• Dec 21, 2009

2011 Toyota Sienna - Click above for high-res image gallery

This is our last Sienna post. We promise. Until we have something else we think is worth sharing. Toyota just released pricing details for the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan and as expected it will indeed start lower than the 2009 model. Whereas the cheapest version of the current model rang in at $24,600, the newly available four cylinder allows Toyota to offer the significantly upgraded '11 model at a starting price of just $24,260 plus delivery. Hey, $340 is lower.

We recently had a chance to drive the whole range of Siennas and were quite impressed with their road manners, clever use of space, smart safety and infotainment features and yes, even their styling. But the model we came away most impressed with was the sporty new SE. Stepping up to this stiffened, carbon-fiber trimmed SE brings the asking price up to $30,550, while the range-topping Limited with AWD starts just short of forty grand at $39,770.

When Siennas start reaching dealerships next February, V6 models will only be available initially, with the four-cylinder base Sienna and LE joining the lineup in April, along with the SE. It looks like the V6 will add between $1,250 and $3,555 to the price of the base Sienna and LE, the only models available with the Venza's four-banger. In fact, the four-cylinder LE undercuts the V6 base Sienna by a few bucks.

Although Toyota expects to sell just two percent of Siennas equipped with all-wheel drive, the feature is available on LE, XLE and Limited models with a premium of $2,230, $2,340, and $1,270 respectively, over the front-wheel drive versions. Part of the AWD package is those great new Bridgestone runflats we'd love to see standard across the entire Sienna range. Prices, unfortunately, were not released for the options, so there might just be another Sienna post in our future. For now you can read all of the details after the jump.



Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.
[Source: Toyota]

PRESS RELEASE

TOYOTA ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR ALL-NEW 2011 SIENNA MINIVAN
MSRP for 2011 Camry and Price Adjustment for 2010 Prius

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2009 - - Toyota today announced manufacturers
suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2011 Sienna minivan. Also announced
were the MSRP for all 2011 Camry mid-size sedan models and a price adjustment for
the 2010 Prius gas-electric hybrid.

Third-Generation 2011 Sienna

The base MSRP for the new Sienna will range from $24,260 for the Sienna grade
with a four-cylinder engine to $39,770 for the Sienna Limited all-wheel-drive (AWD) V6.
Both the Sienna grade ($24,260) and popular LE ($25,345) base MSRP's are lower than
the current generation models, reflecting an excellent value. The prices will take effect
when production begins in January.

The all-new 2011 Sienna will go on sale in February with the arrival of V6-
powered Sienna grade, LE, XLE and Limited models. Four-cylinder Sienna grade and
LE models, and the SE grade will arrive at dealerships in April.

With state-of-the-art features and rewarding driving dynamics, the all-new 2011
Sienna sets a new standard for minivans in design, performance and value. Value also
reaches new heights as standard equipment levels have been improved across all
grades.

The new Sienna is configured for seven- or eight-passenger seating and comes
in five conveniently configured grades, all sharing a distinctly new contemporary style.
The models include: Sienna grade, LE, XLE, Limited and the all-new sporty SE. The
segment's only AWD model is available on V6-powered LE, XLE and Limited grades.

Styling of the new Sienna was accomplished by Toyota's Calty Design Research
facility in Newport Beach, Calif., developed at Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor,
Mich., and assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Ind.

A choice of two responsive DOHC engines will be available: a 3.5-liter V6 or 2.7-
liter four-cylinder engine. Both engines offer the latest in efficient, lightweight technology,
including Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).

The 3.5-liter V6 generates 266 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, with expected EPA-
estimated mileage ratings of 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway (16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
on AWD models). It also has a 3,500-pound towing capacity with the optional tow
package (standard on XLE and Limited models). A four-cylinder engine will be offered
for the first time in the Sienna. With 187 horsepower at 5,800 rpm, the 2.7-liter four-
cylinder engine produces responsive power that exceeds some competitors V6
performance, while delivering expected EPA-estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 19 mpg
city and 26 mpg on the highway, the highest of any seven- or eight-passenger minivan.

Both engines are matched with Sienna's first state-of-the-art, electronically
controlled six-speed transmission with sequential shift that provides smooth gear-shift
feeling, quiet performance and a lightweight, compact size.

Sienna's value has been enhanced with the addition of new standard features on
all grades. Standard safety features not previously available on Sienna include: seven
airbags including the first driver knee airbag in the segment, Daytime Running Lights
with manual on/off feature and active headrests. Standard comfort and convenience
features new to Sienna include: power windows with auto up/down and jam protection in
all positions, 60/40 split and stow third-row seat with one motion stow, removable
second row seats with tip-up and long-slide feature, cruise control, windshield de-icer,
tri-zone air conditioning with air filter and rear control panel, and an integrated color-
keyed rear spoiler. Standard performance features new to Sienna include: a six speed
transmission with a sequential shift, larger 17-inch alloy wheels and tires, ECO driving
indicator, electric power steering and enhanced VSC.

The Sienna LE V6 features additional standard equipment previously only
available on the XLE. That equipment includes a multi-information display with a backup
camera, side and quarter-window sun shades, dual power sliding side doors, Bluetooth®
with iPod® audio, power driver's seat with power lumbar, new easy clean fabric, and
center console.

The XLE offers substantially more standard content at its value-driven MSRP
of $32,175, even when compared to the LE. The XLE builds on the LE, adding standard
features such as second-row Lounge Seating (AWD only), 18-inch alloy wheels, power
moonroof, heated driver and passenger seats with adjustable temperature control,
textured leather-trimmed eight-way power driver's captains chair and four-way front
passenger captain's chair, towing package, power swing-out rear quarter glass, power
rear door, fog lights, wood-grain-style trim, tri-zone automatic climate control system with
air filter and rear control panel, optitron meters, and an anti-theft system with engine
immobilizer.

