Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
As minivans go, the Sienna is a sensible choice, but it isn't very engaging to drive. The Sienna rides very comfortably and is quiet inside, but handling is lackluster. The 3.5-liter V6 is lively and returned a respectable 21 mpg overall in our tests with the new for 2017 eight-speed automatic. The all-wheel-drive version--the only such minivan on the market--sacrifices 1 or 2 mpg. An eighth seat cleverly stores in the back when it isn't installed in place. The 2017 update also brought a standard backup camera, an additional LATCH attachment, and a front-passenger seat-cushion airbag. Reliability has been above average. That and the availability of all-wheel drive are the Sienna's biggest advantages over the Honda Odyssey.