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Still the same aging minivan underneath.

Toyota's active safety equipment is now standard.

Featured

Sure, there are few truly bad cars anymore, but we definitely did not like these.

Recalls

There are over 1,200 brand-new unsold Sienna minivans on dealer lots that have to be fixed.

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Twin-turbo Land Speed Cruiser paves the way for six customized Toyotas.

Sorry Bentley, but this is the world's fastest SUV.

Featured

Sometimes, the quest for greater minivan practicality leads to some pretty innovative features. Here are five of the best for 2016.

Featured Video

Dogs riding in cars are a pretty common scene, as are cats, birds, and all manner of smaller creatures.

Recalls

Similar recall adjustments are expected from the 17 other affected automakers this week.

SEMA

One Toyota Sienna SEMA minivan will spank a Camaro SS at Willow Springs, the other is an four-wheel drive monster.

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Also: New Details And Renderings Of Company's Texas HQ

Toyota showcases a monster Sienna-Tacoma mashup bound for SEMA and a cross-country expedition while presenting the plans for its new North American headquarters campus in Plano, TX.

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Momkhana takes inspiration from the Gymkhana videos, but moves the stunts to the suburbs in a V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive Toyota Sienna that goes drifting to the shoe store.

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First introduced in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap frontal crash test has become the bane of many auto engineers' existence. It's a particularly steep design challenge because it forces just 25 percent of a vehicle's front end to take the brunt of a 40-mile-per-hour impact. The newly released results of four family-minded minivans underscore just how difficult the crash test is: only one scored an Acceptable rating, and the other three did very poorly.

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Good marketing is a huge portion of making a film successful, and Toyota and Nickelodeon are going overboard to promote the upcoming SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water with this custom 2015 Sienna inspired by the cartoon character at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Toyota has released the first images of its brigade of concepts for the 2014 SEMA Show, introducing a trio of TRD-fettled off-roaders, a pair of DUB-inspired models, a race-ready pickup and a Sienna minivan with 48 inches worth of subwoofers.

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The Swaggeriest of Toyota's Swagger Wagons Drives Quieter, Tidier

It's hard to love a minivan, but it's very, very easy to use one. More than any other kind of vehicle – save a panel van, perhaps – the minivan is the most appliance-like of four-wheeled transportation devices. And most minivan buyers don't need to love their purchases; they just need to use them. So when it comes to a minivan's driving dynamics, who cares?

Recalls

Toyota has announced a recall of roughly 20,000 vehicles covering the 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander (pictured) and Sienna, as well as the 2015 Lexus RX luxury crossover. The affected vehicles are all powered the 2GR-FE engine, which in layman's terms, is Toyota's well-regarded 3.5-liter V6.

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Let's face it: there are few things less "gangsta" than a minivan (which goes a long way towards explaining why crossovers have been gradually taking their place as the family-hauler of choice across America, but we digress). The point here is not lost on Toyota, which has embraced the uncool image of the minivan with the Swagger Wagon campaign.

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Toyota found huge success with its "Swagger Wagon" rap video for the 2011 Sienna SE. It showed that a minivan could actually sort of maybe be fun and didn't have to be a lame vehicle for people who long ago lost their sense of humor. Now that there is a slight refresh for the 2015 model, the company is trying to capture that effervescent image again with a bunch of videos aimed at families.

Report

Residual values for last year's minivans are higher than they were in 2000.

Recalls

The year of the recall continues, but this time it isn't from General Motors. Toyota is announcing two, separate recalls affecting a pair of its models.

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If you've been having an easy day and haven't received your daily dose of unmitigated terror, then this video is for you. Dr. Guan Zhu, a Texas A&M professor, caught the above view on his dashcam in College Station, TX, as a cement truck ran a red light, lost control and rolled into his Toyota Sienna minivan.