A silver 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan parked on gravel in front of snowcapped mountain with the sun behind them
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The Chrysler Pacifica Blew Every Other Minivan Away in 2020 Sales

Minivans used to dominate playground parking lots and school pickup lines. Today, the family-friendly people movers have taken a backseat to smaller, more efficient SUVs and crossovers. But one minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica, won’t go away quietly. In fact, it dominated the minivan segment in sales last year. Also winning countless accolades, the Pacifica blew away the …

A dark-colored 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle minivan parked outside a large shingled home
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Your 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Perfect for Kids and Dogs Alike

The award-winning Chrysler Pacifica‘s design makes this minivan a favorite among active families. Not only does the Pacifica offer plenty of room, but it also delivers impressive driving dynamics. Boasting a makeover for 2021, the Chrysler Pacifica now offers more standard features. The improved exterior styling and interior upgrades make this versatile vehicle a leader in …

The brown and beige interior of a 2021 Kia Sedona minivan, shown from the third row looking forward
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The 2021 Kia Sedona Is the Worst Minivan Thanks to 1 Big Flaw

For a while, the minivan was a dying vehicle. As more drivers fell in love with SUVs, minivan sales declined. Though they aren’t as common as they once were, their sales have steadied as consumers have discovered that minivans, like the Kia Sedona, provide perks that SUVs don’t. Minivans offer better versatility, seat arrangements, and storage space, …

The 2021 Honda Odyssey parked
Cars

How Many Miles Will a Honda Odyssey Last?

The 2021 Honda Odyssey is the ideal family hauler. It’s spacious, stock full of features, and safe. But how many miles can you actually expect the Honda Odyssey to last? Turns out, quite a few. The Honda Odyssey is the perfect fit for families If you’re in the market for a new family hauler, you …

A gray-with-black-hood 1996 Dodge Ram van 'Dajiban' build in the California hills
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The Dajiban Is Drifting’s Latest and Craziest Trend

Camping and #vanlife are the usual activities associated with Dodge vans. Or, depending on the Ram ProMaster configuration, something in the repair field of work. But over in Japan, old-school Dodge vans have found a new purpose in life. Namely, being turned into drifting Dajibans. How Japanese motorcycle racing led to drifting Dodge vans Drifting …

A white JDM 2021 Honda Odyssey with Mugen parts
Crossover & Midsize

Mugen Makes the Honda Odyssey Look (and Stop) Sharp

As impressive as the 2021 Odyssey is, the Honda minivan still faces a criticism leveled at all minivans: styling. Hence why the 2021 model received a mild redesign meant to deliver a ‘macho’ look. But if that’s still not enough, famed Honda tuner Mugen has stepped up to the challenge. Mugen has an extensive history …

The 2021 Toyota Sienna Limited trim parked in the desert
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The 2021 Toyota Sienna Is Faster Than This Ferrari

The arrival of the 2021 Toyota Sienna marks a massive leap forward for the model. In an attempt to spice up the minivan, the Sienna gets a premium cabin, heaps of tech, and even a sharpened aesthetic. For 2021, the Toyota comes exclusively with a hybrid powertrain, boasting excellent efficiency figures. Despite this, the fuel-efficient …

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD S updates the popular S Appearance, introduced in 2017, with new exterior Anodized Ink finishes on the grille surrounds and badging, and a new “Foreshadow” finish on the wheels.
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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Seems Out of Place on This List

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Yes, MotorTrend placed the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica on its shortlist for the 2021 Car of the Year. Just how did a minivan find itself in such a rarefied company? In an award section dominated by cars, the Chrysler Pacifica tries to prove why it made the list. MotorTrend’s Car of the Year awards A …

Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Toyota Sienna Secretly the Best New SUV?

Let’s face it. The 2021 Toyota Sienna isn’t exactly the most exciting vehicle out there. In fact, minivans overall have been struggling as SUVs become infinitely popular. Today we’ll be looking at the 2021 Sienna and how its main improvements could actually make it a better buy than a comparable SUV. According to Car and …

A beige Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan sits parked on a street in April 2001
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The Original Luxury Minivan Looked Like a Vacuum

Is it a luxury minivan, or is it a vacuum? That’s right — the original luxury minivan looked remarkably like a handheld vacuum. This quirky vehicle’s designers apparently thought that adding pinstriping and decals would cover up its quirkiness. Unfortunately, nothing they did could hide its resemblance to an oversized hand vac. Not only is …

A Hyundai Sonata on display at an auto show
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If Hyundai Made a Minivan I’d Buy it… Oh, Wait

This week I’ve been driving the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited. It’s roomy and immensely comfortable. The hybrid system makes for seldom trips in this Hyundai sedan to the fuel pump. But it’s no minivan. Overall, my experience of the Sonata has been overwhelmingly positive. I don’t love the way it looks, although the Oxford …

The red Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV
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Want To Own a Factory-Tuned Oldsmobile Silhouette Concept?

