As a sophisticated minivan with a solid track record, the 2017 Toyota Sienna tops the competition. The highly functional interior easily accommodates adults on all three rows of seating, while plenty of clever amenities make things even more comfortable. A strong powertrain, plus the availability of all-wheel drive differentiates the Sienna further from other options.
Four solid trim levels are available, making it easy to find the 2017 Toyota Sienna that's perfect for you. All four pack the same capable 3.5-liter V-6 DOHC engine. With 24 valves and dual VVT-i, it combines fuel efficiency with a surprising amount of power. Peak ratings are impressive at 296 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to the engine is an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission, which is tuned for quick acceleration and smooth cruising at freeway speeds.
Front-wheel drive is the standard setup with the 2017 Toyota Sienna, but all-wheel drive can be added for even better handling in adverse conditions such as rain or snow. A MacPherson strut suspension in front, plus twist-beam rear suspension does an excellent job of balancing responsiveness the driver will appreciate, and comfort for everyone else.
A vehicle aimed specifically at families, the 2017 Toyota Sienna is loaded with peace of mind in the form of numerous safety features. Standard across the board is the Star Safety System, bundling together antilock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, traction control, enhanced vehicle stability control and Smart Stop Technology. Each trim level is also equipped with daytime running lights, making the Sienna more visible to other drivers. Available dynamic radar cruise control maintains a safe following distance with any vehicle in front of the minivan, adjusting the speed automatically. Safety Connect puts help in touch with drivers or passengers simply by pressing a button, and the service comes with a free one-year trial to start out.
Drivers will love the interior of the 2017 Toyota Sienna. The physical controls are few and simple, so they can easily find whatever they need without having to look away from the road. White gauge faces inspired by motorsports make them easier to read at a glance. A standard 3.5-inch multi-information display is placed conveniently in the middle of the gauge cluster, with a 4.2-inch screen available.
There's plenty for passengers to get excited about as well. Rear climate controls give power to everyone in the second and third rows to stay comfortable, no matter how long a trip. Limited models have a powerful JBL audio system, with speakers scattered in ten spots for outstanding sound quality. Available SiriusXM satellite radio comes with a 3-month paid subscription.
Useful technologies can be loaded into the 2017 Toyota Sienna, helping drivers do more. An available Driver Easy Speak system uses a microphone to pipe the driver's voice to the third row through the speakers, making shouting completely unnecessary. Optional sonar sensors help detect obstacles when parking, avoiding even the slightest of collisions. All models come with a rearview camera, while on the Limited it provides a panoramic view.