The Toyota Sienna minivan has been around for decades, but the current model debuted just a few years ago. There’s a lot to like about this latest Sienna. It’s actually a hybrid, which means it gets better fuel economy than most competing minivans. The EPA estimates the Sienna gets 36 mpg in combined driving, compared to 26 mpg combined for the Honda Odyssey. On top of that, you get typical Sienna perks, such as seating for up to eight passengers and available all-wheel drive. It won’t give you as many places as an SUV, but the Sienna offers as much room and cargo space as all but the largest of them.
There are no major updates to the base Sienna lineup, but the 2023 Sienna introduces a new version to celebrate the nameplate’s 25th anniversary. Appropriately named the 25th Anniversary Edition, this Sienna combines the sportier styling of the XSE trim level with the fully stocked feature set of the Limited. It also has special badging and floor mats specific to the 25th Anniversary Edition. Only 2,525 will be produced and will come exclusively with white or silver exterior paint.
There aren’t many minivans on the market anymore, but the ones that still exist are quite competitive. You can take a look at the Honda Odyssey, which is faster and more fun to drive than the Sienna, or the Chrysler Pacifica, which is unique for the class by offering a plug-in hybrid powertrain that offers an estimated total distance of 32 miles. by the EPA. electric range, plenty for running around town during the day. Is the Sienna best for you? Check out our test team’s expert rating below for a full rundown of its top pros and cons.
How is it to live with?
Whether you’re hauling gear for work or carpooling kids in the morning, minivans excel at these tasks. That’s why we’ve added a Toyota Sienna to Edmunds’ long-term test fleet. Over the course of a year, we’ve taken stock of the pros and cons of home ownership. It was a 2021 model, but most of our observations apply to the 2023 model as well.
Toyota has not released official information on the 2023 Sienna as of yet. We’ll update our recommendation if anything changes, but based on last year’s Sienna, the XLE the trim is the one to get as it adds a lot of comfort and convenience features for the money. There are enough additions to make it much nicer than the base LE trim, and it’s also eligible for some options, including a rear entertainment system.
[Editor’s note: The following unofficial information is based on last year’s Sienna. We expect the 2023 model will have a similar lineup and we’ll update this section once we have complete information.] The Toyota Sienna is sold in seven trim levels: THE, XLE, XSE, woody edition, 25th Anniversary Limited Edition and Platinum. All models are powered by a hybrid powertrain that uses a four-cylinder engine and has a combined output of 245 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional, except on the Woodlands Edition, where it is standard. Depending on trim, the Sienna is available with an eight-passenger (second-row bench seat) or seven-passenger (second-row captain’s chairs) configuration. Highlight features include: