Best towing minivan

Best towing minivan

Practical and affordable: Honda CR-V Honda s best-selling compact CR-V crossover SUV is all-new for 2017 with two engine options and a solid drive character. Practical and premium: Volvo XC90 Volvo takes aim at German luxury and hits its mark with well thought-out Sensus Connect tech, clever amenities and Swedish style. Sport driving: Jaguar F-Pace Jaguar sport sedan-like handling in a more practical and still stylish crossover SUV package. High capability: Chevrolet Tahoe An …

Best minivan Lease deals

Best minivan Lease deals

Westend61/Getty Images When Marc Frons, former chief information officer with The New York Times, went to his local car dealer, he believed he could get Infiniti s advertised lease deal. This special offered the 2012 G37x sedan for $399 a month for 39 months, with nothing due at signing. When he walked out later that day, Frons left with a new car and a deal that he would later realize cost about $3, 500 more than he was anticipating. How did Frons (who says he is no rube ) end …

Best overhead DVD player for minivan

Best overhead DVD player for minivan

Whether you are planning a long car trip or simply want a way to keep the kids quiet on the way to school, an overhead DVD player makes the journey more enjoyable. A good movie or your favorite TV show make the hours fly by and even prevent sibling fights, all while getting you and the family to your destination. The best models offer good picture and sound quality, as well as accessories that make the players convenient to use and work as a part of your car s entertainment system …

Best gas mileage minivans

Best gas mileage minivans

PM 55 posts, read 97, 366 times Reputation: 46 I keep reading everywhere that minivans have better fuel economy than SUVs, but I can t seem to find a minivan that can beat 19mpg (I m not counting highway mileage because I almost never have the opportunity to drive on the open highway). Meanwhile, you can get a Ford Escape at 22mpg (2008 Ford Escape). So, what gives? I have zero self-consciousness about image; I m more than happy to drive a minivan if that makes the most sense …

What minivan has the best gas mileage?

What minivan has the best gas mileage?

Some car shoppers go for luxury, power or cargo space. Other shoppers, however, are all about fuel efficiency and saving money from the get-go. If that s you, here s a list of the 10 best gas- and diesel-engine cars that deliver at least 40 miles per gallon in the EPA s highway driving test. Because these cars have standard gasoline or diesel engines, they are more affordable than cars with costlier hybrid and electric drivetrains, which can send purchase prices skyward and can …

Best minivan Ratings

Best minivan Ratings

The minivan class used to be a two-van competition between the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. With the arrival of the Chrysler Pacifica, however, the dynamics of the class have changed. The Pacifica has all the space and utility of other minivans, as well as features like automatic opening doors and rear-seat entertainment, but adds in things like poised handling, a powerful V6 engine, a stylish and upscale interior, and class-leading connectivity that other minivans don’t …

Best minivan in snow

Best minivan in snow

All-wheel drive is a lighter-duty system used for cars and car-based SUVs. AWD systems operate continuously, and they automatically vary power delivery to the front and rear wheels when needed. Some systems remain in front- or rear-wheel-drive mode until slip is detected, then power is routed to all four wheels. Other systems send power to all four wheels continuously. Good for: Seamless acceleration in slippery conditions. Needs no driver intervention to engage. Drawbacks: Can’t …

Best family Minivans

Best family Minivans

Utility and Safety Prioritized One of the reasons the Honda CR-V has remained popular for so long is its uncompromising utility, and that hasn t changed this year. The wide hatch opens to a giant cargo area, one that s easy to load thanks to the low bumper. The floor itself is adjustable, with multiple levels allowing you to deepen the cargo area a bit to keep items from splattering onto the driveway when you open the power hatch. Need more space for bigger items? Quick release …

Best snow tires for minivan

Best snow tires for minivan

Experts agree: If you drive regularly on ice or snow, you ll be safer on winter tires than on all-season tires. When temperatures drop and snow falls, there is no question that dedicated winter tires provide the best road-holding grip,says Gene Petersen at ConsumerReport.org . He adds that in their testing, ConsumerReports.org found that winter tires easily command a 20-percent benefit in snow and ice traction over all-season tires, and some of the best winter tires have nearly …

Best minivan fuel economy

Best minivan fuel economy

All-new Gasoline-powered 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Offers Unsurpassed Fuel Economy, Greener Ownership Experience 28-mpg highway unsurpassed in minivan segment; 12 percent better than model it replaces Combined-cycle rating of 22 mpg is 10 percent better Improved fuel efficiency contributes to nine-percent reduction in Global Warming Potential (GWP) All-new Pacifica s superior performance attributable to engineering enhancements, such as: Upgraded version of award-winning Pentastar …

Best minivans Canada

Best minivans Canada

Minivans are the car equivalent of sweatpants. They may not be sleek or stylish, but they sure are comfortable and practical. And while your new minivan may never be the envy of your neighbours, you will be very popular with other parents when it’s tournament time and your child’s teammates need a ride. Our expert panel folded and stowed their inner race-car driver to examine four popular people movers. BEST DEAL: Toyota Sienna ($33, 420*) Although it is neither the cheapest nor …

Best value minivans

Best value minivans

The Toyota Sienna didn t need a refreshed exterior and redesigned interior to repeat its best resale value win from last year, but it certainly didn t hurt. After all, the Sienna is one of the leaders of the segment, available with all-wheel drive, a solid reputation for reliability, tons of cargo space, and flexible seating options for up to 8 passengers. Under the 2015 Toyota Sienna s hood is the same 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission that have been there …

Best hybrid minivan

Best hybrid minivan

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Let s get one thing straight: The Pacifica hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric minivan, the first of its kind ever, Chrysler points out. The fact that no carmaker has ever put a hybrid drivetrain of any kind into a minivan, let alone a plug-in hybrid, is a little surprising. So is the name: Pacifica Hybrid. Chrysler execs found that if they added the words “Plug-In” that people in focus groups immediately got range anxiety, so it’s officially called …

Best minivan Lease

Best minivan Lease

Polka dot images/getty Benefits of leasing a car include lower payments (plus some fees), as you’re just financing the portion of your car’s depreciation that’s going to occur during the lease term. You’ll also be in a new car with a warranty that will likely cover any unexpected problems during the lease term. Those great lease deals that you see advertised, however, are reserved for customers with excellent, or tier one, credit. But with some research and preparation, you still …

Best Priced minivan

Best Priced minivan

If you re arriving in LA via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can pick up your car rental and head out straight from the airport. Select one of the economy rental cars from Advantage to ensure you ll have plenty of gas mileage to crisscross the 5, 10, and 101 freeways. No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on Hollywood Boulevard. This strip of sidewalk celebrates Hollywood greats by immortalizing their names in stars …