Last year, the Toyota Sienna was regarded as the best of all the minivans. The qualities that critics loved in the Sienna were the abundance of space for both passenger and cargo, nice features catered especially for the family, and good road performance. This year, Toyota brings the same winning formula with the 2013 Toyota Sienna. The 2013 Sienna has a 3.5L V-6 engine that generates 266hp and 245 lbs. of torque. There are trims which are all-wheel drive; the standard is front-drive. The Sienna consumes fuel at 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway. An all-wheel drive consumes 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
There are five model trims – base L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited. The 2013 Sienna can seat from seven to eight passengers depending on the trim and model. There is plenty of cargo space at 39.1 ft3 and by folding down the seats, expands to a whopping 150 ft3!
Standard interior features include tri-zone air conditioning, power windows and doors, manual seats. If you want more features, you will have to go for a higher trim or model which gets you features like heated seats, a navigation system, a dashboard with Toyota Entune system which synchs you’re your smartphone, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera.
The 2013 Sienna received good scores and safety and crash tests. While it received only a good rating” in frontal crash protection, it received an excellent rating in side crash protection. Standard safety features include front-seat side and side curtain airbags and front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, and stability/traction control. Optional safety features are cruise control, pre-collision warning system and hill start assist.
Depending on the model and trim, the price of the 2013 Sienna ranges from $26,600 to $40,800. The base model gives you just enough of a minivan and as the price goes higher, the Sienna really gets better. It is an excellent minivan, whether for the family or for business trips.