Although there are four key entries in the minivan segment, there are others that aren't as prominent. The Chrysler Voyager, for instance, is the least expensive one you can buy at just under $28,000 but there's a caveat. It's essentially a pre-refresh Pacifica that isn't available with all the features you can get on its sibling. You can also get vehicles like the Ford Transit … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 5: Pricing and the Verdict
The way each of the four minivan models currently on sale drives differs because of the powertrains they use. You have two hybrids and two strictly internal combustion models. To no one's surprise, the Toyota Sienna is the least powerful and the slowest of the bunch, putting it in the same ballpark as your average crossover. The Sienna also creates more engine noise when you … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 4: Which One is the Best to Drive?
If you're looking at a minivan for your next vehicle, chances are you're wanting something comfortable. Luckily, every single entry in the segment emphasizes pampering you and your occupants. Every minivan on sale today has the same type of adjustment for the driver's seat. However, The Toyota Sienna is the only one with a power-adjustable steering column while the Chrysler … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 3: Interior and Seating
Episode 2 of the minivan series sees us fitting as much stuff as we can inside four vehicles. Every single brand that's still in the minivan segment knows that this vehicle is going to get used by families and carry a lot of gear. The Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna all have similar cargo capacities that are within spitting distance of each other. The Kia … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 2: Hauling Stuff
Episode 1 of the minivan comparison is a deep dive into what's under the hood and the costs of ownership. There are only four brands left in the minivan space: Chrysler, Honda, Kia, and Toyota. Each one has a different approach, giving their respective entries a unique character and advantages. However, which minivan is right for you depends on your specific needs. The … [Read more...] about Finding the Best Minivan Episode 1: Under the Hood and Cost to Own
If you're looking for a three-row vehicle that isn't a crossover and electrified, you've got two choices: this 2021 Toyota Sienna and the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The 2021 Toyota Sienna has gone all hybrid and it's the only minivan that's available with AWD and electrification all in one package. Now sporting Toyota's latest design language, you get the same angular mug … [Read more...] about 2021 Toyota Sienna Review: The High Efficiency Family Hauler
This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available in four trims, the … [Read more...] about Week in Review: April 26 to May 2
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may just be your ultimate family vehicle. Why? It provides the ultimate blend of usability, technology, and efficiency. Recently refreshed, the Pacifica lineup got a revised front fascia complete with reshaped headlights, a new grille, and different lower air openings. In the rear, Chrysler added full-width LED taillights, making it more … [Read more...] about 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: The Perfect Family Mobile?