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2011 Toyota Sienna
Here in the U.S., Toyota's earliest minivans were wobbly-looking boxes that seemed two sizes too big for the wheels they were riding on. By contrast, Toyota's third-generation Sienna minivan is a surprisingly handsome family vehicle.

The new Sienna was designed in Toyota's Calty Design Research Center in California with engineering done at the Toyota Technical Center in Michigan.

On the inside, which most minivan buyers care about much more than the outside, the new Sienna offers some intriguing options like La-Z-Boy-style reclining seats with footrests. While lounging, passengers can watch a 16.4-inch wide-monitor that can be used to show two separate images simultaneously.

Buyers will be able to choose from a 187-horsepower 4-cylinder engine or a 266-horsepower V6. For those who want to have some fun, presumably after dropping off the kids, the Sienna will be available in a sporty SE version with 19-inch wheels and lowered sport-tuned suspension. The SE will also have special smoked tail lamps, special instrumentation and a unique color palette.

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Last updated December 04 2009: 11:26 AM ET
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