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Toyota Sienna News

Review update: The 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium is very casual, all business
Review update: The 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium is very casual, all business

Let’s talk alone for a second. Is everyone out of the room? Even the cat? Good. Now that it’s just us we can talk brass tacks: We’re really stretching the definition of “business casual” during the lockdown, aren’t we? Our outfits may be just on the right side of...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota will retrofit 2018 Camry, Sienna with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility

2018 Toyota Camry and Sienna owners can take their cars to dealers to have Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility retrofitted, the automaker said last week. Toyota, once staunchly opposed to third-party infotainment solutions, climbed aboard the Apple CarPlay bandwagon first with its 2019...Read More»

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade special edition
2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo

The 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a night out on the town... with the kids. The special-edition minivan will reportedly start production this month, according CarsDirect reported Tuesday, and it adds typical splashes of black as we've seen from other Toyota Nightshade...Read More»

2018 Toyota Sienna
2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive

The sportier version of Toyota's minivan is ready for snowy road conditions this winter. The 2019 Toyota Sienna SE—a version of the company's minivan with firmer suspension tuning—will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Previously, the Sienna minivan was available...Read More»

2018 Toyota Yaris, 2017 New York auto show
Tale of two hatches: New 2018 Toyota Sienna and 2018 Toyota Yaris unveiled

Oh, sensibility. How we've missed you. Toyota on Wednesday gave us a glimpse at the next versions of two of its most practical offerings in the lineup, the 2018 Toyota Sienna and the 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback. We're the first to admit that neither one gets many hearts racing, but when it comes to...Read More»

2016 Honda Odyssey
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»

Inflated airbag
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»

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»

Academy Awards
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 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»

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»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
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»

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»

2010 Toyota Sienna 5dr 8-Pass Van CE FWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
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»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
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»

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