2016 Toyota Sienna

2016 Toyota Sienna

2016 Toyota Sienna


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 25 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 266 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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The minivan segment is a fiercely contested market in which features, pricing and capacities remain extremely competitive. The current Sienna continues be leader with its strong V6, 6-speed automatic transmission and mileage estimates of 25 mpg on the highway. The Sienna distinguishes itself as being the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive as an option as well as seating configurations for up to eight passengers. Even the entry-level L trim includes such comfort options such as keyless entry, 3-zone air conditioning and 10 cup holders.

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What's New For 2016

For 2016, the Toyota Sienna minivan receives a few changes, including the addition of Scout GPS Link, an app that connects smartphone navigation to the van's color display. Also added is Siri Eyes Free for owners with iPhones.


  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 2 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Toyota Sienna

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: AM/FM/CD w/4 Speakers -inc: Entune Multimedia Bundle, 6.1" touch-screen display, MP3/WMA playback capability, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port w/iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access, music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Siri Eyes Free and integrated backup camera display
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Window Grid And Roof Mount Diversity Antenna
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" 5-Spoke Alloy
    • Tires: P235/60R17 AS
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Black Side Windows Trim
    • Black Door Handles
    • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille
    • Sliding Rear Doors
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver and 4-way manual passenger seats
    • Removable Bucket Folding Captain Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer and Trip Odometer
    • Power Rear Windows and Manual Vented 3rd Row Windows
    • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Recline, Manual Fold Into Floor, 3 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Colored Instrument Panel Insert, Colored Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Vinyl Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Fabric Seat Material
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Covered Dashboard Storage, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L DOHC V6 SMPI
    • Transmission: Electronic 6-Speed Automatic w/OD
    • Axle Ratio: 3.94
    • GVWR: 5,995 lbs
    • Transmission w/Sequential Shift Control
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 1380# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 20 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.9
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.2
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 150
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 87.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 39.1
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/211
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 266 @ 6200
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 245 @ 4700
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 119.3
    • Length, Overall (in) - 200.2
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 78.1
    • Height, Overall (in) - 68.9
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 67.7
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 67.7
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 20
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 164.4
    • Front Head Room (in) - 41
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.5
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 65
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 58.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.7
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 64.6
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 66.1
    • Third Head Room (in) - 38.3
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 36.3
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 61.1
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 50.3
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 25
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.5
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Toyota Sienna
    • Body Style - Passenger Van
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Torsion Beam
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/60TR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/60TR17
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.30
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.90
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.42
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.61
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.15
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.94
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - 2WD Minivans
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.4
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4375
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 6.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Available Colors

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  • Creme Brulee Mica Midnight Black Metallic Predawn Gray Mica Salsa Red Pearl Shoreline Blue Pearl Silver Sky Metallic Sky Blue Pearl Super White
  • Creme Brulee Mica
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Salsa Red Pearl
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Sky Blue Pearl
  • Super White

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Toyota Sienna is roomy and handsome, one of few minivans remaining on the American market, and the only one that can be equipped with all-wheel drive.

Last redesigned for 2010, the Sienna got a freshening for the 2015 model year. Little has changed for 2016, except that the Entune infotainment system has added smartphone-driven navigation and Siri EyesFree.

Though scorned for years by critics as drab suburbanite transport, the minivan is the ultimate family vehicle. When weighing a purchase, all considerations typically fall by the wayside, except for one: will it convey seven or eight passengers safely and comfortably?

Seating seven or eight, depending on second-row seating, Toyota’s minivan scores highly on both counts. Gas mileage is about average. Handling ranks above average for the minivan class, and you get Toyota’s long-standing reputation for reliability.

All Siennas hold a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 266 horsepower, coupled to a 6-speed automatic. Performance is brisk, though Honda’s Odyssey handles with a bit more crispness. Steering on the modestly sportier SE version offers slightly more direct feel.

The Sienna’s well-organized cabin has a bit more flair than some minivans. Front seats provide an almost majestic seating position. In the second row, even the basic bench is comfortable, including substantial leg and head space. The bench can be moved fore/aft to reapportion leg space.

Separate seats may be substituted for the bench, dropping passenger capacity to seven. Top-rung Limited models can even have airline-type reclining buckets. Second-row seats may be removed, but they don’t fold into the floor as in Chrysler/Dodge minivans. With the third-row seat folded, cargo space totals 87.1 cubic feet.

Its low load-in height and big cargo capacity makes the Sienna a great vehicle for the family dog and for hauling lots of stuff.

Siennas can be equipped with modern safety technology, though many features are optional. Forward-collision warning and adaptive cruise control are available on upper trim levels. Parking sensors are standard on the Limited. Blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert is standard on the XLE and Limited, and available for the SE. Toyota has increased the number of LATCH anchor points from three to four.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives Sienna a five-star overall rating and side-impact score, with four-star for frontal and rollover incidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave Toyota’s minivan only an Acceptable rating on the rigorous small-overlap test, but Good in other testing.


