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Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer

The Kia Carnival will arrive on our shores sometime this summer as a 2022 model, according to a story this morning from Autoblog. As we posted back in June, Kia is positioning it as a grand utility vehicle (GUV), lest you think it’s merely another minivan. How or why a stigma is attached to minivans […] The post Kia Carnival Sails to the U.S. this Summer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Minivan, Vans, News Blog, Kia Carnival, Conventional Drivetrain, Gas Engine, Kia Carnival Sails


Minivan Market Share Is Now at 2 Percent In America, and It’s Rapidly Getting Worse

Sales of minivans in the United States in 2019 plunged below Great Recession levels as every member of the existing quintet reported sharp year-over-year declines. The 408,982 sales produced by the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, and Toyota Sienna in calendar year 2019 were a far cry from the 1.1 million […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, United States, Autos, Auto Sales, Minivan, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Minivans, Minivan Sales, 2019 U.s. Auto Sales


What’s to Become of Chrysler?

Chrysler has certainly changed since emerging from the ashes of the Maxwell Motor Company in 1925, spending the better part of the 20th century purveying all manner of car to the American public. The current century has seen the company merge with Daimler, followed by Fiat. Now it’s cozying up to PSA Group, leaving many to […] The post What’s to Become of Chrysler? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Psa, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Daimler, Industry News, Minivan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group, Chrysler Suicide Watch, Chrysler Zombie Watch, Chrysler Death Watch, Maxwell Motor Company


Minivan vs. SUVs: How to Select Your Next Family Vehicle

For many growing families, gaining an additional family member means another milestone: upgrading or changing the family vehicle. If you had a sedan, you may find that it’s not big enough to comfortably fit multiple car seats and passengers. Inevitably, you have to answer a question that defines your parenting: minivan or SUV?   OK, [...] The post Minivan vs. SUVs: How to Select Your Next Family Vehicle appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: SUV, Automotive, Adoption, Debate, Minivan


Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Van

When Chrysler had such a smash hit with the K-derived minivans of the 1980s, Toyota USA needed some kind of family hauler bigger than the Cressida, Camry, and Tercel wagons. The solution, from the perspective of the suits in Aichi, was obvious: Americanize the TownAce mid-engined van and ship it west ASAP! Here’s an ’84 […] The post Junkyard Find: 1984 Toyota Van appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, North Carolina, 1980s, 1984, Van, Minivan, Aichi, Toyota USA, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Toyota Van, 1984 Toyota Van, HiAce


Record numbers of people have downloaded and used the Democrats' mobile app for doorknocking canvassers

MiniVAN (Android, Iphone) is a mobile app designed for volunteers who canvas door-to-door during election seasons; though the app has been around since 2010, it's seeing a surge in popularity, with 218,189 logged-in users in the 2018 midterm season, compared with the 153,513 users in the 2016 presidential race. On every metric, MiniVAN usage is crazy-high, and the surge can't be explained away with the continuing shift from pen-and-paper record-keeping to mobile tools. Even more exciting:...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Florida, Politics, Elections, News, Elizabeth Warren, Democrats, Midterms, Tufts University, Uspoli, Minivan, Rourke, Hersh, Issie Lapowsky, Coulombe


Studebaker Museum and SAH select the world’s 10 most influential cars

Photo courtesy Studebaker National Museum. They range in status from iconic to mundane and in age from ancient to fairly modern. Some seem relatively straightforward while others appear almost out of left field. Yet the 10 vehicles selected for the Studebaker National Museum’s latest exhibit share two traits: None are Studebakers, and all of them helped shape automotive history. As opposed to many of the museum’s exhibits, 10 Cars That Changed the World, which opened last month, doesn’t feature...
Tags: Germany, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Mini, Jeep, Twentieth Century, Clubs, Fiat Chrysler, Minivan, Dodge Caravan, Toyota Prius, Ford Model T, LANSING Michigan, Design News


