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2008 Toyota Sienna vs. Its Competition

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The Sienna’s styling looks a bit dated next to the new-for-2008 Chrysler minivans and several other vans that have been redesigned since the Sienna’s last redesign for 2004.

But most notably, the 2008 Toyota Sienna has available all-wheel drive, while these rivals do not.

Otherwise, they’re quite equivalent in terms of engine power and overall interior space, but seat arrangements present a significant difference between the models and trims.

In this group, the Town & Country has the widest range of configurations, from a standard second-row bench arrangement to the innovative Stow ‘n’ Go, which allows the second and third rows to fold fully into the floor, and Swivel ‘n’ Go, which allows the second row to turn 180 degrees.

In terms of driving, the Honda Odyssey remains the most enjoyable on a twisty road, but the Entourage has surprisingly good performance, too, as does the Quest.

Despite some flaws, such as ride quality and a questionable reliability record, the Quest is the more fashionable choice for those who must have a minivan but don’t want a vehicle that completely blends in with all the other minivan models.

2008 Toyota Sienna XLE2008 Toyota Sienna2008 Honda Odyssey LX2008 Honda Odyssey2009 Hyundai Entourage2008 Hyundai Entourage2008 Nissan Quest S2008 Nissan Quest
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The 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan does almost everything right for the family, with a roomy, functional interior and great ride comfort, but there’s not a lot of personality.
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The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
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You'll find the 2008 Hyundai Entourage at the intersection of Practical St. and Value Ave.
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The 2008 Nissan Quest does everything a minivan should -- carries seven, has a flexible cargo area and gets good fuel economy -- and looks appealing, too.
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