Tag Archives: MIT

Best in Class Minivan Award Goes to Toyota’s “Swagger Wagon”

best in class minivan award

Every year for the last five years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has brought together the regional automotive press at the New England Motor Press Association Technology Conference. This year, the panel of experts had a particularly difficult time ignoring Toyota’s superior engineering and design.

The Toyota RAV4 was one of the first offerings in the small SUV segment, a market that is now one of the hottest. WheelsTV Previously Owned Vehicle Award went to the 2006-2014 Toyota RAV4.

A press release from Toyota calls the 2015 Toyota Sienna the “Swagger Wagon,” and for good reason. The swag comes from a “stylish interior,” “a more comfortable and entertaining cockpit area,” “functional usage of cargo space” and “intelligent infotainment system.”

Throw in an AWD option plus 18/25 mpg and the attention the Sienna received at the conference is more than justified. In fact, the Swagger Wagon took home the Best in Class Minivan Award from the conference.