The 2016 Toyota Sienna is available in five trim levels. Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is available:

Sienna L ($28,850) comes with seven-passenger seating; fabric upholstery; dual sliding side doors; power windows, locks and mirrors; cruise control; CD player; Entune touchscreen audio; a rearview camera; three-zone automatic climate control, and 17-inch alloy wheels. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Sienna LE ($31,640) upgrades to Entune Audio Plus with a USB port and Bluetooth audio streaming, power front seats, power sliding doors, and center console. Sienna LE AWD ($34,180) upgrades with all-wheel drive and 18-inch wheels.

Sienna SE ($35,210) gets tighter suspension tuning, LED taillights, foglamps, a mesh grille, power sliding doors and liftgate, and 19-inch wheels. Sienna SE Premium ($39,930) adds a moonroof, heated power mirrors, pushbutton start, and blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert.

Sienna XLE ($35,410) has leather upholstery and heated front seats and is available with all-wheel drive ($37,620). Sienna XLE Premium ($38,605) adds Blu-Ray/DVD entertainment with 16.4-inch screen, and is available with all-wheel drive ($40,815).

Sienna Limited ($41,900) adds dual moonroof, overhead console, sliding console, second-row lounge seats, power-folding third-row seat, JBL audio, and 18-inch wheels. Limited all-wheel drive ($43,040) eliminates the lounge seats and sliding console. Sienna Limited Premium ($45,270) and Premium all-wheel drive ($46,410) add HID headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and Blu-Ray/DVD entertainment.

Eight airbags and a rearview camera are standard on all Siennas.


Measuring 200.2 inches long and 78.1 inches wide, the Sierra is emphatically a large van. Updating for the 2015 model year was a mild update, continuing the Sienna’s basic configuration as an upright minivan with a familiar twin-box profile.

Glamour isn’t part of the package, but few minivan buyers fret about style. Still, Toyota designers have given the Sienna a comparatively modern aura, with a front end that reflects the company’s current design cues. The low grille tapers gently upward, toward a strictly traditional roofline. Utility is evident throughout the Sienna, with no controversial or questionable elements intruding on the basic look.


The Sienna is one of the most comfortable minivans, and ranks among the biggest. A sweeping, wide, contoured dashboard separates the driver and front passenger, giving the latter access to climate/audio controls. Upper models feature sizable color screens, while lower trim levels get smaller, black-and-white displays.

On the down side, horizontal plastic dashboard graining has a dull appearance. Matte woodgraining on upper models isn’t much better.

At least five adults can find comfortable accommodations within the eight-passenger version. Front occupants enjoy pleasant, supportive seats. Between them lies plenty of storage space for small items.

Sienna stands tallest for its second row. The standard bench can slide to expand either cargo or passenger space. The removable segment may be stowed in the cargo space. Twin captain’s chairs can substitute for the bench.

Reaching the third row isn’t too difficult. Once there, expect adult-size space in each direction. Back seats fold nearly flat. With the third row upright, cargo space totals 39.1 cubic feet, growing to 117.8 cubic feet with second-row seats at their forward limit.

Driving Impressions

All-wheel drive availability is one feature Sienna offers that’s absent elsewhere.

Apart from that, performance is unexceptional. Nothing about the Sienna experience is dramatic. In other words, it’s ideal for a minivan, focused on practical, sensible values.

What matters most are performance issues that relate to safety, such as the ability to accelerate to highway speed promptly, and pass or merge without delay. Handling needs to be agile enough to steer away from a potential collision. Braking must be effective, especially in an emergency. In each of those vital areas, Toyota’s Sienna ranks favorably with its primary competitors: the Honda Odyssey and FiatChrysler’s twin minivans.

Toyota’s V6 engine performs agreeably, emitting a muted sound while delivering smooth, ample power. Of course, acceleration is a bit throttled by vehicle weight, which can reach 4,705 pounds.

Electric power steering can be an issue nowadays, but the Sienna’s setup has proven itself, allowing the vehicle to track well at highway speeds. Relatively quick steering, coupled with a smooth ride, make the Sienna easy to maneuver in urban traffic. The SE edition has a lower body and tighter suspension tuning, yet feels almost like other versions.

Visibility is excellent, and the standard rearview camera provides a 180-degree view. Gas mileage is lower than in the Honda Odyssey, but competitive with other minivans. The front-wheel-drive version is EPA-rated at 18/25 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined. All-wheel-drive estimates fall to 16/23 mpg City/Highway, or 19 mpg Combined.


Relatively costly, Siennas come with the usual features, plus some distinguishing extras. Prices can escalate rapidly, moving through the trim-level selection. Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country still beat the competition in flexible seating and engaged driving, though they may not be around much longer. Overall, Sienna is a close match for the highly rated Honda Odyssey. The Toyota Sienna offers all-wheel drive, which makes it a compelling choice for wintry weather.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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