Toyota’s 2015 Sienna can’t seem to lose an award this year. Having been redesigned for 2015, the minivan features an all-new interior and more dynamic exterior. Counting this newest award from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA), we can think of five ways the Sienna has been singled out by all sorts of various automotive groups. GAAMA this week called the 2015 Sienna the overall winner in its Best 3-row for families grouping.
GAAMA tested the vehicles it considered over two full days of evaluations at Lake Lanier Islands in Georgia. The Sienna was one of seven 3-row vehicles considered. The Sienna won the top spot for its styling and its interior’s upscale look and feel. However, it was the handling of the Sienna coupled with the space and comfort it affords its seven passengers that pushed it over the top.
GAAMA President Jim Tucker commented on the 2015 Toyota Sienna and its win, saying, “Our experts considered factors like styling, safety, comfort and efficiency, and the results reflect the best in both innovation and execution. The overall winner and each of our category winners are must-drive models for anyone shopping for a new family car.”
In addition to this award from the Southeast automotive press, the 2015 Sienna has also been singled out by safety testing organization IIHS for being the only van in its class with the highest safety rating, the Top Safety Pick Plus designation. Kelly Blue book singled out the Sienna for having the top resale value of any van. Consumer Reports named the Sienna a Top-10 Pick for 2015. And finally, the Texas Autowriters named the Sienna the Family Car of Texas. We’ll be betting on the Sienna to also win a Grammy and Oscar this year.