It's probably safe to say that no one truly wants to become the owner of a minivan.
Sure, there are probably a few who enjoy the utility and spaciousness, but for much of Middle America, breaking down and buying a minivan is the ultimate symbol that you've relinquished all of the freedom and spontaneity of your youth all in favor of the stark and unrelenting responsibility that comes with being a grown up.
Not to say that there's anything wrong with being a grown up or having a family that requires the use of a minivan, but it's certainly a symbol of crossing a bridge that for the most part you can't go back over.
Not to fear, however. Just because you've decided that being a responsible adult doesn't mean that you can't buy the type of minivan that is ideal for your situation. That's why one of the world's most respected Japanese automakers invented the Toyota Sienna.
If you're worried about choice, there's no need. The Toyota Sienna is available in myriad packaging options with L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited variants all available.
Like every minivan worth its salt, the Toyota Sienna has plenty of room to store kids, groceries, wood planks, stuffed animals, kayaks, one-third of a soccer team, half a baseball team, a small fraction of a football team, two different fencing teams or just several kids from the neighborhood who want to go ride go-karts.
But of course there's some nice innovation going on in the Toyota Sienna as well. As any parent has duly discovered, sometimes you just need to shout back at whatever shenanigans are going on in the back of the van. Well, with the new Driver Easy Speak option drivers can do just that with a microphone that pipes their voice throughout the vehicle using the built-in speaker system.
So sure, be responsible. Get a minivan. But get one that lets you yell to the backseats more easily. Get a Toyota Sienna.