2011 Toyota Sienna Overview
With a restyled interior and exterior, a new four-cylinder engine, improved fuel economy and available all-wheel drive, the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan is geared toward families, while appealing to the people who buy them—mom and dad.
The 2011 Toyota Sienna is generating lots of excitement with its new look, and that’s a big deal considering it’s a minivan. The new-look Sienna incorporates components from Toyota’s crossover Venza and Camry sedan. The hood is tapered and the side panel lines are bold and distinct. The 2011 Toyota Sienna is available in five trims: base, LE, sport-tuned SE, XLE and Limited and features three different grille designs: blacked-out mesh, blacked-out blades and chrome blades. The SE features clear-lens taillights, 19-inch wheels and lower side skirts, while a rooftop spoiler is standard on all trims. A keyless access system with push-button start, power liftgate, power sliding doors are available features.
On the inside, the 2011 Toyota Sienna is a shade shorter than last year’s model, but offers more width. The Sienna features a second row of captain’s chairs with an optional removable center seat that stows in a nook behind the third row. Both chairs tilt and slide forward to access the third row. A power 60/40 Split & Stow third row seat folds into the floor for added room. So, depending on the configuration, the 2011 Sienna can seat up to eight occupants.
Under the Sienna’s hood are two engines: a new 2.7-liter, 187-horsepower four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter, 266-horsepower V-6. Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional with the V-6 on the LE, XLE and Limited trims. The new four-cylinder engine provides added fuel economy for mileage-conscious drivers. All-together, the 2011 Sienna receives 16-19 mpg in the city and 22-24 mpg on the highway.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Toyota Sienna has you covered. All trims have seat-mounted front and side curtain airbags. The driver and passenger airbags deploy in two stages to lessen trauma. Toyota’s Pre-Collision System alerts the driver, tightens the seat belts and starts to brake when a collision is detected. To further assuage any fears, the 2011 Toyota Sienna received a “Good” rating—the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest score. All-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system and traction control come standard.
Remember what it’s like to be a kid again while with the kids in the spacious, safe, powerful, efficient and restyled 2011 Toyota Sienna.