Looking for a minivan comfortable enough for a family road trip but able to handle curves? Consider the 2017 Toyota Sienna. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The current RAV4 debuted back in 2013. And ordinarily, that would be a strike against it. But with the refresh for 2016, Toyota actually brought this vehicle back to competitive status in the class. We still miss the V6 from the previous generation RAV4. So there's just one engine in this one. It's a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Gets the job done, but it's not going to blow your socks off. So if you're looking for extra performance, you're going to have to look elsewhere in the segment. Overall, though, the RAV4 rides comfortably. Spacious interior. Up to date features, including an additional suite of safety features that come standard for 2017. It's one to watch in this class. In the back seat, the RAV4 has plenty of room for adults. Certainly, no shortage in that regard. You'll notice that there's no third row seat, however, and that's another missing aspect from the previous generation RAV4. So this is strictly a two-row crossover. Nonetheless, plenty of space within those constraints. Dashboard design's a little adventurous, by Toyota's standards at least-- touchscreen infotainment in the center, dual zone automatic climate control, and even a sporty steering wheel. The bottom line if you're shopping for a compact crossover is this segment is chock-full of interesting alternatives. So we would recommend shopping around before you decide on the Toyota. Most notably, the Honda CR-V is all new. And that's the traditional rival for the RAV4. So both of those, at least, before you buy. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
A full list of available features and filters for the new 2017 Toyota Sienna Minivan inventory include but are not limited to: Trims: LE 8-Passenger, XLE 8-Passenger, XLE 7-Passenger, XLE Premium 8-Passenger, Limited Premium 7-Passenger, LE 7-Passenger, Limited 7-Passenger, XLE Premium 7-Passenger, SE 8-Passenger, L 7-Passenger, XLE 7-Passenger Mobility Auto Access, LE 7-Passenger Mobility Auto Access, SE Premium 8-Passenger, XLE Limited 7-Passenger, LE, Base 7-Passenger, CE 7-Passenger, CE 8-Passenger, CE, XLE, LE 7-Passenger Mobility.