2005 Toyota Sienna
We’re talking about safe, affordable family transportation. Of course this list is going to include minivans. Duh.
We recently ranked the 2005 Toyota Sienna as one of our favorite minivans, so it’s good to know that this people-mover is also plenty safe. There are lots of things to praise about the Sienna, but most of all is its comfort. Passenger volume comes in at 177.4 cubic feet (176.5 cubic feet for eight-passenger models), and when all of the seats are removed there’s up to 148.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.
In exchange for $23,425 (plus a $565 destination charge) buyers can get into the 4,120-lb., front-wheel-drive 2005 Toyota Sienna CE. The premium Limited AWD model will drain $37,695 from the ol’ savings account. Standard safety features include dual front airbags with a passenger airbag cutoff sensor, antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, and electronic brake assistance. Limited models add front and rear electronic parking sensors, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Available on LE, XLE and Limited models is an all-wheel-drive system that includes stability control and traction control. LE and XLE models can be optioned with front side airbags, side curtain airbags, stability control, and traction control.
In NHTSA testing, a 2005 Toyota Sienna without side or side-curtain airbags received four stars for the driver and five stars for the front passenger in a frontal crash, five stars for the front and rear occupants in a side crash, and four stars for its rollover rating. In IIHS testing, the 2005 Toyota Sienna received a Best Pick ranking for its offset frontal crash test performance.