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2020 Toyota Sienna Review

The 2020 Toyota Sienna ranks midpack among minivans. It has a spacious cabin and a smooth ride, but it feels less modern and upscale than higher-ranked rivals.

Pros & Cons

  • Incredible cargo capacity
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride and powerful engine
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Accessing maximum cargo space requires removing the second row
  • Cabin tech feels a little outdated
  • Rivals are more upscale inside

Rankings & Awards

The 2020 Toyota Sienna's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Minivans category. It was a finalist for our 2020 Best Minivan for Families award. Currently the Toyota Sienna has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 83 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 6.9
Interior: 7.5
Safety: 8.9
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Is the Toyota Sienna a Good Minivan?

Yes, the Toyota Sienna is a good minivan. It boasts one of the most powerful engines in the class, and it provides a comfortable ride. Like many Toyota vehicles, the Sienna comes standard with ample driver assistance technology. It also serves up an impressive amount of cargo space. Because the Sienna has a solid combination of cargo and passenger space, safety and reliability ratings, positive reviews from automotive journalists, and available family-friendly features, we named it as a finalist for our 2020 Best Minivan for Families award.

The Sienna has gone nearly a decade since its last full redesign, however. That leaves it looking a little long in the tooth and lagging several rivals in terms of interior quality.

Should I Buy the Toyota Sienna?

While the Sienna is a solid choice, it's hardly the only minivan worth considering. This Toyota has the highest base price in the class so you may find that rivals deliver a better value. Heavyweights like the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica are good alternatives to the Sienna. However, if you're interested in all-wheel drive, the Sienna is your only choice in the minivan segment.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Toyota Sienna?

The 2020 Toyota Sienna belongs to a generation that began with the 2011 model year. There aren't any noteworthy updates to the 2020 model, but there have been some in past years. The 2017 Sienna gained a stronger V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the 2018 model received new standard features, including smartphone-app navigation, smartphone integration, and several safety features. For 2019, Toyota outfitted the Sienna with standard Apple CarPlay.

You can potentially save thousands of dollars with a used Sienna. However, the further back you go, the more likely you are to miss out on recent updates. To research some other models in this generation, check out our reviews of the 2018 and 2019 Toyota Sienna. If you decide an older model is right for you, visit our Used Car Deals page to learn about savings and discounts on used vehicles.

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We Did the Research for You: 83 Reviews Analyzed

Our car reviews include everything you need to know before heading to the dealership. We combine the opinions of the automotive press with quantifiable data like crash test results and reliability ratings to form a complete picture of every vehicle we rank.

This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current Sienna generation, which runs from 2011 to 2020.

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How Much Does the Toyota Sienna Cost?

The Sienna sports a base MSRP of $31,415. That's one of the highest starting prices in the class, and it's about $5,000 more than some competitors' base prices. The range-topping Sienna Limited starts at $44,310, but there are option packages and other add-ons that can push that price tag near, or even beyond, $50,000.

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Toyota Sienna Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey?

The Honda Odyssey is consistently one of our highest-rated minivans. Still feeling fresh from a full 2018 redesign, the Odyssey offers more available features than the Sienna, including Android Auto, wireless phone charging, and an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner. This Honda also boasts a nicer cabin and more room for passengers than the Sienna. We named the Odyssey our 2020 Best Minivan for Families; the Sienna was a finalist. Both vehicles provide a comfortable ride, but the Odyssey has tighter handling. Despite putting out slightly more horsepower from its V6 engine, the Sienna doesn’t match up to the Odyssey overall.

Which Is Better: Toyota Sienna or Dodge Grand Caravan?

The Dodge Grand Caravan doesn't match the standards set by other minivans, which is why it finishes at the bottom of our rankings. It has a below-average starting price and handy Stow 'n Go seats, which fold into the floor so you don't have to remove them from the van when you need the maximum cargo space. Still, that’s not enough to recommend it over the Sienna. The Toyota has a larger cargo hold than the Grand Caravan as well as more standard and available features, including Apple CarPlay and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The Sienna also has an easier-to-use infotainment system, a smoother ride, and slightly better fuel economy.

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Sienna Interior

How Many People Does the Sienna Seat?

