2024 Sienna SXE AWD Is Smart Drive

The 2024 Sienna is a well-designed and clever van type vehicle with sliding doors for easy entry and exit, a seven-passenger seating arrangement with awesome leg room in the second-row bucket seats and fold up seats in the trunk area.  This is a great soccer mom or dad vehicle, perfect for sports and camping with two 120V power outlets with a 1500W inverter for outdoor usage.

The Sienna is assembled in Princeton, Indiana with a basic manufacturer’s suggested list price of $45,635. However, on this all-around passenger and cargo van there is a long list of desirable options pushing the final price to $52,374.  The options include a XSE premium package of multiple necessary features that include the wireless charging stations, roof rails, premium audio JBL sounds speakers with subwoofer, leather trimmed heated seats, and other safety features adding a flat $4000 as the major option upgrade.

Fuel economy with a hybrid boost averaged 35 mpg with the 2.5L four-cylinder engine achieving 245 combined gas and electric horsepower.  The Sienna has the superior Toyota electronic variable transmission and on-demand all-wheel-drive, so essential for Colorado winter driving. 

This is larger vehicle with a spacious cabin and large trunk area with the seats folded for rear storage capacity but easily raised for the seven-passenger capacity.

It is amazing how much power the development of the 2.5 engines possess.  Along with the economy and stingy fuel mileage. these new hybrid combo-engines, and superior transmissions, are leading the sales over EV vehicles averaging less than 10 percent of total industry sales.

The drive is easy, the ride comfortable, and the bright “Pearl Ruby Flare” and black leather trimmed interior add to the overall success of the Sienna model smart drive.

The Sienna rates an over-all five-star score that is valuable as a larger passenger vehicle.  Loaded with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0… including rear cross traffic warnings and pre-collision safeguards.

With so many controls now in center console computers it is easy for drivers to scan console screens for seconds instead of forward traffic.

In driving remember to allow distance in forward traffic for quick stops, with many front-end collisions clogging highway traffic.

Overall, this is a strong contender for an all-around family vehicle with utility capacity for hauling  additional freight items. The sliding doors are convenient in tight parking spots and for easy unloading of passengers.  

A solid choice as a family or business vehicle.