The 2015 Toyota Sienna The Parents Choice

The 2015 Toyota Sienna has been chosen as a Parent’s Choice award winner, by the magazine Today’s Parent.

Parents have chosen the minivan due to its safety, abundance of space and premium amenities.

The products that receive this endorsement are evaluated in three categories: value for money, quality and ease of use.

The 2015 Sienna ticks all three boxes and then some.

The Sienna is a family friendly conveyance  that is truly unique among it contemporaries. It offers handsome styling and an almost car like ride that is sure to surprise and delight any parent who had to trade in a sedan or coupe due to an increasing number of offspring.

The Sienna offers the optional security of AWD, and is the only minivan in America and Canada to do so.

A particular feature of the Sienna that parents love is Toyota’s Driver Easy Speak, which allows for parents in the front to direct a one-way conversation to their kids in the back.

Parents will also enjoy the comfortable and spacious interior and impressive cargo capacity, not to mention the innovative features like the fourth anchor point for child protection seats and a pull-down conversation mirror, both now standard.

To help keep the children occupied on long trips, the Sienna has the option of a 16.4” wide screen Dual-View, Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system with  HDMI input, and two sets of wireless headphones.

Up front an available 7” touchscreen allows the driver to customize the home-screen by selecting their favorite features.

The newly designed instrument panel and gauge cluster look modern and the available 4.2” colour multi-information display puts turn-by-turn directions directly in the driver’s instrument panel delivering safe and convenient directions.

The 2015 Sienna now offers: Blutooth, a rear-view camera, three-zone independent automatic climate control; one-touch folding third-row seats for easy stowing; ECO indicator; power windows with auto up/down function on all windows; rear privacy glass; steering wheel-mounted audio controls and voice recognition controls; three onboard 12-volt DC accessory power outlets; cruise control; power door locks with keyless entry; dual sliding side doors; dual power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors as standard equipment.

The Sienna can be had in 7 or 8 passenger configurations, with the 7 passenger model gaining two very comfortable second row Captain’s chairs.

The 2015 Toyota Sienna is powered by a 3.5L V6 that makes 266 hp and is mated to an automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers an estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway or 13/9.5 L/100 km city/highway.

Prices start at $28,600 US and $31,040 CA.


Consumer Expert Robert Nichols

Robert is a lifelong car nut. He works as a Technician with 16 years experience and has multiple trade licenses. Having worked on vehicles ranging from Porsche's, fire trucks, trains, and industrial/mining equipment, he has a varied and broad knowledge base to draw on. But his favorite thing to do is drive, be it on two or four wheels.