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The 2013 Sienna minivan is big on space, big on and offers a big choice of models for all

By Aaron Gold


In all my of reviewing cars, I#8217;ve that while many cringe at the idea of buying a men seem to love them. As most things I know about, I have a theory this. Women — some of anyway — feel that a tells the world, #8220;I given up my youth and my freedom for the shackles of motherhood.#8221; But for men, the is a sign of virility. It says to the #8220;Look, everybody — my manly work so well, I had to buy a van !#8221;

guys, I can think of few better to show off the power of your than a Toyota Sienna — and even those who are minivan-averse, probably like the Sienna as Though the Sienna does to escape its mommy-mobile image, it offer acres of interior and lots of family-friendly comfort and features. If you are going to buy a minivan, you may as do it right — and they do not get much right than the Toyota .


The Toyota Sienna#8217;s is the automotive equivalent of granite and stainless-steel appliances. It#8217;s designed and so solidly built it feels as if it was hewn by forces of the rather than bolted by mere humans.

Button-happy are a pet peeve of mine, but the Toyota shows how it can be done properly: has taken full advantage of the wide dash by spreading out and using big, clearly-labeled Front seats are as comfortable as can be, the short windshield doesn#8217;t provide the panoramic view used to in a minivan.


With seating for up to people, the 2013 Toyota has true Brady Bunch (provided Alice stays or Greg is on a date). I had my doubts the eighth seat, a small perch that snaps in the second-row captain#8217;s chairs, but a test-sit revealed that it has room even for my hamburger-augmented The Toyota Sienna also reclining second-row seats pop-up footrests, perfect if you and Sienna will be moonlighting as a service.

The third row is roomy enough for and even has an adjustable backrest. And back there is easy to big, wide-opening doors and seats that slide Both rows have of cubbies, cup holders, and A/C vents, and all but the Toyota Sienna are upholstered in stain-resistant cloth or easy-to-clean

One caveat: The steep angle of the cushions makes it difficult to a rear-facing child seat at a angle.

As with most the Sienna#8217;s third-row seats down into a storage in the cargo bay. The seats by pulling on a single handle, …-proof instructions printed on the seat back. Excellent!

the second-row seats opens up a 150 cubic feet of space; the resulting cargo floor is with attachment points.


The Toyota Sienna with electronic stability and the usual six airbags (front and airbags for the front seats and airbags covering all side plus a seventh for the driver’s No surprise, then, that the rocked the Insurance Institute for Safety’s front, side, and roof-crush tests and earned Best Safety Pick

Top-level Siennas offer a system that tightens the and primes the brakes if a crash is and most Siennas can be ordered a blind-spot monitoring system warns you of cars in the blind with a little yellow in the side-view mirrors) and a backup The screen is tiny on models the optional navigation system, but it at least let you see if you’re about to up over your kid’s


You want The Toyota Sienna has #8216;em; from a touch-screen navigation to a wide-screen entertainment system can display two inputs simultaneously. For a DVD on one half of the screen and a video console (which can be plugged the input ports and powered by the 120 volt outlets) on the other

For the driver, the Toyota Sienna wipers that turn on when it starts to rain and cruise control, which radar to detect cars in of you and slows down to match speed.


the Toyota Sienna isn’t the minivan you can buy, it feels when you’re trying to it, and it really has to … in its gut to fit into parking stalls. That the Sienna’s ride is firmer and car-like than most There’s even a sporty SE that gets a racy kit and a sport-tuned suspension.

It’s no Mazda5, but it’s as to sporty as an 8-seat minivan is to get.

As of 2013, the Sienna exclusively with a 3.5 liter V6; in years, a stout four-cylinder ws No big loss #8212; the V6 offers acceleration and respectable fuel figures of 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. (I 22 MPG even.) The Sienna is one of very few to be offered with optional a smart choice if you live it rains or snows a lot.

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