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2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige MPV: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With apologies to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who never experienced the 2022 Kia Carnival SX Prestige, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Just don’t call me a minivan. That pejorative never passes... Continue Reading →

2021 Toyota Sienna XSE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Despite the ridicule it endures, the minivan still is the most practical personal passenger vehicle on the planet. Now, with the 2021 Toyota Sienna, there’s one less argument against it. For the first time with any minivan,... Continue Reading →

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer For economical family transportation to some beach, it would be hard to choose better than the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Hybrid minivan. How about fuel economy of 34 mpg going and coming in all traffic conditions?... Continue Reading →

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2018 Honda Odyssey elevates the family minivan to a lofty level of efficiency and comfort. Minivans are the most useful vehicles you can find for mom, pop, and the kids. More than any conveyance, they... Continue Reading →

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Minivans are the most useful vehicles on the planet, all about moving families and cargo in comfort. But the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid takes a tack toward convenience and frugality. This new entry – the first... Continue Reading →

The Minivan on KCRW

by Tod Mesirow Chrysler is credited with inventing the modern minivan in 1983.  On November 2, 1983 the first minivan rolled off the assembly line in Windsor, Canada, across the river from Detroit.   It was reportedly a blue Plymouth Voyager... Continue Reading →

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Three decades ago, Chrysler invented the minivan and triggered the doom of the big American family station wagon. Now they’re back with the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which won’t visit Armageddon on anything but should chip... Continue Reading →

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive And Review

by Jason Fogelson It's not all sports cars and motorcycles for me. No, sometimes I get to test out the latest in minivans, too. I actually love minivans. The first brand new car I ever bought off of a dealer's... Continue Reading →

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