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Day by Day Review: 2013 Toyota Sienna SE toyota car test drives daily car reviews
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Hey I’ll be honest here, I do not drive very many minivans. I don’t shop or know much about them, save for a little research I need to do to write an article. So this week is a little difficult for me — but keep the comments coming, there is a lot of very good information in the forums from a lot of minivan owners for those reading this!

Like most “minivans” these days, the Sienna is absolutely enormous both inside and out. That means there is a ton of space for storage behind the third row, especially with the large void where the third row folds into.

Day by Day Review: 2013 Toyota Sienna SE toyota car test drives daily car reviews
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Seating in all rows is easy to get to as well, and sliding doors on both sides with sliding and folding middle row seats makes getting into the third row easy peasy.

The second row in the Sienna is a little odd, with two large captain’s chairs that are comfortable, but calling that middle spot a seat is a little bit of a stretch — it’s more like an armrest.

From the driver’s seat the gauge cluster is really easy to read with a very large speedometer dead centre. The radio and HVAC controls are a little difficult to reach — but the large buttons make up for the fact that you may have to lean over to reach them.

The ability to shut down the rear HVAC system for days like today when it was below forty Celsius sure are handy. I wanted every last bit of engine heat I could muster, but even after a 20-minute drive heat was barely adequate in such a large vehicle.

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