2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Review – Hashtag Vanlife

For those of you voyeurs who enjoy peering at perfectly curated photos of strangers’ lives, do me a favor and click over to Instagram and search the “Vanlife” hashtag. It’s a seemingly endless parade of young folk who have eschewed traditional housing for a thoroughly modified full-size van — typically a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Ram […] The post 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Review – Hashtag Vanlife appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Instagram, Autos, Chrysler, Car Reviews, Minivan, Mercedes Benz, Vans, Vanlife, 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Review


End-of-term Report: 37,000 Miles and Three Years in a 2015 Honda Odyssey EX

We weren’t the typical minivan buyers. Yet with only one child (at the time), and desirous of full-size pickups, and frequent travellers of off-road paths not designed for an especially low-slung vehicle, we acquired a new 2015 Honda Odyssey EX in June 2015. Three years and 37,000 miles later, after mountains of dog hair and […] The post End-of-term Report: 37,000 Miles and Three Years in a 2015 Honda Odyssey EX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Autos, Honda, Minivan, Honda Odyssey, News Blog, 2015 Honda Odyssey Ex, Honda Odyssey EX, Long-term Tester, Ttac Long-termer


2017 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD Review – Well-Aged Swagger

Yes, you read the headline correctly — this is indeed a review, running in June 2018, of a 2017 model year vehicle. Chalk it up to other priorities (after all, writing isn’t my full-time gig) but honestly, it doesn’t really matter in this case. Toyota hasn’t really made significant changes its minivan since the early […] The post 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD Review – Well-Aged Swagger appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Autos, Toyota, Car Reviews, Minivan, Toyota Sienna, New car reviews, 2017 Toyota Sienna


Ace of Base: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L

Yes, yes, yes. I know that most of you wouldn’t sign on the line that is dotted for a minivan, and, honestly, neither would I. It makes no sense, really, given that a large box-shaped living room on wheels is just the ticket for road-trip comfort with the family while offering enough space for shuttling […] The post Ace of Base: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Pacifica, Minivan, News Blog, Ace of Base


BREAKING: Kia Sedona Receives New Fog Lamps for 2019

Automotive trade shows typically provide little more than early access to vehicles you’ve already read about for months. But every so often details emerge that are so incredibly hot, you can’t even begin to fathom why God chose to trust you with them. At this week’s 2018 New York International Auto Show, Kia Motors America […] The post BREAKING: Kia Sedona Receives New Fog Lamps for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Kia, New Cars, New York Auto Show, Minivan, Kia Motors, Kia Sedona, Vans, News Blog, Product Planning, Mid-cycle Refresh, 2019 Kia Sedona, Kia Sedona Receives New Fog Lamps


Piston Slap: An LSX-FTW Christmas Wish, Revoked?

Woody writes: Hi Sanjeev, My wife complains that I don’t even notice when she doesn’t shave her legs; yet every time I say something about it, she complains at me about how she has no time because of kids, school, dinner, etc. Help a guy out. (You’re on your own with that, son! — SM) […] The post Piston Slap: An LSX-FTW Christmas Wish, Revoked? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Family, Safety, Autos, Tax Return, Minivan, Woody, Crash Test, Piston Slap, Sanjeev, Chevrolet Astro, Ls Swap Astro, Lsx-ftw, Lsx-ftw Astro, V8 swap


Junkyard Find: 2010 Nissan Cube

Nissan’s slow-selling, goofy-looking minivan debuted in the United States market for the 2009 model year and got axed just five years later. You can still buy a new Cube in Japan, but junkyards on this side of the Pacific are getting discarded Cubes in more-than-flukey quantities. After seeing several in a Denver-area self-service yard last […] The post Junkyard Find: 2010 Nissan Cube appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Colorado, United States, Autos, 2010, Nissan, Pacific, Denver, Cube, Van, Minivan, Nissan Cube, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2010s


