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2013 Toyota Sienna Overview

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2013 Toyota Sienna overview

2013 Toyota Sienna

What’s New for the 2013 Toyota Sienna?

The 2013 Toyota Sienna remains pretty much unchanged from the 2012 model, save for the V6 engine now being standard on all models, and the 4-cylinder having been discontinued.

2013 Toyota Sienna Exterior

What can we say about the 2013 Toyota Sienna’s exterior? Well, it looks like a minivan, perhaps because it is a minivan. You might be forgiven for stifling a yawn when you first take in the Sienna’s boxy exterior, but the fact remains that this vehicle packs enough room for a veritable clan. Slanted headlights and an upturned grille give the Sienna’s exterior a little interest, while the van’s sliding rear doors make family-loading quick and easy. Options on higher trim levels include a roof rack, heated side mirrors, and fog lights.

Gallery: 2013 Toyota Sienna Exterior

2013 Toyota Sienna Performance

The 2013 Toyota Sienna is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that packs 266 horsepower via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, although drivers can pick the available all-wheel drive model if they prefer. In fact, the Sienna is the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive, so it’s sure to be a hit with families who reside in areas with treacherous roads or an abundance of snow in the colder months.

2013 Toyota Sienna Efficiency

Nobody expects a minivan to have particularly good gas mileage, and the Sienna doesn’t disappoint. Having said that, the Sienna’s fuel economy ratings are fairly standard for its class. The front-wheel drive model gets 18/25 mpg city/highway, and the all-wheel drive version is rated at 16/23 mpg. That’s nothing to sneeze at, and families should be able to go a while between trips to the pump.

2013 Toyota Sienna Interior

Once you get inside the 2013 Toyota Sienna, things really start to get interesting. The Sienna seats either seven or eight, depending on which trim level you choose. Up front, you get plenty of room, although the dash and controls can feel a bit plasticky and cheap. This is a small dent in what is otherwise an impressive interior, offering features like triple-zone air conditioning, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, back-up monitor, and  rain-sensing wipers. A maximum cargo volume of 150 cubic feet rounds out this minivan nicely to appeal to a wide array of families.

Gallery: 2013 Toyota Sienna Interior

2013 Toyota Sienna Safety

If you’re looking for a family car, safety is going to be extremely high on your list of priorities. In case of a collision, the Sienna is ready to protect you with its front-seat side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, driver-side knee airbag, and active front head restraints. You have the option to add even more safety to your ride with a package that includes active cruise control, a pre-collision warning system, and hill-start assist. When tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Sienna scored the highest possible rating of “good” for its performance in numerous crash tests.