Minivans

2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert
2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain 2010-2011 model year Corolla compact cars and 2011 Toyota Sienna minivans for a damaged A-pillar trim panel retention clip. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 518. Affected...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2011-2012 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans because of an incorrect tire and load information placard. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 210,000. Documentation from Toyota to...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2012 Family Vehicles: The Most People, The Most Mileage

Large families of seven or eight looking for a vehicle that can carry them all and also get the best mileage have quite a few choices among 2012 product offerings. Here we take a look at seven- or eight-passenger SUVs, crossovers and minivans that carry the most people and get the most mileage. Of...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Four Family Vehicles With The Longest Continuous Production

We don’t generally think about history when it comes to family vehicles. Maybe we should. Here we take a look at four family vehicles with the longest continuous production. Besides weathering the whims of the marketplace, myriad design changes, economic booms and busts, these family vehicles...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda5 Driven: As Thrifty And Fun As Three Rows Can Be

For most shoppers, the decision to get a third row of seats—to seat six or more when needed—is one that's going to involve some sacrifice, both in terms of the family budget and driving enjoyment. First there's the initial blow, as most vehicles with three rows typically cost thousands...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest
2012 Nissan Quest Pricing Announced For U.S.

Nissan has released pricing details for its popular Quest minivan for the 2012 model year. The 2012 Quest will roll out in four variations: S, SV, SL, and LE. Each will come with a 260hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine, as well as Nissan's advanced Xtronic CVT transmission. All Quests also come with...Read More»

A 2012 Chevy Sonic undergoes frontal offset crash testing. Image: GM Corp.
NHTSA’s 2012 Vehicle List For Five-Star Safety Rating Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced it will test 74 2012 passenger vehicles in its five-star safety rating program that was revamped last year. The list includes 42 passenger cars, 22 SUVs and crossovers, two minivans, and eight pickup trucks. The NHTSA (via...Read More»

2012 Volvo XC90
2012 Seven-Passenger Family Vehicles

Families with a need to carry seven passengers all at one time have several vehicle types to choose from: SUVs, crossovers and minivans. But just because you need a vehicle that can carry seven doesn’t mean that you need to buy one that is extraordinarily expensive. In fact, there are many...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Eight-Passenger Family Vehicles

Whether your family consists of two adults and six children, or one adult and seven children, or a mix of adults and older children totaling eight, you need a good-sized vehicle in order to carry them all. What are your choices? We take a look at some of the 2012 eight-passenger family vehicles on...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2008 Chrysler, Dodge Minivans: Recall Alert

Chrysler is recalling nearly 300,000 2008 model year Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler Grand Voyager, and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to replace a potentially defective airbag module. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the potential number of...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Which Minivan Gets The Best Gas Mileage?

Families with a need to transport seven or eight passengers also want to save as much money as possible on fuel. But which of the current crop of 2011 minivans gets the best gas mileage? It all depends on how you cut the numbers, but according to the EPA, the minivans with the best city fuel...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper stability control testing platform for next-gen model
Toyota Recall, 2013 Dodge Viper, Batman, Disney's Cars 2: Today's Car News

While designers are having a hard time securing suppliers for the 2013 Dodge Viper, it is on track for a 2012 debut. [MotorAuthority] Toyota is recalling 2006 and 2007 Highlander Hybrids and the Lexus RX400h. [TheCarConnection] Gas-Guzzlers are the bad guys in Disney's Cars 2. [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
What's Your Favorite Minivan Substitute? #YouTellUs

Minivans aren't cool. Swagger Wagon or not, the people movers have soccer-mom street cred, and little else. Still, families need people movers with space and utility. We've given you some options in our picks for family-friendly vehicles without sliding side doors, but maybe you're thinking...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
Minivan Be Gone? #YouTellUs Your Other Favorite Family Vehicles

For many families, minivans just aren't an option. It has to do with the image minivans bring to mind. Bringing sexy back? Not. Entirely. Luckily, there are many family-friendly vehicle options on the market that aren't minivans. A large family sedan such as the Chrysler 300 or Ford Taurus is...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
What's Your Favorite Non-Minivan Family Car? #YouTellUs

In the 1980s and 1990s, the minivan ruled the school carpool and the pickup lane at daycare centers across this great land. They were new, they were clever, they were American. And then SUVs came along, and they were much cooler, and newer, and even more American. That's when minivan sales started...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex 4-door SEL FWD Side Exterior View
Five Family-Friendly Cars That Aren’t Minivans

Finding a car that fits most of the family needs can be a tough proposition – especially if you’re looking for a vehicle that isn’t a minivan. There's nothing wrong with minivans--really, there isn't. This year, every minivan sold in America, from the Kia Sedona to the Honda...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country To Get AWD Again

It’s ironic that the brand that invented the minivan ditched all-wheel drive (AWD) back in 2004, but Chrysler could be preparing a return to the AWD minivan market. According to Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne, the next-generation Chrysler minivan will have all-wheel drive...Read More»

Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Ford's 2012 C-Max Product Lineup Loses A Minivan

If you fell in love with compact C-Max minivan and were counting down the days until you could buy one from your local Ford dealer, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news: Ford has killed plans to sell the three-row, seven-passenger C-Max in the United States, citing an...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max live photos by Joe Nuxoll
Ford C-Max Minivan Canceled; U.S C-Max To Be Hybrid-Only

Late last year, Ford said it would bring to market its first minivan since the mid-2000s in the form of the C-Max, a seven-seat van with some running gear in common with the 2012 Mazda 5. That plan is now inoperative, says Ford spokesman Mark Schirmer, who confirms the three-row C-Max has been...Read More»

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