Toyota’s ‘Fine-Comfort Ride’ fuel cell concept aims for long-range flexibility

 Toyota is debuting a new concept vehicle for the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a fuel cell vehicle that’s designed to get around 1,000 km (around 621 miles) on a single hydrogen pack that can be refuelled in about 3 minutes total. The concept looks like an aggressively future-styled minivan, though it’s billed as a “premium saloon,” and it’s got… Read More
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Toyota, Hydrogen, Fuel Cell, GreenTech, Minivan, Tokyo Motor Show


Junkyard Find: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Turbo

The quantity of Chrysler PT Cruisers in the high-turnover self-service wrecking yards remained close to zero for the first decade after the car’s 2001 model year debut (while the Cruiser’s Neon cousins showed up in large quantities starting at about age five). For the first few years of our current decade, I’d see a sprinkling […] The post Junkyard Find: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Turbo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Turbo, Autos, Chrysler, 2004, Minivan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Turbocharging, Chrysler PT Cruiser, PT Cruiser, Turbocharger


Minivan vs. SUVs: How to Select Your Next Family Vehicle

For many growing families, gaining an additional family member means another milestone: upgrading or changing the family vehicle. If you had a sedan, you may find that it’s not big enough to comfortably fit multiple car seats and passengers. Inevitably, you have to answer a question that defines your parenting: minivan or SUV?   OK, [...] The post Minivan vs. SUVs: How to Select Your Next Family Vehicle appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: SUV, Automotive, Adoption, Debate, Minivan


Ace of Base: 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Over the last few years, FCA’s long-term product plans have been, um, fluid. A great amount of “will they or won’t they” speculation is directed to the venerable Grand Caravan. The nameplate which invented a segment is a perpetual resident of the proverbial chopping block. Yet, sales remain strong. Why? Well, the central tenet to […] The post Ace of Base: 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SE appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Value, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Minivan, Ace of Base, Base Model, Grand Caravan


2018 Honda Odyssey Elite First Drive – A Van For Drivers

“Remember – YOU ARE IN A MINIVAN,” my better half commanded as I tapped the left-hand gearshift paddle, grabbing a lower gear to power out of the improbably banked corner on the mountain two-lane. The 19-inch Bridgestones squealed in protest as I pushed it a bit wide, just as the kid squealed from the third […] The post 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite First Drive – A Van For Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Car Reviews, Minivan, Honda Odyssey, Car Review, First Drive, Road Test, 2018 honda Odyssey, Honda Odyssey Elite First Drive


Junkyard Find: 1993 Plymouth Voyager with Five-Speed Manual

The original K-platform-based Chrysler minivans, built for the 1984 through 1995 model years, sold like mad, helped kill the station wagon, and forced the competition to get serious about selling minivans in the United States. Buyers could get the 1984-95 four-cylinder Caravan, Voyager, or Town & Country with a five-speed manual transmission, though few did. […] The post Junkyard Find: 1993 Plymouth Voyager with Five-Speed Manual appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, United States, Autos, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, 1990s, 1993, Minivan, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Manual Transmission, Chrysler K Platform, Chrysler K Car, Voyager


Would you bet on a Chrysler minivan to outrun a Toyota sports car?

Logic suggests that a sports car should be faster than a minivan, but a drag race organized by Cars.com proves that's not always the case. A Chrysler Pacifica with a 287 hp V6 recently smoked Toyota's acclaimed 86. The post Would you bet on a Chrysler minivan to outrun a Toyota sports car? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Chrysler, Toyota, Drag Race, Minivan, Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota 86


2017 Ford Flex Limited EcoBoost Review – It’s Been Almost A Decade

My sister hates the Ford Flex. She’s never driven a Ford Flex, mind you. She just hates the way it looks. I, on the other hand, am a huge fan of the Ford Flex’s exterior design, particularly in Blue Jeans paint, particularly without these black wheels. There are only two sides to this argument. There is […] The post 2017 Ford Flex Limited EcoBoost Review – It’s Been Almost A Decade appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: SUV, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Car Reviews, Ford Motor Company, Minivan, EcoBoost, Car Review, Road Test, Ford Flex


