Vans

2018 Honda Odyssey teased ahead of Detroit debut
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»

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»

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»

2015 Ford Transit Skyliner Concept
Ford Transit Skyliner Concept Is The New York Auto Show's Party Van

The 2015 Ford Transit has yet to go on sale, but one of jobs this full-size van will be tasked with handling is passenger transportation. To show some of the van’s hidden potential, Ford teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports to create Transit Skyliner Concept, which will be on display next week...Read More»

2015 Ram ProMaster City
2015 Ram ProMaster City: Chrysler Gives Business Owners A New Van

Not so long ago, transportation options for small businesses were fairly limited. If your daily routine involved any amount of schlepping, you were faced with the choice of buying a pickup, a commercial van, or something substantially larger. But the past few years have given carpenters, florists...Read More»

2013 Nissan NV200
2013 Nissan NV200: First Drive

Small cargo vans might not be the first vehicle you consider when shopping new, but chances are you've gone for a ride in one already--or will soon. The NV200 is new to the U.S. market, but it's been on sale in 40 other countries for some time. If you're a world traveler, you've seen it before. The...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview: More MPGs, More Safety

The commercial van market is heating up here in the U.S. with new or heavily revised entries from both Ford and Dodge on the way in the form of the Transit and Ram. But Mercedes-Benz is prepared to take on the competition with a revised Sprinter van lineup for 2014. Downsizing the diesel Because...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 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow
2014 Nissan NV200 Makes Debut As New York’s Taxi Of Tomorrow

New York’s iconic yellow cabs are about to get a dramatic makeover. With Ford’s venerable Crown Victoria now officially out of production, Nissan is stepping up to fill the big sedan’s equally big shoes with its NV200 van. That’s right. New York’s current fleet of...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 Chevrolet Suburban, Express & 2012 GMC Yukon XL, Savana: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Suburban HD full-size SUVs and Express vans and certain 2012 model year GMC Yukon XL HD full-size SUVs and Savana vans over concerns about a potential steering gear defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

Ford Tourneo Custom Concept
Ford Econoline Vans To Be Replaced By Transit With EcoBoost V-6

Ford's Econoline Van might be an American icon, but its days are numbered. The automaker today announced plans that it will replace the venerable E-Series—the official name for what's better known by the U.S. public as the Econoline—with a version of its new full-size, rear-wheel-drive...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Express Passenger RWD 2500 135" 1LT Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: 2011 Chevrolet Express 1500

Chevrolet is recalling up to 7,593 2011 Express 1500s. This recall is slated to begin May 13, 2011. The recall is being issued due to faulty brake lines. The recall documentation states that Chevrolet may have built some 2011 Express 1500s with a low clearance condition between the right rear brake...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey: The Safest Vehicle On The Market?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2011 Honda Odyssey a Top Safety Pick, confirming its position as a safety leader among family vehicles. Although the Odyssey had already earned top 'good' ratings from the IIHS, the Institute only recently tested the model in its new roof...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda5: A Smart Pick, But Lean Feature Set Might Limit Appeal

For most of the time that it's been on sale in the U.S. market—nearly five years—the Mazda5 has been an odd one out in the market—and a niche vehicle, despite its conventional minivan silhouette. As Mazda points out, compared to the Dodge Caravan, which kicked off the U.S. minivan...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda Mazda5: First Drive

There's a certain charming simplicity about the 2012 Mazda5. Yes, it's a minivan. Yes, it's a little lower, sportier, and more fun to drive. And yes, it's configured for the needs of small families—simple, lean, and value-priced. You can easily open or close the non-power sliding doors with...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest
2011 Nissan Quest: First Drive

If you've been shopping for a new family minivan this year, you're probably confused--and you're forgiven. With changes to every minivan offered in the U.S. this year, shoppers are faced with completely new versions of the 2011 Toyota Sienna and 2011 Honda Odyssey, the highest-rated minivans at...Read More»

2011 Nissan Quest
2011 Nissan Quest: Do You Really Need Fold-Away Seats?

It's a year of change in the auto industry--as usual--but in the minivan market, it's as radical as it gets. Every minivan offered to American family car shoppers is new or revamped this year: the 2011 Toyota Sienna and 2011 Honda Odyssey are striking in their reinventions, the Chrysler minivans...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Chrysler Town & Country: First Drive

The usual flurry of new vehicles that comes each year is a confirmed blizzard at Chrysler. Everything's changing, mostly for the better. And though the most dramatic upheavals are taking place inside and outside the 2011 Dodge Charger and Durango, and the 2011 Chrysler 300 and 200 (nee Sebring)...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
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»

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