Babble Best Picks:
2011 Minivans for the Family
Want to know the difference between all the minivans on the market? Babble asked me take each of them out for a spin to figure out which were best for which families. Most minivans got a thorough refresh this year, and many received better interior materials, more power, and higher fuel economy. After cargo capacity, safety is typically a minivan shopper's main concern. These large family haulers tend to do well on crash safety tests, and we included the results from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's independent crash test results. To find out what others thought, we added the Consumer Reports score and their Customer Satisfaction rating when available as well.
We hope you find this information helpful in your search for a family crossover. Don't see your favorite vehicle on the list? Nominate it here! - Liane Yvkoff
2012 Updates | 2012 Toyota Sienna
FUEL ECONOMY: 19/24
Not much is different on the 2012 Toyota Sienna compared to the previous model year. Toyota is keeping things generally the same on the 8-seat minivan, but decided to include power passenger seats and auto on/off headlights to the XLE model, adding convenience and luxury for families while remaining a relatively affordable option. Parents considering this option will find the same great features for active families on this year’s model, such as ample seating and seemingly endless storage space.