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Rankings & Research

The 2019 Toyota Sienna ranked #4 in Minivans. Currently the Toyota Sienna has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 80 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

8.4

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.0
Safety: 8.9
Reliability:
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2019 Toyota Sienna Review

The 2019 Toyota Sienna ranks in the middle of the minivan class. It’s not a bad vehicle, but after nearly eight years without a redesign, it’s starting to feel dated compared to rivals.

Pros & Cons

  • Outstanding predicted reliability score
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Gobs of cargo space
  • More expensive than classmates
  • Rivals feel more modern inside

Is the Toyota Sienna a Good Minivan?

Despite its low ranking, the Toyota Sienna is a good minivan. It has a near-perfect predicted reliability rating, and it’s the only vehicle in its class to offer all-wheel drive. It has plenty of cargo space, a roomy and mostly high-end cabin, and an easy-to-use infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa smartphone integration. Additionally, its V6 engine is one of the strongest in the class. However, this is an aging minivan in need of a redesign. Toyota has tried to keep it competitive through updates, but more modern rivals make it feel old by comparison.

Should I Buy the Toyota Sienna?

The Sienna is a great choice if you want a minivan with a lot of standard safety features, roomy seats, and an outstanding predicted reliability rating. It's also a good choice if you want a minivan with more cargo space behind the third row than most rivals, or one that's available with all-wheel drive. On the road, the Sienna provides a comfortable ride, with minimal disruption from rough pavement. However, the Sienna is a bit outdated. Many of its rivals, including the Chrysler Pacifica and Kia Sedona, have nicer cabins and more-modern infotainment systems.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Toyota Sienna?

The new Toyota Sienna belongs to a generation that hasn’t seen a redesign since the 2011 model year. Since then, Toyota has made a few updates to this minivan. A V6 engine became standard for 2013, and Toyota refreshed the 2015 model with updated interior materials and a retuned suspension. The Entune infotainment system also became standard for that model year. The 2017 Sienna gained a stronger V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the 2018 model received new standard features, including navigation, smartphone integration, and several safety features. For 2019, Toyota outfitted the Sienna with standard Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa.

The added safety features in the 2018 Sienna make that model an appealing choice as a family minivan, and the 2017 model’s powertrain updates make it a better choice than older Siennas. However, you could save a lot of money by buying an older model instead.

To research some other models in this generation, check out our reviews of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 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: 71 Reviews Analyzed

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make car shopping a breeze. You'll find everything you need to know about the Toyota Sienna in our comprehensive review. It combines concrete data (like fuel economy estimates, safety scores, and cargo space dimensions) with professional evaluations from 71 automotive sources. This Toyota Sienna review incorporates applicable research for all models in this generation, which spans the 2011 through 2019 model years.

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How Much Does the Toyota Sienna Cost?

The base 2019 Sienna L has a retail price of $31,115. That’s one of the highest starting prices among minivans. The top-of-the-line Sienna Limited Premium with AWD starts at $48,890. That’s more expensive than the top trim levels of many rivals.

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Toyota Sienna Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey?

Fresh off a redesign for the 2018 model year, the Honda Odyssey ranks among the best minivans you can buy. It has more available features – including Android Auto, wireless phone charging, and an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner – than its Toyota counterpart, as well as more overall room for passengers and cargo. Both vehicles provide a comfortable ride, but the Honda’s more composed handling wins out. The Toyota gets a little more horsepower from its V6 engine and has a higher predicted reliability rating, but otherwise, the Honda is the superior choice.

Which Is Better: Toyota Sienna or Dodge Grand Caravan?

Like the Sienna, the Dodge Grand Caravan needs a redesign. Between these two minivans, though, the Toyota is the better pick. It has a larger cargo hold and more standard and available features, including Apple CarPlay and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The Sienna has an easier-to-use infotainment system, a smoother ride, and slightly better fuel economy. It also has a far better predicted reliability rating than the Grand Caravan. The Dodge 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. Still, that’s not enough for us to recommend it over the Sienna.

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Toyota Sienna Interior

How Many People Does the Sienna Seat?

The base 2019 Toyota Sienna seats seven people on cloth upholstery. The high-end Limited trim and every model with all-wheel drive also seat seven. A removable center seat in the second row comes in the other models, increasing seating capacity to eight. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, second- and third-row manual sunshades, and dual power-sliding rear doors are available. Some upper trims also have second-row lounge chairs that recline and have extendable leg rests.

There’s plenty of legroom for adults in all three rows, but the sloping roofline limits headroom in the back, especially in the third row. The seats are comfortable, and visibility is decent. The second-row seats slide forward to allow easier access to the rear.

Sienna and Car Seats

There are four complete sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats in this Toyota. The system is relatively easy to use, though the lower anchors are set deep in the seats.

Sienna Interior Quality

In lower trims, the Sienna’s cabin is more pragmatic than luxurious. That switches as you move through the lineup. The cabin is durable and has nice materials, though some rivals feel classier.

Sienna Cargo Space

The Toyota Sienna has 39.1 cubic feet of space with all seats in use. That’s more than what most minivans offer, including the Kia Sedona and Dodge Grand Caravan. Folding down the third row opens up 87.1 cubic feet of space, and folding down the second row unveils a maximum 150 cubic feet. That’s a fine total, though the Honda Odyssey has even more total space.

The third-row seats fold into the floor, but you have to remove the second-row seats to get the maximum cargo space.

Sienna Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

A rearview camera comes standard in the Sienna, along with the Entune infotainment system, five USB ports, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touch screen, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, smartphone-app navigation, voice controls, a six-speaker sound system, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Available features include push-button start, proximity keyless entry, satellite radio, HD Radio, a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens, a 10-speaker JBL premium stereo, a dynamic navigation system, a moonroof, and Driver Easy Speak, which amplifies the driver’s voice through the rear speakers.

