i got the LX-SV for less than $18k out the door. It's not as comfy as the Sienna but for the price it will do. Took it on a few 2 hour rides and no complaints so far. The gas mileage is average for a van. Handling is decent with good road feel (unlike other vans). A basic Sienna without side airbags would have cost about $5k more. The transmission has felt fine so far.
Styling, price, audio & cruise control on steering wheel, longer warranty than competitors.
Better interior materials (seats lack support, standard Homelink and compass on rear view mirror.
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