Safe, roomy, affordable minivan for our busy family.
The Toyota Sienna we own is perfect minivan for our family of five! One of my favorite features is the automatic sliding doors. I can operate the doors from a button on my key fob. I can also operate the doors from a button on the ceiling near the driver’s seat. It makes getting in and out of the car very easy for kids. Safety was a big concern with the sliding doors, and Toyota has a safety guard on the sliding doors. If something, or someone, is in the path of the closing door, the car will sense the object and open the doors back up. So nothing, or no one, will get injured by the closing door. We sometimes carpool with another family to school or functions. There’s always comfortable room for more! And with the “jump seat” stored in the side of the trunk, we can safely travel with up to eight people in the car. Our minivan is the primary family car for us. We take it around town, on trips to visit family two ours away, and have used it on 12+ hour road trips. There is plenty of legroom, even for the passengers in the back row. Storage space is incredible! It is easy to pack for a long family vacation with the Sienna! The trunk space dips down, so stacking up the luggage will not obstruct view our the rear window. Toyota Sienna has excellent fuel economy. On a recent trip, 750 miles one way, I only used two entire tanks of gas! When researching other minivans and comparing it to the Siena, we learned that Toyota uses a timing chain in their vehicles rather than a timing belt. We found out that timing chains can withstand wear and tear better than a timing belt. There’s a good chance the chain will not need to be replaced! That is a huge savings in maintenance cost! And because it handles wear and tear better, the life expectancy of our Sienna will be longer than other minivans. In our two years I'd owning our minivan, we have only needed oil changes. No repairs. It drives incredibly smooth. It is easy to accelerate on highways. I recommend Toyota Sienna over any other minivan on the market!