Toyota Sienna News

Is It Cool To Own A Minivan?
Is It Cool To Own A Minivan?

Toyota is employing a brand new marketing campaign for the Toyota Sienna by coming up with a music video to show that it really is cool to own a minivan. Called the ‘Swagger Wagon’ the video shows a young family rapping about the benefits of “sporting” a minivan. They show the entire family...Read More»

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Toyota Holds the Line on Pricing

A rough year for Toyota makes for a great year for Toyota shoppers. With some signs that the auto market is in recovery, oversupplies of newly built cars mostly gone, and many manufacturers pulling back on heavy incentives, some manufacturers will surely use the 2011 model year to raise prices. ...Read More»

Screencap from 'Frenemies', a miniseries sponsored by the Toyota Sienna
You Have A Frenemy Request From The Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna minivan has proven popular with consumers, and Toyota has deployed a number of ad campaigns to sell it. The latest -- "Mommy Like, Daddy Like" -- has been a mixed bag: some of the creative has been well-executed and engaging, while other elements seemed...well, a little lazy. Now...Read More»

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Best Toyota Ad Ever: The Swagger Wagon

Sure, I know what you're thinking, with a blog title like that, you think I am trying to draw you in with some kind of ill-advised hyperbole that's bound to make you click on the link so I'll get more page views. That is only partially true. The whole truth and nothing but the truth is really...Read More»

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2011 Toyota Sienna, Avalon Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Toyota's seen a lot of scrutiny in recent months for its numerous safety-related recalls. But it should also be commended for earning top marks for occupant protection. In the latest round of crash-testing, two new 2011-model-year Toyota vehicles earned the Top Safety Pick designation from the...Read More»

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Minivan Wars: 2011 Toyota Sienna SE vs. 2010 Honda Odyssey EX

This week we here at FamilyCarGuide.com are driving a pre-production Toyota Sienna SE minivan which, in a semi-altered homage to the film Get Shorty, has been hailed by many as the "sports car of minivans." Come on now, a minivan? Well, Toyota hit the Sienna SE minivan so far out of the park that...Read More»

Screencap from Toyota Sienna 'Swagger Wagon' video
Toyota Drops A New Sienna Single: 'Swagger Wagon' Feat. Mommy And Daddy

You know, we weren't exactly thrilled with the last round of web ads for the Toyota Sienna. True, the Sienna's a minivan for the soccer mom set, so we weren't exactly hoping for Kill Bill, but the warmed-over Christopher Guest/The Office shakycam aesthetic felt forced at best. Thankfully, cleverer...Read More»

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BraunAbility Wheelchair Vans Help Disabled People With Daily Life

If you’ve ever had a really bad case of the flu, broken your leg or been in any way incapacitated in your life you realize that the only thing you really want is to feel “normal” again. The same is true of any person living with a disability that requires they be in a wheelchair. One of the...Read More»

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Toyota recalls 870,000 Sienna Minivans In The U.S. And Canada

Toyota has announced a recall of Siennas from the 1998 - 2010 model years. Since the Sienna launched as a '98, that means every Sienna on the road is now up for inspection. In all, the recall affects 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. and another 270,000 in Canada At issue is a cable that holds the...Read More»

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Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

Screencap from 2011 Toyota Sienna ad campaign
New Ads For The 2011 Toyota Sienna: Funny, But We've Seen Them Before

Minivans and SUVs often tout their safety features, which are big selling points for moms and dads. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ad Nelson Ireson posted yesterday, for example, was aimed squarely at parents concerned about their kids' well-being. Today, we've run across some clips for the 2011 Toyota...Read More»

Boyota, performing at the Toyota Sienna display during the 2010 Detroit Auto Show
Video: Boyota Work Some Magic On The Toyota Sienna

Auto show presentations have a reputation for being cheesy -- and they've earned it. The Chevrolet "Volt Dance" at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just the latest in a long, long line of displays and debuts to employ terrible music and clunky choreography in an effort to seem new and edgy...Read More»

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Video: Toyota Adds Auto Access Seat To Sienna Minivan

Anyone who's ever had to help a wheelchair-bound person into an average car or minivan -- one without a lift -- knows that the process can be exhausting. And with America's Baby Boomer population moving quickly toward senior status, the travails of transporting the elderly and infirm are likely to...Read More»

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First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sienna

Minivans may represent an ever-thinning presence in the auto market. But like the ever-thinning hair of most minivan drivers, Toyota is holding on to the precious sales it has left in the segment by offering up a revamped 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan early next year. The Sienna looks new inside and...Read More»

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2011 Toyota Sienna: First Look

Toyota is taking the wraps off the 2011 Sienna today at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show. The Japanese automaker says its third-generation minivan is becoming more carlike than ever.  With front- or all-wheel drive, and a choice of  four- or six-cylinder engine and in seven- or eight-passenger...Read More»

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Top 2 Best Used Minivans

Once it was the king of the road, so to speak, at least in terms of family versatility and popularity. But the minivan, which debuted in the mid-1980s with the introduction of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, is definitely on the decline, according to the editors of Consumer Guide. Although...Read More»

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Sneak Peek: 2011 Toyota Sienna to join 'MC platform

In These Economic Times, it only makes sense for businesses to streamline operations. Toyota is doing just that by wonking the design of its Sienna minivan to fit the company's "MC" platform. So say the folks at Detroit News, who apparently nabbed the shot of the Sienna at left, clearly in...Read More»

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A Bright Reminiscence for a Rainy Day: The Chrysler Minivan

Some decades ago, things were just as bleak for Chrysler as they are now. It had an obsolete, aging lineup that Americans weren't buying (basically a host of full-frame, old-tech thirsty vehicles that were stuck in the past). Along came Ford's Lee Iacocca, and the Federal Government's $1.25 billion...Read More»

2010 Toyota Sienna
Spy Shots: 2010 Toyota Sienna

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught this disguised 2010 Toyota Sienna prototype testing in the desert. The prototype appears to utilize most of the current Sienna's bodywork, so we initially thought it was facelift of the current Sienna.  But there are some very rough sections which seems to point...Read More»

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