5 Family-Friendly Features of the Toyota Sienna

Loaded with convenience features and a top-of-the-line safety system, the Toyota Sienna is the ideal van for those with lots of people—and cargo—to transport. Here are a few qualities that make it so family friendly.

Chances are, the more people there are in a family, the more time they spend on the road. Between school, soccer practice, dentist appointments and birthday parties, you probably spend a large chunk of the day driving. That’s why it’s important to make sure your family travels comfortably and safely, no matter where you’re headed.

For a vehicle built for a family’s needs, look no further than the 2018 Toyota Sienna. Loaded with convenience features and a top-of-the-line safety system, it’s the ideal van for those with lots of people—and cargo—to transport. Here are a few qualities that make it so family friendly.

Lots of Room

When it comes to space, the 2018 Sienna is hard to beat. It has multiple rows of easy-to-access folding seats and plenty of cargo space (more than other minivans in its class). Dual power sliding doors and a power rear door help get kids and cargo in and out. And, crucially, there’s room for your all your stuff, with shopping bag hooks in the cargo, two glove compartments and plenty of beverage holders.

The Sienna also includes an anchor for up to four booster seats. So as your family grows, the generous size of the Sienna is right there with you.

The Latest Technology

The available 7-inch touchscreen monitor uses voice-activated technology, so it can listen to your destination request and choose the best route to get you where you need to go. Plus, a backup camera helps increase your visibility, leading to safer driving; a wide-angle backup camera and backup sonar are available on some Sienna models.

Large vehicles are notoriously noisy, but in the 2018 Sienna, you don’t have to shout. That’s because it features Toyota’s Driver EasySpeak, which amplifies the driver’s voice through the rear speakers.

Plenty of Entertainment Options

Not that you’ll need to do a lot of talking, since the Sienna comes with a dual-screen rear-seat BluRay Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment systems in its class. Plus, the 2018 Sienna has five USB ports, so no one has to fight over which devices can be plugged in.

The 2018 Sienna also includes the next-generation Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system, which includes dynamic navigation tools, on-board WiFi connectivity, and a suite of apps with enough variety to entertain every member of your family.

All-Wheel Drive

Test drive a Sienna and you will instantly feel its superior hold on the road, thanks to the All-Wheel Drive feature. In fact, the Sienna is Canada’s only minivan to offer the traction of All-Wheel Drive, a feature that’s particularly crucial for drivers in northern climates. Whether it’s snow, rain or other difficult road conditions, you can have peace of mind knowing your vehicle has all-wheel-drive handling.

Crucial Safety Features

The Sienna comes equipped with 8 airbags, as well as the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Plus, the 2018 Sienna includes Toyota Safety Sense™ P* (TSS-P), a multi-feature safety package anchored by automated pre-collision warning and braking. TSS-P is designed to support the driver’s awareness, decision-making and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds under certain conditions. All these features combined make for a vehicle that’s ready when the unexpected happens.