Hyundai minivan Entourage

Hyundai minivan Entourage

The Basics: Hyundai is recalling 41, 264 2007-2008 Entourage minivans because the hood latch may corrode, causing it to open while driving. The recall affects every Entourage manufactured between February 16, 2006, to June 30, 2008, though the fix varies depending on the state. The Problem: The secondary hood latch can corrode, meaning the hood may not close properly. This could cause the hood to fly open while driving and causing an accident. Based on the states where the van …

Minivan with rotating seats

Minivan with rotating seats

Stow n Go Gets a Friend: Swivel n Go Stow n Go breathed new life into Chrysler minivan sales and essentially gave the automaker a head start on the 2008 model that takes innovation a step further with its patented Swivel n Go that transforms the van into a dining car. The second-row bucket seats pivot (seatbelts are mounted to the seat structure) to become rear facing, allowing passengers (adults fit, but not always gracefully) to belly up to an optional removable table for …

Minivan interior

Minivan interior

Head to Head: Sienna vs. Odyssey Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Minivan owners love their vehicles. They’re roomy, family-friendly, efficient, and easier to drive than large SUVs. Sliding doors make it easy to get kids and their car seats in and out. Two models rise to the top of our rankings, though the segment may soon be shaken up by a new contender. Topping our Best Minivans ranking is the 2016 Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey also takes our …

Wheelchair minivans

Wheelchair minivans

The VMI Toyota Sienna with Northstar Access360 conversion is a top-of-the-line wheelchair-accessible minivan. It gives greater access to life through more space, flexibility and ease of use. With a slide-out, in-floor ramp, users get less dirt and debris in the interior and optimal maneuverability for larger power chairs. Features of these new and used conversion vans include: More room to turn due to 12”-longer floor Easy entry for wide power chairs on 30” ramp Maximum door height …

Plug-in in minivan

Plug-in in minivan

Chrysler invented the mainstream minivan, but Honda and Toyota make much better ones. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers 80 MPGe with 30 miles of all-electric range. That’s better by far than anything Toyota or Honda can do. How did Chrysler beat them? The system, it’s worth pointing out, isn’t a bad one. The option of Level-II charging in roughly two hours with 30 miles of range is on par with most non-Tesla offerings. This isn’t the dinky hybrid system they offered on …

Cool looking minivans

Cool looking minivans

A long-stagnant auto category is big again thanks to a crush of toddlers and a swanky new Chrysler. by Mom-jeans are stylish again, Pokémon is ubiquitous, and the minivan is having a major moment. As the old saying goes: Those who fail to learn from the 1990s are doomed to repeat them. Minivan sales in the U.S. are up 21 percent so far this year, outmatching every class of vehicle except the midsize pickup. And though the bloated kid-carrier has yet to match its heyday, U.S. drivers …

Minivans in Canada

Minivans in Canada

Honda Canada says it will take until next spring to get the parts required to fix thousands of Odyssey minivans that are being recalled because second-row seats may not lock into position. The Japanese auto maker says the Canadian recall covers 52, 710 Odyssey minivans from the 2011 to 2016 models. Honda says there has been no injury or crash report linked to the problem, which was discovered through warranty claims. A similar U.S. recall announced on Thursday covering 633, 753 …

Custom minivan interior

Custom minivan interior

If you’re in Aylett, Virginia and see the license plate “Cntwlk” cruise by, you should know you’re in the presence of one of the coolest minivans on the planet. Some people may laugh at “cool” and “minivan” being used together, but wait till you see this bad boy. Justin Spurlock, a C5-7 quad, injured in 2002, and is the owner the “Orange Crush, ” a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Braun lowered floor, and it’s been customized to the max. The ‘Crush’ is the latest transformation …

Types of minivans

Types of minivans

The future of automotive technology looks a lot like one of the most popular types of cars from the 1990s. Alphabet’s newest subsidiary, Waymo—the former self-driving car program within Alphabet’s X research lab—said today that it will be rolling out 100 of its new autonomous minivans onto US roads in 2017. The chunky cars were developed through a partnership between Google and Fiat Chrysler engineers, and their design is based on the automaker’s new Pacifica minivans. Waymo was …

Average minivan gas mileage

Average minivan gas mileage

Minivans are family-hauling stars, but where they don t shine as brightly is in fuel efficiency. Large, heavy and V-6-powered, the minivan class gets an average combined EPA rating of 20 mpg. How does that translate to real-world driving? The Ultimate Minivan Challenge Results | Mileage Test During the Ultimate Minivan Challenge, we took five minivans on a 135-mile road trip from the rolling rural roads and highways of southeastern Wisconsin to the city streets and suburban boulevards …

Minivan Towing

Minivan Towing

AM 767 posts, read 322, 295 times Reputation: 405 I was looking at NYC trailer parking regulations, on where to park if I get a 7 x 16 custom cargo trailer from RNR or Legend Trailers. Of course, this is being towed by my 2005 DGC SXT. Well, it s LEGAL to park a trailer attached to a motor vehicle in Industrial Zones! Seems like this will be one of my new hangout[s]! Have you ever hung out in [what type of RV setup] in Industrial Zones? Anything weird ever happen? In my current …

Minivan to Hua Hin

Minivan to Hua Hin

Unless you re travelling under your own steam, the usual ways to get from Hua Hin to Bangkok are either by taxi, air conditioned bus or train. There is another quick alternative, however, and that s by minivan. It s definitely one of the quickest ways to reach the capital, taking as little as 2.5 hours - depending on traffic - and one of the other major advantages is that the journey there terminates in the city centre, at Victory Monument. This location is right on the skytrain …

Silhouette minivan

Silhouette minivan

The Oldsmobile Silhouette had a 14-year production run that lasted from 1990 to 2004. The Silhouette was designed with luxury in mind and became the flagship minivan for the brand. Like other minivans of its time, the Silhouette had stiff competition from the newly released Chrysler Town & Country. The unfortunate discontinuation of the Oldsmobile brand led to the demise of not only the Silhouette but also all of the cars in its lineup. The Silhouette was provided with …

Nissan minivan Quest

Nissan minivan Quest

Guess what? Minivans are still uncool. Automakers know this. Even the latest ads for the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna acknowledge the squareness of the segment. Sales have stabilized at about 500, units per year since tragically hip moms and dads fled to crossovers. As a mature segment with little potential for growth, minivans are getting comfortable with their squareness. For evidence, we direct your attention to the new Nissan Quest, which not only acknowledges its …

Minivan console Organizer

Minivan console Organizer

A few years ago, I made the mistake of letting my husband pack our car for vacation. We had only been on the road half an hour when my youngest asked for a drink. “The cooler is in the back, ” my husband said. So I had to instruct my daughter how to climb in the back of the station wagon, move a few items and dig out a drink. Not only was this unsafe, but it was messy. When the next child asked for a snack, I told him to look in the grocery bag by his feet, unfortunately, there …