2008 Toyota Sienna CE Road Test
There's very little to dispute in asserting that minivans more so than any other automotive format utilize space efficiently; I can't think of any other layout that provides a greater ratio of cabin volume to exterior size. At 5,105-mm in length, the 2008 Sienna is 95-mm (approximately 4-inches) longer than Toyota's largest sedan, the Avalon. Yet the Sienna is cavernous inside unlike the Avalon, which seats five- but that's it. No third row seat, no second row captains' chairs and no room for storing coolers and other gear inside the vehicle where it can be accessed en-route.