2013 Toyota Sienna Review
Critics say that the 2013 Toyota Sienna is a well-rounded minivan with plenty of space, pleasant performance, and a handful of available family-friendly features.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna is powered by a standard V6 engine matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. Test drivers say that the Sienna has plenty of power for driving around town or cruising the highway. The Sienna is the only minivan on the market with available all-wheel drive. Two-wheel drive models get an EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway, which is decent for the class. Most reviewers say that the 2013 Toyota Sienna has decent handling, but that they can definitely feel its size and weight when putting it through curves.
With seating for up to eight people, most reviewers say that the cabin of the 2013 Toyota Sienna is a nice place to be. All three rows of seats receive high marks for space and comfort. The Sienna has the largest amount of overall cargo space in the class. Standard features on the base model are sparse and include power windows and doors as well as tri-zone air conditioning. Optional features include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, rearview camera, Bluetooth, blind spot alert and Toyota's Entune system.
- "Sienna stands out from the minivan pack by being the only one to offer all-wheel drive. It can't match Chrysler's Stow 'n Go fold-flush 2nd-row seats or Honda's overall refinement, but this Toyota compensates with terrific interior comfort and cargo flexibility. We're somewhat disappointed that the 4-cylinder engine is no longer available, but we welcome the addition of features such as blind-spot alert. Overall, Sienna is still well worth your time and consideration." -- Consumer Guide
- "Roomy, comfortable, well-built and offered in several different trim levels, the 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan is an excellent choice for larger families." -- Edmunds
- "The 2013 Toyota Sienna is a large people mover with impressive tech and safety features, good fit and finish and a strong engine. These add up to make the Sienna a confident competitor to its longtime rival the Honda Odyssey as well as the revamped Nissan Quest. " -- Kelley Blue Book
Other Minivans to Consider
The Honda Odyssey is a perennial competitor to the Toyota Sienna. The Odyssey has more standard features, including Bluetooth, a rearview camera and a USB port. Reviewers also say the Odyssey is more fun to drive, but it has slightly less cargo space than the Sienna.
Reviewers say that the Dodge Grand Caravan is a decent alternative for a minivan if you want to stick to a budget and have maximum cargo-carrying flexibility. Though the Grand Caravan has less cargo space overall than the Sienna, its second row seats fold into the floor. Reviewers say the system is easier to deal with than the second row seats in the Sienna, which must be manually removed.
Details: the 2013 Toyota Sienna
The 2013 Toyota Sienna seats up to eight people and is powered by a V6 engine. A four cylinder engine used to be standard, but has been dropped for 2013. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The Sienna comes in L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited trims. All-wheel drive is optional. The Sienna was last redesigned in 2011. Aside from the loss of the four cylinder engine, little has changed since then. As a result, this overview uses applicable research from 2011, 2012 and 2013.