A photo of the 2021 Honda Odyssey outdoors.
Crossover & Midsize

What’s So Great About Minivans?

Some drivers swear they’ll never own a minivan. Conversely, there are plenty of families out there that swear by their van. Models like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna continue to improve year over year. But what’s so great about minivans? First off, I’ll start by saying that I am definitely one of …

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 …

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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Does Chrysler Own Hyundai?

In recent years, more automakers are increasing their efforts to manufacturing cars with more autonomy and, ultimately, fully self-driving capabilities. In March 2020, Hyundai announced that it would be partnering with Aptiv, an auto parts company focused on cleaner automobiles. This joint venture, dubbed Motional, hopes to create self-driving cars for ride-hailing services, according to …

A supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI® high-output V-8. It boasts 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque
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Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Baits FCA Global Head of Design

Consumers have a fascination with the Hellcat engine. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recognizes this and has been busy shoving the Hellcat engine in whatever it can. So, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and even the Ram 1500 TRX pickup have all seen the powerplant mounted on their platforms. Interestingly, someone recently rendered what …

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
Crossover & Midsize

The Chrysler Pacifica Went From Economical to Luxurious

The Chrysler Pacifica has been a minivan worth betting on for years. Literally, it’s been the TCC’s Best Mini Man To Buy since 2017. However, in 2021 along with more practical upgrades, you can get a brand-new luxurious Chrysler Pacifica with even more comfort, tech, and safety features.  The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica offers more luxury  …

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 …

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 red 2021 Sienna minivan in a desert landscape
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2020 Minivans Worth Your Attention

While SUVs have become more and more popular as family vehicles, nothing quite beats the spaciousness of having a minivan. Once old and outdated, new vans can have just as much luxury as any SUV or sedan, and they are still competitors in the market. To many people, a van might always be your standard …

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 …

Chrysler shows off the the 2021 Pacifica at the Chicago Auto Show on February 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois
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What’s New in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica?

Chrysler Pacifica fans should be excited as the 2021 model year is just around the corner. Kelley Blue Book weighs in to offer reviews about this popular line of minivans. Is it primed this year to compete with the likes of the Toyota Sienna or the Honda Odyssey? Well, there are tons of features and …

black on black Toyota Sienna driving in a neighborhood
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The 2020 Toyota Sienna Isn’t One of the Safest Minivans

The International Institute for Highway Safety rated the 2020 safest minivans according to the results several different tests. Numerous crash tests are performed. Additionally, LATCH system tests are done and headlight ratings given. Despite the Toyota Sienna’s reputation, it didn’t make it into the top 3––or even 4––rated minivans for 2020 IIHS safety. The 2020 …

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 …

white 2021 Sienna minivan diving on a dirt road
Hybrids & Electrics

2021 Minivans: Which Will Be the Better Hybrid?

So far in 2020, we know that 2021 minivans are moving in the hybrid direction. There will be two hybrid options for buyers seeking alternatives to a regular gasoline engine. A Toyota minivan and a Chrysler minivan are going to have to battle it out to see which one is the best. But until we …

2020 Toyota Sienna SE Premium AWD
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Is the Toyota Sienna the Most Reliable Minivan?

As far as 2020 minivans go, there is a pretty good group to choose from. Modern minivans offer the finest creature comforts with state of the art technology, entertainment systems, and cool features like vacuums and luxurious reclining seats. There’s no denying that minivans have seriously upped their game in recent models. But which 2020 …

a refined looking black Pacifica in front of a modern home in the snow
Crossover & Midsize

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Recall Alert: Do You See Your Rear?

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has completely changed the minivan game. Since its release in 2016 it has brought sleek style, funny commercials, and the first hybrid minivan with its 2017 model year. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is a popular minivan, selling around one hundred thousand units each year since its release in 2016. When you …

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 …

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crossover & Midsize

Consumer Reports: Surprising Most Reliable Minivans of 2020

Minivans don’t always get a lot of hype –– they don’t need it. They are marketed as functional family-friendly vehicles. Utility comes first followed by quality inspired by hours of commuting to school and practices with the entire family loaded up. Which are the most reliable minivans of 2020? Minivans, equipped with sliding doors and …

Chrysler shows off the 2021 Pacifica at the Chicago Auto Show
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The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Does Poorly in a Major Category

Minivans are great cars for drivers with large families. Nowadays, these vehicles can’t even be considered “uncool”; most have sophisticated interiors, the latest technology, and powerful engines. One of the most popular minivans you can buy is the Chrysler Pacifica. In addition to seating and cargo capacity, an important factor when choosing a minivan is …

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Hybrids & Electrics

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 …

2021 Honda Odyssey
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Minivan Choices Are Dwindling But You’ve Still Got Options

Recently FCA confirmed we would not see any further updates to the Dodge Grand Caravan, and it will soon be discontinued entirely. RIP Dodge Caravan. This doesn’t mean that hope is lost for those in the market for a minivan. Minivan choices are dwindling, but you’ve got options.  Keeping Minivans in the Family: Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler …

a silver Honda Odyssey parked on a picturesque seashore
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The Five Best Minivans on the Market Today

We know, using the words “best” and “minivans” might seem like an oxymoron to some consumers, but it’s important to keep an open mind when car shopping. The rising popularity of three-row SUVs and the stigma of being a “soccer mom” have caused consumers to shy away from minivans, but upon taking a closer look, …