2010 Initial Quality Study Results
2010 Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna is a family-oriented minivan with optional seating for up to 8 passengers. The Sienna offers dual sliding doors, standard 6-cylinder power, and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive, unique in this segment, is optional.
Toyota introduced its first minivan in 1984. Bucking conventional wisdom, Toyota mounted the engine in the middle of the chassis (under the driver's seat). Although this design improved handling, it led to unconventional styling and-with only a 4-cylinder engine-the minivan was somewhat underpowered. The second-generation Toyota Previa arrived in 1990. It continued with the mid-engine configuration, but added an all-wheel-drive (AWD) powertrain and a supercharger to boost power (a 6-cylinder engine simply would not fit in the existing engine compartment).In 1998, Toyota switched to a conventional front-engine, front-wheel-drive platform with the introduction of the Sienna minivan. Sharing platforms with the Camry sedan (but still a bit smaller than the competition's offerings), the new model offered a 6-cylinder engine for the first time. This model was followed by the second-generation Sienna in 2004. Again sharing the Toyota Camry platform, the new Sienna was now "full size" with 8-passenger capacity, giving it the ability to compete directly with the offerings from Honda, GM, and Chrysler. In addition to standard V-6 power and available AWD, the Sienna could be optioned with a flat-folding third row, retractable side windows, and voice-activated navigation.
The 2010 Sienna is offered in many trim levels, with up-to-8-passenger seating. Toyota made no significant changes to the 2010 Sienna, as an all-new third-generation model has been introduced for 2011.
Dimensions and Interior Room
|Passenger Volume||149 cubic feet|
|Cargo Volume||43.6 cubic feet|
Features and Options
The 2010 Toyota Sienna is offered in four different trim levels: CE, LE, XLE, and Limited. The standard driveline is front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on the LE, XLE, and Limited models.
All models feature 7-person seating capacity as standard (8-passenger seating is optional) and cloth upholstery. Standard convenience features include power windows, power locks, air conditioning, tilt and telescope steering wheel, rear air conditioning, cargo light, rear reading lights, power steering, and more. The LE model adds a roof rack, power-opening rear quarter windows, lumber support for the driver seat, one-touch power windows, heated mirrors, increased storage, and more.
The XLE models build upon the LE trim and add premium cloth upholstery, simulated wood trim, height-adjustable driver seat, a remote anti-theft alarm, and more. The Limited model-the flagship of the Sienna lineup-features 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power driver and passenger seat, auto-dimming mirrors, a premium JBL audio system, and more. Major options include power sliding doors, a powered rear hatch, towing package, upgraded audio systems, and more.
The 2010 Toyota Sienna is offered with front- or all-wheel-drive powertrains. The sole engine offering is a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder rated at 266 horsepower and 245 lb.-ft. of torque. The sole transmission is a 5-speed, electronically controlled automatic. Fuel economy for the 2010 Toyota Sienna ranges between 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Safety and Crash Testing
|Front Driver||4 stars|
|Front Passenger||5 stars|
|Side Driver||5 stars|
|Side Rear Passenger||5 stars|
|Rollover 2WD||4 stars|
|Rollover 4WD||4 stars|
|IIHS||** TOP SAFETY PICK **|
|Roof Strength||Not Tested|
|2010 IQS||Highest ranked in segment|
|2010 VDS|| |
|2009 APEAL|| |
To learn more visit:
2010 Toyota Sienna Model Page
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