This latest Toyota Sienna sets a new standard for its competitors to reach. Sienna benefits from sharp, handsome styling that borrows design cues from SUVs and sedans. The Sienna SE is the most carlike in its handling, but all Sienna models are appealing in their own way, and versatility may in fact be the Sienna's greatest virtue. Whether hauling the soccer team or materials from the home-improvement store or driving cross-country, there's a Sienna for every purpose.
John Stewart filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com. Additional material by John F. Katz.
Model Line Overview
Toyota Sienna ($25,060), Sienna V6 ($26,300); LE ($26,145), LE V6 ($29,700), LE AWD V6 ($31,930); SE V6 ($33,440); XLE V6 ($33,205), XLE AWD V6 ($35,545); Limited V6 ($39,300); Limited AWD V6 ($40,570)
2.7-liter inline-4; 3.5-liter V6
6-speed ECT automatic
Safety equipment (standard):
Star Safety System with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and Traction Control (TRAC); tire pressure monitor system; three-point seatbelts in all seating positions with adjustable seatbelt anchors on front and second row seats, driver's seatbelt Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR), and Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) on all other seatbelts; front seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters; driver and front passenger Active Headrests; driver and front passenger airbags with Advanced Airbag System; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags; driver knee airbag; three-row side curtain airbags; side impact beams in front and sliding side doors; LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children); child protector sliding door locks; jam protection for power windows
Safety equipment (optional):
Pre-Collision System (optional with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control); Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System (VDIM); Hill Assist Control (HAC); all-wheel drive; jam protection function with auto-reverse on power sliding doors; Safety Connect; front and rear sonar
3 years/36,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Toyota Sienna Limited ($39,300)
Limited includes two-tone leather-trimmed seating with heated eight-way power driver's seat with memory function and four-way power passenger seat, dual-sliding moonroof with front and rear controls, Smart Key system on all doors with push-button start and remote illuminated entry, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, sliding center console, JBL audio, power 60/40 Split Stow third-row seat, Safety Connect, front- and rear-parking sonar; also standard are color-keyed bumpers and body side moldings; Projector-beam halogen headlamps with auto-off feature, and Daytime Running Lights with manual on/off feature; P235/55R18 tires; power front and sliding door windows with retained-power; washer-linked variable intermittent front windshield wipers; Integrated color-keyed rear spoiler with center high mount stop lamp with concealed intermittent rear window wiper; heavy-duty rear window defogger with timer; manual rear side quarter windows; color-keyed heated power outside mirrors; front grille with chrome style surround; color-keyed door handles; privacy glass; roof rails; rear bumper protector; roof-mounted XM Radio antenna; power sliding doors and power rear door; tow prep package; anti-theft system with engine immobilizer
Options as tested (MSRP):
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
266 @ 6200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
245 @ 4700
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
150.0 cu. ft.
independent, MacPherson struts with stabilizer bar
torsion beam with stabilizer bar
vented disc/disc w ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of September 06, 2011.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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