The Toyota Sienna minivan can seat eight people comfortably, making it an excellent choice for families who need more space than an SUV. The standard hybrid powertrain of the Sienna is very efficient in terms of fuel consumption. All-wheel drive is also available to provide more safety in bad weather. Toyota also includes all of its driver safety technology as part of the deal.
The Toyota Sienna, a modern minivan that has been redesigned and hybridized is an excellent choice for families looking for a superior alternative to a three row SUV. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with standard driver safety features and other fancy amenities. The hybrid powertrain delivers adequate power and fuel efficiency. Higher trim levels have amazing details such as heated captain’s chairs and hands-free sliding doors. The redesigned Toyota Sienna minivan is among the most sophisticated and luxurious on the market.
Pricing and Trims
There are six trim options for the Sienna: Limited, Platinum, XLE and XSE.
The base LE ($34,560), comes with all the essentials a busy family might need, including automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
Highlights of the XLE (39,850) include a moonroof and fog lamps, four-zone temperature control, four-zone climate controls, a motion activated power liftgate, heated front chairs, leatherette seats coverings, power front passenger’s seat, keyless ignition with keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steer wheel, and an auto dimming rearview mirror.
The XSE ($42,000.00) adds black exterior accents and 20-inch wheels. Navigation is also available. A sport-tuned suspension is also available.
The XLE Woodland Edition (45,350) offers more ground clearance, standard all wheel drive and a premium JBL sound system.
The Limited ($46 800) features leather seat covers, wireless phone charging and ventilated front seats. There is also a memory driver’s chair. Power-folding mirrors can be set with memory settings.
Platinum ($50,000) includes heated rear seats and a heated steering column.
The Entertainment Package transforms the back seats into a mobile movie theatre with a 1,500-watt power amplifier, 11.6-inch overhead display, HDMI input, two pairs of wireless headphones, and a 1,500 watt power inverter.
Performance and Engine
The redesigned Sienna has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower, instead of the previous generation’s 3.5-liter V6. It is also connected to two electric motors as well as a lithium-ion batteries pack. Although it isn’t as powerful, it gets a better fuel economy than its predecessor (an estimated 36 MPG vs 21 MPG). Although the new Sienna may not be as fast as its gas-powered counterparts, it provides enough acceleration for daily driving. The last generation’s eight-speed manual transmission was replaced by a single-speed continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. Front-wheel drive can be purchased for approximately $500 more. It has a minimal impact on fuel economy.
Interior design of the Sienna has been improved from last year. It is similar to Toyota’s full-size sedan Avalon. The interior has a contrasting-colored dashboard and floating console that give it a modern, almost-luxury feel. Front and rear storage bins, 18 cupsholders, excellent visibility, and front and back storage bins ensure practicality. Cloth upholstery is standard. Upper trims have leatherette, while the Limited or Platinum have soft leather. There are a number of desirable features, including second-row captain’s seats with power leg-extenders, power sunroofs, and hands-free power sliding and liftgate doors. The interior space of the Sienna is above average for a minivan. Cargo capacity is 33.5 cubic feet when all seats are in place. The cargo area can be reduced to 101 cubic feet by folding down the back rows, which isn’t as large as some competitors.
All trims have a 9-inch touchscreen that sits on top of the dashboard. It includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Amazon Alexa. The cabin has seven USB ports. There are seven USB ports in the cabin.