Minivans And Crossovers Fumble Through Off Road Tests

Watching Jeeps and trucks take on off-road tests is fun. Watching minivans and crossover vehicles though, is another story. YouTube channel, Car Question, takes minivans and crossovers over with a diagonal test, which sends the vehicle up a ramp at an angle. And these vehicles clearly weren’t meant for this.

Who would’ve thought the Toyota Sienna minivan and Mini Cooper weren’t off-road monsters? You can watch them and other cars like the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V awkwardly try (and fail) the test on

This week on PowerNation Katie welcomes hot rod builder Steve Legens of Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee. And with him a gorgeous 1960 Ford truck! One very interesting change Steve’s team made to the pickup was to the side trim; Ford never ran it down the entire side, but now that long strip of chrome trim looks fantastic.

They dropped in a Coyote engine with a Borla fuel injection making about 510 horsepower. The Schott Wheels are a nice touch. There’s no missing the custom PPG red paint they call “Cardinal Red” because owner Jeff Perkins is a huge Cardinal’s fan! Inside distressed Pecan color leather seats and a Tan interior, plus with stock gauges give the truck that vintage look. One beautifully restored truck inside and out, front to back. Check it out this week on PowerNation.