The 2021 Toyota Sienna offers a mashup of swagger and sustainability, with a class-leading 36-mpg hybrid powertrain across the lineup. The Sienna is a passenger-oriented minivan, with seating for 7 or 8. A hybrid powertrain on all models in the lineup assures EPA ratings of up to 36 mpg, and equipment spans from sensible and durable in base LE and XLE models to more lavish, tech-focused and leather-upholstered Limited and Platinum models. Its rival set includes the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Kia Carnival.



If you have a large family to haul around town, or across the country on vacation, the Sienna’s combination of versatility, comfort, and fuel efficiency can’t be beat. Although the acceleration from its hybrid system, making 245 hp altogether, isn’t exceptional, this van rides like a luxury car and offers quick, light handling and good maneuverability. And all-wheel drive is on the menu without buying into the compromises of an off-road-capable SUV.

The Sienna teams a 189-hp, 2.5-liter inline-4 engine with an electric motor. In concert, the two put 245 hp to the wheels through a CVT. Though not as peppy as Honda and Chrysler rivals, the Sienna is refined and thrifty. We’ve not matched the EPA’s 36-mpg combined rating, but any van that nets upward of 30 mpg in just about any driving situation is impressive enough. Toyota fits the Sienna with a wide range of collision-avoidance features and it has mostly done well in crash tests.

2021 Toyota Sienna Review



The Sienna has been fully redesigned for 2021, built on a newly developed minivan platform and utilizing Toyota’s latest hybrid system and cabin technology. Seating, storage, and the whole interior have been redesigned as well. The Sienna comes in seven- or eight-passenger variants, all of which share the same sharp, windswept styling outside and a car-style dashboard inside. The Sienna isn’t quite as spacious and thoughtfully laid-out as the Pacifica, but its seats are comfortable—especially in row two, where dual thrones slide fore and aft with ease, unfortunately they can’t be removed for hardware store runs.

The lineup ranges from basic LE to mainstream XLE, vaguely sporty XSE, somewhat plush Limited, and fairly decadent Platinum trims, with the Wilderness perched above the XLE. All-wheel drive is optional across the range. The Sienna starts at $35,635, including a $1,175 destination fee, for the base LE version and ranges up to $51,635 for the Platinum version. Most families will find an XLE with easy-wash synthetic leather seats suits their needs just fine, especially with the optional power liftgate.

2021 Toyota Sienna Review

The 2021 Toyota Sienna vaults to the top of the minivan class by taking a slightly different route. A standard hybrid powertrain, optional all-wheel drive, and luxury sedan styling all contribute to its leading position. Thoughtful features and impressive safety scores solidify that this is the best Sienna Toyota has ever made.

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