This is not your typical minivan.
Minivans have come a long way over the years — and today, they're a popular choice among growing families with large space and storage demands. At the same time, purchasing a minivan doesn't have to mean sacrificing a fun-to-drive vehicle, especially when you choose one like the Toyota Sienna. Check out our Toyota Sienna review to find out more about all this vehicle has to offer.
- Reasons to Buy
- What You Need to Know
- Customer Reviews
- Toyota Sienna Ratings
- What's New for 2018?
- The Bottom Line
5 Reasons to Buy
1. Incredible Cargo Storage Space
The Toyota Sienna is known for its extremely generous cargo storage space. Depending on the model year you choose, storage space can range from 39 cubic feet (with rear rows of seating intact) to a full 150 cubic feet. This is some of the best cargo space in the class!
2. Comfortable Seating
Both for quick trips and long hauls, the Toyota Sienna offers plush and comfortable seating for drivers and passengers alike. There’s lots of head and foot room, and depending on the trim and configuration you choose, there is plenty of space for seven to eight passengers. There are even unique accommodations for child car seats to help fit your busy lifestyle.
3. Available All-Wheel Drive
All trim levels on the 2017 to 2018 Toyota Siennas come standard with front-wheel drive, but most of the trims can be upgraded to all-wheel drive for added confidence behind the wheel. Upgrading to all-wheel drive will also get you larger wheels for more contact with the road.
4. Nice Standard Features
Even in the base L trim, the Toyota Sienna has a lot to offer in terms of features. In the 2017 model year, the base trim comes with features like tri-zone climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
5. Wide Range of Trims
The Toyota Sienna also has numerous trim options to help you get the features you want. There are also sub-packages for your ride, including a Premium package in the 2016 model year that adds a rear-seat entertainment system and an Advanced Technology package that includes a collision warning system and adaptive cruise control.
What You Need to Know
Toyota Sienna Average CarMax Prices1
- 2014-2016: Average prices less than $25,500.
- 2017: Average prices less than $30,000.
Toyota Sienna Trims
The 2017 Toyota Sienna is available in five trim levels:
- L - This base trim includes such features as 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and smartphone integration. Read more about the L trim.
- LE - The LE trim features power-sliding rear doors, upgraded upholstery, a larger seven-inch touchscreen, 18-inch wheels, and heated mirrors.
- SE - The SE trim boasts keyless entry/ignition, a sunroof, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts, two 120-volt power outlets, a Blu-Ray plater, and a navigation system.
- XLE - The XLE trim offers a four-way adjustable front passenger seat for added comfort and imitation wood trim.
- Limited - The Limited trim includes an upgraded front grille, dual sunroofs, a heated steering wheel, upgraded 10-speaker sound system, and front/rear parking sensors.
Toyota Sienna Interior
In terms of Toyota Sienna cargo space, there is no shortage of room in the 2017 model. Specifically, this vehicle boasts a maximum of 150 cubic feet of cargo storage with second-row seats completely removed. When it comes to the Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey, the Sienna offers slightly more storage space.
With all seats intact, there is plenty of room for up to eight passengers, and those with young children will enjoy the sliding center section that can be configured to improve car seat access.
Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the plush Toyota Sienna seats, which make even long road trips comfortable.
Toyota Sienna Colors
The 2017 Toyota Sienna is available in nine exterior color options:
- Blizzard Pearl
- Creme Brulee Mica
- Midnight Black Metallic
- Predawn Gray Mica
- Salsa Red Pearl
- Shoreline Blue Pearl
- Silver Sky Metallic
- Sky Blue Pearl
- Super White
Toyota Sienna Engine & Transmission
All trim levels of the 2017 Toyota Sienna are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine at 296 horsepower and front-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also standard equipment. In terms of 2017 Toyota Sienna mpg, you can expect an estimated 20 mpg combined (18 city and 24 highway).2
Customer Reviews - Overall Rating: 4.6 (375 Reviews)3
- Pros: Ride and Handling, Interior Space, Fuel Economy
- Cons: Cabin Noise, Technology and Entertainment, Braking
"I am enjoying the spacious interior, the automatic opening sliding doors, and more! It’s a great mom mobile! Kids aren't touching!"
- 2014 Toyota Sienna Owner
"This is a great van. The space and versatility is better than any other that we have had."
- 2013 Toyota Sienna Owner (Cleveland, OH)
Toyota Sienna Rankings
- 3rd - Best Minivans (2018)
What's New for 2018?
For the 2018 model year, the Toyota Sienna updated its infotainment system, more USB ports, and a refined front end. Toyota also added the Safety Sense package as standard across all Sienna trim models for 2018.
The Bottom Line
If you're looking for a minivan that, simply put, doesn't feel or drive like a minivan, the Toyota Sienna might be right for you. This vehicle is a joy to drive, offers plenty of cargo and passenger space, and comes with generous features. It's no wonder CarMax customers rated the Toyota Sienna with an overall score of 4.6/5!
1Based on CarMax average prices between May 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3Reviews have been edited for brevity, clarity, and grammar.
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