The biggest performance-related gripe for me is the minivan doesnt have the shift padel for gear selection. Waiting the transmission to downshift is very annoying... that makes moving uphill much less smooth than it should be. I really couldnt understand how Chrysler can approve a 2018 minivan without this important feature, something they had in T&C and still have in Grand Caravan.
Another thing is... why they reserve the AWD option! With the shift padel and AWD added back to the minivan, I believe it will beat every single competition out there plus it will have a huge chance to steal some market shares from the 3 rows SUV market.
Since they target male and fathers in their ads, and did pretty successfully, it's reasonable to believe they should have even more success to win the male market if those features are there as many male drivers care about those.
Hope Chrysler will move fast and implement the features in the 2019 models. Unlike the old time, the automobile playing field is now very dynamic. Automakers need to repsonse fast to the market trends and needs in order to stay ahead of the game or even survive. They cannot keep a model totally unchanged for 5-10 years. I bet the Sienna franchise will have something amazing to offer next year, and Honda will fix some of the mistakes in the odyssey by 2020.
Last edited by Christogo; 01-12-2018 at 08:29 AM.