The Fully Loaded Series: 2015 Toyota Sienna

2015 Toyota Sienna

For one reason or another, minivans have gotten a bum rap after all of these years. They’re unfairly deemed as the antithesis of cool despite all of their potential to house cool things (e.g. you, your kids, your kids’ stuff…unless you aren’t cool, that is).

In order to help let some of the trappings of the minivan label fall away, automakers have taken to finding fancy new ways to refer to their big people movers. The 2015 Toyota Sienna, for example, has the arguably the best nom de zoom of them all: Swagger Wagon.

Oh yeah, that beats minivan by a sight.

But don’t get it confused: the 2015 Toyota Sienna is still a minivan in all the best ways possible. It’s a competent people mover that seats up to eight and is easy to enter and exit with dual power sliding doors and easy-access third-row seating.

There’s nothing stilted or lame about the 2015 Sienna, and its performance is as good a reason as any: not only is the Sienna powered by a capable 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 266 horsepower while returning an impressive EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg, but it’s available in an AWD configuration that makes it perfect for blustery weather ahead.

Add to that the superlative safety features—from the available Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision System, and front and rear sonar parking assist to the standard Star Safety System™ suite—and the 2015 Sienna is the ideal vehicle for transporting your family around town.

Oh, and did we mention that it looks good, too? We’d be inclined to say that it’s a real looker for a minivan, but if you recall, the 2015 Sienna is a Swagger Wagon.

Stop in to Dick Dyer Toyota this weekend and see all of the Sienna’s swag for yourself.

2015 Toyota Sienna Reveal Takes Place Completely Online

These days, the only time you can hope to see a new model reveal is at the next big auto show, with a fancy display and big crowds of people. But Toyota, ever forward-thinking and cutting edge, has decided to do something different, something much more modern. In the spirit of the age, the all-new 2015 Toyota Sienna reveal took place completely online.

So what does that mean exactly? Did Toyota just publish some photos of the car on their website and throw up a few YouTube videos? On the contrary, Toyota made this online reveal everything we could have wanted.

Embracing the fact that the Sienna is for the most part a family vehicle, Toyota commissioned three families made famous by the internet to be the spokespeople for the new Sienna’s reveal.     

   

Related: Seven Reasons to Love The 2014 Toyota Sienna 

The beloved Eh Bee Family from the popular app Vine revealed the 2015 Sienna using funny 6-second video clips. As the Eh Bee Family puts it, “Our videos embrace all the hilarity that comes with being a family in today’s world, and the Sienna fit right into those stories.”

Next, YouTube star “Action Movie Kid” and his Dreamworks artist dad put together some mind-bending commercials, showing how the 2015 Sienna can transport the happenings of everyday life into an adventure unlike any other.

Lastly, the dad from “Convos with My 2-Year-Old” decided to take his hilarious conversation skills and put them to the test in “Conversations with my Sienna.” Who knew talking to a car could be so entertaining?

At the root of these captivating online reveals is of course the Toyota Sienna itself. For 2015, the Sienna expands its authority over modern automotive conveniences and technology by introducing a multi-informational display in the driver’s instrument panel to display turn by turn directions, a panoramic backup camera, dual-view Blu-Ray rear entertainment system, and a 7-inch touchscreen with swipe on/off capability.

The most exciting new feature of the Sienna has to be the Driver Easy Speak function. Basically, this allows the driver’s voice to be amplified through the vehicle via a built-in microphone projecting through the rear speakers. Anyone who has driven a minivan with a back seat full of kids knows the struggle of trying to get their attention and cooperation from the driver’s seat. Driver Easy Speak makes this task easier, especially since the kids won’t be able to use the “I didn’t hear you” excuse.

Related: Complete Specs for 2014 Toyota Sienna

From Vine to YouTube to Twitter, the 2015 Toyota Sienna was definitely revealed in style even if it did take place solely online. After all, the online reveal only mirrors the modern look of the 2015 Sienna and all the technology buyers can expect to find in this top-notch minivan.

Be sure to head to Dick Dyer Toyota in Columbia South Carolina when the 2015 Toyota Sienna is available for purchase.

7 Reasons to Love the 2014 Toyota Sienna

2014 Toyota SiennaSure, 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.

2014 Toyota Sienna Interior

The Luxurious Interior of the 2014 Toyota Sienna

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.

2014 Sienna Entertainment System

2014 Sienna Entertainment System

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.

We love the 2014 Toyota Sienna and we know you will too. View our full inventory online or schedule a test drive today.

Toyota Tops the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study

According to J.D. Power and Associates, Toyota is the most dependable non-premium nameplate.  During this year’s Dependability Study, the motor company tied for third overall and improved by 18 fewer problems out of 100, compared to last year.

Every year, J.D. Power and Associates completes a Dependability Study of new vehicles that have been driven for three years.  Drivers are asked to report problems they have had in the last 12 months with their three-year-old vehicle.  Their responses are then used to determine which vehicles are the most dependable.

A total of eight Toyota vehicles were among the top three most dependable vehicles in their segments.  These vehicles include the Yaris, Prius, Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, Avalon, and Tundra.  In addition, the Yaris, Prius, and Tundra were ranked number one in their segment.

So come to Dick Dyer Toyota to get your highly dependable car today!