The four-cylinder Toyota Sienna is officially a thing of the past. Toyota has opted to ditch the minivan's entry-level 2.7-liter engine, thereby making the 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 standard equipment. The move makes some sense, as the entry-level four cylinder didn't really manage better fuel economy – the 187-hp powertrain managed 19 miles per gallon city and 24 highway, whereas the V6 gets 18/25.

Buyers can look forward to a few small changes for the 2013 model year, including easier-to-clean fabrics on LE trim as well as an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat and four-way power passenger throne. LE guise also delivers three-zone climate control with individual control for the driver, passenger and rear seats. Stepping up to Limited trim will net consumers a standard Blind Spot Monitor, though the tech may also be had on SE and XLE versions as an individual option.

Prices have jumped up a bit, starting with the base Sienna at $25,450, or $1,390 more than the 2012 model. Toyota says that on average, prices have increased by around $466 over all trims. The topped-out Sienna all-wheel drive Limited tips the wallet at $41,240 before tacking on any additional options. Check out the press release below.
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The Toyota Sienna family van offers enhanced value for 2013 with new additions in most model grades. The four-cylinder engine has been discontinued, leaving the popular 266 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 as the sole powertrain choice. The roomy and versatile Sienna remains the only vehicle in its class to offer an all-wheel drive option.

For the 2013 model year, most grades of the Sienna gain new amenities and refinements. The popular LE grade adds easy-clean fabric seats throughout, along with a new eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar support and a four-way power front passenger seat, and a three-zone automatic climate control system. The climate control system features a cabin air filter, along with individual temperature settings for the driver, front passenger and rear seat passengers. The rear passengers have a separate digital control panel.

The 2013 Sienna Limited gains a standard Blind Spot Monitor, and this feature is now also available as a standalone option on the SE and XLE grades.

The Sienna base MSRP will range from $26,450 for the Sienna grade seven-passenger with a six-speed automatic transmission to $41,240 for the Sienna all-wheel-drive Limited seven-passenger all-wheel-drive with a six-speed automatic. The MSRP's reflect an average overall increase of $466 or 1.4 percent.

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