TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 14, 2014) – Already established as one of the most versatile and family-friendly vehicles on the market, the Toyota Sienna today was named one of the “12 Best Family Cars” for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book‘s KBB.com.
KBB.com editors were impressed with the Sienna’s family comfort and versatility, stating “with reclining captain's chairs — including a footrest — the Sienna may be the most passenger-accommodating minivan you can buy. And, with more varied configurations than any other minivan on the market, the Toyota Sienna is the perfect family-car for more than 100,000 families each year.”
“Best Family Cars 2014” was compiled by recruiting families to assist nine Kelley Blue Book editors in comparison testing of eligible vehicles after editors narrowed more than 300 vehicles down to 21 semi-finalists. The testing centered on the areas of safety, comfort, driving performance, room for child seats, cargo space, rear-seat entertainment, and other family-friendly features. The goal was to determine the “most functional new cars for families.”
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