2013 Toyota Sienna

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Pros: Powerful V6 engine now standard; available AWD; spacious interior with room for up to 8 passengers; lengthy options list.

Cons: Pricey upper trim levels; dull interior with low-rent plastics present; light steering.

Whats New
For 2013, the Toyota Sienna says farewell to the underpowered 4-cylinder engine and gains a standard 3.5-liter V6 and available all-wheel drive.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Toyota is offered in five trim levels- L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited.

Standard features on the entry level L includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a windshield wiper de-icer, power mirrors and a rear spoiler. Interior features includes seven passenger seating with removable second-row captain’s chairs, a 60/40 split-folding third row seat, full power accessories, cruise control and a four-speaker audio system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack. A Towing Prep Package is optional.

The Sienna LE adds a roof rack, rear privacy glass, dual power sliding side doors, heated mirrors, a power driver’s and front passenger seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 3.5-inch multi-information display, Bluetooth® and a six-speaker sound system with an iPod®/USB interface. The LE also seats eights with a removable 40/20/40 second row seat.

Options for the LE includes a navigation system with Entune®, a 6.1-inch high-resolution screen with split screen capability, a backup camera, HD radio and advanced voice command recognition. The Towing Prep Package is also available on this trim.

Stepping up to the sporty SE will get you 19-inch alloy wheels and sportier exterior styling elements, fog lamps and a power liftgate. The interior gets eight-passenger seating with leatherette-trimmed front, second- and third row seats.

The Towing Prep Package is standard on the SE. A Premium Package with Entune® is available and includes a sunroof, a blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, a rear-seat entertainment system with a 16.4-inch display and a navigation system.

The Sienna XLE adds automatic headlights, a dual sunroof, perforated leather seating surfaces and wood-grain interior trim. The rear seat entertainment system, push button start and navigation are optional.

Opting for the top-of-the-line Limited will get you 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming outside mirrors, push-button start and a premium 10-speaker sound system. Several packages are available including the Limited Advanced Technology Package which includes Dynamic Radar Cruise control, a pre-collision system and hill start assist.

Safety
Standard safety equipment includes the Start Safety System™, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, a drivers knee airbag, all-row side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, stability and traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
Every new Toyota Sienna comes with a complimentary free Maintenance Plan and Roadside Assistance (includes lockout protection, flat tire changes, jump starts, fluid delivery, and towing) for 2 years or 25,000 miles; a 60 month or 60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty;  a 36 month or 36,000 mile Basic Warranty; and a 60 month, unlimited mile Anti-Corrosion Warranty.

MSRP

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Sienna L $26,585
2013 Sienna LE $30,135
2013 Sienna SE $33,725
2013 Sienna XLE $33,510
2013 Sienna Limited $40,105
Similar Vehicles Base MSRP
2013 Chrysler Town & Country $30,530
2013 Honda Odyssey $28,675
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT $26,695

Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

All Trims

3.5-liter V6

FWD

6-speed A/T

18/25

LE, XLE & Limited

3.5-liter V6

AWD

6-speed A/T

16/23

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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