Sure, we all know what minivans are good for: families and their ever-growing store of cargo. But minivans are so much more than that. These days, you can experience the amenities of a luxury vehicle, the thrill of a sport-tuned car, even good fuel economy all from a minivan. That is, if you opt for the 2014 Toyota Sienna.
The Toyota Sienna has long been a top choice in the minivan segment and it surely doesn’t disappoint for the 2014 model year. From the ultra-sporty SE trim to the top of the line Limited, the 2014 Sienna jumps light-years ahead of the competition. And with seating for up to 8 passengers, an unheard of 150 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, and an available rear-seat entertainment system, the Sienna remains the ultimate family vehicle.
Check out the top 7 reasons to love the 2014 Toyota Sienna:
1. The Engine:
The 2014 Toyota Sienna is powered by an impressive 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 266-horsepower and 245 lb-ft. of torque. That’s some serious power for a minivan, making accelerating a breeze. In addition, the Sienna handles well and offers an enjoyable ride quality, while still securing some impressive fuel economy numbers.
2. The SE Trim:
Minivans aren’t exactly known for their sporty driving dynamics and aggressive styling. However, you will get just that with the 2014 Sienna SE. This sport-inspired trim comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, a unique grille, lower-body skirting, a sport-tuned suspension, and more responsive power steering.
3. The Versatility:
First off, buyers have a choice between seven and eight passenger seating. From there, the interior space can be customized thanks to sliding and removable second-row seats, a forward-sliding middle third row seat, and a stowable third-row bench. Stow/remove all second and third row seats for an unbelievable 150 cubic feet of cargo space.
4. The Luxury:
You might just forget you are in a minivan when you enter the 2014 Sienna and experience the premium leather seats, the interior wood-grain accents, the modern and user-friendly controls, a moonroof, heated front seats, and premium reclining second-row seats with a foot rest and all.
5. The Technology:
The 2014 Sienna is fully loaded with technology geared toward both the driver and passengers, even if they are still in a car seat. The driver will enjoy the touch-screen interface with navigation and apps via Entune, Bluetooth hands-free phone, and a customizable multi-informational display. The back seat passengers will love the dual screen entertainment system which allows for different media on each screen.
6. The Awards:
Need some creditable sources to show their love for the 2014 Sienna? No problem. Here are just a few awards this minivan has received: 2014 KBB.com Best Resale Value Award, Best Bet by Cars.com, NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, and the IntelliChoice – Best Overall Value of the Year Award.
7. The Safety:
Sure, Toyota is known for its safety and reliability. But in addition to the standard safety features, the Sienna offers available safety options that put other models to shame: pre-collision system, front and rear parking assist sonar, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, hill start assist control, and vehicle dynamics integrated management system.