The Toyota Sienna minivan is selling like hotcakes, with sales up 129 percent in the first two months of this year from the same period last year. Improvements for 2011 include a new four-cylinder engine, an efficient six-speed automatic transmission, plush reclining second-row seats, a new "auto access" seat to accommodate aged or disabled passengers, and a fancy rear-seat entertainment system with a wide split screen that allows one kid to watch a movie while the other is playing a video game. The Sienna also costs less than its archrival, the Honda Odyssey, which has also been redesigned for 2011 and looks more stylish. If Toyota’s seemingly endless recalls worry you, you won’t go wrong if you opt for the Odyssey, but in our opinion the Sienna offers slightly better value.
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