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In Review: 2020 Toyota Sienna

Minivans have fallen out of favor, and that's a shame because they are superior people-movers. Of those that are left, Toyota's Sienna has a lot to offer...find out more in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Sienna, Jil McIntosh, Minivans, AutoTrader


QOTD: Who’s Fooling Who?

You were probably thrilled to get a glimpse of the next-generation Kia Sedona yesterday, perhaps even dissolving into uncontrollable babbling, tears rolling unchecked down your crimson cheeks. Pull yourself together! It’s still a minivan. Kia just decided to play dress-up, disguising the new people mover as everyone’s favorite vehicle type: the easy-driving, socially acceptable crossover. […] The post QOTD: Who’s Fooling Who? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Kia Sedona, News Blog, Minivans, Question of the Day


2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan

The vehicle you see here may bear the name of a minivan, but Kia Motors affectionately (and perhaps optimistically) refers to it as a “Grand Utility Vehicle.” Appearing in South Korea on Wednesday wearing next-generation duds, the Carnival —aka the North American-market Sedona — apparently wants to be mistaken for an SUV. The brand’s designers […] The post 2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Design, Autos, Kia, Don, Sedona, Kia Motors, Kia Sedona, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


Progressive Young Families Beware! Next-generation Kia Sedona Looms

What a year 2020’s turned out to be! Sure, there’s stuff happening in the background, but look at all the minivan news. Chrysler’s coming out with an all-wheel drive Pacifica, Toyota’s turning the Sienna into a dedicated hybrid, and Kia — well, Kia’s not giving up. As the least popular minivan in a shrinking segment, […] The post Progressive Young Families Beware! Next-generation Kia Sedona Looms appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Chrysler, Kia, Sedona, Kia Sedona, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, Future Models, Kia Sedona Looms, Pacifica Toyota


The Last Minivan Battle? Orders Open for the AWD Chrysler Pacifica

Seating, fuel economy, and traction: these are the three areas in which the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and all-new Toyota Sienna will do battle, though neither of these vehicles is a direct match for the other. In the shrinking minivan segment, the urge to offer everything a buyer might want has led us to this point. […] The post The Last Minivan Battle? Orders Open for the AWD Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Awd, New Cars, Hybrid, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


2021 Toyota Sienna: Have It Your Way

Long overdue for a revamp, the fourth-generation Toyota Sienna bowed today, ditching the previous model’s 3.5-liter V6 engine in favor of a more fuel-conscious alternative. Before, the long-running minivan offered buyers the option of braving wintry weather or semi-rugged excursions with the confidence of all-wheel drive. That option remains — but it’s coupled with a […] The post 2021 Toyota Sienna: Have It Your Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, Awd, New Cars, Hybrid, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, 2021 Toyota Sienna


Toyota to Chrysler: Two Can Play This Game

It seems that Chrysler’s Pacifica won’t be the only available hybrid minivan for long. While the Ontario-built model, which challenges Toyota’s Sienna by adding all-wheel drive for 2021, remains the only hybrid people mover in the segment, it’s possible the Sienna might soon become the only AWD HEV minivan. That isn’t known for sure at […] The post Toyota to Chrysler: Two Can Play This Game appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Hybrids, Pacifica, Ontario, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, Future Models


QOTD: The Impossibility of High Society Vanning?

Some segments and roles just don’t mix. While unfavorable bodystyles and vehicle sizes can be kitted out for sport or luxury, perhaps even succeeding in their mission, sometimes a vehicle’s basic fiber — its core identity — proves an impossible match for its newfound mission. Sometimes a car is too ponderously large for serious muscle […] The post QOTD: The Impossibility of High Society Vanning? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lifestyle, Autos, Qotd, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Question of the Day


Modified Honda Odyssey minivans transport Detroit coronavirus patients

The minivans were specially modified to protect drivers from infection
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Detroit, Honda Odyssey, Minivans, Coronavirus Pandemic


Honda Odyssey Mildly Massaged for 2021

Clearly aware of what the minivan segment is all about, Honda has refreshed the Odyssey for 2021 with an obvious focus on the fundamentals. Practicality is the name of the game here, and with the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna both receiving updates this annum, Honda didn’t want to be caught napping. But that doesn’t […] The post Honda Odyssey Mildly Massaged for 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, 2021 Honda Odyssey, Dying Segments


