Minivans

154,000 Dodge, Jeep crossover SUVs and minivans recalled over brake issue
154,000 Dodge, Jeep crossover SUVs and minivans recalled over brake issue

An improperly manufactured brake system prompted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday to recall about 154,000 minivans and crossover SUVs in order to replace their brake fluid. The recall affects two Jeeps and two Dodges built in the spring of 2018: the 2018-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2018 Dodge...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna in IIHS crash test
IIHS finds mixed results in latest minivan crash tests

Not all minivans provide the best crash protection for their occupants, the IIHS said Thursday. In its testing, the insurance industry-funded group praised the 2018 Honda Odyssey while noting structural deficiencies in the 2019 Toyota Sienna and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. The IIHS subjected the three...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna
2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive

The sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road conditions this winter. The 2019 Toyota Sienna SE—a version of the company's minivan with firmer suspension tuning—will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Previously, the Sienna minivan was available...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: accidents happen

With over 20,000 miles accumulated, our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has left the building. The building being the garage. In the twelve months the Pacifica did our bidding it saw Cheerios and milk, witnessed the solar eclipse, and shuttled countless passengers from one place to another...Read More»

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon mixes diesel power with passenger hauling

The heart of the redesigned 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon that bowed Tuesday at the Chicago auto show is a new diesel engine that Ford hopes will boost fuel economy for the commercial-oriented small van. Available across the line for the passenger-friendly Transit Connect Wagon, the new 1.5-liter...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall Gallery
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2018

Our praise for the Chrysler Pacifica this year—and last—has been prolific and effusive. From Green Car Report's Best Car to Buy 2018 for the hybrid variant, to our Best Minivan to Buy 2018 and Best Hybrid to Buy 2018, we're not shy in admitting our fondness for the Pacifica. But perhaps...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2018

Take our Best Car to Buy 2017—the Chrysler Pacifica—and add a hybrid-electric powertrain capable of providing 30 or more miles of electric-only driving. You have a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly family hauler, an easy shoo-in for The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2018. We love the...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Minivan to Buy 2018

Chrysler didn't invent the family, they just made having one much easier. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is the successor to the Town & Country minivan and it was well worth the wait. New last year, it was The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 so it shouldn't come as any surprise that it's this...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Self-service? Waymo’s self-driving cars head to AutoNation for fleet maintenance

Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans may soon drive themselves to AutoNation when they need servicing. The largest auto dealer in the U.S. inked a multi-year service deal with Google's spinoff to maintain its self-driving test fleet, in a move that represents a potential...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica S
2018 Chrysler Pacifica S: Darth Vader's minivan has arrived

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica S is one of two things. It's either confirmation that black wheels are here to stay, or it's a sign that this trend is past its peak. You be the judge. Either way, a new appearance package announced Thursday for the 2018 Pacifica pairs Chrysler's award-winning (according...Read More»

2018 Chrysler Pacifica
2018 Honda Odyssey vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica: Compare Cars

Minivans hardly get the recognition they deserve as functional family utensils. They're big, comfortable, relatively frugal, and can take toddler temper tantrums in stride. Two of the biggest names in the minivan world are fresh from complete overhauls and ready to vie for families attentions. The...Read More»

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite
Feds, IIHS score new 2018 Honda Odyssey with top safety marks

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey earned top marks for crash and advanced safety from federal and independent safety officials, the automaker announced Thursday. The minivan earned a top five-star overall federal safety score, including five stars for front- and side-impact crash safety with a...Read More»

Total solar eclipse in Aurthur, Nebraska
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term test: small town, big van, bigger eclipse

Nebraska shouldn’t be this loud. At least, that’s what I thought in the midnight hours between Sunday night and Monday morning before the so-called "Great American Eclipse." The sounds from the I-80 Lakeside Campground near North Platte, Nebraska, were a contradiction of what I knew...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, after 2,100-mile road trip, June 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

The months keep passing by and the odometer continues to rack up miles on our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited. We like this van a lot—after all, we named it our Best Car to Buy 2017. As with most minivans, our blue chariot has been tasked with hauling people at every opportunity. If...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what fits inside?

As we near the end of summer, our year with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan reaches the halfway point. We've spent days, nights, and weekends playing with with it, learning its quirks, and putting it through its paces. From family duty to cleaning up messes made inside its cabin, the...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it to the test with kids

We've now started the second half of our yearlong test with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan, and it's road-trip season. The miles have clicked past quickly as we packed the Pacifica for weekend adventures. Whether it was weddings in Iowa or family time at the cabin in northern Minnesota...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, first service stop
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: the first service stop

Summer is officially here, which means we are about a quarter of the way through our time with our blue long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The miles are piling on between cross-country road trips, family weekends at the cabin, and hauling car parts. Just after hitting 9,400 miles in about three...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Woes mounting for recalled 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

Some dealers can't sell Chrysler's flagship hybrid family vehicle as it faces a recall. This month, the automaker announced it would recall every 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan in the U.S. and Canada for a faulty battery diode. Now, the automaker isn't saying when those vans can be fixed...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica MPG compare
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: Irish-twin mpg showdown

Minivans aren't beach-body types and fuel-economy talk doubles down as birth control. When we picked up our long-termer in Dallas and drove to Denver, the empty stretches of plains had our minds wandering to chaste matters. Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited had a near-twin last year, months after...Read More»

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