Is the Sienna a Good Choice for Casual in Town Driving and Out of Town Traveling?

A silver 2018 Toyota Sienna on a downtown street.The Toyota Sienna is a minivan, and the 2018 model is top-ranked for its towing capacity, cargo volume, and versatility. These features and others are musts for a variety of commutes and trips. You’ll find that they come in handy for short errands around town as well as long journeys with the entire family.


Individual passengers love the spaciousness of the Sienna, but even with eight people along for the ride, you’ll have lots of cargo room to work with. There are 39.1 cubic feet of space in the back and 150 cubic feet behind the front seats. You can also add a variety of accessories to accommodate things like grocery runs, outdoor excursions, and hauling equipment for work or fun. Look into an available cargo net, cargo organizer, roof rail crossbars, cargo liner, and all-weather floor liners to build a Sienna that’s suited to your lifestyle.


The Sienna offers room to seat up to eight people, depending on the build. Standard seating materials include fabric-trimmed seats and perforated leather-trimmed seats, based on the trim you select. You’ll also have the option to upgrade to leather-trimmed seating surfaces and soft touch/contrast stitching. This will help make any time spent in the Sienna comfortable, regardless of trip length — though you’ll especially be thankful for on long rides.


Your family won’t be bored, whether you’re commuting a few minutes to school or heading across the country. Practical and fun features in the Sienna center around the new Entune 3.0 connect infotainment system with available Dynamic Navigation. It has a high-resolution 7-inch touch-screen display and can sync with your apps. Upgrade to a 3.0 Premium Audio JBL system to make the audiophiles in your family happy. Add Wi-Fi services from Verizon to keep up to five devices connected to the internet on the road.


Minivan stereotypes don’t apply to the Sienna. This is a fun vehicle to drive, and it’s the only minivan sold in America that offers an all-wheel-drive configuration. It runs on a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a Direct Shift-8AT automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers 296 horsepower and is a standard feature on all 2018 trims. In addition to power, this minivan has been designed to deliver a smooth ride. This is achieved through 140 spot welds in the chassis, air-fin stabilizers, and a sport-tuned suspension and steering system.

Safety Features

All 2018 Siennas come with Toyota Safety Sense-P technologies. This includes lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. Other standards include vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist. For additional safety, drivers can add front and rear parking assist sonar, blind spot monitoring with rear-traffic alert, and a backup camera.

The Sienna is as safe as it is versatile, and its exclusive all-wheel-drive configuration makes it a good choice for drivers who deal with predictable weather at home but want to be prepared for seasonal changes on long road trips. Check one out at Titus-Will Toyota to see these and other impressive features in person.


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