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Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Get 60-Day Return Policy
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»

Boyota, performing at the Toyota Sienna display during the 2010 Detroit Auto Show
Video: Boyota Work Some Magic On The Toyota Sienna

Auto show presentations have a reputation for being cheesy -- and they've earned it. The Chevrolet "Volt Dance" at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just the latest in a long, long line of displays and debuts to employ terrible music and clunky choreography in an effort to seem new and edgy...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey 5dr Touring w/RES & Navi Headlight
2011 Honda Odyssey: Concept Debut At The Chicago Auto Show

Honda has confirmed that it will show the next generation of its Odyssey minivan at the Chicago Auto Show on February 10. The current Honda Odyssey has been mostly unchanged since its last major redesign for 2005. For its entire model run, it's impressed TheCarConnection.com for its strong...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Routan 4-door Wagon SE Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Volkswagen Routan: Loading Zone

A corporate boardroom shuffle left residue---a VW-branded Mopar-built minivan called the Routan. It has unique body panels, a retuned suspension and a Euro-style dash pad. Otherwise, its similar to Chrysler's Town & Country. Its strong suit: cargo hauling. It easily ingests bulky items. Unlike...Read More»

New 2011 Mazda Mazda5 minivan, to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, March 2010
Preview: 2011 Mazda Mazda5

The 2011 Mazda5 was unveiled today ahead of its upcoming debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The pint-sized family hauler gets a dramatic new design and updated powertrain to deliver more style and efficiency in a compact and useful package. The most immediately noticable feature of the 2011...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sienna

Minivans may represent an ever-thinning presence in the auto market. But like the ever-thinning hair of most minivan drivers, Toyota is holding on to the precious sales it has left in the segment by offering up a revamped 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan early next year. The Sienna looks new inside and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna: First Look

Toyota is taking the wraps off the 2011 Sienna today at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show. The Japanese automaker says its third-generation minivan is becoming more carlike than ever.  With front- or all-wheel drive, and a choice of  four- or six-cylinder engine and in seven- or eight-passenger...Read More»

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

Fiat Doblo
Chrysler Expands Its Ram Fleet With Fiat Doblo Compact Van

Over the past year, we've spoken a good bit about the 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Our own John Voelcker gave it a positive review after his test drive last May, and the fuel-efficient van aims to be a major contender in the American market. But before long, the Transit Connect will have some...Read More»

The Spirit of Berlin remote-controlled Dodge minivan
Want To Remote-Control Your Minivan? Check the App Store

It's official: "There's an app for that" has become the most annoying catchphrase of 2009 (on par with 2001's "You are the weakest link"). And yet, we have to admit that there are beaucoup apps out there -- some of them quite good. For example, developers at Appirion UG have developed a program...Read More»

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans

If you're eyeing your next vehicle with the classic American family road trip in mind—perhaps a visit to your favorite national park out West—you might want to consider this: Hungry bears overwhelmingly prefer minivans for their next fix. For reasons not fully understood, at one of the...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
2010 Honda Element Lives Up To Its Pet Pawtential

Thanks to its easy-clean cargo floor and tall, versatile layout, the Honda Element has been a longtime favorite for dog owners. Yet the number of official pet-friendly accessories for the Element, along with most other popular dog-haulers, has been surprisingly limited, leaving families to search...Read More»

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept
Honda Skydeck Concept Coming To Tokyo Motor Show

Hybrids are becoming increasingly common in compact and mid-size sedans, and even in some SUVs, but so far, hybrid minivans haven't caught on. Honda may be hoping to change that with a new concept called the Skydeck. Though it's still just a design study according to Honda, it does show that the...Read More»

Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. Instead of using costly fuel cells, it’s focused its hydrogen efforts around a rotary internal...Read More»

2009 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Throws Caution To The Wind, Jumps Back Into Leasing Game

Moving cars out of factories and off dealer lots is the fundamental premise of the industry, whether it's done by sales, leases or fleet deals. But when your company is threatened by inevitable bankruptcy and low resale value makes leasing a costly proposition for the manufacturer, some corners...Read More»

2009 Dodge Sprinter
Sprinter Van Sprints From Dodge Back To Mercedes

It’s official; as of January 1, 2010, the much-loved Sprinter van, made by Daimler, will once again have the three-pointed star in the U.S.—and be sold by Mercedes-Benz rather than Dodge. Automotive News reports that the Sprinter will be sold by 120 appointed dealerships as part of Daimler Vans...Read More»

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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

Ford's Focus-based Battery Electric Vehicle
Ford Testing Car-To-Grid Communications For Plug-in Hybrids

It's one of the primary concerns of the electric-vehicle revolution: how do we charge so many cars, and still keep that electricity (relatively) inexpensive? Ford hopes it may have an answer in the form of its new vehicle-to-grid communication technology. Allowing the owner to program the car's...Read More»

GM Labs Bare Necessities Truck Concept
GM Bare Necessities Concepts Push Minimalist Limits

What do you need in your next new car? No, really, what do you actually need? That's a question the designers over at GM's The Lab blog have been asking themselves, with the vehicles you see here being some of the interesting answers they've come up with. The Bare Necessities Concepts are based...Read More»

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