The Sienna seats seven or eight people depending on certain factors like trim level and whether you opt for all-wheel drive. The first two rows of seats are mostly adult-friendly, but they don't have enough support for long drives. The second and third rows are also short on headroom for taller travelers because of the minivan's sloped roofline. On the bright side, it's easy to get in and out of any row.

Sienna and Child Car Seats

There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connections in the second-row seats and two more complete sets in the third row. There are a couple of issues with this system: the tether anchors are hard to find, and the lower anchors are set too deep in the seat.

Sienna Interior Quality

The Sienna's cabin looks good and features plenty of nice materials, but it lets in a lot of wind and road noise. And despite its plaudits, this Toyota's interior still feels a step behind some rivals in terms of luxuriousness and modern styling.

Sienna Cargo Space

This Toyota gives you abundant cargo space. You get 39.1 cubic feet behind the third-row seats, which is plenty of space for the family's vacation luggage. If you fold the third row and remove the second row – because those seats don't fold down – then you get 150 cubic feet of room. To get that maximum capacity, you have to remove the second-row seats entirely, which can be a hassle.

Sienna Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control and the Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, six USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and Apple CarPlay. Available features include a moonroof, navigation, a 10-speaker JBL sound system, satellite radio, Driver Easy Speak, and a rear-seat entertainment system.

The Entune infotainment system works well enough, and it's fairly intuitive. However, some of the controls are awkwardly located, and rival systems have sharper graphics and fresher interfaces. Some competitors also offer features this Toyota doesn't, like Android Auto and a built-in vacuum. On the plus side, Driver Easy Speak is a helpful feature for dealing with children in the back. It's essentially an in-vehicle PA system, allowing you to speak to rear-seat occupants without having to turn around and raise your voice to be heard.

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Sienna Performance

Sienna Engine: Shockingly Strong

You might not think of minivans as quick, but the Sienna may surprise you. Its 296-horsepower V6 has enough juice to easily propel this van off the line, and it also feels easily up to the task of highway merging and passing. The eight-speed automatic transmission could be a little more responsive, but it mostly gets the job done.

Sienna Gas Mileage: On Par With Rivals

The Toyota Sienna gets typical fuel economy ratings for a minivan. It earns 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway in models with front-wheel drive and 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway in models with all-wheel drive.

For comparison, the Honda Odyssey earns 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the Dodge Grand Caravan gets 17/25 mpg city/highway.

Sienna Ride and Handling: Feels Like Most Minivans

This Toyota rides smoothly over most road surfaces, which is the primary goal for the vehicles in this class. It's hardly an athlete, but it remains poised on winding roads. The SE trim is a little more agile, but it also delivers a firmer ride.

Sienna Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the Sienna can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

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Sienna Reliability

Is the Toyota Sienna Reliable?

The 2020 Toyota Sienna has a good predicted reliability rating of four out of five from J.D. Power.

Toyota Sienna Warranty

Toyota covers the Sienna with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Toyota Sienna?

The cost of insuring a Toyota Sienna will depend on a variety of factors, including your deductible, the level of coverage that you want, and the type of insurance that you choose. Your age, gender, location, credit score, and driving record can also have an impact on your insurance rates. Check out our car insurance guide to find the best policy for you.

Sienna Safety

Sienna Crash Test Results

The 2020 Sienna has not yet been put through crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Sienna Safety Features

The Sienna comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driver assistance technology. Safety Sense includes a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection.

Available active safety features include a surround-view parking camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors.

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Sienna Dimensions and Weight

The Sienna is 16 feet, 9 inches long and has a curb weight of 4,430 to 4,750 pounds.

Where is the Toyota Sienna built?

Toyota builds the 2020 Sienna in Indiana.

Which Toyota Sienna Model Is Right for Me?

Toyota offers the 2019 Sienna in five main trim levels: L, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited. Some of these trims offer additional variants, which we cover below. Each trim comes with a V6 engine and front-wheel drive. You can add all-wheel drive to all models except the base L, though prices vary depending on trim. The base model, the Limited trim, and all-wheel-drive models seat up to seven, while the remaining front-wheel-drive models seat eight.

Even the base Sienna comes well-equipped, but buyers may want to consider stepping up to the LE or SE trims. These two models are available with all-wheel drive, and they offer more in the way of comfort and infotainment features than the base L trim.

