Minivans are slowly but surely disappearing. While some consider minivans to be the most ideal family vehicle, it is clear that more and more people are opting for the SUV when it comes to family vehicles.
However, that hasn’t stopped companies from building minivans. Toyota has added a new car to its line of minivans. The newest addition to the Toyota lineup is the 2021 Toyota Sienna. Toyota first unveiled the Sienna 23 years ago in August 1997.
The Sienna is one of the many cars Toyota has made it easy to manufacture outside of Japan. The Sienna is manufactured in Princeton, Indiana by the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company. When the Toyota Sienna made its debut, it replaced the Previa. Since then, Toyota has continued to set the Sienna as the benchmark for affordable minivans.
The popularity and notoriety of the Sienna can be attributed to the Swagger Wagon commercials launched by Toyota. The next-generation Toyota Sienna is designed not only to meet the needs of the whole family, but also to save you money while doing it. To better understand what’s new in the 2021 Toyota Sienna, here’s everything we know about the 2021 Toyota Sienna.
Let’s take a closer look at the new Toyota Sienna.
The Sienna 2021 is built on the TNGA-K platform. This is the same Toyota platform that the Highlander SUV is based on. This platform not only helped show the evolution of the Sienna over the years, but also helped update the design.
The TNGA-K platform saw the Sienna sit 1.5 inches lower than its predecessors. It has a front instrumental panel which is very similar to that of the Highlander SUV. While these updates might seem like a great addition, some clearly like it the way they used to be.
Siena enthusiasts who prefer the previous model have been quoted as saying that the grille is one of the ugliest parts of this car. The overhaul of the physical transformation allowed Toyota’s designers to give it SUV proportions and a sportier stance. The design of the Sienna is designed to ensure maximum functionality.
Toyota has added convenient sliding doors that open and close when you put your leg through. Sienna has done this to make sure that when your hands are full of groceries or if you’re carrying your little one, you don’t have to put them down to open the car.
While the look of the 2021 Toyota Sienna seems to bring out mixed feelings. The interior is one that many appreciate. Toyota has made sure that while they don’t use the best of the best materials, they have used quality materials for the upholstery, seats and carpet.
One element of the Sienna’s interior is the new center bridge console that extends across the two front seats. Other additions to the 2021 Sienna include a large bin under the console and a large compartment on the dashboard.
Toyota has also made sure there is enough legroom for everyone. They provided ample legroom for adults in the second and third row seats. The second row seats are captain’s seats which provide maximum comfort. Some of the amazing features of the second row seats include a long slide that allows for a 25 inch slide to create more legroom. These seats also tilt back for a first-class airline style effect. Toyota also added Ottoman legrests for maximum comfort.
As everyone goes green, Toyota is following suit. However, they opted for a hybrid system and not entirely electric. This saw them ditch the traditional Sienna V6 engine for something more modern.
Under the hood of the 2021 Toyota Sienna is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is mated to a small battery that is strategically placed under the front seat. This battery is associated with a few motors which generate more power and functionality.
This hybrid powertrain has a maximum power output capacity of 243 horsepower. Another special feature of the Sienna is that it offers a 1500 watt inverter. This means that you can plug a few household appliances into the car. These include a coffee maker, small refrigerator, crock pot, and electric saw.
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