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It is inarguably, in our eyes, the best minivan on the road. So it does not surprise us that for 2016, Toyota has left its third-generation Sienna intact. And the minivan continues to be offered in all-wheel drive as well if that is to your liking. Under the hood resides the reliable 3.5-liter DOHC dual VVT inline-6 cylinder engine developing 266 horsepower @ 6200 rpm and 245 pounds-feet of torque @ 4700 rpm while mated to a 6-speed auto gearbox.
Step inside and the tri-zone climate control guarantees that all seven or eight passengers stay cool in summer. So do the second- and third-row sun shades. The second-row captain chairs slide 23 inches fore/art for easy ingress and egress to the third row, which can be stowed into the floor. Well-placed storage cubbies abound in the Sienna, which offers a huge front center console, dual glove box and 10 cup holders! And thanks to an eco indicator, the driver can tread lightly on the pedal to ensure fuel savings. Standard goodies include dual power-sliding doors, multi-information display with rearview camera, eight-way power driver seat, tilt/telescopic steering column and overhead compass.
The tasteful Sienna is a satisfying blend of genuine passenger- and cargo-hauling practicality. Besides, Toyota enjoys a solid reputation for durability and reliability.

Tires: P235/60R17
Wheelbase: 119.3 inches
Length: 200.2 inches
Weight: 4,450 pounds
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; torsion beam rear
Steering: electric power-assist
Tow capacity: 3,500 pounds
Fuel capacity: 20 gallons
City: 18 mpg
Highway: 25 mpg
Base price: $35,410
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Motoring Tampa Bay recommends test driving the 2016 Sienna and other Toyota vehicles at Stadium Toyota, 5088 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; for information, call (813) 872-4881 or visit