Vans

2011 Nissan Quest: New Images, L.A. Show Debut Confirmed
2011 Nissan Quest: New Images, L.A. Show Debut Confirmed

The 2011 Nissan Quest isn't quite here -- we're looking toward a first drive early next year -- but today Nissan released these illustrations of the new minivan. This spring, we confirmed that the new minivan won't be radically different under the skin, as it is on the outside. Though Nissan's...Read More»

Screencap from 'Frenemies', a miniseries sponsored by the Toyota Sienna
You Have A Frenemy Request From The Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna minivan has proven popular with consumers, and Toyota has deployed a number of ad campaigns to sell it. The latest -- "Mommy Like, Daddy Like" -- has been a mixed bag: some of the creative has been well-executed and engaging, while other elements seemed...well, a little lazy. Now...Read More»

MV-1 Wheelchair-Accessible Mobility Vehicle
Video: MV-1, The 'First Mobility Vehicle', Launches Nationwide Tour

As July 4 approaches, it's probably a good idea for Americans to take a step back and consider what their country is really about. Freedom? Sure, but it's also about mobility: social, economic, and physical. For people with disabilities, that last one can be difficult to achieve, but the Miami...Read More»

Dodge Caravan R/T concept
Chrysler Brings A 'Man Van' To Take On The Swagger Wagons

Minivans are many things: functional, convenient, and sometimes easy on the eyes. But they don't always inspire pride in their owners, and they don't exactly scream "Master of my Domain" -- particularly when men are behind the wheel. In fact, countless commercials have light of the fact that for...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Recalls Minivans for Fire Risk

Chrysler's popular minivans are the subject of a new recall that follows two other recent recalls by the domestic automaker. The 2008-2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled for a problem with wiring. In some vehicles from those model years--the vehicles in...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey
2010 Honda Odyssey: Lowest Cost To Insure Among Minivans

The 2010 Honda Odyssey has the highest entry price of the mainstream minivans, yet it costs the least to insure. This tidbit comes as just another reminder that the cost of a model—even the cost of fixing that model—doesn't matter nearly as much as the profile of the typical driver for that...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense

We've recently reported that there are a lot of deals to be had on new vehicles this season—especially on SUVs and trucks. But the flip side is that the costs of vehicle ownership are up significantly this year, and those very same aspects that are making some SUVs looking like such a steal at...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Get 60-Day Return Policy

Chrysler has announced that for a limited time it will offer a no-questions-asked return policy on its 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country minivans. From today through March 31, if buyers trade in a competing model (owned or leased), they qualify for the Minivan Pledge, which...Read More»

Boyota, performing at the Toyota Sienna display during the 2010 Detroit Auto Show
Video: Boyota Work Some Magic On The Toyota Sienna

Auto show presentations have a reputation for being cheesy -- and they've earned it. The Chevrolet "Volt Dance" at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just the latest in a long, long line of displays and debuts to employ terrible music and clunky choreography in an effort to seem new and edgy...Read More»

2010 Honda Odyssey 5dr Touring w/RES & Navi Headlight
2011 Honda Odyssey: Concept Debut At The Chicago Auto Show

Honda has confirmed that it will show the next generation of its Odyssey minivan at the Chicago Auto Show on February 10. The current Honda Odyssey has been mostly unchanged since its last major redesign for 2005. For its entire model run, it's impressed TheCarConnection.com for its strong...Read More»

New 2011 Mazda Mazda5 minivan, to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, March 2010
Preview: 2011 Mazda Mazda5

The 2011 Mazda5 was unveiled today ahead of its upcoming debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The pint-sized family hauler gets a dramatic new design and updated powertrain to deliver more style and efficiency in a compact and useful package. The most immediately noticable feature of the 2011...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sienna

Minivans may represent an ever-thinning presence in the auto market. But like the ever-thinning hair of most minivan drivers, Toyota is holding on to the precious sales it has left in the segment by offering up a revamped 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan early next year. The Sienna looks new inside and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna
2011 Toyota Sienna: First Look

Toyota is taking the wraps off the 2011 Sienna today at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show. The Japanese automaker says its third-generation minivan is becoming more carlike than ever.  With front- or all-wheel drive, and a choice of  four- or six-cylinder engine and in seven- or eight-passenger...Read More»

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero
2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

Fiat Doblo
Chrysler Expands Its Ram Fleet With Fiat Doblo Compact Van

Over the past year, we've spoken a good bit about the 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Our own John Voelcker gave it a positive review after his test drive last May, and the fuel-efficient van aims to be a major contender in the American market. But before long, the Transit Connect will have some...Read More»

The Spirit of Berlin remote-controlled Dodge minivan
Want To Remote-Control Your Minivan? Check the App Store

It's official: "There's an app for that" has become the most annoying catchphrase of 2009 (on par with 2001's "You are the weakest link"). And yet, we have to admit that there are beaucoup apps out there -- some of them quite good. For example, developers at Appirion UG have developed a program...Read More»

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans

If you're eyeing your next vehicle with the classic American family road trip in mind—perhaps a visit to your favorite national park out West—you might want to consider this: Hungry bears overwhelmingly prefer minivans for their next fix. For reasons not fully understood, at one of the...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
2010 Honda Element Lives Up To Its Pet Pawtential

Thanks to its easy-clean cargo floor and tall, versatile layout, the Honda Element has been a longtime favorite for dog owners. Yet the number of official pet-friendly accessories for the Element, along with most other popular dog-haulers, has been surprisingly limited, leaving families to search...Read More»

2009 Honda Skydeck Concept
Honda Skydeck Concept Coming To Tokyo Motor Show

Hybrids are becoming increasingly common in compact and mid-size sedans, and even in some SUVs, but so far, hybrid minivans haven't caught on. Honda may be hoping to change that with a new concept called the Skydeck. Though it's still just a design study according to Honda, it does show that the...Read More»

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