A brand new white Toyota Sienna on display
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Top Safety Pick Minivan of 2010

Minivans like the Toyota Sienna and the Chrysler Pacifica are great family cars. They are some of the leading choices when it comes to finding a trustworthy family carrier. They boast a reputation for safety and practicality. But prices can get so expensive, and a used 2010 or 2011 minivan becomes a more appealing option …

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
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How Reliable is the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica?

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan that straddles the fence between award-winning and scandalous. It’s a vehicle obviously geared toward families, and this minivan does offer many desirable features. But just how reliable is the 2020 Pacifica? How the Pacifica ranks reliability-wise The 2020 Pacifica isn’t flat out terrible, but it’s not the most …

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10 All-Time Most Hated American Cars

All of these lists are subjective, but we’re sure you’ll agree with most of these “Most Hated” selections. If there is a common thread among these selections it is that most are from the era when “downsizing” was thought to be the answer. But the Detroit 3’s idea of downsizing meant cheap, crappy, and ugly. …

white 2021 Sienna minivan diving on a dirt road
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Wisely and Slow the Minivan Doth Go

Back in the 1980s, Chrysler wasn’t doing so hot. Enter the first American minivan. In 1983 the Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager “transformed mobility for the suburban American family,” according to Business Insider. The minivan quickly became a nationwide family favorite. Even though they’ve taken a luxurious stowable back seat to crossover SUVs as …

Dark gray 2021 Chrysler Pacifica with AWD drifting through the snow
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Chrysler Pacifica Wins Good Housekeeping Award

Mention a minivan, and many people roll their eyes. But the truth is that minivans are great people-haulers. In many cases, they even achieve better fuel efficiency when compared to popular SUVs. So, they can move the family and do well at the gas pump. It is not a surprise then the minivans often get evaluated against each other.  Manufacturers …

Peugeot logo during the Geneva International Motor Show
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Peugeot Speeds Up Plans To Enter US Market

Back in 2016, Peugeot announced its intention to explore the return of the brand to the United States. The brand had previously shuttered US operations in 1991. However, the American market is just too large to ignore for too long. So, in February 2019, Peugeot announced they would return by 2026. Since then, its parent company merged with FCA, …

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited High Altitude | FCA
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Stay Off the Road Campaign Launched by FCA

Stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders from various municipalities across the country have taken hold with varying degrees of success in recent weeks. Still, some people that are not servicing essential functions choose to venture out. In an effort to encourage Americans to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, FCA has announced a new campaign across its Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, …

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Wins Award

Minivans are necessities for many families. So, even in a market segment that has shrunk in recent years, the minivan manufacturers are still trying to outdo each other with one more slick thing or another. Also, families often still decide on a minivan in their search for family-friendly vehicles that deliver safety and efficiency. The …

2020 Chrysler 300
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The Chrysler 300 Is Dated but Still Classy

Sedan selection from American automakers has shrunk. While Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota have all updated their lineups, Ford’s lone sedan will be gone by 2021, while Lincoln may stop selling sedans completely. Meanwhile, Cadillac and Chevrolet each offer 2 sedans. However, it’s the Dodge Charger, Dodge’s lone, ancient sedan, that’s seen the most success. The …

2023 Dodge Charger? | FCA
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Is This The 2023 Dodge Charger?

It has been so long since the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Chrysler 300 were new that we’ve been through three presidents. It’s getting to the point that those three cars barely register anymore. Kind of like wallpaper. We’re sure there have been myriad proposals and efforts internally. This is the first image of something actually …

A red FIAT 500 Abarth zips around a curve.
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Whatever Happened to Fiat?

Fiat is a name that has popped up in the United States auto industry more than once. They sold vehicles here until 1983 when they shut down. But, you could be forgiven for thinking that the story ended there. The truth is that Fiat came back to the United States. However, analysts are starting to wonder for …

A silver 2003 Chrysler Crossfire coupe parked by a scenic outlook.
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Was the Chrysler Crossfire Really That Bad?

If there was an Automotive Hall of Shame museum somewhere, you could easily imagine such flops as the Ford Edsel, Pontiac Aztek, and the Yugo occupying some exhibit space. These ill-fated vehicles were disastrous in terms of engineering, quality, and sales, so the contempt that car communities hold for them is definitely deserved. But would …