The Toyota Sienna is a practical and functional family vehicle that meets the needs of most people. It features a spacious cabin, massive cargo space, easy entry, and a powerful V6 engine. Its fuel economy is one of the best in its segment. You will also love its refined ride quality, outstanding safety record, and class-leading acceleration. If you are a minivan loyalist, then you should check out the Toyota Sienna. Here is what you need to know about the Toyota Sienna:

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Performance and Handling

All models of the used Toyota Sienna, are equipped with a V6 engine, which has an output of approximately 300 hp. Sienna's engine is the most powerful in its segment. Whether you are climbing hills, passing vehicles on the highway or accelerating from a stop, the Sienna's engine has enough punch. Even when it's fully loaded with passengers and cargo, its performance is barely affected. It slows down smoothly when you apply the brakes and its handling is composed.

If you are looking for a van that offers athletic handling, then you should go for the used Toyota Sienna SE, which is sports-tuned. It's also worthy to note that the Sienna is the only van that comes with all-wheel drive, which is quite an exceptional feat. And despite its powerful powertrain, Sienna's fuel efficiency is one of the best in its class. The Toyota Sienna all-wheel drive has an EPA-estimated fuel mileage of 24 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city, while the front-wheel-drive will give you a return of 27 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city. When properly outfitted, the Toyota Sienna can tow approximately 3,500 pounds.

Safety and Visibility

With its wide side mirrors, a tall driving position and a reversing camera, the Toyota Sienna offers great outside visibility when you are driving. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), gave the Toyota Sienna a high safety rating in terms of crash-test results. The Sienna also earned good scores according to safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Every trim comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense, which includes various systems such as pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. Available safety features include rain-sensing windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view parking camera, and blind-spot monitoring.   

Trim Levels and Features

The Toyota Sienna is available in 5 trim levels. These are Limited, XLE, SE, LE, and L. All the trims of the used Toyota Sienna come standard with numerous infotainment features and various driver assistance features. The L trim comes standard with automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, a conversation mirror, a rearview camera, smartphone-app navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, a 7-inch touchscreen, 5 USB ports, and a 6-speaker stereo system, featuring an auxiliary jack and a CD player.

The LE trim adds power-sliding side doors, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a 120-volt power outlet, privacy glass, rear sunshades, a Wi-Fi hotspot as well as HD and satellite radio. The SE trim comes with most of the features that you will find in the LE trim. It also adds sharper steering, sports-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, lower body skirting, a noise-reducing windshield, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a moonroof, integrated navigation, two additional power outlets, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry. The higher trims come with a premium interior, featuring real wood accents and leather upholstery. The cabin is quiet and serene. You will also love the attractive, modern design, as well as its easily-accessible layout. All controls are within reach, regardless of the trim that you choose.

When choosing your trim, you should keep in mind the number of seats that you would want as well as whether you would prefer an all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. For instance, only the Limited, XLE and LE trims of the used Toyota Sienna are available in an all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive models come with a seating capacity of seven. On the other hand, if you would want 8 seats, then you will have to opt for the XLE, SE, and LE models. The base model has a seating capacity of seven and it's only available in front-wheel drive.


The Toyota Sienna is a great minivan that offers exceptional value for money. It has a spacious interior, large cargo area, high-reliability rating, solid fuel economy, and a powerful V6 engine. Packed with more features than its competitors, the Sienna is arguably one of the best minivans in the world today.

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