I would definitely go on a 16 hour road trip again if I was riding in a Toyota Sienna.
The Toyota Sienna arrived on Wednesday, March 9th in the morning.
I was absolutely giddy when it pulled into our driveway. I’m not really a “car person” but the 2011 Toyota Sienna took my breath away.
The Toyota Sienna LE seats 8 passengers. Only 3 of us so we had so much room during the drive!
We actually put the 3rd row seating down to fit all of our luggage.
During a normal road trip I am used to piling the car up with so much stuff. We fill the trunk, Hayden is surrounded by bags and I have several bags by my feet.
Driving down we had SO much room. You could have laid down in the space between the front seat and the middle seats, there was so much room. In fact, I used that area to change Hayden’s diaper several times.
The Toyota Sienna has SO many options.
One of my favorites was the XM Radio. I never listen to the radio and would only listen to my iPod. I used to hear people rave about XM Radio and I just didn’t get it. Well, now I do. Not only was I able to pair my iPhone using Bluetooth using the audio system so I could listen to my own music there were so many XM Stations that played just music I liked. I never switched the station because a song came on that wasn’t my style.
One of the other big things that came in handy for our trip down were the built in sunshades. We have sunshades our our vehicles and maybe I’m doing something wrong but we have gone through so many sunshades because they just keep falling down. I LOVE the fact that these are built in. You can pull them up and hook them at the top. It was so convenient to have and helped Hayden fall asleep more easily in the car.
I loved the grocery hooks on the back of the front seats. I was able to hang Hayden’s bags of toys and books on these grocery hooks making them more accessible to me and not cluttering up the floor of the Sienna.
When in the front seat it was great to have the mirrored sunglass holder. Not only was my husband able to have his sunglasses up there I was also able to get a perfect view of Hayden in the backseat.
My husband loved the Cruise Control and the Individual Air Conditioning Controls. No more fighting over the temperature settings!
My husband has offered to write a post soon on his take of the minivan soon! 😉
But the best feature for us?
The Dual Entertainment System!
We brought DVDs with us and there were actually two screens in the backseat. Each screen came with a headset, so it’s great if you have 2 children in the backseat and they each want to watch a different movie. Plus the headphones come in handy so you can listen to your XM Radio! 😉
I couldn’t believe how smooth the ride was. We were flying by and in fact the first day we drove 10 hours before we even thought about stopping!
We are on our way back home in the Toyota Sienna right now. I can’t wait to show you more photos and great features of this fabulous ride!
Disclosure: We were provided with a 2011 Toyota Sienna to drive to Orlando for our Disney Vacation. All opinions are 100% mine! I love this Swagger Wagon!