The best minivans for 2020

Although a little boring, minivans are versatile cars for motorists with people, gear, or both to lug around
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Best Of, Buying Guides, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Best Of Everything, Family Cars, Tier 4


Dodge Grand Caravan Gets a Date With Death; Plant to Shed 1,500 Jobs

It’s not unexpected, but it still comes as a blow. The impending loss of the Dodge Grand Caravan stands to sadden lovers of the industry’s longest running, most inflation-resistant minivan, but it’s a truly bitter pill for workers at Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant. As reported yesterday by Canada’s Financial Post, the Grand Caravan — […] The post Dodge Grand Caravan Gets a Date With Death; Plant to Shed 1,500 Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Production, Canada, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Grand Caravan, Financial Post, News Blog, Minivans, Windsor Assembly Plant, Grand Caravan, Discontinuations


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


I Hauled My Kid Around In Five Different Minivans: Here's What I Learned

People either love to hate minivans, or have completely forgotten about them, even though they’re the most practical, comfortable form of transportation a family of four or more can get their grubby, peanut butter-smeared hands on.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Minivans, Jalopnik Reviews


Electric AWD on the Way For Chrysler Minivans, Report Says

Earlier this year, when rumors of a forthcoming all-wheel drive Chrysler Pacifica arose, the minivan segment seemed ready to birth a rival to Toyota’s AWD Sienna. Instead, Chrysler ended up debuting a stripped-down version of the FWD Pacifica called the Voyager. AWD isn’t off the table, it seems, but the traditional form of all-wheel traction […] The post Electric AWD on the Way For Chrysler Minivans, Report Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Awd, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Minivans, All Wheel Drive, Electric AWD


Minivan (Sales) Magic to Commence Soon?

There was a flurry of speculation earlier this year about a traditional people hauler, with whispering voices claiming that, in a bid to boost demand, Fiat Chrysler was prepared to offer an all-wheel drive version of its Pacifica minivan. Minivan sales aren’t doing too hot, as you know. Crossovers and the like… While the automaker’s […] The post Minivan (Sales) Magic to Commence Soon? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Fca, Autos, Awd, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Minivans, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning


First Drive: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

The Voyager was originally a Plymouth minivan, but the name is coming back, and it's going to be a base level on the Chrysler Pacifica to replace the aging Dodge Grand Caravan. I took one for a quick spin: find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Plymouth, Chrysler Pacifica, Jil McIntosh, Minivans


In Review: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Unique among minivans, the Pacifica is a plug-in hybrid, meaning that after you plug it in, you get about 50 kilometres of electric-only driving before it reverts to conventional hybrid operation. So why bother just to go 50 klicks on battery? Find out in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Hybrids, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jil McIntosh, Minivans, AutoTrader


Faraday Future Teases Ultra-modern Minivan

Faraday Future is my favorite automaker and it’s not because they build the best cars. With the exception of a few prototypes of the FF91, Faraday hasn’t really built much of anything. But I’ve become enamored with the story of a mysterious automotive company, funded by a controversial Chinese backer, that continues to defy the […] The post Faraday Future Teases Ultra-modern Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, FF, Editorials, Autos, Faraday, Faraday Future, Jia Yueting, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Minivans, Concept Vehicles, V9, FF91, Ff 91, MPVs, The9


2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Review – The Clock Strikes Van Time

Welcome to the least hip car segment – the minivan. It’s what our parents drove, right? Nobody wants to be as tragically uncool as their parents, even as they themselves become parents. Might I, an experienced parent, suggest something to the millennials and hipsters who are starting to reproduce? Consider getting back to the minivan […] The post 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Review – The Clock Strikes Van Time appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reviews, Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, Minivans, Transit Connect, 2019 Ford Transit Connect, Transit Connect Wagon, Ford Transit Connect Wagon Review


The best minivans for 2019

It may be hard for some buyers to accept, but the best minivans are incredibly versatile vehicles. They were developed specifically to haul people, and the best ones on the market don't feel like a penalty box. Check our list and see for yourself. The post The best minivans for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Buying Guides, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Best Of Everything, Family Cars


Report: Chrysler Pacifica Could Gain All-Wheel Drive in 2020

Toyota —er, Fiat Chrysler may add an all-wheel drive version of its Pacifica minivan next year, if a report out of the model’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario pans out. According to two named — and two unnamed — sources, the automaker wants to take a page from a certain Japanese company known for its hybrid […] The post Report: Chrysler Pacifica Could Gain All-Wheel Drive in 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Awd, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, WINDSOR Ontario, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


