Ford Freestar minivan

Ford Freestar minivan

Until 2003, the Honda Odyssey was the minivan to beat. Today, with the arrival of the redesigned 04 Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest, the champion is no longer clear. The playing field has widened considerably, and Ford is the latest automaker to submit an updated entry. Last redesigned in 1, the Ford Windstar lacked many of the features consumers now consider necessary when shopping for a minivan. Does it have fold-flat seats, or cumbersome removable benches? Does it have more …

Most gas efficient minivan

Most gas efficient minivan

For years the RAV4 has consistently been among the top-ranked small SUVs. The current RAV4’s cabin is quieter, the ride is smoother, it has a suite of advanced safety features, and it offers a frugal hybrid version. The energetic 2.5-liter four-cylinder and smooth six-speed automatic returned 24 mpg overall in our tests of an AWD version. The hybrid version gets a terrific 31 mpg overall. Handling is responsive and very secure. Inside, the controls are clear and intuitive. Though …

Are minivans safer than SUVs

Are minivans safer than SUVs

GIF About once a month someone says to me, Now that I have kids, I think I need a minivan, but I really don t want a minivan. What should I buy? Early in my career my answer was, Well, you should probably buy a minivan. Most folks don t like this answer, but more often than not it s true. Many times when I have recommended minivans, the result was a nasty look and a potential client that has become a lost client. Now I when I get the question, I run off the normal bevy …

Honda minivan Price

Honda minivan Price

For 2017, the Honda Odyssey receives an optional sound-deadening windshield. Besides that, it is unchanged. Honda Odyssey Overview The Honda Odyssey is a minivan aimed at families that need three rows of seating and ample cargo space. Honda first introduced the Odyssey minivan in 1994. Since then the Odyssey has enjoyed four generations of production, the latest launching with the 2011 model year. There are several minivans that compete against the Odyssey, including the Toyota …

Minivan camping Tents

Minivan camping Tents

Napier Sportz SUV & Minivan Tents convert your SUV or minivan into a comfortable camping cabin in minutes Napier Sportz merges your vehicle s cargo area with a spacious tent to form an inviting home away from home Crafted from polyester taffeta and polyester oxford for superior strength, and waterproofed to keep you dry (When connected to your vehicle) Napier Sportz uses reinforced fiberglass tent poles for durability and shock-corded to prevent loss Napier Sportz SUV …

Smallest minivan

Smallest minivan

The best small minivan for 2017 might not be a minivan at all. Consider instead a select group of compact- and midsize-class crossover SUVs that offer three seating rows, good cargo space, and tidy exterior dimensions. They’re the 2017 Dodge Journey, GMC Acadia, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Nissan Rogue. With an average overall length of more than 16.5 feet, a traditional minivan such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, or Toyota Sienna is not that “mini.” By contrast, the 2017 …

Mexican minivan

Mexican minivan

A 15-year-old Mexican boy driving a minivan near the Texas-Mexico border was arrested Thursday for attempting to transport $1.1 million worth of marijuana into the United States, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release issued Monday. Border Patrol agents working near the Harlingen Station in the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday morning witnessed large bundles being loaded into a red minivan. The agents followed the van until the driver pulled over, jumped …

Ford Transit Connect minivan

Ford Transit Connect minivan

We sampled a short-wheelbase, five-passenger wagon with the optional 178-hp, 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine and a long-wheelbase, seven-passenger model powered by its only engine, the 169-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Even with three aboard, the short-wheelbase EcoBoost model felt the friskiest—no surprise there—with some turbo lag but sufficient scoot once the turbo rush kicked in. The 2.5, for its part, didn’t seem to lack power under our benign driving regimen, but …

Minivans Comparison

Minivans Comparison

Episode 3516 Once again we teamed up with our friends at Cars.com for this all’s-square-in-love-and-war fact-finding mission. As our collective automotive attention is directed to that humble family staple, the minivan. Last time around, in 2011, the Honda Odyssey took the top honors, but will it have what it takes this time? Well, the list of contenders challenging the Odyssey is a predictable one…. …the well adorned and well-aged Chrysler Town & Country… …along with …