The newest four-wheel drive model of Toyota’s long-running Sienna van. Despite the brutal parade attacks, the minivan segment remains surprisingly vital for a great reason: If the volume of internal passengers is too large, several vehicles can match the base cube-foot value of a rectangular box on wheels. Currently only a few manufacturers are playing in this area, though, the competition is harsh. Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey pioneer the attack with fresh sheet and nine and ten-speed gearboxes, while Kia Sedona has a lot of content for the price. To keep Sienna on the hunt, Toyota replaced the power transmission with a newer, more robust 296 hp V-6 and eight-speed automatic, both of which were lifted from the Highlander SUV. Sienna’s eight-speed gearbox gives Honda and one Chrysler two-gears, but the engine gets 16 horsepower from the Odyssey and 9 ponies from the Pacifica.
Minivan enthusiasts – yes, they exist, and at least a few Car and Driver employees will be proud of themselves – presumably they will remember that Sienna took third place in a three-way comparison with Odyssey and Pacifica in 2018. This was largely due to the old look and feel of the interior materials and the semi-schizophrenic control scheme. What we love is that the 3.5-liter V-6 lowered and eight-speed fast-changing power. In short, all-wheel drive. It also features a refurbished façade and now standard side sills, as well as new standard safety and technology features including Toyota’s newest Entune 3.0 infotainment system, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, road detour alert and more. It has. Often, we wanted to take the warmth of the current AWD version, because Sienna is the only real minivan with four driven wheels.
At the top of the list, all the air assurance offered by the four-wheel drive system; When you install a set of high quality winter tires, you will be a skilled human carrier with bad weather conditions. The naturally aspirated V-6 is of the stotic type, with no strain or shrinkage even when pressed over 6000 rpm. For 2018, Toyota recovered the chronic shortage of USB outputs; all trim levels were now embellished with 12-volt resources for a good measurement, with a double port on the line and another pair in the third row; Choose LE trim or higher and the center console uses a third pair of USB ports for the second row of passengers. These mid-row bucket seats are arguably the most comfortable in the existing minibus universe (AWD Siennas is not available with the second row of seats). And if the previous generation Siennas is any indication, you will be tired of looking at it long before avoiding serious mechanical discomfort.