Kia’s Karting-Themed Sedona to Debut at SEMA

Kia’s Karting-Themed Sedona to Debut at SEMA
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SEMA is an annual event that allows automakers, tuner companies and aftermarket firms to showcase their hottest, most exciting products. Surprisingly the folks at Kia have decided to bring a modified minivan. SAY WHAT?! Continue Reading...

Should I Buy a Used Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari?

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Should I Buy a Used Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari?
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The Workhorse Not-So-Minivan Vehicle Overview After a decade on the market, General Motor’s “mid-size” vans received their one and only update for the 1996 model year. The short wheelbase version of the van was dropped this year and styling was modified to better resemble the larger full-size GM vans. Base model Astros/Safaris featured a utilitarian… Continue Reading...

Honda Odyssey vs. Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Infiniti QX60

Honda Odyssey vs. Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Infiniti QX60
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Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 27 – 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2014 Dodge Journey vs. 2014 Kia Sorento

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Ask AutoGuide No. 27 – 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2014 Dodge Journey vs. 2014 Kia Sorento
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As you know, (or at least you should) our (usually) weekly feature Ask AutoGuide is all about helping readers in need (or for our own amusement). People require vehicle-buying advice and we provide guidance (it’s in our name after all). Give and receive, that’s how it works; it’s just like Christmas except Old Saint AutoGuide… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Kia Rondo

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Kia Rondo
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Plenty of great vehicles around the world skip American showrooms. For various reasons the business decision is made that selling vehicle “x” in the U.S. doesn’t make sense and it’s never offered. Continue Reading...

Ford S-Max Concept Monitors Passenger Health Status

Ford S-Max Concept Monitors Passenger Health Status
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Ford’s minivan isn’t sold in the U.S., but when the brand debuts the new S-Max concept in a little over a week, it will preview the next step in its global design language.  Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 5 – In the Family Way

Ask AutoGuide No. 5 – In the Family Way
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Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...

2014 Honda Odyssey Gaining Standard 6-Speed Auto

2014 Honda Odyssey Gaining Standard 6-Speed Auto
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Minivans are the most economical way to move lots of people and stuff. They’re spacious, comfortable and pretty carlike from a driving perspective. Good news for enthusiasts of the genre, Honda is updating its class-leading Odyssey for the 2014 model year. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars: Catch ‘em While You Can

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Top 10 Affordable Rear-Wheel-Drive Cars: Catch ‘em While You Can
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Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and California are armed with a legislative battleaxe and they’re bringing it to bear against the automotive industry. Fuel-economy regulations are hitting like a war hammer, disrupting the market and crushing carmakers. In a mad dash to meet upcoming CAFE standards manufacturers are dramatically shifting their product offerings. Downsized vehicles, hybrid… Continue Reading...

Dodge Expanding “Blacktop Package” to Seven-Passenger Models

Dodge Expanding “Blacktop Package” to Seven-Passenger Models
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Dodge is bringing a touch of style to the seven-passenger vehicles in its lineup. Starting a little later this year Grand Caravan, Durango and Journey buyers will have the option of ordering a unique “Blacktop” package on these vehicles, which adds a healthy dose of design flair without breaking the bank. Continue Reading...

2014 Ford Transit Connect: A People-Focused Salvo into the Commercial Van Market

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2014 Ford Transit Connect: A People-Focused Salvo into the Commercial Van Market
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Ford made several important product announcements at a media event in Detroit this morning. Borrowing from its global portfolio, the Dearborn-based automaker is bringing an impressive array of commercial vehicles to the North American market, including a brand-new version of the Transit Connect. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Important Cars of All Time

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Top 10 Most Important Cars of All Time
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Cars have shaped the world we live in by giving mobility to the masses. Over the past century and beyond there have been plenty of revolutionary vehicles, not to mention quite a few clunkers. Continue Reading...

MINI Traveler Mule Previews New Minivan- Spy Photos

MINI Traveler Mule Previews New Minivan- Spy Photos
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Rumor had it that MINI was looking into creating a minivan to add some more versatility to its lineup, and today our spy photos confirm that MINI is working on an early protoype of the car to prepare it for production.  Continue Reading...

Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed

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Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed
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Last week, Chrysler announced delivery of four plug-in hybrid Town & Country minivans to the Auburn Hills city of Michigan as the initial part of an extensive two-year hybrid development project worth $25.8 million. Today, company delivered eight more units to the Duke Energy utility company as part of the two-year project. As the only minivan to boast a… Continue Reading...

Nissan Quest Recalled for Software Defect, 23,531 Units Affected

Nissan Quest Recalled for Software Defect, 23,531 Units Affected
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Nissan has announced a recall on Quest minivans manufactured from July 29, 2010 through February 21, 2012. Due to a flaw in its software programming, an insufficient supply of fuel to the engine may occur when the Quest is driven slowly along a descent or idling on a decline with a 1/4 tank of fuel… Continue Reading...
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