2018 Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award – Minivan – Toyota Sienna
December 10 2019
Toyota has consistently brought buyers the finest selection of vehicles in a variety of classes, offering a combination of comfort, style and quality. The Toyota Sienna is yet another feather in the brand’s cap. This minivan is a good, solid vehicle that combines a comfortable ride with respectable fuel economy. It is also the recipient of CBB’s Best Retained Value Award in its category, which further implies how much value this minivan actually holds for every single owner out there. Here is everything you need to know about this impressive car and its equally impressive accolade.
Packed with Great Features
When it comes to features and specs, the Toyota Sienna stands out above many other cars in this particular category. The interior is comfortable and roomy enough to accommodate eight people with ample space for luggage and gear. There are two seating configurations available in the Sienna. The range-topping Limited trim is a seven seater and comes with second-row captain’s chairs. All other models can carry up to eight people but have a removable center seat in the second row if more cargo space is required. There is also more cargo space behind the third-row seats than in your average minivan, making this the perfect choice for a large family or as a commercial people mover.
The Toyota Sienna is, however, not just about interior space and comfort, it also offers excellent performance. The 296 horsepower 3.5 liter V-6 engine, with the six-speed automatic transmission, is one of the most powerful in its class and means this minivan is not just a people mover, it can easily haul a variety of different loads. Even with a full load, the Toyota Sienna will easily get up to speed and cruise along nicely. It is the only all-wheel-drive minivan currently on the market, making it more versatile than its competitors.
Minivans are first and foremost people movers, designed to transport large families and groups and the cabin specs are important. The interior of the Toyota Sienna is plush, spacious and packed with user-friendly features. The fine leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, adult-friendly seating throughout the cabin, as well as second-row reclining seats with built-in footrests, all add to the comfort of the travel experience.
Further internal features of the car include a tri-zone climate control, four-speaker audio system, rear-seat entertainment system, Bluetooth, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a user-friendly infotainment system, smartphone integration and a straightforward navigation system.
Safety is essential on the road and all modern vehicles need good safety ratings and features. Toyota has for many years been synonymous with safety and reliability and the Toyota Sienna does not disappoint. This is an excellent choice if you are looking for a safe and reliable workhorse to transport people and cargo. A suite of advanced safety features comes standard on all trim levels, including brake assist, smart stop technology, traction control, a pre-collision system, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, and electronic stability control. The Toyota Sienna also comes standard with four seats, two in the second row and two in the third row, that have full LATCH hardware for car seats. All this makes the Toyota Sienna a great choice as a family vehicle and gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you are transporting your loved ones safely.
More About the Canadian Black Book Awards
Being on the receiving end of a Canadian Black Book award is something countless cars on the Canadian market hope for, but only few ever obtain. The reason for that is the extremely thorough selection process that focuses solely on those vehicles that hold the highest percentage value of their original MSRP over the course of a four-year period. CBB experts take into consideration sales transactions, online and live auctions and other data points from various proprietary sources to decide which vehicles hold the most value while on the market and only those vehicles become eligible for a CBB Award. As a result, any vehicle that holds this award is a great choice for any buyer. Overall, the Toyota Sienna is one of the finest vehicles in its class.
Toyota Sienna is an amazingly comfortable, well-structured and roomy vehicle that offers ample space for passengers. The car is available in various trim levels and is a perfect choice for larger families.