I’ve driven a few different minivans before and it is my opinion that the Toyota Sienna is the best family minivan of 2014! I am not alone in this thinking. The reputable and trustworthy site Kelly Blue Book just named their 12 Best Family Cars of 2014 and Toyota Sienna made the list!
You can read the entire list on their site. As part of the #SiennaDiaries campaign, I am driving the Sienna until April. So far, my entire family is enamored and it is on this list because it deserves the spot of glory.
My kids love the reclining captain chairs (which I enjoyed on my recent trip, I’ve never been so comfy on a road trip before!). I enjoy how extremely easy it is for me to reach every single seat to buckle my children.
I noticed my current vehicle – the Acura MDX – did not make the list. I am not shocked in the least! It is not very family friendly at all. The third row has almost no leg room and trying to reach my children back there to buckle them in is a feat of gymnastics. Not to mention my least favorite feature – the rear A/C and heat takes a long time to reach the 3rd row.
But the Sienna was designed for families. There is a ton of room for backpacks and groceries and still enough room for them to sit and not be cramped. I was also extremely impressed with the extensive safety features (which I will explain in a future post, so stay tuned!). And the A/C and heater has vents throughout the van so everyone is comfortable at the same time. And one feature my kids all adore – sunscreens! Every single rear window has a screen you can pull up to block out the sun.
Congrats Sienna! You earned it!