|Minivan; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $8,900 – $32,800*|
2011 Toyota Sienna Front
2011 Toyota Sienna Rear
2011 Toyota Sienna Interior
2011 Toyota Sienna Profile
2011 Toyota Sienna Interior-2
2011 Toyota Sienna Front-2
The redesigned Toyota Sienna became a must-see minivan almost by default, as it brought leading-edge design and features to a small market segment. Sienna stands out from the minivan pack as the only one to offer a four-cylinder engine and AWD. The newly available four-cylinder delivers reasonable pickup with the promise of added fuel economy. The new sport SE model adds a welcome dash of spice to an otherwise staid class of vehicles. Sienna still doesn’t match Chrysler’s Stow ‘n Go fold-flush second-row seats, but compensates with a sliding second row that offers great passenger and cargo versatility. All told, Sienna brings enough to the table to earn consideration.
Redesigned for 2011, Toyota’s Sienna gained freshened styling, a new sporty trim level, and available four-cylinder power. This minivan came in Base, LE, XLE, and top-line Limited trim levels. New for 2011 was the sporty SE, which had specific styling cues and a sport suspension. Standard on Base and LE models was a new 187-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. Optional on those models and standard on all others was a 266-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6. Prior Siennas had been V6-only. The sole transmission for all Siennas was a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive was standard on all models. All-wheel drive was offered on the LE V6, XLE, and Limited. Toyota claimed its Sienna was the only van in its segment with an AWD option. Siennas could seat seven passengers, or eight via a detachable second-row jumpseat that could be stored in the cargo area when not in use. The second-row captain’s chairs could slide fore or aft up to 23 inches to benefit passenger or cargo room. Second-row seat cushions could also tip up, allowing the seats to slide closer to the front row to boost cargo space. Limiteds and AWD XLEs offered “Lounge Seating” second-row captain’s chairs with reclining seatbacks and flip-up footrests. These seats did not include the tip-up-cushion feature or detachable jumpseat. Power-folding third-row seats and Toyota’s Safety Connect assistance system were Limited-exclusive features. Standard safety features included all-disc antilock braking, traction control, an antiskid system, curtain side airbags, front side airbags, and a driver’s knee airbag. Among the newly available features were a wide-screen DVD entertainment system that could display video from either one or two different sources, as well as a panoramic rearview camera. Also available were a navigation system, keyless entry and starting, and front/rear park assist. Toyota’s Sienna competed against the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Nissan Quest.
Little changed for the 2012 Toyota Sienna, except that the XLE model added a standard power passenger seat and automatic on/off headlights.
Most models received some new standard and optional equipment for 2013. The 4-cylinder engine was dropped from the Sienna’s roster.
The Toyota Sienna was largely unchanged for 2014. One tweak was that the SE model now offered a blind-spot monitor as a standalone option rather than part of an option package.
For 2015, Toyota’s minivan received a through freshening that included minor exterior styling updates, upgraded interior, improved sound insulation, and new technology features. New safety features included integrated blind-spot mirrors, a standard back-up camera on all models, a passenger seat cushion airbag (Sienna had a class-leading 8 airbags in all), and an additional LATCH anchor in the third-row seat (for a total of four—two in the second row and two in the third).