2018 Toyota Sienna Buyer’s Guide

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A minivan mainstay made even better

The Toyota Sienna has become one of the favorite minivans for its combination of functionality, reliability and resale value. And it remains the only minivan available with all-wheel drive, a key feature for families living in the wettest and wildest parts of the country. After gaining a more powerful standard V6, a new 8-speed automatic transmission and better fuel economy for 2017, the Sienna has been further improved for 2018.

What’s new

The 2018 Toyota Sienna gets the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P) suite of driver aids as standard equipment. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and assist as well as automatic high beams. A new front fascia, improved Entune infotainment system, additional USB ports and a Bird’s-Eye View monitor for the Limited trim round out the changes.

Conduct

“With its mighty 296 horsepower V6 engine, the Toyota Sienna has always delivered impressive acceleration that borders on sport, although we don’t envision many Sienna drivers challenging other cars in a drag race. The Sienna’s power is best used for overtakes and merges, and for tackling steep hills with a full complement on board. On the highway, the Sienna is a serene machine, cruising effortlessly at 75 mph with barely a hint of road or wind noise seeping into the cabin. Those looking for a little more feedback on their minivan’s driving experience should look to the SE version. Get more driving insights with our full review of the 2018 Toyota Sienna.

Bring the popcorn

The second-row lounge seats are comfortable, like sitting in your living room recliner. The optional entertainment system makes it even more like family movie night, but siblings don’t have to agree here: the screen is large enough to display two different films the same time.

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Consumer reviews

KBB.com visitor and two-time Sienna owner, Joyce offered these insights: “It’s like driving a sedan and not a pickup truck. The navigation system is a disappointment! it’s elementary in design and use. Google maps beats it hands down. Plus, it costs over $700 to update Toyota’s navigation system. save your $$$. I love the storage in it and the fold down 3rd row seats…now I don’t have to find a place to put them. Read more Toyota Sienna consumer reviews.

Construction and price

The 2018 Toyota Sienna starts at under $32,000 and tops out at over $50,000. But those are sticker prices, and you should expect to pay a little less. Build and appraise your very own 2018 Toyota Sienna to unlock its fair purchase price, 5-year cost of ownership and more.

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