Vans

Ford recalls more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans for transmission issue
Ford recalls more than 200,000 Transit Connect vans for transmission issue

Ford is recalling 2013-2021 Ford Transit Connect cargo and passenger vans equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the automaker announced Thursday. A faulty shift cable could fail to park the car. Operators of the affected vehicles can shift the gear selector into Park, turn off the engine...Read More»

2021 Nissan NV Cargo van
2021 Nissan NV cargo and passenger vans cost more for final year

The 2021 Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger vans enter their last year of planned production with a $400 increase over the 2020 model. The Nissan NV200 has not been slated for a 2021 model year. Nissan announced earlier in the year it would be pulling out of the commercial van segment after a decade of...Read More»

2021 Ford Transit van
2021 Ford Transit van recreates the mobile home and work van

The 2021 Ford Transit van comes with new option packages to simplify adventure conversions or delivery needs, Ford announced Tuesday. The versatile Transit name applies to four different body styles: A two-seat cargo van for work, a crew van that seats five and has side windows, a passenger van XL...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz Weekender
How to be a Covid camper

Got the camping bug? Want to explore these United States but don’t have the best car for it? Don’t fancy a massive RV or a flimsy tent? Then it might be time for a camper van. Camper vans are all the rage, and van life was trending for a few years before spiking in 2020 due to travel...Read More»

2020 Honda Odyssey
2020 Honda Odyssey gets standard 10-speed automatic, 25th anniversary package

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its bestselling minivan, Honda announced Monday that the 2020 Odyssey minivan will be equipped as standard with its 10-speed automatic transmission and offer a commemorative package that bundles some unique visual upgrades to mark the occassion. Previously only...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
Mercedes-Benz Metris van recalled for leaky fuel hoses

Mercedes-Benz issued a new recall for the Metris van over leaky fuel hoses due to the improper use of a tool to affix the clamp during production. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, the German brand said 12,383 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans from the 2016-2017...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Express
GM recalls its full-size Chevy, GMC vans over fire risk

General Motors on Tuesday said that it will recall about 30,000 full-size vans to trim insulation around electrical components that could catch fire. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans fitted with a specific type of rear climate control system. In those vans...Read More»

Electric-car charging stations at Ikea store parking lot
IKEA to use electric vehicles for home delivery in five global cities by 2020

If you’re waiting for the IKEA delivery truck carrying your new Liatorp media storage set to roll up, you may need to listen listen closely. The vehicle it rolls up in will likely be silent. The Swedish furniture and home goods giant said last week that it plans to make all home deliveries in...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic
Mercedes-Benz’s van of the future is self-driving, modular, and crazy-looking

If Mercedes-Benz is to be believed, the urban van of the future will be modular, self-driving, and if we’re honest, pretty ugly. The German giant unveiled its new Vision Urbanetic concept on Monday from the van division, and it merges autonomy with the ability to haul plenty of people or...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Redesigned 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to cost $34,985

Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday said that its new, U.S.-built full-size cargo and passenger vans will cost slightly less than the model they replace. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will cost $34,985 to start in cargo van configuration, $5 less than the outgoing model, but its price will climb fast...Read More»

2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first drive: generational shift, but as useful as ever

When you consider that new-car life cycles are usually measured in years, not decades, it seems silly to describe new models as “generations.” The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is an exception: the 2019 Sprinter is only the third generation of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship van since its...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»

Teaser for 2018 Honda Odyssey debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
2018 Honda Odyssey teased ahead of Detroit debut

The minivan wars are heating up this winter. Honda will take to the stage at next month's Detroit auto show with its fifth-generation Odyssey minivan, which arrives just months after arch-rival Chrysler reinvigorated its people-carrier lineup with the new-for-2017 Pacifica. Today, Honda released a...Read More»

2014 Toyota Sienna
2014 Toyota Sienna Recalled For Potential Rollaway Issue

In some 2014 Toyota Sienna models, the transmission shift control cable could fail, leading a driver to believe that the gear lever has been shifted to Park when it's not—and potentially causing the vehicle to roll away during or on exit. READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015 The...Read More»

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon  -  First Drive, May 2014
2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive

Ford is calling the 2014 Transit Connect Wagon the unminivan. It’s a tag that elicits eye rolls, as with the most cursory look at this vehicle's profile—its sliding doors, its three rows of seating—it's...unmistakable. It’s almost as if a soft-drink company had decided to...Read More»

2015 Ford Transit Skyliner Concept
Ford Transit Skyliner Concept Is The New York Auto Show's Party Van

The 2015 Ford Transit has yet to go on sale, but one of jobs this full-size van will be tasked with handling is passenger transportation. To show some of the van’s hidden potential, Ford teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports to create Transit Skyliner Concept, which will be on display next week...Read More»

2015 Ram ProMaster City
2015 Ram ProMaster City: Chrysler Gives Business Owners A New Van

Not so long ago, transportation options for small businesses were fairly limited. If your daily routine involved any amount of schlepping, you were faced with the choice of buying a pickup, a commercial van, or something substantially larger. But the past few years have given carpenters, florists...Read More»

2013 Nissan NV200
2013 Nissan NV200: First Drive

Small cargo vans might not be the first vehicle you consider when shopping new, but chances are you've gone for a ride in one already--or will soon. The NV200 is new to the U.S. market, but it's been on sale in 40 other countries for some time. If you're a world traveler, you've seen it before. The...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Preview: More MPGs, More Safety

The commercial van market is heating up here in the U.S. with new or heavily revised entries from both Ford and Dodge on the way in the form of the Transit and Ram. But Mercedes-Benz is prepared to take on the competition with a revised Sprinter van lineup for 2014. Downsizing the diesel Because...Read More»