While wagons can make great high-performance vehicles, the same usually can’t be said of minivans. However, that hasn’t stopped some manufacturers from trying to give these practical haulers a touch of sportiness. The Toyota Previa, for example, had a mid-engine layout with an optional supercharger and manual. And the Mercedes-Benz R-Class was a luxury minivan …

Dark gray 2021 Chrysler Pacifica with AWD drifting through the snow
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The Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

If you’re shopping for a minivan, then you’re going to want to pay attention to all of the features it has inside and out in order to keep your family safe and entertained for the drives ahead. One of the most important features that you can easily overlook, though, is a minivan’s fuel efficiency. It’s …

A photo of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica outdoors.
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Here’s Why People Don’t Buy Minivans Anymore

It is no secret that SUVs have become increasingly popular in the U.S. auto market. However, as sales for SUVs rise, sales for other segments begin to shrivel up. Today we’re looking at some of the reasons why buyers are repeatedly choosing to buy SUVs over minivans. As SUVs rise, minivans fall According to CarSalesBase, …

2021 Kia Nightfall Edition Grille
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2021 Kia Telluride vs. Sedona: What Do You Value Most?

Kia presents some of the most enticing vehicles on the market today. If you’re particularly interested in Kia’s most family-friendly options, you may find yourself thinking over the trendy Telluride or the classic Sedona. Which vehicle is best for your family? What the 2021 Kia Sedona has to offer  Kia’s Sedona is a safe minivan with a unique sense of style. …

teaser rendering of the 2021 Kia Sedona minivan
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This Kia Ad Is Confusing

In the last few years, the Kia brand has gained massive momentum in the industry. New models like the Kia K5 replacement for the Optima and other emerging flagships like the Kia Telluride have seen loads of success recently, so it’s no surprise that Kia is going with the flow and announcing for redesigns. We …

Honda Odyssey on the road near the seaside
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The Most Complained About Minivans

Minivans may not be the most exciting segment––to people other than myself, anyway––but they do comprise one of the most functional. Minivans are basically the most family-friendly vehicle on the market. There aren’t a massive amount of different minivan offerings, but of the more popular ones we see thousands of complaints filed on CarComplaints.com. If …

2021 Chrysler Pacifica parked outside the house
Trucks & SUVs

The Best 2020 Minivan You Shouldn’t Ignore Right Now

One of the most recommended minivans to purchase this summer is the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. U.S. News gave it an overall score of 8.1, considering it to be one of the best choices for a minivan on the market today. For consumers shopping for a minivan, this premium vehicle is a must-see option as summer begins to wind down. U.S. …

A white Jeep Grand Wagoneer Photoshopped to have sliding rear doors
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Why Don’t SUVs Have Sliding Doors?

Ever since the Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s big unveiling, questions and critiques have swirled around the luxury 3-row SUV. Why does it look that way? Where’s the wood paneling? Will it actually be a good luxury SUV? One Twitter user, though, helped trigger a question that goes beyond just the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. And that question …

A grey 2015 Honda Odyssey parked near a green mountain.
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The 2015 Honda Odyssey Is Unusually Agile and Affordable Critics Say

Recently, SUVs have become more popular alternatives to family cars. However, it’s still difficult to top a minivan when it comes to comfort and flexibility. If you are shopping for an affordable and dependable minivan, you’ll want to seriously consider the Honda Odyssey﹣the 2015 model year to be exact. The 2015 Honda Odyssey presents value and convenience. Plus, …

2020 Kia Sedona is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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These Safe Minivans Could Save Your Family Thousands

Minivans are famed family haulers. They have been carting American families around for decades. Not everyone likes their look, but you can’t argue with the phenomenal functionality of this segment. Sometimes, it’s nice to go back a few model years to buy a nice used minivan. For many families that are car-shopping for their next …

A front quarter view of a gray 2021 Kia Sedona minivan (in Korea it is called the Carnival).
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Kia Might have an 11-Seater Minivan on the Way

Minivans have been popular family vehicles since their introduction. Some may argue if their introduction to the mainstream consumer began with the VW Combi or the Dodge Caravan. However, nobody can argue with the fact that a minivan can carry a good amount of people and still provide a relatively spacious feel. At most, though, …

a blue Bentley Bentayga SUV at speed on a scenic road
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A Bently Bentayga Van Designed for the Elite?

The update we recently saw for the Bentley Bentayga is pretty impressive. According to auto evolution, the SUV is a vehicle choice in the “new money” vein. It’s the type of SUV that you buy when you sign a pro athletic contract or land your first big part in a Hollywood film. But what about …

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Could This New MPV Compete With the Honda Odyssey?

The Honda Odyssey has been one of the most highly-regarded minivans on the market for the past couple of decades and while it continually goes toe-to-toe with the Toyota Sienna, there’s one MPV that could be a likely contender. Wuling, which is one of GM’s subsidiary automakers based in China, just debuted its Victory MPV …

burgundy 2020 Honda Odyssey driving along a shoreside roadway
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Can You Guess the Best Base Model 2020 Minivan?

There is a multitude of minivans on the market. Not an overwhelming list like that of the SUV and crossover SUV segments, which never cease in growing popularity. However, there are enough new minivans out there––such as the Honda Odyssey or the Kia Sedona––to make the choice a little complicated. Many minivan shoppers may wonder …

a silver Honda Odyssey driving near the shore. It's a great choice for a used minivan
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Best Used Minivans to Buy in 2020

Minivans are easily the most practical, most family-friendly vehicles on the market. But the price of a new minivan isn’t exactly what most families have in mind when they are searching for their next car. There are a lot of second or third hand minivans out there that still have plenty of life left. What …