What type of vehicle is the 2023 Toyota Sienna? What does it compare to?
It’s a kid-friendly, adult-approved minivan with seating for up to eight people. With sliding side doors and a hybrid powertrain, it’s a contender for the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey and Kia Carnival.
Is the 2023 Toyota Sienna a good car?
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It’s fuel-efficient and can tackle people-moving and cargo-hauling with aplomb, but some safety and flexibility flaws limit it to a TCC rating of 6.7 out of 10. (Read more at how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2023 Toyota Sienna?
Toyota added a 25th Anniversary Special Edition based on the Sienna XSE, with some limited-grade features including leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, and second-row captain’s chairs with fold-down footrests. The SUV-like Wilderness model also continues in 2023.
The range runs from the base Sienna LE to the better-equipped XLE, the slightly sporty XSE and Wilderness, the more luxurious Limited and the slightly decadent Platinum trim. All-wheel drive is available on all Siennas.
With its windswept looks and occasionally heavy detailing, the Sienna is interesting to look at, if not as good looking as the Pacifica or Carnival. The interior’s tall center console and horizontal dash give it a cozy or contained feel, and even in Platinum trim it can feel a bit spartan compared to those swanky rivals.
All Siennas run a 189-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 mated to batteries and electric motors for a net 245 horsepower. All-wheel-drive versions add a third motor to the rear axle, where it provides torque to add traction. The Sienna’s CVT combines all of this with perky but unmemorable acceleration, but the ride and handling rise above the fray with direct responses and a soothing, well-damped tune state. Crucially, the Sienna’s combined 36-mpg EPA rating in front-wheel-drive form tops all other minivans except the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid.
The Sienna’s interior rivals other minivans for space, but it’s utilized less efficiently. Second-row seats either sport a thin and not entirely comfortable center section, or omit it for opulent reclining captain’s chairs with extendable footrests. Slide them forward on a track to access the third-row seat, and you’ll find less room and a slightly finickier fold-out mechanism than other minivans. There’s good interior space, but the Pacifica in particular is a benchmark when it comes to cargo hauling.
The Sienna comes with an array of safety features and a Top Safety Pick+ award, but NHTSA gives its overall five-star rating with a bit of noise in the data: Four-star frontal crash ratings include a three-star rating driver’s side.
How much does the 2023 Toyota Sienna cost?
The $35,385 Sienna LE has something for almost any minivan buyer, with smartphone integration and a large 9.0-inch touchscreen, but all-wheel drive costs extra. The $40,695 Sienna XLE gets synthetic leather upholstery and available power for its tailgate, while the $51,605 Platinum takes care of just about everything, from leather to JBL audio to navigation.
Where is the 2023 Toyota Sienna made?
In Princeton, Indiana.