CHANGES FOR 2013:
- LE 8-Passenger V6, LE AWD 7-Passenger V6 models now come with three-zone independent automatic climate control as standard.
- SE 8-Passenger V6 gets electro-chromatic rear view mirror with integrated compass and HomeLink universal transceiver.
- XLE 7-passenger V6, XLE AWD 7-Passenger V6 models add blind spot monitoring system and front windshield acoustic glass.
This minivan brags the largest cargo volume in class and can be equipped with a four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive (although not together) ? two things no other competitor can offer. It performs best with the smooth V6, and the fuel economy penalty is minimal over the four. Storage options are generous: two gloveboxes, large door pockets, more cupholders than you can shake a juice box at and a sliding storage console between the front seats. Like its aerodynamic exterior, the Sienna?s interior design is flowing and modern, although the quality of plastics falls behind most competitors. The SE model buffs your street cred with 19-inch alloys, sport suspension and body kit.
The Sienna uses a 2.7-litre four-cylinder in the LE I4 model, and a 3.5-litre V6 in the base Sienna, LE V6, SE and XLE trim lines, and in the LE AWD and XLE AWD. All use a six-speed automatic transmission. The LE I4, Sienna, XLE and both AWD models are seven-passenger, while the LE V6 and SE seat eight.
Features on the LE I4 include 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone manual climate control, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, XM satellite pre-wiring, easy-clean fabric upholstery, removable second-row captain?s chairs, 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, auto up/down windows, power door locks with keyless entry, ECO driving indicator, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, conversation mirror, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, carpet floor mats, cruise control, overhead console box with sunglasses storage, illuminated entry, driver?s knee airbag, active front head restraints, locking glovebox, tire pressure monitoring system, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, front and rear splash guards, roof rails, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, windshield de-icer, and rear washer/wiper.
The base V6 Sienna is similarly equipped, but has regular upholstery fabric and does not have an overhead console box or illuminated entry.
The LE V6 builds on the LE I4 and adds Bluetooth connectivity, USB audio input, XM satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, three-zone independent automatic climate control, power driver?s seat, 40/20/40 second-row stowable centre seat, multi-information display, outside temperature gauge, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, backup camera, front centre console box, dual sliding doors, garage door opener, and second- and third-row retractable sunshades.
The SE adds 19-inch alloy wheels, sport seat fabric with leatherette trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power liftgate, unique front and rear fascias, sport-style grille, power sunroof, smoked headlamps and taillamps, electro-chromatic rear view mirror with integrated compass, HomeLink universal transceiver, and fog lamps. It does not have a backup camera.
The XLE builds on the LE and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, heated leather seats, removable second-row captain?s chairs with lounge seating and long-slide adjustment, leather-wrapped steering wheel, woodgrain front console trim, power liftgate, backup sonar, anti-theft system, power flip-out rear side windows, power sunroof, fog lamps, blind spot monitoring system and front windshield acoustic glass.
The LE AWD is equipped similarly to the LE V6, and adds 18-inch alloy wheels. It does not have the stowable second-row centre seat.
The XLE AWD is equipped similarly to the XLE V6.
A Limited package can be added to the XLE front-wheel and all-wheel models, and adds JBL Audio four-disc CD/MP3 stereo, dual-view DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones, premium leather upholstery, driver?s side memory, four-way power passenger seat, Optitron electronic gauges, woodgrain and leather-wrapped steering wheel, woodgrain trim, Smart Key with pushbutton start, panorama rearview camera, navigation system, front and rear clearance sonar, power-folding heated auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signals and reverse tilt-down, puddle lamps, dual sunroof, chrome grille, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlamps.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed