Minivans

Review update: 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige proves minivans can look cool
Review update: 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige proves minivans can look cool

The Kia Carnival was in my possession less than a few hours before I received a text from a friend who loves everything from luxurious Audis to fast Mustangs. “If you’re in the neighborhood swing by with the Carnival,” he said “It’s kinda cool.” Two weeks before...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival minivan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick honor

The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan withstands crashes as well as it avoids them, based on crash-test results released by the IIHS Thursday. The non-profit safety agency funded by the insurance industry bestowed a Top Safety Pick award on the Carnival. Redesigned for 2022, the minivan formerly known as...Read More»

2021 Toyota Sienna
Review update: 2021 Toyota Sienna proves to be ideal road tripper

Going-to-the-Sun Road ascends more than 3,400 feet in Montana’s Glacier National Park. The road clings to cliff faces as it switches back on hairpin turns above glacial lakes and raging rivers. Fog like dragon’s breath fills the valleys and clouds cloak mountaintops cleaved with...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival, silver, and 2021 Toyota Sienna, green
2022 Kia Carnival vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna: Compare Minivans

Minivans may not get the attention of three-row crossover SUVs, but the redesigned 2022 Kia Carnival and redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna narrow the gap between SUVs by different measures. This year, the Toyota Sienna comes standard with a hybrid powertrain that gets up to 36 mpg combined, making it...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
First drive: 2022 Kia Carnival comes to town masked as an SUV

A teenager at the drive-thru said he liked my car. I lowered my sunglasses; he was sincere. Later, a couple stopped me in the Costco parking lot. “What is that?” “It’s a Kia.” I explained how the new badge with futuristic script replaced the circle on the liftgate...Read More»

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition
2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland narrows gap between minivan and SUV

Toyota wants its minivan to be seen as an SUV. The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition introduced Tuesday comes with distinct styling, standard all-wheel drive, and more ground clearance than the Toyota Sienna minivan redesigned for 2021. It does not come with a winch or knobby 33-inch mud...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Review update: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the family vehicle sweet spot

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been our Best Minivan To Buy for five years running. Late in the 2020 model year it got better with the addition of all-wheel drive, then for 2021 it was improved again with a luxurious Pinnacle model and an improved infotainment system. Yet Toyota challenged the...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum

This is the strange case of the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan. The crime? A missing vacuum cleaner. The culprit? The pandemic. In January, after just five months of sales, Honda pulled the plug on the 2021 Odyssey so it could roll out the 2022 Odyssey. Why so soon? Supply constraints caused the...Read More»

2022 Kia Carnival
2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan

The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan will cost $33,275, including destination, when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter, Kia announced this week. The successor to the 2021 Kia Sedona will cost $1,700 more, but comes loaded with new standard safety and convenience features, a fresh look, and a tony...Read More»

2021 Kia Sedona
2022 Kia Sedona minivan to be renamed Kia Carnival

Kia's Carnival is coming to North American towns, and it's bringing the party known as the Kia Sedona minivan. The 2022 Kia Carnival will replace the Sedona minivan in name, following the global name Kia has used almost everywhere else except in North America and a few other countries, MotorTrend...Read More»

2021 Honda Odyssey
2022 Honda Odyssey starts at $33,265, loses HondaVac

The 2022 Honda Odyssey minivan is on sale now with a starting price of $33,265, Honda announced earlier this month. The represents a $300 increase over the abbreviated 2021 model, which had a price increase of $1,000 when it went on sale August 3. That's not the only price increase: Mandatory...Read More»

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
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»