Minivans

2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent
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 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Readying Plug-In Hybrid Minivan: Would It Fit Your Needs?

Would you reconsider a minivan, if it offered an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain that would be able to do short errands and perhaps your commute on electricity alone? It’s a question that Chrysler—now FCA, as the broader automaker that includes Fiat, Dodge, Ram, and Alfa...Read More»

2004 Honda Odyssey EX
Honda Odyssey Airbags Investigated For Unexpected Deployment

The federal government has opened an investigation into front airbags that are unexpectedly deploying, in 2003 and 2004 Honda Odyssey minivans. The issue could affect about 320,000 Odyssey vans in all, and it could lead to a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...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 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Video Preview

The 2014 Honda Odyssey isn't glamorous, but once you've seen how family-friendly it can be, it's hard to not see it as functionally good-looking--and having an edge on crossovers in many ways. This year, with the new 2014 model shown at New York, the automaker improves the Odyssey in a number of...Read More»

2013 Chrysler Town & Country S
2013 Chrysler Town & Country S Preview: 2013 LA Auto Show

Chrysler is expanding the S family of models with a Town & Country version, which will make its debut this week at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. With a clean, distinctive look, the S trim gives the people mover a more modern design with small styling adjustments. The exterior of the Town...Read More»

2012 Honda Odyssey
2012 Honda Odyssey Video Road Test

The Honda Odyssey has always been a safe and comfortable minivan. For 2012 Honda gave its people mover a refresh with sharp new styling and a more fuel-efficient powertrain, but how does it stack up against the competition? While the front and rear of the Odyssey remain conservative, the side...Read More»

2012 Kia Sedona
Kia Sedona Minivan Won't Return For 2013; 2014 Replacement Likely

If you like what you've been seeing from Kia as of late—we sure do, given the brand's sportier, more youthful look and feel, thanks in part from the design direction of Peter Schreyer and his crew—you might think that there must be a fresher version of the Sedona minivan just around the...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»

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»

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»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Next Generation Chrysler Minivans To Get AWD

The last time you could walk into a Chrysler dealership and drive out in a minivan equipped with all-wheel drive was 2003. In 2004, AWD was discontinued on Chrysler minivans to make room for Stow ‘n Go folding seats, which increased the minivans’ functionality as a cargo hauler...Read More»

2002 Honda Odyssey
Recall Watch: Honda Widens Airbag Campaign

Honda is expanding an already large recall of some of its 2001-2003 vehicles for problems with airbags. Almost 826,000 Honda and Acura-brand vehicles have been recalled prior to the new action, Honda says. The expansion of the recall adds another 833,000 vehicles to the tally--while Honda is only...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

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