The Toyota Sienna has a 25-year legacy as a very popular passenger van with eight-passenger capacity. A wheelchair conversion can make this a dynamic vehicle for transporting those in need of health-style-mobility.
Final assembly of this “Woodland Edition” is in Princeton, Indiana with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $47,595. The test model offers a rear seat entertainment system for an additional $1,415.
Comfort reigns with the Sienna with captain bucket seats, heated and cooled. Eight passengers can enter and depart the Sienna with convenient spacious one touch sliding doors. The second-row seating area has a massive open space for passenger leg room, luggage, or groceries. This is a very solid family vehicle made for work or play. While spacious inside, the exterior is attractive, a sleek hood and wide windshield gives a panoramic view.
I found the Sienna very passenger friendly and impressive with the Woodland Edition’s performance and excellent road handling. Performance is enhanced by the hybrid feature with a powerful 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, combined with EV battery power resulting in 245 horsepower with spirited performance and overall fuel economy of 35 mpg. Assisting mileage choices are four drive modes, normal, eco, sport, and EV. The eco mode alone provided excellent performance.
Versatility is the best way to describe this Sienna, along with easy comfortable ride with McPherson front struts and multi-link rear suspension. The all-wheel drive makes this an excellent vehicle for winter sports with great passenger and cabin capacity. Skis and snowboards all fit in the spacious trunk area.
Along with performance the Sienna earns an overall five-star safety score from the National. Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicle hosts the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 program that includes precollision protection, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert and electronic steering and lane tracing assist.
It is a pleasure to drive and holds the road firmly in windy conditions.
Passenger comfort is enhanced by premium audio and 12 JBL speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier. Passengers enjoy having six UBS phone charging portals.
Overall, there is a strong reason why this Sienna has reigned for 25 years as a very strong contender in the passenger van arena. The hybrid features make this gas/hybrid selection very desirable with excellent fuel economy for an eight-passenger choice. The spacious interior and captain seats allow for spacious leg room,
Comfort, agility, versatility, and economy make this a very strong choice for work, play, and driving enjoyment. A great vehicle.