2021 Toyota Sienna for Sale in Smithfield, RI
Perhaps you’ve owned a minivan in the past, or maybe you grew up riding in one. If either of those scenarios fits, it’s time to let go of whatever stereotype you may have formed for this practical yet not so exciting vehicle class. That’s because Toyota has changed all of that with the 2021 Sienna: the people-mover has a sleek new look, new capabilities, and a new persona. The automotive world already knew it as the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive, but this model year it goes even further by introducing a standard hybrid powertrain for the ultimate in family-vehicle efficiency. The hybrid battery is covered by a generous 10-year/150,000-mile warranty. Plus, the Toyota Safety Sense driver-assist technology suite is now standard across the trim lineup, and the plush Platinum version makes its debut.
Trims and Features
The 2021 Toyota Sienna doesn’t just resemble a sport-utility vehicle with its more aggressive appearance – it acts like one, too: it can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped with the available tow hitch and 1,500W inverter with 120V AC outlet. It comes in five trim levels: the LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and – new this year – Platinum. The biggest change for this fresh generation of Sienna is its standard gas-electric hybrid powertrain, which will return an estimated 33 miles per gallon (city and highway ratings combined). The hybrid system consists of a 2.5-liter gas engine working with electric motors (their combined system horsepower is 243), and selectable drive modes allow all-electric driving (as the battery charge permits) as well as Eco, Sport, and Normal driving. Regenerative braking captures energy that would otherwise be lost, as that energy that’s created during the braking process is routed to the battery and stored for use in the electric portion of the drive. The standard drivetrain is front-wheel, but AWD is an attractive option that you won’t find on competing minivans.
The base LE gets automatic climate control with three zones, cloth seating, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a backup camera system; a sunroof and heated front seats are offered as options. The XLE makes the sunroof and heated seats standard, while adding hands-free power sliding side doors, a power back door with jam protection, a fourth auto climate-control zone, and front and rear parking sensors. The XSE upgrades the front row with sport-oriented seats and a power-adjustable passenger’s seat, while the Limited moves up to leather heated/cooled front seats and adds a vacuum storage box. At the top of the range, the Platinum pampers its occupants with a FridgeBox in-cabin refrigerator and a surround-view monitor.
What Else is New?
The Sienna’s interior is not just fully refreshed and stylized with an ultra-modern instrument panel and an innovative design that maximizes space, it’s also set up with surprising comforts and noise insulation to make long road trips seem short. The front console has been ingeniously designed in bridge form to provide the best ergonomics for the driver and to create a sense of individual space for each front occupant. Besides the aforementioned in-cabin refrigerator, there are available (on the two highest trims) reclining captain’s chairs with retractable ottomans for the middle row, with Super Long Slide ability to move 25 inches back and forth. The lower trim levels get an additional seat in the second row that can be stowed when it’s not needed.
Safety and Technology
As mentioned, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard across the board, providing pre-collision braking with pedestrian/low-light detection, automatic high beams, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist, and lane tracing assist. All trims also get a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
Staying connected is crucial these days, especially on those longer trips. The base infotainment system in the ’21 Sienna is ready with its 9-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, seven USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, an audio system with six speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, and more. The XLE adds high-definition radio, two more speakers, and Siri Eyes Free. The XSE receives navigation, and the Limited and Platinum upgrade to a JBL audio system with twelve speakers; the Platinum also gets a head-up display. A rear-seat video entertainment system is optional on the top two trims.