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It lacks some of the ultimate minivan features found over at Chrysler, but we're big fans of the Sienna's big LCD screen and its first-class, second-row seats.
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Second- and third-row passengers can also enjoy an optional 16.4-inch dual-view LCD screen that unfolds from the headliner while dropping jaws. It can display two separate signals side-by-side or one single standard or widescreen program. Despite its large size, it doesn't block the driver's view out the back – we checked.

the options list for this version rivals that of European luxury sedans (think dual-view entertainment center, panorama backup camera, radar cruise-control, front and rear parking sonar, dual moonroofs, navigation system with XM NavTraffic and 10-speaker JBL sound system).
Los Angeles Times

Unlike the Chrysler minivans, however, Toyota does not offer satellite television.
Car and Driver

The power liftgate makes loading cargo as easy as loading the kids into the minivan.

...All Siennas now ride on alloy wheels (bye bye plastic-disguised steelies) and all enjoy three-zone (dual front plus aft passeneger) air conditioning across the board.
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Toyota's made a conscious decision to steer clear of the least profitable end of the minivan market, which means all versions are priced from at least the high-$20,000 range, and offer a good deal of standard equipment.

That equipment list includes a folding third-row seat and sliding side doors; power features and cruise control; three-zone climate control; a tilt/telescoping steering wheel; remote keyless entry; and an AM/FM/CD player with an auxiliary jack. Stepping up to LE models adds on sunshades; a center console; steering-wheel audio and phone controls; and power sliding side doors. SE Siennas have 19-inch wheels; LED taillights; sport trim; and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. The well-trimmed XLE gets a power front passenger seat; a sunroof; a power tailgate; heated front seats; and second-row captain's chairs that we rave about in the Quality section.

The Sienna Limited is the top of the lineup, and it gets a dual sunroof; overhead console; a sliding center console; second-row "lounge seats" and a power-folding third-row seat, as well as a JBL audio system with USB connectivity, Bluetooth stereo audio and a six-disc CD changer. We've had trouble connecting iPhones to the various Bluetooth stereo-equipped vehicles just hitting the market, but ran into no problems with the Sienna.

Options on various models include DVD navigation; a Dual View rear-seat DVD entertainment system with an immense 16.4-inch wide pair of screens; and premium audio. Toyota demonstrated the widescreen effect with the latest Star Trek movie; trust us, you'll want it.


It lacks some of the ultimate minivan features found over at Chrysler, but we're big fans of the Sienna's big LCD screen and its first-class, second-row seats.

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