What's New for 2014:
- Standard Tow Prep package
- Blind-spot monitor offered separately from option packages on Sienna SE
The fourth most popular minivan model in America in terms of overall sales, the 2014 Toyota Sienna seats up to 8 occupants and competes against the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Nissan Quest.
Models and Features
Toyota offers a version of the 2014 Sienna to meet almost any price point or requirement. The Sienna is the only minivan available with optional all-wheel drive (AWD), and there's even a sport-tuned variant. The base model is the Sienna L, with LE, sporty SE, XLE, and luxurious Limited trim levels available at extra cost.
Choose the Sienna LE and the minivan includes a nicer audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, triple-zone automatic climate control, power driver's seat, easy-clean cloth upholstery, reversing camera, power sliding doors, manual side window shades, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and more. The Sienna SE features sporty styling cues, larger 19-in. aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and unique interior accents. The seats are covered in special cloth with leatherette seat bolsters, and the tailgate is power operated.
Leather is standard for the Sienna XLE, along with heated front seats and a power sunroof. The Limited trim level features two-tone leather, woodgrain trim, Safety Connect services, memory for the driver's preferences, second-row lounge-style seating, Smart Key passive entry with push-button starting, and dual power sunroofs. Front and rear park-assist sensors are also standard for this version, along with a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.
Options and Packages
Most options for the 2014 Sienna are grouped into packages, but not all. Highlights of available equipment include a navigation system and Entune App Suite technology for the LE, SE, and XLE trim levels; a power sunroof for the SE; and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert for the SE and XLE trim levels. The SE, XLE, and Limited can also be optioned with a dual-view rear-seat entertainment system.
Choose the Sienna XLE and it also offers a Smart Key passive entry system with push-button starting, rear park-assist sensors, a premium audio system, and Safety Connect telematics. Both the XLE and the Limited can be fitted with a panoramic-view reversing camera, HID headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, and rain-sensing wipers. An Advanced Technology package is offered for the Sienna Limited, equipping the minivan with a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system, pre-collision system, and a Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system.
Under the Hood
Toyota offers a single engine in the 2014 Sienna--a 3.5-liter V-6 that generates 266 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission powers the front wheels, and the Sienna is the only minivan offered with an optional AWD system. As is true of all 2014 Toyota models, the Sienna includes 2 years or 25,000 miles of scheduled maintenance at no extra charge.
Front-wheel-drive versions of the 2014 Toyota Sienna will return 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, for a combined rating of 21 mpg, according to the EPA. Choose AWD and those ratings dip by 2 mpg each.
Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Sienna receives 5 stars (out of 5). Note, however, that the individual score for the front passenger in the frontal-impact test is only 3 stars.
In testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Sienna receives the highest rating of \"Good\" in all evaluations for which it has been assessed, including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. The IIHS had not performed the small overlap frontal impact test at the start of 2014.
As standard equipment, Toyota fits each 2014 Sienna minivan with a wiper de-icer grid and Smart Stop Technology (SST). The SST system is designed to prevent the Sienna from unintentionally accelerating as long as the driver is pressing on the brake pedal. The LE, SE and XLE trim levels of the 2014 Sienna include a reversing camera.
The most expensive version, the Sienna Limited, is equipped with front and rear park-assist sensors, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and a subscription-based Safety Connect system providing automatic collision notification and an emergency assistance button, among other useful features. Optional for the Sienna Limited, a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system features a pre-collision system with pre-collision seat belts.