The 2017 Toyota Sienna has some new changes that help further improve driving and handling, thanks to direct injection and an 8-speed automatic transmission. With all the excitement surrounding the Sienna, our Customer Relations Manager, Marina, put the Sienna to the test and took it on a road trip to Washington DC with her friends!
Eight girls met up for a weekend getaway, and everyone was required to pack lightly. Turns out the word lightly is a relative term. You always need extra backup outfits for your backup outfits, just in case. They loaded up the trunk with their luggage, and to their surprise, they had more than enough room to spare. The Sienna has two sliding doors to easily load and unload everyone. Unique in its design, there is no compromise on legroom, even for the back-row passengers! With no debate on who will sit where they buckled up and headed off to DC!
The weekend fun was initiated with some classic car karaoke. From setting up the radio stations to hooking up an iPod with an auxiliary cord, and connecting their phones with Bluetooth, they always had their favorite music playing. They discovered that among the eight of them, they had a wide range in musical taste; including some classic Frank Sinatra, 90’s throwbacks, and some pop music. With eight JBL speakers installed throughout, the music was loud enough to enjoy and mask everyone’s terrible singing.
When they finally arrived, they didn’t waste any time and went straight to the Lincoln Memorial, beautifully lit up all night long. The next day they went from monument, to museum, to restaurant, and did the same cycle again. The Sienna took them EVERYWHERE!
The DC streets are always crowded with people and cars. Both standard and other available features helped to confidently park and navigate through the busy roads. The backup camera and Blind Spot Monitoring were two features that made getting around easy. It was like having an extra set of eyes always helping you on the road. The fan favorite feature was the parking sensor sonars, which helped park the Sienna in tight spaces, so they never had to forfeit a good parking spot!
Washington DC was a blast, and the Sienna was the perfect car to take down with a bunch of friends and get from place to place! We hope our staff’s mini-weekend getaway inspires you to plan one with your family and friends!