Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options

The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting.

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Toyota wants you to keep an eye on your kids while driving. A new version of its Sienna minivan includes an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat. And if you see something, you can say something because the minivan also includes a feature called Driver Easy Speak. It's a kind of intercom that allows you to speak to the kids as on a public address system, without shouting. Don't make me get in that back seat.

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