2007 Hyundai Entourage

The plans for the Hyundai Entourage minivan were written up many months ago. Then they were unceremoniously torn out of Hyundai‘s product-plan book last summer when officials decided that the brand didn’t need a minivan in today’s crossover-happy market. But just recently, the plans were pulled back out of the garbage bin, uncrumpled, and the Entourage was made ready for its Chicago-show debut.

The Entourage shares just about everything underneath its skin with its well-done-but-unexciting corporate cousin, the . (Actually, the two mom vans are Mary-Kate-and-Ashley similar on the outside, too.) This means one powertrain choice: a strong 242-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 teamed to a five-speed manu-matic driving the front wheels. Standard features include flat-folding third-row seating, numerous air bags, stabillity control, a windshield-wiper de-icer, and a tire-pressure-monitoring system, not to mention Hyundai’s impressive 10-year powertrain warranty. The lengthy options list adds power-sliding doors and tailgate, power-adjustable pedals, a clever thirteen-speaker Infiniti sound system, and rear-seat DVD entartainment.

Hyundai’s first minivan should turn out to be a fine vehicle, but don’t expect HBO to accept any advertising deals for it’s hit TV show, “Entourage.” Even the low base price of $23,795 wouldn’t help this van’s case in a garage with a . This is one Entourage Vince Chase just wouldn’t be seen with.

We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make AutomobileMag.com better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading AutomobileMag.com.

Buying Guide
Powered by Motortrend


16 City / 23 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):


Cargo (Std/Max):

NA / 142 cu. ft.