Best alternatives to the Toyota Sienna in Nigeria


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Toyota Sienna offers great value to families. But it isn't necessarily a favorite among all Nigerians. Not feeling the Sienna? Check out other alternatives!

It is an established fact that Toyota Sienna is a good minivan for families. It offers enough space to accommodate people and cargo. The engine performance is above average, and the entire driving experience is admirable.

But what happens when the Sienna is not available?

There is no rule in the world that says that everyone in Nigeria must acquire a Sienna. Nigerians love to have options. Hence, sticking with only the Toyota Sienna minivan can be a tall order; it gets boring at some point. While some people may not be able to afford it, others may not fancy it. Like with every other thing in life, the Sienna is not indispensable. There are other similar car brands and models on the market that offer the same services the Sienna offers. This piece by Naijauto puts the spotlight on other vehicles that can serve as best alternatives to Toyota Sienna in Nigeria.

1. Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is a very good alternative for the Sienna. In terms of looks, the Highlander beats the Sienna without trying too hard. In addition to this, it has the capacity to withstand rough terrains more than the Sienna.


The Highlander has a better-looking exterior than the Sienna

Just like the Sienna, Highlander offers seating space for up to eight people. But in terms of cargo space, the Highlander does not measure up with the Sienna as its cargo space is smaller in size. The Highlander also offers similar features found in the Sienna including: three-zone climate control, rear-seat entertainment system and a back up camera. The Highlander is supercharged with a 3.5-liter V-6 or 2.7-liter four-cylinder, providing sufficient boost on any road.

>>> See affordable Toyota Highlander for sale here!

>>> We also cover the price of used Highlander on the market: Toyota Highlander Prices in Nigeria (Update in 2019)

2. Honda Odyssey

Call the Honda Odyssey unattractive if you want, it does not take away the fact that it serves families greatly in terms of comfort, mobility and performance. For the record, the Honda Odyssey boasts of some of the latest technology in cars such as an in-vehicle vacuum. It provides plenty of room to accommodate as many as eight people comfortably without any tightness.


The Honda Odyssey offers 172.6 cubic feet of storage

After everyone is comfortably seated, there is sufficient cargo space left to carry items that need to be in the car. And if you do not feel like hauling up to eight people, you will be left with 172.6 cubic feet for storage. The vehicle offers a 3.5-liter V-6 which is famous for its reliability and efficiency. It produces enough power to move the large family car from one location to another without road troubles.

>>> Check out the full list of Honda Odyssey for sale now!

3. Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge delved into the production of minivans in the mid 80s. And ever since, the automaker has been a major player in the automotive industry as far as minivans are concerned.

The Caravan may not be so exciting, but it is surely useful. It offers seating capacity space for up to seven people. The entertainment technology is in tune with latest trends, giving occupants maximum entertainment as they take a seat, enjoying their ride powered by a 3.6-liter V-6. Users also get to enjoy 143 cubic feet for cargo space to carry enough items around.


The Dodge Grand Caravan can give accomodation up to seven people

>>> Check out Dodge alternatives to the Toyota Sienna available for sale down below
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4. Dodge Journey

The Dodge Journey may not be categorized as a minivan, but it boasts of features found in minivans like the Toyota Sienna. However, it has an advantage as it combines minivan features together with its own unique features.

First, it offers a three-row seating – there is plenty seats to accommodate many people. Its All-wheel Drive (AWD) makes it a lot more interesting.


The three-row seating creates room for more people

Cargo space is not something the Dodge can boast of like the Sienna as it offers only 67 cubic feet for cargo. The Dodge Journey offers two engine options – a 3.6-liter V-6 and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder.

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Chris Odogwu

Chris Odogwu

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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