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The minivan is kind of making a comeback this summer

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The 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan on display at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Looking to buy a minivan? Buckle up because prices have increased dramatically. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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After years of declining sales and models being discontinued, the minivan might be seeing a resurgence, but it’s not just family appeal that’s driving demand.

“They’re like little RVs, or they’re like a truck that’s covered,” said Chris Kornelis, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, where Kornelis wrote about the surge in minivan popularity. “I talked to a guy who’s my age, and he said to me, ‘I don’t have kids at home, but I have this [minivan] packed all the time for when I want to go mountain biking and camping.'”

Kornelis spoke with “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal about the minivan’s comeback. To listen to the interview, use the media player above.

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