There’s a new minivan in town, and it looks boss impressive. The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna appears accessible to put the aching on Chrysler’s beautiful Pacifica and the accomplished Honda Odyssey , acknowledgment to its beginning features, affluence touches and class-slaying ammunition economy.
If you can get accomplished this not-so-mini minivan’s blatant advanced end, there’s affluence to enjoy, from this Toyota’s super-comfortable second-row captain’s chairs and anxious autogenous appearance to its accepted amalgam drivetrain. Upping the affluence factor, you can alike get a mini refrigerator in it. How air-conditioned is that (no pun intended)? Actuality are 10 important things you should apperceive about the 2021 Toyota Sienna:
The 2021 Sienna minivan is now based on Toyota’s TNGA-K belvedere and is carefully accompanying to the Japanese automaker’s Highlander SUV. From the apparatus animate forward, it is actual similar, admitting aft of that, things get essentially different. This new and actual safe foundation helped aggregation engineers advance the attic about 1.5 inches lower compared to the approachable Sienna, which makes for easier access and exit. Extended-length grab handles aid in this breadth as well.
Not anybody will adulation the 2021 Sienna’s styling. It has a lot of grille — like, a lot — and some added abnormal elements. With this overhaul, designers are aggravating to accord the new archetypal added artery presence, abnormally a added able-bodied stance. For SUV-like proportions, the awning is raised, and the A-pillars are confused rearward. The vehicle’s roofline additionally tapers adjoin the back, and there’s added tumblehome (how abundant the ancillary windows bend entering at the top), a move that adds added appearance while convalescent crosswind resistance.
The Swagger Wagon is back!The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna’s autogenous is absolutely nice, with a bridge-like centermost animate and added anxious touches.
The Sienna’s looks are absolutely controversial, but by contrast, about anybody will acknowledge this minivan’s interior. There are absorbing abstracts inside, and the all-embracing architecture is awful functional, with affluence of accumulator amplitude and some able features. One of the best absorbing and atypical berth elements is the Sienna’s new bridge-like centermost console, which extends amid the advanced seats. There’s a ample bin beneath and a ample accommodation on the dashboard, a change fabricated accessible in allotment by a new accessory selector. Paradoxically, aback tucked abaft the wheel, this van manages to assume both adequate and aerial at the aforementioned time, an abrupt feeling, but a acceptable one.
Toyota engineers accept ditched the approachable Sienna’s V6. In its abode is a accustomed amalgam powertrain, one congenital about a artlessly aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. With a baby array backpack army beneath the advanced seats and a brace of motor-generators activity that do double-duty as a continuously capricious transmission, this aggregate delivers a admirable 243 horsepower. Yes, that’s about 40 beneath ponies than you get in either a Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica, but the accommodation is badly added ammunition economy.
This Toyota is accepted to boilerplate about 33 afar per gallon in alloyed driving, decidedly added than its commonly powered rivals and alike a few mpg bigger than the constituent amalgam Pacifica. The archetypal additionally appearance an EV approach that allows you to drive actual abbreviate distances absolutely on electricity. For added accord of mind, all of the Sienna’s hybrid-related components, including the array pack, are covered by a 10-year/150,000-mile warranty.
For added aplomb in arduous conditions, the 2021 Toyota Sienna can be had with all-wheel drive. In fact, it’s accessible beyond the lath on every grade. Clashing added acceptable systems, this one is electric and on demand. A abstracted motor admiral the rear auto as needed, and while demography off from a stop, this adeptness antecedent can accelerate up to 80% of its active force to those rear tires.
Aside from added adeptness and the adeptness to drive abbreviate distances on electricity, addition affection the Sienna’s amalgam drivetrain enables is a almighty adeptness inverter. With 1,500 watts of juice, this van’s 120-volt plugs acquiesce you to run a coffee pot, a baby refrigerator or alike an electric saw to cut some barge you aloof best up from your bounded big-box store. Of course, if you’re not absorbed in architecture work, the Sienna can also, for instance, advice accumulate a apathetic cooker nice and hot during the continued drive to grandma’s abode on Thanksgiving. The possibilities are about endless. In comparison, Sienna Chief Engineer Monte Kaehr tells me the better adeptness inverter Toyota offers in a non-hybrid agent is activate in the 4Runner SUV, and it delivers a analogously paltry 400 watts — beneath than a third of what this minivan offers.
Providing unparalleled comfort, the Sienna’s accessible Super Continued Accelerate second-row captain’s chairs acclimatize ahead and aft by a whopping 25 inches. The second-row seats in bottom models still accelerate an absorbing 15 inches. This adaptability gives cartage all-inclusive amounts of legroom, but that’s not all. Those chairs are additionally acrimonious and appear with chip ottomans that pop up and accelerate out. Sadly, blast isn’t available, but you still won’t acquisition added basement abundance in a agent this ancillary of a Boeing 777’s business-class cabin.
The Sienna’s third-row bench is comfortable, too. At 6- anxiety tall, I fit actual able-bodied aback there, with affluence of allowance for my arch and legs, added the lower beanbag is at a favorable acme aloft the floor. Interestingly, Toyota engineers accept been able to abate the accumulation of this bench by half, according to Kaehr. The anatomy is now a jumpsuit activity fabricated of adhesive as adjoin to the animate assemblage in the approachable archetypal that was fabricated up of 15 abstracted pieces. This change makes the Sienna’s third-row bench abundant easier to bend collapsed into the attic and lift again. It requires alone 19 pounds of force to raise, compared to the old architecture that took a whopping 53 lbs.
Aside from those super-comfortable second-row captain’s chairs, the Sienna’s accessible refrigerator/freezer is addition affair that should advice accomplish it an admirable ancestors road-trip machine. This cloistral bin at the aback of the centermost animate is ample abundant to board six half-liter baptize bottles. Of course, it’s additionally the absolute abode to backing a accumulation of push-pops, fudge-sicles or annihilation abroad you appetite to accumulate frozen.
If there’s a downside to the Sienna’s adorned captain’s chairs, it’s that they’re not removable, nor do they bend into the attic like Chrysler’s avant-garde Stow ‘n Go system. Their lower cushions do, however, cast upward, which allows the seats themselves to accelerate appropriate up adjoin the advanced buckets. However, all that origami is still not absolutely abundant to acquiesce the Sienna to carriage 4-by-8 bedding of plywood or drywall collapsed on the floor, admitting it can fit them. They accept to be slid in at an bend and aperture amid the second-row chairs, which is a bit added difficult.
To advice accumulate life’s messes in check, the new Sienna offers an chip exhaustion cleaner. This is annihilation new, in fact, the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey accept offered one for years. However, clashing those rivals, Toyota engineers accept army the Sienna’s exhaustion beneath the console. According to Kaehr, this axial breadth was called for several reasons. For starters, it’s added acceptable to use, but the rear burden breadth is additionally appealing bound on amplitude as it additionally houses climate-control hardware, the added annoy and the vehicle’s 12-volt battery, so a vac acceptable wouldn’t accept fit there actual well.
The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna is appointed to activate accession at dealerships in November. Pricing for this reborn Swagger Wagon has not been announced, but alike with its new amalgam powertrain and added equipment, the fourth-generation Sienna’s abject MSRP will apparently be appealing agnate to today’s model, which starts at about $33,000 delivered. That said, apprehend the new-for-2021 range-topping Platinum trim apparent actuality to be decidedly added big-ticket than that.
This was originally appear on Roadshow.
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