Consumer Reviews Summary
23 of 29 (79%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Toyota Sienna Overview
The 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan not only has room for all your kids and cargo, it also packs in safety, comfort, and even more fuel economy. After a major redesign in 2011, the Sienna gets a few minor changes for the latest model year, with the efficient four-cylinder engine now coming standard on the base and LE models.
The Sienna comes in five trim levels: base, LE, XLE, Limited, and SE. The SE comes with a sport-tuned suspension (you read that right), 19-inch wheels, and added exterior details. All-wheel drive is optional on the LE V-6, XLE, and Limited models.
The Sienna shares its base engine with the Venza and Highlander, a 187 horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder mentioned earlier. There is also a larger and more powerful 266-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6. Both engines come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and run on regular gasoline.
With the four-cylinder engine equipped, expect to get fuel economy around 19 mpg in the city, and 24 mpg on the highway. The six-cylinder actually fares surprising well when it comes to efficiency, with 18 mpg in the city and a matching number on the highway. Opting for all-wheel drive (only available with the V-6) lowers the fuel economy numbers to 16 mpg/city and 22 mpg/highway.
Toyota has designed the Sienna interior to be comfortable, durable, and functional. The Sienna’s oversized glove box will come in handy for stuffing odds and ends inside. The cabin can also be configured to seat seven or eight passengers and the third row folds into a storage compartment behind it to create a flat floor. A storage compartment behind the third row of seats is sunk into the floor which allows you to stow groceries and other items without having to worry about them sliding around. The second-row seats are removable and combined with a stowed third row, create a maximum cargo capacity of 150 cubic feet. The Sienna can also outfitted with power sliding doors and a power liftgate for easier entry and storage.
Optional interior equipment includes heated leather seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, dual moonroofs, and a navigation system. The optional rear entertainment system has a wide flip-down screen that can play two different inputs on it, so you can have two DVD’s playing at the same time if needed to keep passengers happy (and crying free).
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, electronic stability system and traction control, and active front head restraints. Side-impact airbags are standard for the front seats as well as side curtain airbags for all three rows with a knee airbag included for the driver. Optional equipment includes the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system which integrates stability control with various drivetrain components for better response during evasive maneuvers. Also optional are adaptive cruise control and backup camera.
The 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan brings plenty of features and comfort in a stylish package that both parents and children can enjoy.