I never wanted a minivan but mine's dying and I might cry

by Laura Falin posted in Mom Stories I never wanted to be a minivan mom. Although my husband was ready to buy a minivan the day we got home from our honeymoon, and start filling it up with kids, I held out (on both...it would be three years before the kids and seven before we... Read more » Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Mom, Minivan, Laura Falin


I never wanted a minivan but now it's dying and I might cry

by Laura Falin posted in Mom Stories I never wanted to be a minivan mom. Although my husband was ready to buy a minivan the day we got home from our honeymoon, and start filling it up with kids, I held out (on both...it would be three years before the kids and seven before we... Read more » Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Family, Kids, Parenting, Mom, Minivan, Laura Falin


QOTD: What Vehicle Can You Not Stand No Matter What?

A good many questions that start with the phrase, “Given an unlimited budget … ” tend to focus on what a person would buy with a bottomless pit of money — and why not? It’s fun to fill our imaginary garages with machines made of moonbeams and unobtanium. Not this time. Right now, I’m here to […] The post QOTD: What Vehicle Can You Not Stand No Matter What? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Minivan


Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Odyssey LX

Sometimes a manufacturer churns out a base trim that — all things considered — might just be the best choice for that particular model. Here’s a candidate. Wait, wait, wait! Yes, this is a minivan … but before you scroll past this post to revel in Steph’s news reports or one of Jack’s adventures, consider this: […] The post Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Odyssey LX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Jack, Odyssey, Minivan, Steph, Honda Odyssey


Minivan vs. SUVs: Tips to Select Your Next Family Vehicle

For many growing families, gaining an additional family member means another milestone: upgrading or changing the family vehicle. If you had a sedan, you may find that it’s not big enough to comfortably fit multiple car seats and passengers. Inevitably, you have to answer a question that defines your parenting: minivan or SUV?   OK, [...] The post Minivan vs. SUVs: Tips to Select Your Next Family Vehicle appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: SUV, Automotive, Adoption, Debate, Minivan


Four-Links – new Doodlebug, Loewy’s secret to success, first minivan drive, Checker’s diesels

Given that none of the Diamond T Doodlebugs built for Texaco are known to have survived (and the plans to drop a quad-turbo Detroit diesel in it), we’re going to presume that the project sketches that Legacy Classic Trucks posted to its Facebook page last weekend are for a scratchbuilt vehicle. Guess we’ll have to wait until 2018 to find out. (via) * The Atlantic this week ran a fascinating story detailing Raymond Loewy’s secret to success at marketing his designs – a conscious blending of the...
Tags: United States, Strike, Autos, Chrysler, The Atlantic, Detroit, Diesel, Taxis, Replicas, Minivan, Thirties, Kalamazoo, Eighties, Dodge Caravan, Raymond Loewy, Texaco


TTAC News Round-up: Heavens Smile as Cursed Minivan Plant Resumes Production

Tranquility returns to North America as FCA’s ill-fated minivan assembly plant prepares itself for a return to active duty. That, the used car rulebook is getting an update, an autoworker union puts its hand out for government cash, and Porsche shrinks the price-tag and stretches the length of the Panamera… after the break! More minivans next […] The post TTAC News Round-up: Heavens Smile as Cursed Minivan Plant Resumes Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Industry, Porsche, Fca, Autos, North America, New Cars, Ftc, Minivan, Unifor, Labor Unions, News Blog, Panamera, Union News


Should I Get a Truck, Minivan, or SUV?  

Trying to decide on the type of vehicle to buy can be a tough call, especially if you’re looking into the best routes to exit the country after the election. You’re ultimately trying to decide on something that you’re not just happy with and find useful on test driving day, but also several years (or even sometimes decades) down the road. If you need a bit of extra space, you’ve got a lot of options. Sometimes all those choices seem more like to confuse you rather than help you though. Keep thi...
Tags: Fashion, Car, SUV, Truck, Chevy, Pickup Truck, SUVs, Road Trip, Pacifica, Minivan, Vehicle, Compact Car, Home Life, Vacations & Getaways