The Entune infotainment system is intuitive to use. The touch screen is responsive, the menus are logically displayed, and there are several redundant physical controls that make using the interface a breeze.

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Toyota Sienna Performance

Sienna Engine: Potent Powertrain

A 3.5-liter V6 engine comes standard in the Sienna and produces 296 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Sienna has one of the most powerful engines in the class. It produces more than enough power to tackle a steep hill or merge on the freeway. This van will have no trouble hauling your family around.

Sienna Gas Mileage: Decent

The Sienna gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. That’s about as fuel-efficient as rivals such as the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey. The AWD Sienna gets slightly lower fuel economy estimates of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Sienna Ride and Handling: The Lone All-Wheel-Drive Minivan

Many people buy a minivan for a comfortable ride. The Sienna delivers, with its soft suspension soaking up most bumps in the road. This is a big van, however, and it leans quite a bit around corners. The SE trim sacrifices some comfort for athleticism with its sport-tuned suspension.

The Sienna’s claim to fame is its available all-wheel drive. No other minivan offers it.

Toyota Sienna Towing Capacity

When properly equipped with the Towing Prep package, the 2019 Toyota Sienna can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

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Toyota Sienna Reliability

Is the Toyota Sienna reliable?

The 2019 Toyota Sienna earns a near-perfect predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Toyota Sienna Warranty

Toyota covers the 2019 Sienna with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Most minivans have similar warranties.

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Sienna Safety

Sienna Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Sienna four out of five stars in frontal crash and rollover tests and five stars in the side crash test for an overall five-star rating. Scores were simlarly mixed from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It gave the Sienna the highest rating of Good in four tests, the second-highest rating of Accepatable score in one test, and a third-place Marginal score in another test. The IIHS gave the Sienna the second-best score of Acceptable for how well the headlights illuminate the road. With its standard Toyota Safety Sense P, the Sienna received the highest score of Superior for frontal crash prevention. 

Sienna Safety Features

Standard safety features in the Sienna include a rearview camera and Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist, and adaptive cruise control. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera are available. Many minivans offer comparable safety features.

The Safety Sense P is standard in most Toyota cars and SUVs, including the Camry, Corolla (both the sedan and hatchback), and RAV4.

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Which Toyota Sienna Model Is Right for Me?

Toyota offers the 2019 Sienna in five main trim levels: L, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited. The LE and XLE trims are available with an Auto Access power-rotating, lift-up second-row passenger seat, and the SE, XLE, and Limited trims are all available in Premium variants. 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. Additionally, the base trim seats up to seven while the other trims can be configured to seat seven or eight.

Toyota Sienna L

The 2019 Toyota Sienna L has an MSRP of $31,115. For that price, you’ll get cloth seats, a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, a 4.2-inch information display, cruise control, and the Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, five USB ports, Bluetooth, a six-speaker stereo, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a navigation system.

Toyota Safety Sense P also comes standard and includes safety features such as a rearview camera, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection.

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

Toyota Sienna LE

The 2019 Toyota Sienna LE has an MSRP of $33,935. It features eight-passenger seating, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a fixed front-center storage console with cup holders, manual second- and third-row sunshades, dual power-sliding rear doors, satellite radio, and HD Radio.

All-wheel drive is available for $2,540, and an LE Preferred package ($955) adds blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry.

Toyota Sienna SE

The Toyota Sienna SE trim (MSRP: $37,265) is the sporty Sienna. It features a sport-tuned suspension (for slightly improved handling) and larger alloy wheels. You’ll also get fog lights, leather seats (with synthetic leather for the third row), heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, 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 $43,360, you can get the SE Premium package, which comes with a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system, a 10-speaker JBL premium sound system, Driver Easy Speak (which amplifies the driver’s voice through the rear speakers), and everything listed above, save AWD.

Toyota Sienna XLE

The Sienna XLE (MSRP: $37,760) adds a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a moonroof, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and wood grain-style trim.

All-wheel drive costs $2,035. You can also get a Navigation package for $1,410. It adds rear parking sensors, Driver Easy Speak, and dynamic navigation, which provides real-time updates. The Premium package (which includes the Navigation package) remains available, bringing the price up to $40,955.

Toyota Sienna Limited

With a window sticker price of $44,010, the Toyota Sienna Limited is the top-of-the-line model. It seats seven people and builds on the XLE’s features with a dual-pane moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, premium leather seats, second-row lounge seats, a power-folding third row, a heated steering wheel, and a 10-speaker JBL sound system.

The Limited Premium package ($3,520) adds a surround-view camera, rain-sensing wipers, and the rear-seat entertainment system. No other packages are offered, 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

The 2019 Toyota Sienna isn't a bad minivan, but it feels outdated. It has plenty of cargo and passenger space, an excellent predicted reliability rating, and the strongest powertrain in its class. It’s also the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive. However, many rivals have been redesigned or updated more recently and offer convenience features – such as a hands-free liftgate or a built-in vacuum – that you won’t find in this Toyota. Unless you need all-wheel drive, consider alternatives like the Chrysler Pacifica or Honda Odyssey before choosing the Sienna.

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
  • "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)

Buying

Expert Advice

Last Updated: March 29, 2019

Weak Demand: The Sienna is one of the slower selling minivans, as dealerships have moved 36.1 percent fewer Siennas this year compared to the same period last year. The sales-leading Dodge Grand Caravan is outperforming the Sienna by more than 91 percent.

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