Second Look: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler’s award-winning minivan continues to attract new customers. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When crossover utility vehicles began to take hold early on in this century, minivan sales were expected to decline, then eventually disappear as models were canceled one by one. Manufacturers such as Ford and GM … Read more

Class Act: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Town & Country is gone, replaced by the all-new Pacifica minivan. The Chrysler minivan is back. Not that it ever left, but the previous models were overshadowed by the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. Not anymore. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is as good as any model out … Read more

Minivan Surprise: 2016 Kia Sedona SXL

2016 Kia Sedona

The minivan segment may be ailing, but the Kia Sedona has breathed fresh life into it. If you’re looking for an excellent combination of people carrying capacity and utility, this model may have everything you want. The minivan segment may eventually go the way of the station wagon, but its … Read more

Poor Minivan Crash Test Results for Three Models

IIHS assigns poor ratings to Nissan, Chrysler and Dodge models. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently put four minivan models through its new small overlap front crash test and three of those models received poor marks, the institute’s lowest score. The Nissan Quest, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler … Read more

The Highly Unlikely Acura Minivan

No boxy people mover for Acura. An Acura minivan? Really?! It seems that prior to any major auto show — the Los Angeles Auto Show begins next week — various model rumors surface. On occasion, they are “supported” by pictures of camouflaged models rolling on back roads, easy pickings for … Read more

Wheels4Hope: Dependable Transportation For Low-Wage Earners

Updated August 19, 2019, to reflect office changes. A North Carolina-based nonprofit is making a difference for thousands of residents. Without a car, low-wage earners must resort to using public transportation — if that option is even available to them. In a pinch, they may call for Uber or Lyft, … Read more

How Many Miles Per Gallon Does a 2014 Minivan Get?

2014 Toyota Sienna minivan

The modern minivan movement began in 1983 when the Chrysler Corporation brought the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan to the market. Those early models were based on the automaker’s K-Car platform, a compact car line that spawned numerous other Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth models. The earliest minivans lived up to … Read more

List of Best Minivans of 2012

The modern minivan segment was launched nearly 30 years ago when the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager were introduced to the market. Previously marketed small vans such as the Volkswagen Bus attempted to carve out a niche for families, but it wasn’t until the Chrysler Corporation introduced its K-Car platform-based … Read more