Long-term Test Cars

We Test Whether You Should Buy a Post-Scandal Volkswagen TDI Diesel

By Kelsey Mays on March 23, 2018

Regulators have approved fixes for the vast majority of cars involved in Volkswagen Group's huge diesel emissions scandal, but do those remedies sacrifice significant real-world fuel economy... Read More
2018 Volkswagen Atlas MPG Check-in: 79 Days, 2,600 Miles

By Kelsey Mays on March 16, 2018

CARS.COM — Time flies. Nearly three months has passed since we bought our Best of 2018 car, a Volkswagen Atlas. But here we are, 79 days and more than 2,600 miles since we took delivery of... Read More
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Costs and Issues After 1 Year of Ownership

By Brian Normile on February 27, 2018

CARS.COM — It is time for the curtain to come down on our Best of 2017-winning 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The minivan had a good run in our hands, but it needs to make way in our fleet for ou... Read More
Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Trunk-or-Treat Costume Is No Joke

By Matt Schmitz on October 25, 2017

CARS.COM — For Halloween, most people dress up their kids. At Cars.com, we dress up our cars. But how to follow up our car-stume from last year, when we dressed our former long-term tester... Read More
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: 3 Ways It Nails the 9-Speed

By Mike Hanley on October 23, 2017

CARS.COM — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was one of the early mainstream automakers to add a nine-speed automatic transmission to its lineup — but its introduction was rocky, to say the ... Read More
Long-Term Chrysler Pacifica Fuel Economy Update: 13,000 Miles Down

By Brian Normile on October 6, 2017

CARS.COM — Summer road-trip season is over, fall is here and our Best of 2017-winning Chrysler Pacifica has now passed the 13,000-mile mark. That's still well off the pace of our previ... Read More
How's Our Chrysler Pacifica's Interior Holding Up After 9 Months?

By Mike Hanley on September 26, 2017

CARS.COM — From food spills to tracked-in dirt and mud, kids can be brutal on a minivan's interior. After seeing what my own three young kids have done to my family's minivan (Hint... Read More
Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Still a Family Road-Trip Champ

By Mike Hanley on September 12, 2017

CARS.COM — I like a good road trip. From our Chicagoland home, my family has driven our 2012 Honda Odyssey to far-flung states like North Carolina, Texas and Wyoming. Over the recent Labor... Read More
Chrysler Pacifica Vs. Honda Odyssey: A Couch-Hauling Comparison

By Jennifer Geiger on August 30, 2017

CARS.COM — After the 2018 Honda Odyssey's Magic Slide second-row bucket seats scored a big win in the saving-mom's-sanity battle (preventing many sibling squabbles), the Odyssey wo... Read More
Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Finally Needed Maintenance

By Brian Normile on July 25, 2017

CARS.COM — When we bought our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, we expected that things would probably go wrong with it at some point. That isn't a knock on Chrysler; we've had all sorts of ... Read More