the minivan, and it still sells the most flexible, utility-minded vans on the road today. But for 2017, it's reinventing its minivans, with a more luxurious and more efficient driving experience in mind. Here's a first look at the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. ALSO SEE: 2017 Honda...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
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 Toyota Sienna  -  First Drive, September 2014
The Car Connection's Best Minivans To Buy 2015

Minivans may be fewer and less popular than in their 1980s heyday, but for new families and empty nesters, the minivan can seem like the ideal new vehicle. It's a paragon of flexibility--or should be. And minivans are among the safest cars on the road--or should be. Only a few new minivans remain...Read More»

2015 Toyota Sienna IIHS small-overlap test
Minivans Get Crushed In Latest IIHS Small-Overlap Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has finally put some of the most popular minivans through its newest small-overlap crash test--and for a trio of vans, the scores are not good. The small-overlap test simulates the impact of a vehicle with a narrow object, such as a telephone pole...Read More»

2014 Toyota Sienna
2014 Toyota Sienna Recalled For Potential Rollaway Issue

In some 2014 Toyota Sienna models, the transmission shift control cable could fail, leading a driver to believe that the gear lever has been shifted to Park when it's not—and potentially causing the vehicle to roll away during or on exit. READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015 The...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
2004-2011 Toyota Sienna Minivan Recalled; May Drop Spare Tires on Road

Toyota has issued a recall of certain 2004-2011 Sienna minivans due to the spare tire retainer cable breaking from excessive corrosion. Sienna minivans registered in salt-belt-states are the focus of this campaign. During winter, certain states use salt in various forms to clear roadways of ice and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
510,000 Toyota, Lexus Models Recalled for Rust, Brake, Airbag Issues

Another day, another half million vehicles being recalled. This time, according to CBS Detroit, it’s a trio of vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, which are being recalled for various issues. The largest of this batch is for the 2004-2011 Toyota Sienna, which is being recalled again for an issue...Read More»

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
Chrysler Minivans Recalled For Electrical Fire Risk

Chrysler will recall more than 780,000 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Countryminivans from 2010 through 2014 equipped with power vent windows in the third row. SEE ALSO: 2014 Honda Odyssey Recalled Over Side Airbag Issue Units with this feature built between August 25, 2010 and October...Read More»

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon  -  First Drive, May 2014
2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive

Ford is calling the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon the unminivan. It’s a tag that elicits eye rolls, as with the most cursory look at this vehicle's profile—its sliding doors, its three rows of seating—it's...unmistakable. It’s almost as if a soft-drink company had decided to...Read More»

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