Minivans

Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2021
Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2021

The best utility vehicle of the year also happens to win The Car Connection's Best Minivan To Buy 2021 award, and for the fifth year in a row, the winner is the Chrysler Pacifica. Prized for its versatility, roominess, refinement, standard features, and superior practicality compared to SUVs, no...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna, left, and 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, right
2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Toyota Sienna: Compare Minivans

Despite the unabated rise in popularity of SUVs, the minivan is the ultimate suburban utility vehicle. With seating for up to eight, cargo volume like a box van, incomparably easy sliding doors, and versatile seating arrangements, the minivan lacks only the powertrain options of SUVs. No longer...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum
2021 Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan: Price and mpg increase

The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan costs nearly $3,000 more than last year's model, but it comes standard as a hybrid loaded with more features. It goes from getting 20 mpg combined to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined. The base 2021 Toyota Sienna starts at $35,635, including $1,175...Read More»

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid
What's New for 2021: Honda

Honda refreshes key players in its 2021 lineup, though its crossover SUVs and the Civic compact sedan and hatchback largely stay the same. The big changes revolve around the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan, the 2021 Honda Accord mid-size sedan, and the 2021 Honda Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck. On...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey earns Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan aced crash tests and excelled at preventing crashes, earning it a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, the agency announced last week. The non-profit funded by the insurance industry also commended the refreshed minivan's headlights and child safety seat hardware. To earn...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
2021 Chrysler Pacifica becomes a $54,885 minivan

The updated 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan comes with more safety features, bigger and better tech, available all-wheel drive, an available hybrid powertrain, and a new loaded Pinnacle trim that costs $54,885, including $1,495 destination. On average, the upgrades to the family hauler amount to a...Read More»

2020 Honda Odyssey
Honda recalls 608,000 newer Odyssey, Pilot, Passport crossovers and minivans for multiple issues

Honda announced Tuesday it would recall three of its more popular models for four issues. Honda is recalling the 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey minivan, 2019-2020 Honda Passport mid-size crossover SUV, 2019-2021 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV. The four recalls encompass 608,000 vehicles, but since...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $32,910, Touring trim drops $2,560 from 2020 version

The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan comes with more standard safety equipment and a $1,000 increase over the 2020 base model to start at $32,910, including $1,120 destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. Like last year, the 2021 Odyssey comes in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims...Read More»

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge, Chrysler recalling nearly 1M minivans for faulty airbag clips

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall nearly 1 million older vehicles for faulty airbag clips that can loosen over time and become projectiles in a crash, the automaker announced last week. The parent company of Dodge and Chrysler said 925,239 vehicles are affected by the defect, and the company...Read More»

2022 Kia Sedona
2022 Kia Sedona first look: Family minivan meets SUV style

The upcoming Kia Sedona minivan looks ready to tackle more than just a steep parking lot. The updated minivan broke cover this week in Korea, ahead of its anticipated debut in the U.S. next week. The Kia Carnival, as it's known in other markets around the world, features a distinctly tougher look...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition
2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition starts at $41,735

It's back. All-wheel drive returns to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan for the first time since 2004. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition will cost $41,735 including destination when it arrives at dealers in the third quarter of 2020, the automaker announced Friday. Yes, all-wheel-drive...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum
Family matters: How the 2021 minivans compare on paper

Toyota made big news this week with its new 2021 Sienna minivan. The all-hybrid Sienna lineup is capable of up to an estimated 33 mpg combined and will be available with all-wheel drive. That should vault it up from the cellar of our minivan rankings, where the 2020 Toyota Sienna ranks last with a...Read More»

2021 Toyota Venza
2021 Toyota Venza and Sienna revealed: Hybrid power, all-wheel drive, coming this year

At least in some ways, it feels like 2010 all over again. The 2021 Toyota Venza crossover SUV and 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan were revealed Monday as mostly hybrid, all-wheel drive family vehicles. After a long absence and previous incarnation as a wagon, the Venza is reborn as a crossover SUV. The...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Pacifica
Review update: 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid makes family life easier

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited requires an open plug and an open mind. That is the main difference for owners between the gas-only Pacifica minivan—or any other three-row family vehicle—and the Pacifica Hybrid. The other difference is owners won’t need to plan a stop at...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sienna
Review update: The 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium is very casual, all business

Let’s talk alone for a second. Is everyone out of the room? Even the cat? Good. Now that it’s just us we can talk brass tacks: We’re really stretching the definition of “business casual” during the lockdown, aren’t we? Our outfits may be just on the right side of...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Odyssey gets more bling, but is still a minivan

The 2021 Honda Odyssey will get a refreshed look and improved tech and safety features when it debuts at the 2020 New York Auto Show in April, the automaker announced Monday. The best-selling minivan wears a new face with a grille that appears lower but is really just stretched wider for a sportier...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2020 Chicago Auto Show
2021 Chrysler Pacifica arrives with all-wheel drive, standard active safety tech

Minivan buyers in wet and winter weather states, Chrysler has heard your pleas. The refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan comes with optional all-wheel drive, more standard safety equipment, and more technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed Thursday at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. All-wheel...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica: Best Minivan To Buy 2020

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan does something better than every other vehicle on the planet, and we'll exchange words with you over that. Crossover SUVs can't match its flexibility. The new mid-engine Corvette doesn't come as a plug-in hybrid. Ferrari's newest supercars don't have infotainment as...Read More»

2020 Chrysler Voyager
2020 Chrysler Voyager earns top 5-star safety rating from feds

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager minivan earned a top five-star crash test safety rating from the NHTSA, the automaker announced Tuesday. The minivan earned top marks in crash testing that included front impact, side impact, and a battery of other tests. Of the eight tests, the Voyager only scored one...Read More»

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