New 2019 Toyota Sienna Van/Minivan
Toyota Sienna Van/Minivan
The 2019 Toyota Sienna minivan is a big family’s best friend, with ample power, space and versatility. It also offers all-wheel drive.
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The 2019 Toyota Sienna moves into its latest model year as the one minivan to offer all-wheel drive, a distinction it’s held for a long time. During that period, the Sienna has evolved into superior transport for families and their paraphernalia, more practical than a crossover SUV or a wagon. It can seat up to eight and the interior is versatile enough to handle anything from furniture to surfboards. The Sienna comes in five trim levels to suit a range of budgets, demands and tastes. Its exterior design is arguably more conservative than rivals like the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica, but no one usually chooses a minivan to make style statements.
You'll Like This Car If...
You say you’re pragmatic and, as far as making a family goes, prolific? The 2019 Sienna is practical, reliable, roomy, durable, big on safety features, and user-friendly. Options like mobility-needs systems and all-wheel drive broaden the appeal even more.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If the family budget is limited, this may not be the ideal minivan for you. The 2019 Sienna isn’t as affordable as a Kia Sedona or Dodge Grand Caravan — although the Dodge doesn’t offer as many standard safety features and neither rival enjoys better resale values. From a fuel-economy standpoint, the Chrysler Pacifica has a hybrid version. But the Sienna beats it for cargo space.
What's New for 2019
Apple CarPlay smartphone integration and Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, come on board the 2019 Sienna as standard equipment. Manufacturers often charge extra for these features, so a tip of the hat to Toyota here.
When there’s a minivan full of people and/or stuff, it’s always good to have that smooth, reliable and muscular 296-horsepower V6 up front, especially during overtaking or tackling uphill stretches. When it’s just the driver present, that thrust can also be somewhat entertaining, although the Sienna’s chassis is generally built for comfort more than agility. The exception being the SE trim, whose 19-inch wheels and sportier suspension provide a little more feedback and precision. Although there is a noticeable rise in the level of road and tire noise creeping into the otherwise serene cabin.
It’s odd, frankly, that other companies don’t also offer all-wheel drive in their minivans. It’s an affordable boon for those who live where winter strikes hard, offers extra reassurance and is no doubt worth the slight hit in fuel economy.
Passengers requiring mobility assistance will really appreciate these optional features for the Toyota Sienna. They include the factory-installed Auto Access Seat, which is a power-operated chair bringing easier 2nd-row access, plus an aftermarket wheelchair ramp.
It’s all about the space, which accommodates three rows of seating for eight occupants or, with the optional 2nd-row captain’s chairs, seven. The range-topping Limited models only have seating for seven (with extra-plush 2nd-row seating), likewise those versions with all-wheel drive. The 2019 Sienna provides four LATCH points for child safety seats, plenty of nooks and crannies up front for devices and bags, plus ample cargo space behind the third row. Fold down both rows, with the second row placed as far forward as possible, and cargo area expands to 117.8 cubic feet. Removing the 2nd-row seats (they’re heavy and somewhat awkward) opens things up to 150 cubic feet.
In SE trim, the 2019 Sienna goes for 19-inch alloy wheels, smoked headlights and low-level spoilers at both ends. The rest of the range is a little less detailed, which can be a positive or a negative, depending on personal taste. The doors are nice and big, as they need to be, for easy entry and exit. Something like the Honda Odyssey might be more visually interesting, but the Sienna’s lines and shapes go exactly where they need to. The large glass areas help to provide excellent outward vision.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2019 Sienna minivan comes in L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited trims. The basic 7-seater L has the Toyota Safety Sense array of features (forward-collision mitigation, lane-keeping assistance, intelligent cruise control, automatic high beams and road-sign recognition), plus tri-zone climate control, infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. LE brings power-sliding side doors, power-adjustable driver’s seat, an upgraded infotainment setup and easy-clean seating fabric. All 2019 Siennas come with Toyota Care, covering two years/25,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.
Notable Optional Equipment
For more equipment, buyers should explore the higher trims of the 2019 Sienna. For example, a power tailgate, simulated and real leather upholstery, navigation, moonroof, push-button start, and Driver Easy Speak. This last feature feeds the driver’s voice through the rear speakers to really get the kids’ attention. The Limited trim includes a JBL audio setup with a 10-inch subwoofer, while a Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system with HDMI inputs and two power outlets is also available. Blind-spot monitoring is among the extra safety features. All-wheel drive can’t be specified for the basic L trim.
Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V6 propels the 2019 Sienna with a respectable 296 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque — achieved with regular gasoline and managing similarly respectable (but not class-leading) fuel economy. An 8-speed automatic transmission directs that energy to either the front wheels (FWD) in standard form, or to all four if the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is chosen. With either layout, the Toyota Sienna is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
296 horsepower @ 6,600 rpm
263 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 mpg (FWD), 18/24 mpg (AWD)
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2019 Toyota Sienna L is $31,115. Add $1,045 destination charge for a total of $32,160. At the other extreme is the Limited Premium costing $49,935. Somewhere in between is where the best value lies, like an LE (from $34,980) or SE (from $37,265). These prices put the Sienna a tad higher than the 2019 Honda Odyssey, and markedly higher than the Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan and the updated-for-2019 Kia Sedona. Be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Sienna. Another gold star for this Toyota minivan is resale value. The Sienna has been a frequent KBB Best Resale Value Award winner.
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Toyota Sienna Consumer Reviews
September 26, 2011
Best Minivan out there - Toyota Sienna SE
I travel as representative for a manufacturer and have owned Dodge Caravan's, a new '04 Honda Odyssey EXL and a '07 Honda Odyssey...
August 26, 2011
Best Vehicle I have ever owned!
I recently traded my Mercedes ML to purchase the Sienna and it was without a doubt the best car buying decision I have ever made. I love...
July 30, 2011
Best Van Period
After test drivng Honda Oddessy, Chrysler and a Ford Flex and Nissan Quest (recent test drive as this just came out) this was the best...
July 07, 2011
Love The Sienna!!
I bought the Sienna last year and I love it! I drove a Previa for 17 years w/out any major problems and it still worked the day I...
June 06, 2011
I recently traded in my Chrysler 2008 van for the Sienna, and I couldn't be happier about it. The drive is very smooth and it has a...
April 24, 2011
Very Happy with Sienna
Have had the van two months now and am very happy with it. The van handles like a car, has plenty of power and is comfortable. I really...
April 12, 2011
This van is stylish, comfortable and reliable. I love it and will buy it again.
March 28, 2011
March 03, 2011
It only gets better!
I owned a 2005 Sienna LE for 6 years, 109,000 miles. Never had a serious problem. The 2011 LE had many great options added, backup...
January 31, 2011
best van i will get all toyota vans!
i really love it it's very nice and i love the cool things in it. i hope to keep it for a long time well until to new van comes out from...
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