In the minivan globe, the 2021 Toyota Sienna is a huge offer. For beginners, there aren’t a great deal of minivan versions anymore — 4 actually — so any kind of totally revamped variation is significant. This is likewise the very first brand new Sienna in 10 years; a much lengthier space in between generations than common, and also one that resulted in its precursor obtaining terribly long in the tooth regardless of constant updates. A brand-new Sienna has actually for that reason been past due, yet Toyota at the very least utilized the additional years to create a van that relocates the sphere much downfield.
What’s under a minivan’s hood seldom makes headings, yet in this instance, it does. Every 2021 Sienna is a crossbreed, foregoing the common V6 and also its reduced-20 s-mpg gas economic situation for Toyota’s acquainted gasoline-electric powertrain that returns an EPA-estimated 36 mpg integrated. Certain, it’s not rather as fast as those V6-powered vans, yet we’re not exactly sure just how much minivan purchasers will certainly appreciate that. The Chrysler Pacifica is the just various other minivan offered as a crossbreed, yet that’s a plug-in crossbreed version that gives some all-electric array and also brings a greater first price.
Various other upgrades consist of a bolder outside and also an inside that’s incredibly high-style for a minivan. Functionally, Toyota has actually extended second-row seat traveling, giving additional freight flexibility and also unequaled, sprawl-out legroom. In-car technology is updated with Toyota’s most current touchscreen infomercial system and also motorist help functions. And also in regards to cutting-edge, family-oriented gizmos, the Sienna is the only minivan provided with a tiny integrated fridge, while it signs up with the Honda Odyssey in supplying an in-car vacuum cleaner and also a system that transfers the motorist’s voice to the rear seats.
Simply put, the 2021 Sienna is a strong upgrade for a design that required one. Its extraordinary gas economic situation and also big-kid-friendly second-row seat are most likely its primary marketing factors over its competitors, yet in every various other regard its completely affordable. With so couple of rivals, however, there’s no factor to not examine them full blast.
What’s brand-new for 2021?
The Sienna is brand new for 2021.
What’s the Sienna inside and also in-car innovation like?
The Sienna’s front cabin is amazingly haute couture for a minivan– and also below we believed the Pacifica’s was a strong stylistic separation. You can see each of the trim degrees over. Controls are angled every-so-slightly towards the motorist, while the high facility console gives even more of a vehicle- or SUV-like feeling. That console is truly simply a bridge over a substantial open canyon ripe for whatever you desire to place down there (likely a handbag). There are a number of various other helpful areas up front to store points. That consists of the offered fridge (below, lower left) and also the vast, smartphone-holding tray (below, lower right) that cuts throughout the control panel. We discovered the little nubs utilized to hold your phone on that tray aren’t rather up to the work.
The common 9-inch touchscreen infomercial display screen is conveniently seen and also gotten to, and also surrounded by a variety of physical switches and also handles. It’s tough to defeat the glossy capability of the Pacifica’s UConnect system, or the adjustable food selections in the Odyssey, yet we really did not need to handle any one of the significant problems or lagginess we have actually experienced in various other Toyota infomercial systems.
Exactly how huge is the Sienna?
The Sienna is equivalent in dimension to the various other minivans. We really did not discover it anymore manoeuvrable or much less difficult to drive in limited areas, and also it provides the very same kind of huge freight room behind its third-row seat. Actually, minivans vary in regards to their second-row seats ideas.
The Sienna provides an option of 2. The eight-passenger version is most likely much better matched to moms and dads with smaller sized children considering that it features a detachable second-row center seat that you can fasten a youngster seat to while maintaining the outboard seats open. The seven-passenger arrangement discovered on top trim degrees includes the brand-new “Super Long Slide” second-row captain’s chairs, which move additionally than its rivals by a significant quantity. Glided to the back, they give sufficient legroom for NBA forwards to settle back and also kick back. They likewise move onward completely to the pole positions, making it most likely to fit whatever you require within without relocating the seats (while being much more comfy than the Chrysler Pacifica’s Stow ‘N Go seats). A 2nd bar folds up the seat pillow up and also the seatback onward to either give a simple access right into the 3rd row, or to make best use of freight quantity also additionally.
There are definitely benefits to Go ‘n store (for those that focus on cargo-carrying flexibility) and also Honda’s “Magic Slide” second-row (for those with numerous little kids), so there isn’t a right or incorrect solution below. Selection is great. In this instance, we assume the Sienna’s principle is ideal matched for family members with older children.
What are the efficiency and also gas economic situation?
Every 2021 Toyota Sienna is a crossbreed. There’s a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and also 2 electrical motors, plus a 3rd included in produce the offered all-wheel-drive system. Its battery redeems power from the brakes and also engine (it’s not a plug-in crossbreed like the offered Pacifica Crossbreed, which has all-electric array and also a greater rate). Complete system outcome is 245 horse power, which is much less than its V6-powered rivals.
Gas economic situation is a lot far better. Toyota approximates the Sienna will certainly obtain 36 mpg integrated with front-wheel drive in EPA screening and also 35 mpg integrated with AWD. The old Sienna obtained 21 and also 20 mpg integrated, specifically. The Odyssey and also V6-powered Pacifica obtain 22 mpg integrated. That’s a distinction that ought to conserve you thousands of bucks on gas annually.
What’s the Sienna like to drive?
The brand-new hybrid-only Sienna definitely will not be the leading selection for lead-footed minivan vehicle drivers, yet that’s a minority, if potentially an oxymoron. For every person else, the brand-new version really evaluates much less than previously, somewhat reducing the power loss, while the rapid nature of the electrical torque make it really feel fast off the line. You do need to cope with droning from the CVT, however, specifically when increasing onto the freeway.
Or else, the drive is mainly silent and also smooth. The engine makes little noise when not increasing. Sound from the wind and also roadway are mainly strained prior to horning in the cabin. The suspension is tight sufficient to give great assistance for the Sienna’s lengthy, large body, yet not penalizing over the rugged roadways of southeast Michigan. This remains in comparison to many variations of the old Sienna, which can be instead floaty. We utilized to recommend purchasers go with the much more regulated Sienna SE trim degree, and also although we have not driven the brand-new Sienna SE and also XSE, we do not assume it’s a need to anymore.
What much more can I enjoy and also check out regarding the Toyota Sienna?
2021 Toyota Sienna First Drive|Practical performance snappy
Our very first testimonial of the Sienna, covering in even more information its modifications and also brand-new functions.
2021 Toyota Sienna Super Long Slide Seats Demo Video Clip
Elderly editor John Beltz Snyder reveals you exactly how the brand-new Super Long Slide Seats function.
2021 Toyota Sienna Inside Storage Space Testimonial Video Clip
Elderly editor John Beltz Snyder takes you inside the brand-new Sienna Platinum AWD, flaunting all the different areas to store your things.
2021 Toyota Sienna Freight Location Video Clip
Elderly editor John Beltz Snyder flaunts the Sienna’s freight location.
What functions are offered and also what’s the rate?
The 2021 Sienna has a beginning rate of $35,635, consisting of $1,175 in location charges, for the LE FWD. The Sienna LE AWD begins at $37,635 The XLE FWD can be found in 7- or eight-passenger setups at $40,925, or a seven-passenger AWD variation beginning at $42,925 The sportier XSE expenses $43,175 for FWD, or $42,925 with AWD. Minimal FWD and also AWD expense $47,875 and also $9,675, specifically. The line-topping Sienna Platinum begins at 51,075 for FWD, and also $51,635 for AWD.
Although various other vans have reduced base rates, the Sienna properly begins with a greater trim degree that features even more tools (an Odyssey Ex Lover and also Pacifica Touring are equal). Typical functions consists of automated LED fronts lights, the complete Toyota Security feeling motorist help collection (see Security area), power moving doors and also liftgate, three-zone environment control, an eight-way power motorist seat, second-row sunshades, 16 cupholders, 7 USB ports, a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Vehicle and also a six-speaker stereo.
You can discover a full failure of each trim degree’s functions, specifications and also regional prices below at Autoblog.
What are its security tools and also accident rankings?
Every Sienna consists of onward accident caution with automated emergency situation stopping and also pedestrian discovery, lane-departure caution with guiding help, blind-spot and also back cross-traffic caution, and also full-speed flexible cruise ship control. Automatic reverse emergency situation stopping is consisted of on just about the base LE. Typical are Toyota’s Security Attach emergency situation telematics solutions, along with a number of irregular air bags: motorist’s knee, traveler seat under-cushion (avoids submarining under a seat belt) and also second-row seat-mounted side air bags.
The 2021 Sienna has actually not been accident evaluated by a 3rd party.