Natural Habitat - 2011 Toyota Sienna Long-Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna Long Term Road Test

2011 Toyota Sienna: Natural Habitat

March 21, 2011


I did a school run today in the Sienna. As you can see, minivans seem to be drawn to preschool parking lots like wildebeests to a Serengeti watering hole. There were even a couple older family relatives to keep our Sienna company.

The driver of the red Sienna saw me in our long-termer and asked a few questions about it. I then asked if she liked driving hers. Her response was interesting to me.

"Not really," she said. "This probably sounds weird, but every time we go on a trip my husband insists on packing up as much stuff as possible. His logic is: "We have all this space, why not use it?" It's annoying. For me, I'd rather just take less crap and not need such a big vehicle."

Normally it seems Americans think bigger is always better when it comes to cars. But not in this case.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,684 miles

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