2011 Toyota Sienna Limited 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
We looked at minivans for years before finally buying this. It was not so much the soccer-mom stigma but also the price as you get into the more loaded models. We did not want a stripped down model since this was also for the long trips and outings. The Honda was ok but uncomfortable, lacked the refinement and was too rough-riding for the family. This new Sienna is not spongy but not harsh either. The interior is astonishing and the bells and whistles make a 10 min show-off session to neighbors and relatives. The kids love it and just want to hang out in it all day and my wife proudly calls it the Swagger Wagon. LTD is expensive but compares very well to what 40k buys these days.
The proximity key and push button-start sys, Dual-sunroof, recliner second row, powers third row (reclines too), dual- DVD, voice recognition and steering controls for Nav and component system, and the power side and rear doors. It's just very sensible, practical and way cool.
Nav system is slow in voice mode and needs a user override for modes. Second dvd slot would be good for the dual-DVD instead of only allowed to plug a second source in. Front passenger seat needs more power adjustments. More color choices (like Avalon) and interior choice with any exterior.