Toyota Sienna L

The 2019 Toyota Sienna L has an MSRP of $31,415. Standard features in the Sienna include tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and the Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, six USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Siri Eyes Free, and Apple CarPlay.

The Sienna comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driver assistance technology. Safety Sense includes a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection.

There are no notable options or packages available with the Sienna L.

Toyota Sienna LE

The 2019 Toyota Sienna LE has an MSRP of $34,235. In addition to the base trim's features, it comes with eight-passenger seating, upgraded cloth upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual power-sliding rear doors, satellite radio, and HD Radio.

All-wheel drive is available for $2,540, but this can only be paired with the seven-passenger seating configuration. The LE Preferred package ($955) adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry.

For $40,160, the LE with Auto Access Seat drops the seating capacity to seven, adds a power liftgate, and features the Auto Access Seat, which is a power-operated lift chair to assist elderly passengers or individuals with disabilities when getting in and out of the vehicle. It also doesn't offer the LE Preferred package. Beyond these changes, it has the same equipment as the base LE.

Toyota Sienna SE

With an MSRP of $37,565, the Toyota Sienna SE trim comes with leather seats (synthetic leather for the third row), heated front seats, and a power liftgate.

All-wheel drive is available for $1,505. A power tilt-and-slide moonroof with a sunshade is available for $850. For $3,815, you can get the SE Preferred package, which comes with blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, Driver Easy Speak (amplifies the driver’s voice through the rear speakers), navigation, a JBL audio system, and more.

For $43,660, you can get the SE Premium. It comes with a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system, a 10-speaker JBL premium sound system, Driver Easy Speak, and everything listed above, except for AWD.

Toyota Sienna XLE

The Sienna XLE (MSRP: $37,565) adds a moonroof, a power-adjustable passenger seat, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, push-button start, and woodgrain-style trim.

All-wheel drive costs $2,430. You can also get a Navigation package for $1,410. It adds rear parking sensors, Driver Easy Speak, and navigation. For $41,255, the XLE Premium includes the Navigation package and adds a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system and a 10-speaker JBL premium sound system.

The XLE with Auto Access Chair ($43,700) comes with a power-operated access chair, and you can add a rear-seat entertainment system and a 10-speaker JBL premium sound system for $2,380. It's otherwise nearly identical to the XLE.

Toyota Sienna Limited

The Toyota Sienna Limited is the top-of-the-line model, and it starts at $44,310. It seats seven people and comes with a dual-pane moonroof, second-row lounge seats, a heated steering wheel, Driver Easy Speak, navigation, a 10-speaker JBL sound system, and front and rear parking sensors.

The Limited Premium ($47,380) adds a surround-view parking camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and the rear-seat entertainment system. No other packages are available, though you can get all-wheel drive for $1,360.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Toyota dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Toyota deals page.

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The Final Call

There's a lot to like about the 2020 Toyota Sienna – including abundant cargo space and a smooth ride – but it comes up short against the competition when it comes to comfort and modernity. It's worth a look from minivan shoppers, but there are more well-rounded choices in the class.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • The Sienna remains a solid choice, but it's one of the oldest minivan designs on the road. Its last redesign was in 2011, while key competitors including the Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona and Chrysler Pacifica all boast newer and more modern designs." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "Over the years, Toyota's family van has grown in size, power and price, meaning when it comes to hauling the kids and all their stuff, the Sienna is still far superior to any SUV or wagon." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "It's certainly not perfect, but the current Sienna has been a best-seller for years for a few very good reasons: it's reliable, it's practical, it's comfortable and at the low end of the price range, it's darn good value. … 'Swagger Wagon' it may not quite be, but the Sienna, though at the end of its product lifecycle, is far from dead yet, and if you're one of the few minivan buyers left out there, you'd be remiss not to swing by a dealership and check it out." -- New York Daily News (2017)


Expert Advice

Last Updated: January 30, 2020

Weak Demand: The Sienna was one of the slower selling minivans in 2019, as dealerships moved 16.1 percent fewer Siennas this year compared to the same period last year. Only the Kia Sedona posted worse sales figures than the Sienna last year.

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