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Crash tests prove the Sienna's a great choice for safety.
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SAFETY | 9 out of 10

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Four stars

Top Safety Pick

Toyota's new Panorama backup camera feed...offers an industry-first 180-degree view of what's behind the vehicle. It makes backing up and parking both easier and safer, with handy guidelines and steering-based projections projected on the screen to help you slot in perfectly.

The second row's seat belt fit my 9-year-old well, but my tall 7-year-old needed a booster seat for the seat belt to fit him correctly. Oddly, he didn't need it in the third row, which quickly became his preferred seat.

The Sienna performs well in crash tests, and has some advanced safety technology that doesn't quite match that offered on its rivals, the Chrysler minivans.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Sienna an overall rating of four stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calls the Sienna a Top Safety Pick.

All models come with side curtain airbags that offer protection for all three rows of seating, as well as a driver-side knee airbag. A pre-collision protection system that preps the car for an imminent accident is offered on higher-level trims, as is dynamic cruise control. However, the Sienna doesn't have the latest blind-spot monitors offered on other minivans and many crossover vehicles.

Visibility is excellent in the Sienna, and its available rearview camera offers a 180-degree view.


Crash tests prove the Sienna's a great choice for safety.

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