2020 Toyota Sienna

Interior


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2020 Toyota Sienna Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.5

The 2020 Toyota Sienna's cabin is nice, and there are plenty of quality materials. However, plenty of wind and road noise intrudes into the cabin, and the interior generally doesn't feel as upscale as some other minivans. The seats are reasonably comfortable, though they could use more support. The rear rows may also leave tall adults wanting more headroom. There's plenty of cargo space and a long list of features, including an infotainment system that's easy to use but a little outdated.

  • The interior of our top-trim tester doesn't feel quite as nice as that of a comparable Chrysler Pacifica or Kia Sedona. With less than 10,000 miles on its odometer, our Sienna tester had already developed a few creaks, and the second-row sunshades vibrated when deployed." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • Most minivans have fairly utilitarian interiors, with the Sienna coming in about average, helped by the 2015 update. It's plusher than the stark Honda Odyssey, but isn't as plush as the Kia Sedona. … The dashboard and door tops are now padded to the touch and higher-trim versions are trimmed with accents of wood and chrome." -- Consumer Reports (2018)

Seating

The base Toyota Sienna L seats seven people, as does the Limited trim and every model with all-wheel drive. Every other Sienna seats eight, thanks to a middle seat in the second row. Cloth upholstery and a Split & Stow third-row seat are standard. Upgraded cloth upholstery, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and dual power-sliding rear doors are available. Some upper trims come with second-row lounge chairs that recline and have footrests.

Up front, the Sienna provides plenty of space, and the driver has excellent visibility. The second-row seats are great, and they can slide for easier access to the third row. The sloping roofline limits headroom in the rear two rows, which may make taller passengers uncomfortable. The seats also don't have as much support as rivals' seats, so passengers may start to ache on longer drives. And if noise bothers you, well then bad news: The Sienna's cabin isn't well-insulated from the outside world.

There are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connections in the second-row seats and two more complete sets in the third row. The system is easy enough to use, but it's not perfect. The tether anchors are hard to find, and the lower anchors are set too deep in the seat.

  • The Sienna offers great visibility and, unsurprisingly for a minivan, excellent points of entry and exit for all seats. There's a surprising lack of headroom in the second and third rows due to the tapered roofline, but the most egregious oversight has to be the Sienna's poorly arranged controls." -- Edmunds
  • You buy a minivan for its practical interior, and the Sienna doesn't disappoint. The cabin is spacious and versatile, with available seating for eight. Fancy top-line Limited versions offer second-row lounge seating, complete with footrests. Too bad the driving position is somewhat cramped, with sparse left foot room." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
  • The Sienna's front seats provide satisfactory support on long trips, though they do make us miss the superior chairs in the Honda Odyssey. … The top-of-the-line recliner-style captain's chairs feature footrests that flip up, but the front occupants will have to cooperate by sliding their seats up; otherwise, the footrests won't have room to extend." -- Autotrader (2016)

Interior Features

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.

Available features include a single- or dual-pane moonroof, push-button start, navigation, a 10-speaker JBL sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Driver Easy Speak (a public address system that allows the driver to address rear-seat occupants through the stereo speakers), and a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system.

The Sienna also 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.

The Sienna certainly offers a lot of features, but it still feels a bit behind the competition in a couple of ways. For one, it doesn't offer some of the tech you can get in rivals, such as Android Auto, wireless device charging, or a built-in vacuum. Additionally, the Entune infotainment system feels a bit outdated; the screen's graphics aren't sharp, and while the interface is easy to use, it feels clunky. Some of the controls for functions like seat heating and the rear-seat entertainment system could be easier to reach as well.

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  • The infotainment is simple enough to operate, but the touchscreen resolution is low, the screen washes out in direct sunlight, and the interface isn't particularly attractive. The rear entertainment display is a drop-down widescreen that can display one video across or two with a split-view screen." -- Edmunds
  • "Some controls are also a little tough to reach. However, the touchscreen interface is pretty easy to use, and for 2019, there's finally Apple CarPlay (still no Android Auto, though). Now, there are a few gadgets the Sienna doesn't offer (an in-car vacuum for instance), but since such features are usually restricted to the priciest competitor trim levels, most shoppers won't even know they're missing." -- Autotrader (2019)
  • A high-mounted touch-screen audio system has simple on-screen page logic. Most fonts are big and easy to read. There are small traditional volume and tuning knobs, but we could do without the flush touch-sensitive buttons that surround the radio screen. It [is] too easy to brush them and activate them by accident." -- Consumer Reports (2018)

Cargo

The Sienna has 39.1 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 87.1 cubic feet behind the second row, and a maximum of 150 cubic feet behind the front seats. The third-row seats can fold into the floor, and a power liftgate is available.

This Toyota provides an impressive amount of cargo space, even by minivan standards. The downside is that you have to remove the second-row seats entirely to unlock the maximum capacity. The third row folds basically flat, giving you an even loading floor, and the low liftover height helps when trying to pack heavy items.

  • "With the third row folded, the load floor is almost flat. A low cargo liftover height helps during the loading of items, and overall the Sienna boasts excellent cargo volume. Controls for the power-folding seats are located on a panel just below the top of the hatch, a less than ideal location." -- Edmunds
  • Folding away the split third-row bench opens up a cavernous cargo bay. Mastering the maneuver for dropping the third row into its well takes practice. And wrestling out the second-row seats, if need be, takes considerable strength. Even with the second-row seats removed, some seat-track hardware remains, making it hard to slide in large, heavy cargo." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
  • "Toyota's minivan features … plenty of nooks and crannies up front for electronics and bags, and ample storage in back behind the third row." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
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