Toyota Sienna Reviews
The Sienna's presently the most different minivan, when it comes to power and attributes, however it is nearly the most versatile large box within the parking lot.
You will not experience any flash mobs thronging across the Sienna for the looks only, however it's a bit more dynamiclooking than the national and Korean minivans. The subject provides the impression of greater interior room, and fit pieces and seats are slimmed-down for the same impact. Unlike other Toyotas, the Sienna's interior seems somewhat better-than in the lastgeneration minivan, however there is still grainy plastic to the dashboard. Some plastic trim is exchanged in higher levels for wood-grain trim, and gauges go electro-luminescent, like these on the Lexus.
The Sienna's fourcylinder base engine is great enough to give purchasers pause when contemplating the higher priced V-6 variants. The 2.7liter four creates 187 hp and teams using a sixspeed automatic for acceleration times of less-than ten seconds, and fuel-economy as high as 19/26 mpg. The normal fourcylinder sound is not all that loud, although it's more often than not present in even commuterstyle driving, because the engine must work to match the Sienna's critical curb weight, but the automated keeps up its side of the buy so nicely, we had think twice before spending as much as the 3.5liter V-6. It's a sixspeed automatic plus 266 horsepower, also, but gasmileage ratings fall to 16 / 22 mpg when allwheel drive is ordered. The energy is considerable, even luxurious, and a few motorists will consider the swiftness is something of the security function.
All Siennas trip atop a rear multilink suspension and strut. Electric power-steering was new last year, also it functions especially well in such a large vehicle with this kind of little focus on cornering performance. That is not to mention the Sienna is sloppy: body roll is not excessive for this sort of vehicle, and its directing tucks within the front end fast. It really is no sports-car, but steering feel and the easy ride moves make the Sienna feel maneuverable beyond its measurements on city roads. There is an SE edition for motorists who need a bit more immediate sense: it includes 19inch wheels and tighter suspension tuning, however it's a subtle difference that may be lost on most minivan motorists.
There is room everywhere, even in the 3rd row. The front seats receive an imperial chairs position, as well as within the row, a set of airlinestyle reclining bucket seats are accessible. The seat is comfy, with expanses of leg and head room - - and it slides on an elongated path to ensure that both second - or thirdrow legroom may be enlarged. Additionally, it assists in loading passengers to the 3rd row. The secondrow seat may be taken away completely, but doesn't fold away to the floor--the Chrysler mini-vans' particular trick.
Regular features include curtain airbags and stability-control, plus a rear-view camera and Bluetooth are accessible, however there are no blindspot monitors. All Siennas include double sliding side doors; locks, power windows and mirrors; cruise-control; aux jack and a CD player; a tilt / telescoping steering-wheel; and threezone climate-control. So that side may be devoted to gaming, one to films the display even divides.View PhotosView Videos
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