What is Siena?
The 2023 Toyota Sienna is a hybrid-powered minivan that seats up to eight people, and it’s one of the best vehicles on the road for moving people and cargo. The Sienna has been around for decades, but the current model debuted just a few years ago. There’s a lot to like about the Sienna. The hybrid powertrain is efficient, the interior is spacious, and the available all-wheel drive is a plus for those who need extra traction. It won’t give you as many places as an SUV, but the Sienna offers as much room and cargo space as all but the largest of them.
There are no major updates to the base Sienna lineup, but the 2023 model introduces a new variant to celebrate the nameplate’s 25th anniversary. Aptly named the 25th Anniversary Edition, this Sienna combines the styling of the XSE trim level with the feature set of the Limited. From there, you get special badges and floor mats specific to the 25th Anniversary Edition. Only 2,525 copies will be produced and will be delivered exclusively with white or silver exterior paint.
Automakers have been slowly killing minivans over the past few decades as more and more customers ditch minivans for SUVs. However, this class is very competitive. The Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica are the current offerings from two automakers that have been building minivans for decades. Fuel economy is the Sienna’s big advantage, but the Pacifica offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain that provides an EPA-estimated 32-mile all-electric driving range, enough for daytime city racing. The Kia Carnival has recently been redesigned, although we think Kia has missed the mark a bit with its new minivan.
If you can get your hands on it, the new 25th Anniversary Limited Edition is definitely worth a look. It combines the sporty styling of the XSE with the Limited and its generous feature set.