I was pretty excited to test out the 2015 Toyota Sienna last week. As a mom of two, and one on the way, minivans are a must in our family! I need a vehicle that makes it easy to drive, shop, run errands, and get in & out of the vehicle as quickly and conveniently as possible. The Toyota Sienna went above my expectations, and fit well in our family.
To begin with, it gets 19 miles per gallon, 23 highway miles. This is great since I live in the country and have to drive at least 10 miles to get anywhere. I drive the highway a lot, so I really liked that the side mirrors would light up if there was a car in my blind spot. The GPS was great! It was nice that I could still hear it even with a movie playing for the kids.
The kids really enjoyed the wide screen DVD player. They thought it was pretty neat that it was so wide. I liked it, too, since I was still able to see behind me even when it was down. I also liked that the Sienna had heated seats & steering wheel. Living in the Midwest, most mornings are chilly so it’s a nice touch.
Another great feature was that the third row seating stowed. We travel a lot and usually have a lot of luggage, so that makes it much more manageable. My absolute favorite part of the Sienna were the plastic containers that go in the trunk. They have to be removed when you stow the seats, so I used them for all of my grocery bags. It was so nice to not have the bags flying around my trunk. I also then just carried the whole container into the house, took all of my bags out, and was able to only make one trip.
If you are looking for lots of safety features, tons of convenience, a roomy and smooth ride, and a great family car, you should definitely consider a Toyota Sienna. I highly recommend it!