2020 Sienna New Car Test Drive
The Toyota Sienna minivan stands alone: It's the only minivan available with all-wheel drive. This year it expands its monopoly by adding the AWD option to the Sienna SE.
Updated last year, the 2019 Sienna gets no mechanical or styling changes, but its infotainment has been upgraded for 2019 with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capability.
The 2019 Sienna is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 making 296 horsepower, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It's front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available in every model but the base L. It's available as a seven-seater or eight-seater.
The EPA rates the Sienna at 19 mpg city, 27 highway, and 22 combined with front-wheel-drive models, or 18/24/20 mpg with all-wheel drive.
Active safety equipment includes adaptive cruise control, active lane control, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam headlights on every model, including the L.
The NHTSA gives the Sienna five stars overall, with four stars for side impact and four stars for rollover. .
The 2019 Toyota Sienna comes in five models: L, LE, XLE, SE, and Limited.
Even the L comes with a 6.1-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa, and five USB charging ports, as well as those active safety features.
The most popular model is the LE, which adds dual power sliding doors, a power driver's seat, and special stain-resistant cloth upholstery. The XLE adds leather, a power moonroof, and a power front passenger seat, while the Limited adds a power-folding third-row bench and a loudspeaker that sends the driver's voice to the third row. Our guess is that it was designed by a frustrated parent.
The SE has a firmer suspension, sporty exterior trim, and its own interior.
An optional rear seat infotainment system offers wireless streaming for Android devices..