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2016 Toyota Sienna vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey: Compare Cars
2016 Toyota Sienna vs. 2016 Honda Odyssey: Compare Cars

Minivans used to be the go-to vehicles for busy families, but today they’ve largely been replaced in that role by larger crossover utility vehicles. So what happened? Well, the truth is, if you can put aside your silly image ideas that SUVs somehow make you look more adventurous, minivans are...Read More»

2016 Toyota Sienna
2011-2016 Toyota Sienna recalled to fix dodgy doors: 744,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Toyota is recalling the 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivan to fix a problem that can affect its sliding doors. According to the automaker, some 744,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will have to be repaired because of the issue. The Sienna's problem appears to be electrical in nature. Toyota...Read More»

2017 Toyota Camry
A different 'American made' index puts Toyota & Honda on top

Last week, we wrote about the 2016 Made In America Auto Index, compiled by the Kogod School of Business at American University. Today, Cars.com published its 2016 American-Made Index, and though the name might sound similar, its rankings are very, very different. The Kogod School of Business takes...Read More»

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Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

2015 Toyota Sienna IIHS small-overlap test
Minivans Get Crushed In Latest IIHS Small-Overlap Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has finally put some of the most popular minivans through its newest small-overlap crash test--and for a trio of vans, the scores are not good. The small-overlap test simulates the impact of a vehicle with a narrow object, such as a telephone pole...Read More»

2014 Toyota Sienna
2014 Toyota Sienna Recalled For Potential Rollaway Issue

In some 2014 Toyota Sienna models, the transmission shift control cable could fail, leading a driver to believe that the gear lever has been shifted to Park when it's not—and potentially causing the vehicle to roll away during or on exit. READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015 The...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
2004-2011 Toyota Sienna Minivan Recalled; May Drop Spare Tires on Road

Toyota has issued a recall of certain 2004-2011 Sienna minivans due to the spare tire retainer cable breaking from excessive corrosion. Sienna minivans registered in salt-belt-states are the focus of this campaign. During winter, certain states use salt in various forms to clear roadways of ice and...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans For Roll-Away Issue UPDATED

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2005 and 2007 through 2009 Toyota Sienna minivans to fix a problem involving the shift lever assembly. The problem In a statement, Toyota said that “because of the potential for damage to the shift lock solenoid installed in...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Best Used Minivan 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Minivans are the family haulers of this generation. Invented in the 1980s and marketed first by Chrysler, they replaced traditional station wagons--at least, until sport-utility vehicles came along and spoiled all the fun. Over the years since the first 1984 Chrysler minivans, newcomers like the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2012 Toyota Sienna, 4Runner: Recall Alert

Gulf States Toyota is recalling certain 2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans and 4Runner SUVs equipped with a non-Toyota remote engine starter module that may be defective. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2011-2012 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans because of an incorrect tire and load information placard. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 210,000. Documentation from Toyota to...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
Best Backseat DVD Entertainment Systems: Parents, Bliss Out

Among the many features you can spend money on in the family car, one is perhaps most sought-after by passengers in the rear seat. In-car DVD rear entertainment systems, though often a bit costly, can make a big difference between back-seat peace and quiet and sibling rivalry gone awry. We took a...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 50 vehicles on June 1, 2011. Toyota included any 2011 Toyota Siennas with a manufacture date between March 7, 2011 and March 10, 2011 in this recall. The recall documentation states that the dues to insufficient heat treatment, the front-right drive axle may...Read More»

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Toyota, Honda Sweep ThinkLA Interactive Awards

This year Los Angeles has taken it upon itself to recognize the digital superstars local digital superstars. The event is called ThinkLA, and is the first Interactive Awards Gala in LA. This year both Honda and Toyota took top honors in multiple categories. The Toyota Sienna Family was named Best...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna LE
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE: A Step Up

Toyota has gone to great lengths to improve its image throughout the American marketplace, nowhere more so than in the minivan segment. The 2011 Sienna, introduced earlier this year has a more modern look to it – inside and out – and is far more appealing as a driver’s vehicle...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
2011 Toyota Sienna Recalled For Brake-Light Switch Issue

Toyota will be recalling about 94,000 model-year-2011 Sienna minivans, all produced before early November of this year, for a potential issue with a stop-lamp switch bracket. According to Toyota, the bracket is close to the parking-brake pedal and could be nudged or deformed by the driver's foot...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
Top 5 Cars To Buy, Based Solely On Their Ads

You have seen all manner of top 10 and top 5 lists regarding cars. From the Top 10 Cars with Angry Faces, to Ten Cars we Give Thanks For, the Top 10 Vehicle Depreciation List and Top 10 Most Stolen Classic Cars. And let’s not forget the The Top 5 Smallest Cars You Can Buy. And what do all of...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 2-door Coupe SS *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Who Should Repair: The Dealer, Or An Independent?

When independent garages hit the wall in a repair process, and frustration gets the best of them, there is a refrain that they hate to utter to their customer: “Take it to the dealer.” But what are the advantages and shortcomings of each of these repair operations, and who comes out on...Read More»

2010 Toyota Sienna LE
Run Flat Tires: How They Work And What's Good And Bad

It only takes one flat tire horror experience to make you regularly check your tires. My nightmare on the interstate came on an on ramp in a driving downpour. It was in pre-cell phone days (although I probably would not have called for roadside assistance anyway) and required setting up the jack...Read More»

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