2016 Toyota Sienna

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Toyota Sienna highlights

Customer rating


  • Powerful engine
  • Available eight-passenger seating configuration
  • Available all-wheel drive


  • Second-row seats are heavy and hard to remove
  • More expensive than other options
  • Lack of modern driver-assistance features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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2016 Toyota Sienna is affordable and offers all-wheel drive

The 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan is a sensible family transportation selection and the only minivan of its era to offer available all-wheel drive. Powered by Toyota's well-developed 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic, the Sienna has plenty of power to get up to highway speeds and pass slower traffic. As a family vehicle, the Sienna stands out with seating for eight passengers, sliding side doors, a low step-in height, and massive passenger and cargo space. The 2016 Sienna is known for its smooth ride.

The Sienna includes several family-friendly standard features, including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag, a front-passenger seat cushion airbag, active front head restraints, and a rearview camera. Available features include a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors on higher trim levels. The range-topping Limited trim was available with a forward collision warning system. Just note that if you’re looking for advanced driver-assist systems, you’ll want to seek out later model years.

All Toyota Sienna years

What is new for the 2016 Toyota Sienna?

  • The Sienna is available in a new trim called the XLE Auto Access Seat.
  • Sienna trims have been upgraded with Fold-Away Middle Row as standard equipment this year.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Toyota Sienna

What We Like 

  • Powerful engine: Toyota's well-developed 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated at 266 horsepower and paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, yields excellent performance. Toyota has used this engine throughout its product line, and it's known for durability and low maintenance costs. 

  • Eight-passenger capability: For large families, the Sienna's available eight-passenger configuration is an important feature. The second-row seats are comfortable and offer extended fore-and-aft adjustment to provide ample legroom in the third row. 

  • Available all-wheel drive: The 2016 Sienna is the only minivan of its era to offer all-wheel drive. The additional traction and handling ability of all-wheel drive makes the Sienna a top choice in regions that experience severe winter weather or heavy rains. 

What Needs Improvement 

  • Second-row seats: If you frequently need to convert your van from a people hauler to a cargo hauler, the second-row seats are heavy and somewhat difficult to remove from. They also can be tricky to put back in the vehicle.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Toyota Sienna is a great family vehicle. It has plenty of space and added features like a built in DVD player and an optional middle row seat. Customers love the car because it is a great family vehicle, has plenty of space, and has added features.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Toyota Sienna an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota Sienna 3rd out of 14 among Minivans.

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Toyota Sienna features and specs

LE 2WD 4D Pass Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Entune
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Sliding Door(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.5"/M 37.6"/R 36.3"

Head room

F 41"/M 39.7"/R 38.3"

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Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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