Minivan

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: not just a passenger hauler
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 Nissan Quest
Nissan Quest bows out of minivan market

The Nissan Quest won't be renewed for the 2018 model year, ending a tumultuous, nearly 25 year run for the brand's most family-oriented model. Nissan's decision to discontinue the Quest doesn't come as a huge surprise, but it's not a solid sign for a market segment that's down more than 18 percent...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
2018 Honda Odyssey first drive video

Minivans have two critical missions. Sure, they're supposed to keep passengers entertained on the road. But their most important jobs are carrying the whole family, and doing it safely. For 2018, Honda is aiming to not only improve the way its Odyssey minivan handles those mission-critical tasks...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler plumps up 2017 Pacifica with new value-oriented Touring Plus

Chrysler has added a little more meat to its 2017 Pacifica minivan with a new, feature-packed Touring Plus trim level. At $33,455, the Touring Plus adds a power tailgate, triple-zone automatic climate control, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, a universal garage door opener, and sunshades for...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»

2018 Honda Odyssey, 2017 Detroit auto show
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»

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