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167Minivans Do Poorly In Crash Tests

Several minivans earn poor rating on small overlap front crash test

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

123Is Acura working on a premium minivan?

Here's a vehicle that nobody saw coming. Unless Honda/Acura is keen to play tricks on us, our spy shooters recently caught what appears to be an Acura minivan fully camouflaged for testing on some back roads on a rainy day.

44Toyota's 'Easy Speak' Gives Parents A Voice In Backseats

Kids the number one cause of distracted driving among parents

Parents often wish they could be in two places at once. A feature from Toyota now gives them the next best thing: The ability to yell at their children from a distance.

52Minivan market not what it used to be, but margins make up for it

Residual values for last year's minivans are higher than they were in 2000.

22What we think we know about Chrysler's plug-in hybrid minivan, CUV

When the 2016 Town & Country comes to Chrysler dealerships, it will sport something no production minivan has ever had: a plug. That was on bit of news hidden in the massive Fiat Chrysler (FCA) product preview held in Detroit on Tuesday. All FCA would say about the minivan was that the Town & Country PHEV would get 75 MPGe.

42Kia releases second Sedona teaser ahead of New York debut

Kia has released a second teaser image of the next-generation 2015 Sedona minivan ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show, and it doesn't leave much to the imagination. The van is a much-needed replacement for the current (aging) model that was briefly withdrawn from the US market and then brought back, nearly unchanged.

271Psychiatric Treatment For Mom Accused Of Driving Kids Into Ocean

Bystanders and officers helped pull mom and her children from the surf off Dayton Beach

A pregnant South Carolina woman charged with attempted murder after she drove her car into the ocean with her three children inside will be allowed to receive in-hospital psychiatric care until a doctor says she's fit to return to jail, according to an agreement announced Tuesday.

7Honda Recalling 900,000 Odyssey Minivans

Fuel pump covers pose a fire risk

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because a fuel pump cover can deteriorate and cause a fuel leak.

422Mom Drives Minivan Into Ocean With Three Kids In Car

Children rescued just as the tide sucked the minivan out to sea

Three children and their pregnant mother were rescued from their partially submerged minivan as it was battered by the surf off the coast of Dayton Beach, Fla. on Tuesday afternoon.

33Next Chrysler minivan to get optional AWD, nine-speed auto

"The minivan package has always been a sacred thing ... it's basically a life tool" - Ralph Gilles

104Minivans and hybrids shopped by men and women equally

Men love fast, exotic cars, and women want something safe and practical – at least that is the way conventional thinking goes. But a new study challenges these old beliefs. According to the auto information aggregators at iSeeCars, both sexes shop for minivans and hybrids equally.

19Chrysler patents smarter minivan folding seats

It's frightening to think of how quickly the mice would have overtaken us if we hadn't stayed one step ahead of them with better mousetraps. We'll never have to worry about that in our relentlessly re-engineered world, though. Case in point: Chrysler has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for an improved design of the already wondrous Stow 'n' Go seating found in the automaker's Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

73Four Children Saved From Exploding Car By Good Samaritans

An off duty police officer and mystery man are credited with saving the children

A grateful mother in Rochester, N.Y, can't say thank you enough to the two good Samaritans who saved her four children from a burning minivan moments before it exploded.

16Honda Odyssey Earns Rare Safety Designation

2014 model becomes first minivan to earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ranking

Minivans should aspire to be the safest cars on the road. There's no other vehicle more tailored toward carrying children, ostensibly our most precious cargo, than the classic family hauler.

14New Odyssey ads feature Honda Vac, star power

Honda has released a string of new ads highlighting its refreshed, 2014 Odyssey minivan. While the Japanese brand hasn't started bragging about attaining the first Top Safety Pick+ for minivans, it's all too happy to brag about another first - the world's first van with a built-in vacuum cleaner.

27Next Kia Sedona minivan spied

After skipping the 2013 model year and returning for 2014, the Kia Sedona is getting a full redesign for 2015, which we see for the first time in these new spy shots. The new Sedona isn't going to look as much like the 2011 KV7 Concept as we had hoped, but we definitely see some key styling cues from the Kia concept minivan.

5Zap Jonway will debut four EV models in China this year

California-based Zap Jonway says its China-based Jonway Auto division will debut four electric-vehicle models in the world's most populous country later this year, as the company looks to capitalize on plug-in vehicle incentives from the Chinese government.

4Honda Odyssey's New Onboard Vacuum Surprisingly Easy To Use

The idea came from the 6-year-old daughter of a Honda engineer

For all the millions of dollars automakers spend on research and development, one the most notable innovations on display at the New York Auto Show may have been culled from the imagination of a 6-year-old girl.

38Volkswagen Routan dead, pour out a sippy cup for your little homies

America's minivan wolfpack has just gotten smaller by one. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen officials have confirmed what we've suspected for some time – the Routan is dead. Essentially a lightly reworked version of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Routan actually hasn't been rolling off of Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario production line at all this year, but VW had yet to confirm its discontinuation. However, Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW America, has reportedly admitted that the Routan is

84Chrysler slows minivan production, hasn't built VW Routan this year

Chrysler has slowed production of its Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans this week, Automotive News reports. The Windsor, Ontario plant will cut its three shifts from eight hours each to four hours each in an effort "to align production with market demand," a Chrysler spokesperson told AN. Chrysler also builds the closely related Routan minivan for Volkswagen at its Ontario facility, but has not built a single example thus far in 2013.

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