Minivans

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: First Drive
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: First Drive

Along with most of the Chrysler lineup for 2011, this year's Grand Caravan pitches headlong into the rejuvenation fad. Not that it didn't need a tightening here, a mini-lift there, a spa weekend most everywhere (and mostly for its plasticky, creaky cabin), but the Grand Caravan's always been a...Read More»

2011 Kia Sedona
2011 Kia Sedona: First Look

Minivans are big news for the 2011 model year, with every family wagon offered for sale in America undergoing a transformation. While the Sienna, Odyssey and Chrysler's minivans get more comprehensive renovations, the 2011 Kia Sedona hasn't been left out of the sprucing-up party. The Sedona brings...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Preview

As Dodge continues to work its way through its updated 2011 lineup, we're beginning to see a trend in the new styling of the now truck-free brand, and it relies heavily on the split-crosshair grille. The 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, unveiled this morning, is no different--though it is different from...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max
2012 Ford C-Max: First Drive

In the world of the 64-ounce Big Gulp, the sizzling buffet and the Expedition EL, can a size-medium MPV make a big noise? Drive the 2012 Ford C-Max, and you'll hope so. Minivans are a gang of four: the Chrysler twins, the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey dominate the niche, and for families...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max
2012 Ford C-Max: Live Photos and Video, Plus a Magic Seat

The 2012 Ford C-Max may still be more than a year from showrooms in America, but the new seven-seat MPV took to the hills of Provence last weekend at the hands of High Gear Media. We're back from driving the C-Max and its European cousin, the C-Max--it's a long story, but the European MPV we get...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max
Ford Bets on Minivans Getting Small with 2012 C-Max

Can a small minivan make it big in America? That's the question facing Ford as it preps a new seven-seat family car for sale next year. The 2012 Ford C-Max has the flexibility of a larger minivan, but unlike the remaining Big Four minivans--Sienna, Odyssey, Grand Caravan and Town & Country--the...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max
2012 Ford C-Max: Preview and Photo Gallery

The 2012 Ford C-Max doesn't show up in Ford dealers until late next year, but this week High Gear Media is going for a test drive in the new seven-passenger MPV in France, as a family-friendly follow-up to the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Ford actually builds two vehicles dubbed C-Max in Europe, but only...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Today at High Gear Media: New Chryslers, Paying Cash for Cars

The barrage of new Chryslers coming in 2011 hit Twitter this morning like a 140-character-count tidal wave. Luckily, a minivan held them all safe in its clutches. [TheCarConnection] The Jeep Patriot's back for more off-road action, with touchy-feely interior bits and slight styling mods. When can...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan: First Look

We've bemoaned the details that keep Chrysler's minivan from being in the top tier of family haulers--a plasticky interior being first among them. Today, Chrysler's hitting Facebook with the first photos of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, which gets a new interior--from the looks of...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
2011 Honda Odyssey: Just Like At The Drive-In?

As the summer fades, so do your chances of making it out to some of our nation's great drive-in theaters. But crawl into the backseat of an increasing number of minivans and crossover vehicles—like the 2011 Honda Odyssey—and you can find a pretty awesome movie experience, anywhere you...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey Can Fit A Class-Leading Four Child Seats

Growing families often present some frustrating vehicular puzzles. Namely, do you have enough positions to safely secure all your kids? Hint: having a five-passenger vehicle doesn't always mean that you have space for two adults and three kids, if one or more of those kids is in a child or booster...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
First Drive: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Minivans are great for family duty, but their appliance-like ubiquity has come to be detested by certain types of parents. Of course, most of these people who reject simply reject minivans, and probably mutter something about how they wouldn't be caught dead in one, probably don't know that most...Read More»

Screencap from 'Frenemies', a miniseries sponsored by the Toyota Sienna
You Have A Frenemy Request From The Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna minivan has proven popular with consumers, and Toyota has deployed a number of ad campaigns to sell it. The latest -- "Mommy Like, Daddy Like" -- has been a mixed bag: some of the creative has been well-executed and engaging, while other elements seemed...well, a little lazy. Now...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Preview: 2011 Honda Odyssey

•    What is it: The latest version of the best-selling minivan in the U.S. •    Key facts: Lower roofline but slightly wider; improved seating and fuel-efficiency •    On sale: Fall 2010 •    Price: est. $27,000 - $43,000 Honda has given an up-close look and video walk-around...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Sometimes the best vehicles for a particular purpose elude easy classification. Take the Mercedes-Benz R-Class; ever since the first time we encountered this vehicle, we've called it one of the best long-distance luxury cruisers on the market, and one of our top choices for keeping fatigue at bay...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey
2010 Honda Odyssey: Lowest Cost To Insure Among Minivans

The 2010 Honda Odyssey has the highest entry price of the mainstream minivans, yet it costs the least to insure. This tidbit comes as just another reminder that the cost of a model—even the cost of fixing that model—doesn't matter nearly as much as the profile of the typical driver for that...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest minivan teaser
2011 Nissan Quest Minivan Revealed In Official Teaser

Large SUVs and minivans have fallen on the hardest of times in the industry's late downturn, and casualties of the recession mount daily. Back in January Nissan confirmed in an email to TheCarConnection.com that it would be bringing U.S. production of the Quest minivan to an end later this year...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest sketch
New York Auto Show: 2011 Nissan Quest A Minivan No More?

The 2011 Nissan Quest is on the move. This week at the 2010 New York Auto Show, the Japanese car company will show this sketch of the new Quest. But whether or not the new vehicle is a direct replacement for its current minivan, or a crossover vehicle more along the lines of the Ford Flex, remains...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Get 60-Day Return Policy

Chrysler has announced that for a limited time it will offer a no-questions-asked return policy on its 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country minivans. From today through March 31, if buyers trade in a competing model (owned or leased), they qualify for the Minivan Pledge, which...Read More»

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