The Limited grade has a starting price of $38,500 for the front-wheel drive V6.
Additional standard equipment on the luxury-driven Limited includes second-row Lounge
Seating, two-tone leather-trimmed seating with an eight-way power driver's seat with
memory function and four-way power passenger seat, dual-sliding moonroof with front
and rear controls, Smart Key system on all doors with push-button start and remote
illuminated entry, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, sliding center console, JBL audio,
power 60/40 Split & Stow third-row seat, Safety Connect™ (includes a complimentary
one-year trial subscription), and front- and rear-parking sonar.

Every Sienna will ride well and track cleanly through corners, but none more so
than the newest addition to the lineup: the sporty SE.

The SE is for those who appreciate an even sportier design with responsive
performance. The front has a more aggressive appearance. The side skirting visually
lowers the vehicle and smoked headlights and taillights make a distinctive statement.
Aerodynamic sculpting hugs the standard 19-inch alloy wheels. The SE sits lower, on a
sport-tuned suspension and steering system for quicker feedback and better handling,
and it comes with exclusive instrumentation and unique interior colors and trim. The SE
also comes with exclusive instrumentation and unique colors and trim, and will be
efficiently priced at $30,550.

The 2011 Sienna offers features never before offered on any Toyota including an
available panorama camera with dual views (normal and 180-degree wide-angle views)
and integrated back-up guides, available dual-view, dual-input entertainment center,
Lounge Seating, and a dual moonroof.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes Toyleta is dumping Siennas to rental fleets. I see o lot of them around here with those green stickers in the back
        • 5 Years Ago
        Say it ain't so! Only a company as crummy as General Motors would build a fleet queen, right? ;-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am never reading autoblog again because of this post.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I understand the need for run flats because of the lack of a spare with the AWD hardware, but why would you want the Bridgestone runflats across the range? From the tirerack.com reviews the Bridgestones runflats have horrible handling in the snow, not exactly what you want if you really need the AWD in the winter.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe these Bridgestones are a horse of a different color, but having had run-flats on my 2003 MINI Cooper- nothing could EVER get me towards them again. I didn't know tires could be such a hassle. With run-flats, you're not *supposed* to patch them, they seemed WAY more susceptable to punctures, the ride was, of course horrible and when something went funky you weren't replacing a $70 tire, it was a $250 tire. They suck. PLUS, if you get that magic 50 miles on a flat to the middle of nowhere, you still have to change the wheel to something that inflates and pray that the local-yocals have your weird, expensive tire in stock. Never again.
        • 5 Years Ago
        3rd generation run-flats.
        The 'awd' models still have a mini-spare as an option.
      • 5 Years Ago
      More proof that model years mean practically nothing these days. When the 2011 Sienna is released, 2010 barely started... at least back in the days we get next MY cars in September/October.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is one of my pet peeves as well. It's like the magixine industry which mails out it's December issues in September. Drives me nuts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pickles nails it about run-flats. I've watched two friends with Corvettes go through similar agony with run-flats. Just say no to run-flats.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pic #50, when you push your seats back in the "lazyboy" setting, it cuts off the legs of 3rd passenger.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, but I don't think they go that far back in say an Odyssey
        • 5 Years Ago
        You wouldn't have the seat back that far if there were people in the 3rd row! Sliding second row seats are not a new thing.

        But it'd be a great way to annoy a sibling.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It`s still Jap. A-holes buy Jap cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome. I can't wait to see it in the flesh!
        • 5 Years Ago
        another bland POS. i ll take that wierd but at least different Transit Connect passenger van with some nice rims. their drivetrain is rated at 150000 miles commercial use and has alot more room.it does not have as much power as the toyo but much cooler van.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I own three vehicles and one of them is an older Toyota Land Cruiser with 268,534 miles in the odometer. Never gave me any trouble. Solid as a rock. There is no denying that Toyota makes some very lasting, solid cars. But do they have to be so butt-ugly? Do they have to look like this van, something that looks like it came out of Design Bureau Number Four of the Zastava Universalny Gasudarsteveny factory or the ZHIL establishment in Gorky thirty years ago? Must they remind one of the Tschaikas of the 60s? Can't those cow catcher grilles be improved? How about those weird brake lights that go all the way up to the the hatch glass? The latest LandCruiser looks just as bad: unbalanced, weird, exagerated.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Zastava is Serbian while you used some Russian words after that regarding state universal favtory .... Got the point though .....
      • 5 Years Ago
      "This is our last Sienna post. We promise."

      Don't apologize. Just because a minivan isn't "exciting" to some, doesn't mean it's not useful information. Plus, this just might be the most exciting minivan to come around in a long time (in SE trim). The only thing missing is a 6-speed manual O:)
        • 5 Years Ago
        No matter how many posts about Sienna, IT IS STILL UGLY!!!!!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Mazda 5 offers a manual?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The SE should offer the 18" runflats. What do 19" wheels give you that 18" can not?

        Toyota needs to sweat the details. How about shorter axle ratios? If there is a towing package. 3.935 is the standard V6 front drive, 4.159 is the 'awd', how about throwing the 4.398 from the Venza into the mix?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugly design...what's with all the smiley face front ends? The worst by far is Mazda.
      I wonder if this Toyota will have a sticking accelerator and kill its' passengers, too? Has the pedal and software been modified or are they still using the same old defective design? Shame on Toyota/Lexus for still selling unmodified cars to unsuspecting or unknowing buyers.
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