The all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna has just won its first significant award. green car diary awarded the new Sienna the title of Green Family Car of the Year. The new Sienna comes standard with a hybrid powertrain with optional electric all-wheel drive. The Sienna was not the big winner chosen by the magazine. Instead, this award went to a vehicle that was not for sale anywhere on the planet, the Mustang Mach-E.
“The fuel efficiency of this all-new 2021 Sienna makes it a cut above the rest,” said Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). “This award further underscores our dedication to hybrids in North America and we are humbly honored to have the new Sienna recognized as the 2021 Family Green Car of the Year.”
Torque News tested the new 2021 Toyota Sienna last month. Our Sienna Limited AWD version was impressive in a winter storm. Equally impressive is the $14,000 in fuel savings that the Sienna will bring its owner over its lifetime. The Sienna is rated at 36 MPG. Not bad for a 245 hp AWD vehicle!
green car diary said of the Sienna’s pricing, “Toyota’s in-depth understanding of how to make a modern minivan that not only delivers family-friendly functionality, but also premium car style and appeal.”
The new Sienna technology is also available in other Toyota family vehicles such as the Venza, RAV4 and Highlander. The RAV4 Prime tops them all with a 94 MPGe rating.
Other vehicles on this year’s list of winners are the MINI SE, a hybrid Jeep Wrangler and a diesel-powered Ram 1500. We still do not understand why this publication continues to reward diesel vehicles. It’s been bugging us since publication diesel 2008 winner has been proven to pollute up to 40 times a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle.
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