The new Toyota Sienna has been named one of the Best Family Cars of 2016 by Edmunds.com and Parent Magazine, who teamed up to pick one car each from many different segments based on safety, versatility, and value.
Editor-in-Chief of Parents Magazine Dana Points said that the best family cars were about finding cars that felt like extensions of home, offering a “fun and relaxing ride for every passenger.” Carroll Lachnit of Edmunds added that they looked at everything from the big features to the smallest details like cup holders to find the cars that offered the most comfort and convenience to both driver and passengers.
Toyota has designed the Sienna with families in mind, integrating four LATCH systems, an available Dual-View Entertainment Center with Blu-Ray, HDMI, and SD card capabilities, and the innovative Driver Easy Speak. This feature lets parents easily communicate with their kids through a microphone and rear seat speakers to minimize the need for shouting over road noise and talking. The Sienna also comes standard with Toyota’s STAR Safety System, and some trims include a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.