Toyota had always taken an unorthodox approach to minivan design. Of particular note, the wedged-shaped Van (1984) and the egg-shaped Previa (1991) used an unusual mid-engine layout.
But that all changed with the 1998 introduction of the conventional Sienna. Praised as one of the best minivans on the market, the Sienna is currently in its third generation after a 2011 redesign. With seating for up to eight and a variety of trim levels, most families will be able to find a Sienna that works for their needs.