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2016 Toyota Sienna Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Toyota Sienna was new.


Interior: 8.3

The 2016 Toyota Sienna has a refined interior composed of high-quality materials, according to reviewers. They say the padding and panels look and feel upscale, and the Sienna's higher trims have some of the nicest interiors in the class. Cargo space is large compared to other minivans, and seating is spacious in all three rows.

  • "Interior upgrades for the 2015 model year give the Sienna a more premium, more contemporary feel. A redesigned instrument cluster includes a new LCD information display, and the center stack has been reconfigured for a tidier look and easier operation." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "We think the previous Sienna's cheaper look really hurt the minivan's interior appearance. That's no longer true for 2015 -- and that means the Sienna no longer must play second fiddle to the traditionally nicer Honda Odyssey." -- AutoTrader (2015)
  • "The materials have been greatly improved, with richer plastics and padded upper door trim. The dash is also padded and covered with stitched simulated leather, while the available wood trim is considerably more convincing and premium in appearance. The result is arguably the nicest interior look and feel in the segment, especially in the sport-themed SE trim and luxury-lined XLE and Limited." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "More soft touch materials and satin chrome accents have found their way inside, upping the scale of the fitments appreciably." -- Autoblog (2015)


The 2016 Sienna has standard seating for seven, but an optional middle seat in the second row increases capacity to eight. Optional features include leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, "long-slide" second-row lounge seats and a power-folding third-row.

The second-row lounge seats make the second-row incredibly comfortable, and the available leather upholstery adds to the Sienna's interior appeal. The interior is quiet, outward visibility is clear and the Sienna has good head- and legroom, even in the second and third rows.

  • "The pair of leather-trimmed captain's chairs available in XLE and Limited versions of the 2016 Sienna are a treat for 2nd-row passengers. In Limited models, the seats have a 'long-slide' feature that makes them feel more akin to a living-room recliner complete with footrests." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "First off, all 2015 Siennas are noticeably quieter, thanks to 20 percent more floor insulation and an acoustic-glass windshield on XLE and Limited models." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "Seating position is darn near perfect, with excellent outward sight lines." -- Autoblog (2015 front seats)
  • "Sitting in the Sienna's second and third rows isn't a bad thing, by the way. There's plenty of room back there, including adult-size third-row legroom." -- Car and Driver (2015)
  • "The Sienna's versatility also remains intact with second-row seats that slide further forward than most of its competitor's setups, making third-row access and storing long cargo items easier. The second row slides further rearward, too, creating an unparalleled amount of sprawl space and comfort for those in Row 2." -- Edmunds (2015)

Interior Features

The 2016 Sienna comes standard with a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth, tri-zone automatic climate control and Toyota’s Entune audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen.

Optional features include a dual-panel moonroof, power-sliding rear doors, an upgraded Entune system with a 7-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker JBL audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Scout GPS App Link, which integrates your smartphone's navigation function with the vehicle's infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, a Blue-ray player with a dual-view monitor that can show two separate video sources at the same time, and Driver Easy Speak, which uses a microphone to amplify the driver's voice through the rear speakers to rear-seat passengers.

The Sienna's touch screen is intuitive and responsive, and controls are well-organized on the center stack. The climate controls are easy to reach and simple to operate. Driver Easy Speak is useful if the driver wishes to communicate with third-row passengers.

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  • "An intercom allows front-seat occupants to address the third row, and a Blu-Ray entertainment display keeps the kids in line." -- Car and Driver
  • "We also think that the van's controls are arranged in a much more logical fashion, which makes it easier to perform simple tasks, such as changing the climate control settings." -- AutoTrader (2015)
  • "The standard three-zone climate controls have been moved closer to the driver for easier access, and now feature three large, easy-to-use dials." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "Unlike the touch-operated buttons included with other electronics interfaces, such as MyFord Touch and Chevrolet MyLink, Entune's buttons respond consistently and are big enough and spaced apart enough to be functional at a glance. The menus and functionality of the touchscreen itself is also quite good and user-friendly, at least in the top-of-the-line unit tested." -- Edmunds (2015)


The 2016 Sienna has 39.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, 87.1 cubic feet behind the second-row seats and 150 cubic feet with the third row folded and the middle-row seats removed, which is easy to do. Cargo space in the Sienna is excellent compared to other minivans, and there is plenty of storage space throughout the cabin. A power liftgate is optional.

  • "Available in 7- and 8-passenger configurations and with four child-safety-seat LATCH points (up from three in 2014), the Sienna also offers more cargo room behind the third row than any other minivan." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "Small-items storage is ample, highlighted by two large glove boxes and, on most models, a generously sized center console." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • Second-row seats fold and slide all the way forward but still don't fold down into the floor. Removing and carrying them is not hard -- if you can find a place to stow them outside the vehicle, or course." -- Automobile Magazine (2011)
  • "As in all minivans and most crossovers, the Sienna's third row folds flat into the floor. It's easier to do than in the Odyssey - ironic, given Honda was one of the pioneers of stow-in-the-floor third rows; on the Sienna Limited, it powers down with the push of a button." -- Cars.com (2011)

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