The Toyota Sienna is a popular minivan, produced from 1997 through the present. The Sienna is the replacement for the Toyota Previa, which was retired in its first generation. It began as a front-wheel-drive vehicle and has evolved through the generations. Some versions of the Sienna received higher ratings than others through its multiple generations with various accolades for “Top Safety Pick,” and other recognitions. Here are the top ten Toyota Sienna models of all time.
10. 1998 Toyota Sienna CE
Wikipedia revealed that the first Toyota Sienna model was released in 1997 as a 1998 model year. The Sienna CE quickly earned the reputation of its common elements with the Camry. The interior afforded comfort for drivers and passengers with numerous creature comforts and a second row 2 passenger bench seat. Foldable seats made room for larger cargo space and were removable. The first model was a hit with drivers with families as it was the closest you could get to a Camry in the form of a minivan. the 3.0-liter V-6 engine generated 194 horsepower with 209 lb-ft of torque.
9. 2001 Toyota Sienna CE
The 2001 model year came out in 2000. The vehicle received an upgrade midway through the cycle with a facelift in the front and back featuring a new bumper and grille, revised taillights, and a new center console in the interior. The CE model came with an optional roof rack and sliding door, or you could upgrade to get these features as standard fare. The CE was the base model, most affordable with a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. A VVT-i booster feature increased the horsepower to 210 with 220 lb-ft of torque, with the sliding door offered on the CE model as standard midway through. The Sienna also received higher safety ratings than its predecessor, the Previa.
8. 2019 Toyota Sienna (all trims)
Co-pilot lists the Toyota Sienna of 2019 as one of the best models of all time. The 2019 Sienna is a part of the third generation of the vehicle that was first introduced in 1997. The popularity of the 2019 model was its price point, followed by its excellent safety ratings. It came out with a plethora of safety features, along with a powerful engine, ample storage space, and a decent fuel economy rating.
7. 2003 Toyota Sienna XLE
According to Auto Evolution, the 2003 XLE edition of the Toyota Sienna came out with second-row captain’s chairs as a luxury feature that was standard for the trim. It also had a sliding door on the driver’s side and a roof rack. Unlike other trims, the XLE was equipped with leather seats and a wood trim package with best-in-class fuel economy. It maintained its reputation as a smaller minivan over its nearest competitor the Honda Odyssey.
6. 2004 Toyota Sienna CE
The 2004 Toyota Sienna CE was released in 2003 at the Detroit Auto Show as the first generation to roll of the lines of the new Princeton, Indiana plant. This was fitting for a new generation that received a few timely updates. The 2004 model came out with a kid view mirror, a rear-view camera, a navigation system, and rear parking sensors. Although these were the only updates, they were enough to kick off a new interest in the model. Another notable option, depending on the trim was the choice of a range of engines including a 230 horsepower 3.3-liter, a 266 horsepower 3.5-liter, and a variant in the AWD option.
5. 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE
The 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE was a part of the third generation, announced in 2009 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and available for sale to the public in early 2010 as a 2011 model year. 2011 offered drivers a new exterior design with a more aggressive aesthetic. The updated appearance came with sportier handling with a firmer suspension that felt more like driving a sedan than a minivan. It also received a new 6-speed sequential automatic transmission and a new engine choice. The 2.7-straight four was offered alongside the previous 3.5-liter V-6.
4. 2014 Toyota Sienna CE
The 2014 model of the Sienna received an upgrade. it became the only MPV with the option of an AWD drivetrain. Toyota surged ahead of its competitors during this model year. The hood was shortened and it received a mesh grille with updated front doors and a power sliding door in the back. The powered tailgate made trunk access easier. It was also available in your choice of two captain’s seats in the middle row or a folding row of seats that could either seat two adults or make more cargo space. the instrument panel was also updated with an LCD panel and analog dials.
3. 2020 Toyota Sienna, all trims
The 2020 edition of the Toyota Sienna inherited a new front fascia from its 2017 update. It also received two LED fog lights with a laminated windshield and front side windows. The safety features were enhanced with a new TSS0P system that produced pedestrian detection, auto braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. It also got a new multimedia system with WiFi connectivity for up to five devices, a new sound system, and more.
2. 2021 Toyota Sienna XLE 8 Passenger trim
The 2021 Toyota Sienna in the XLE 8-passenger trim featured a 2.5L Hybrid I4 245 horsepower engine in FWD. A few notable features include the new leather trim on the interior with a 7-inch infotainment screen, 33.50 square feet of cargo volume, and alloy wheels on the exterior. The hybrid version offered exceptional savings at the gas pump, numerous new creature comforts, and a host of safety and driver-assist features.
1. 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodlands Edition
The new Woodlands Edition of the Toyota Sienna is touted as the best model year so far. It’s a comfortable minivan with a new edition featured for those who demand the best premium features. The drawbacks include lower cargo capacity and mediocre passing power, but setting these forgivable and mild annoyances aside, It’s one of the roomiest regarding seating with tons of standard features. The fuel economy is rated as excellent with a polished ride and handly, and an upscale interior. It comfortably seats 7 to 8 and gets 36 mpg. The 2022 Sienna Woodlands Edition is available in a choice of FWD or AWD drivetrains with a powerful engine that generates 245 horsepower.