Kelley Blue Book Names 2014 Toyota Sienna Best Family Car
Let’s do a quick math problem (don’t worry – it’s an easy one). If you take versatility and add family-friendly features, what do you get? If your answer was the 2014 Toyota Sienna, you couldn’t be more correct. Like you, Kelley Blue Book seems to be proficient at math, deciding with this simple addition problem that the Sienna is the perfect fit for their “12 Best Family Cars” list for 2014. Arguably the world’s foremost experts on what makes vehicles superior to the pack, KBB gave the 2014 Toyota Sienna Best Family Car honors for its reliability, comfort, and usefulness.
According to KBB.com editors, the amount of passenger comfort the Sienna provided was insurmountable. “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.”
In order to earn a spot on the “12 Best Family Cars” list, the Sienna had to undergo some grueling tests, completed by both Kelley Blue Book editors and actual families. After narrowing the list from 300 vehicles to 21 semi-finalists, the comparison testing focused on the areas of safety, comfort, driving performance, room for child seats, cargo space, rear-seat entertainment, and other family-friend features.
The 2014 Sienna was one of only two minivans to earn KBB Best Family Car honors; the list also included four full-size SUVs, three small SUVs, and three sedans.
Among the 9 semi-finalists who just barely missed the cut were the 2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, and Prius v.