Denver-based company helps you fulfill your van conversion dreams

We’ve featured hundreds, if not thousands, of DIY van conversions, but the process of creating your own home on wheels is an arduous one, even for the handiest of nomads. For those who need a little professional help in creating your dream van conversion, Denver-based Oasis Campervans specializes in revamping various minivan models into spacious camper homes for up to two people. With more people than ever fulfilling their dreams of being nomadic travelers, the practice of turning vans and ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Denver, Tiny Homes, Van Life, Toyota Sienna, Minivans, Tiny Homes on Wheels, Van Conversion, Homes On Wheels, Van Conversions, Van Homes, Ramon Jimenez, Oasis Campervans, Companies That Convert Vans Into Homes


Fiat Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan

At this point in history, minivans have become an acquired taste. Just like fine scotch and the silkiest of smooth jazz, there are those who appreciate the minivan and those who don’t — likely due to some tragic flaw within their genetic makeup. However, Fiat Chrysler still gets the minivan and, as a reminder to […] The post Fiat Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Caravan, Special Editions, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Grand Caravan, Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog, Minivans, Anniversary Editions, 35th Anniversary Edition Chrysler Pacifica, 35th Anniversary Edition Dodge Caravan


Buyers Take a Sienna Siesta, but Toyota Isn’t Losing Sleep

Twenty-one years after Toyota replaced the alluring Previa with a new, more conventional people mover, the Sienna minivan finds itself falling out of favor among American buyers. SUVs and crossovers now provide virile consumers with a smorgasbord of front-and all-wheel drive, cargo-friendly alternatives, while competition from newer rivals serves to further erode the Sienna’s standing. […] The post Buyers Take a Sienna Siesta, but Toyota Isn’t Losing Sleep appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


Wheels: You Don’t Drive a Minivan? You Should. Here’s Why.

Ready for a satisfying relationship with your car? Skip high-maintenance coupes and sport utility vehicles that demand you open your wallet all the time.
Tags: News, Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Honda Motor Co Ltd, Kia Motors Corp, Minivans


America’s Minivan Market Still Hasn’t Reached the Bottom of the Barrel, But It’s Nearly There

Let’s not kid ourselves. American demand for minivans is still shrinking. In fact, July sales in particular tumbled as three of the four top-selling minivan nameplates – a trio that accounts for nearly three-quarters of the sector’s volume – combined to lose more than 5,400 sales, year-over-year. But set aside all of that negativity for […] The post America’s Minivan Market Still Hasn’t Reached the Bottom of the Barrel, But It’s Nearly There appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, New Car Sales


Honda Odyssey Reigns Supreme in Latest Minivan Crash Test

You don’t need a family to own a minivan, it just helps avoid a series of awkward follow-up questions. However, regardless of whether you’re riding with your complete progeny or your only friend in the world, you probably hope your vehicle has your back in the event of an accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small […] The post Honda Odyssey Reigns Supreme in Latest Minivan Crash Test appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Studies, Autos, Reports, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Dodge Grand Caravan, IIHS, Kia Sedona, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports


2019 Toyota Sienna: Bringing All-wheel Drive to More of the Masses

As the Ford Aerostar and Toyota Previa fade from our collective memory, one could be forgiven for thinking minivans were always a front-drive proposition. As for winter-beating all-wheel drive, a laundry list of crossovers and SUV fill that buying space, poaching sales from the once-hot minivan segment. Still, one model continues offering four-wheel traction for […] The post 2019 Toyota Sienna: Bringing All-wheel Drive to More of the Masses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Ford Aerostar


Friday Night Adventures Prove Yet Again That Minivans Are the Best Vehicles the World Has Ever Known

The wind is gusting above 40 miles per hour on New Brunswick’s Northumberland shore. I’m standing beside an oversized ATV trailer, desperately trying to figure out how one of three ratchet straps holding an ATV snowblower to the trailer tore itself to shreds, launching the blower into the trailer’s front box. It’s the kind of […] The post Friday Night Adventures Prove Yet Again That Minivans Are the Best Vehicles the World Has Ever Known appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New Brunswick, Autos, Honda, Northumberland, Honda Odyssey, Vans, News Blog, Minivans, 2018 honda Odyssey