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The Toyota Sienna has always been reliable and versatile, but has it been memorable? This makes for a good argument. These days, though, the Sienna has unassumingly become one of the most exciting minivans out there. Yes, that’s correct: We just used "exciting" and "minivan" in the same sentence. You may be skeptical, but one drive in this Toyota minivan is enough to make almost anyone a believer. Here are five reasons why the 2016 Toyota Sienna is making minivans cool again.
The previous Sienna had a cabin that was average at best, but that is now history. Today’s Sienna has an up-to-date dashboard with sleek central controls, quality materials and an available navigation system with smartphone connectivity. You can also opt for a rear entertainment system with a split-screen monitor. What you end up with is a cutting-edge interior that stands apart in its class.
Best Minivan Engine Ever
Toyota hasn’t felt the need to change the Sienna’s engine, partly because there isn’t really any engine in its class that can really compete. The Sienna has a standard 3.5-liter V6 that kicks out 266 horsepower, but it feels more powerful than the numbers suggest. This family hauler can really move when you put the pedal to the metal, and it even has a nice sound while doing so. Not to mention, it returns a very satisfactory 25 miles per gallon on the highway. See the 2016 Toyota Sienna models for sale near you
Available All-Wheel Drive
When dealing with winter elements, one might assume that an all-wheel-drive crossover is the only option for your family. But the Sienna is actually offered in all-wheel drive, giving you minivan versatility and crossover traction all in one package. The all-wheel-drive version still gets 23 mpg hwy, which is competitive with larger SUV crossovers. And when it comes to interior space and convenience, you just can’t compare. The Sienna minivan is going to win every day of the week.
Refined Road Manners
Most people wouldn’t necessarily think of minivans as being fun to drive, but the Sienna has a luxury-car-type quality on the road. The cabin stays very quiet at speed, and the suspension soaks up bumps with sheer ease. Who knows? The kids might just sit back and enjoy the ride! It’s hard to put a price on an outcome like that.
Packed With Features
The base Sienna is very well equipped out of the gate. Standard features include alloy wheels, dual sliding doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and touchscreen audio. You can always add more if need be, as the sport-themed SE provides unique styling inside and out, and the XLE really dials up the luxury. Toyota knows that some minivan shoppers want to go the whole nine yards, and the higher trim levels oblige without costing you a fortune.
For the price, the 2016 Toyota Sienna is definitely one of the best deals out there. Go out and drive one to see why the Sienna is an excellent choice for you and your family. Find a Toyota Sienna for sale