The Toyota Sienna continues to stand out in the minivan segment for its family friendliness, available all-wheel drive and top resale value. The Sienna also offers rock-solid reliability, flexible seating options -- it can hold up to eight people -- and a large cargo area.
Last year, the Sienna benefited from a restyle that sharpened up the looks on the outside while offering families an attractive yet highly functional interior. Improvements for 2016 add multimedia glitz to the equation, including Siri Eyes Free mode and a Connected Navigation Scout GPS app for Toyota's Entune system.
Under the hood, the Sienna offers the powerful yet efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, a combination that has proved popular and reliable. Front-wheel-drive Siennas have fuel economy of 25 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel drive models are rated to return 23 mpg on the open road.
Toyota offers eight trim levels for the Sienna, ranging from the practical L to the Limited Premium. Those who want a little extra pizzazz in their minivan can get the sporty SE, which has a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and unique interior and exterior visual accents. Pricing starts under $30,000 for the L and can reach as high as almost $48,000 for the Limited Premium, with plenty of variation in between. But no matter what Sienna you choose, it'll have a strong resale value, the best in the minivan segment.