If you’ve got a lot of people to transport and a little car to do it in, the day becomes stressful. As you look to the new year for a fresh start, a new minivan might be just what the doctor ordered. And the 2017 Toyota Sienna is a pretty stellar minivan.
Right when you sit down, you’ll notice the wraparound, driver-centric dashboard design, which positions all of the controls in easy-to-reach proximity to the driver’s seat. When everyone else is clambering in, you’ll all be happy to have the available dual power sliding side doors, which slide open at the push of a button, whether that button’s on your overhead console, interior center pillar or right on your available Smart Key fob. Your passengers can also just give the handles a tug and stand back to watch the magic. The available power liftgate is another convenient add-on, allowing you to open the back from your key fob, and close it from your driver’s seat.
So it’s easy to get inside the 2017 Toyota Sienna, but what’s waiting for you when you do? Thirty cubic feet behind the third row, and an unbelievable 150 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the second and third row seats folded down. So your family hauler can easily become your own personal moving van. Maybe keep that last part to yourself though. If word gets out, you may never have a weekend to yourself again!
Did we mention that the new Toyota Sienna is also a ton of fun to drive? With 140 spot welds in the chassis to stiffen the body, you’ll be surprised at the smooth ride and impressive response. Air-fin stabilizers are also on hand to smooth out airflow, which reduces wind noise and improves efficiency. For added fun, you can opt for the Toyota Sienna SE, which boasts a retuned sport suspension.