Buyer's Guide

2021 Toyota Sienna
Select a Different Model (11 Available): LE AWD Pass Van
Fuel Economy $ 35 / 36 mpg
Safety (IIHS) Best Pick
Cargo (Std/Max) 34/101 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 8/8
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2021 Toyota Sienna MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Standard hybrid powertrain makes it extremely efficient
  • Available AWD
  • Spacious interior

You Won't Like

  • Unsettling ride quality
  • Wacky bullet-train styling
  • Outdated infotainment

After the previous model lasted a decade without a full redesign, the all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna makes a big change by switching to a hybrid-only powertrain. As the newest entry in the minivan segment, the 2021 Sienna is set to compete with the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona.

The Toyota Sienna is a 2021 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value winner.

What's New

  • The Sienna is fully redesigned for 2021
  • A hybrid powertrain is now standard on every trim

What We Think

We're thrilled to finally get a fourth-generation Sienna, and Toyota really put in the work to improve its popular people-mover. The bullet-train styling can take some getting used to, but step inside and you'll find an impressive cabin. There are plenty of thoughtful storage solutions and the combination of sliding second-row seats and an available ottoman deliver convincing luxo-jet vibes. That said, the third row's tiny windows can make that space feel claustrophobic.

The new standard hybrid powertrain is exceptionally efficient. Driving the new van is reminiscent of a Prius, though, in the way that it sacrifices some engine and ride quality refinement for ultimate efficiency. It lost a comparison to the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in due in part to that van's superior ride and clever seat storage.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2021 Sienna's biggest change is its switch from a V-6 to a four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain, which is standard on all trims. The powertrain consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors that send power through a CVT automatic for FWD or, when equipped with a third electric motor, AWD. Total system horsepower comes to 243 hp. Resultant fuel economy is impressive; EPA numbers read 35-36/36 mpg city/highway, compared to 18-19/24-26 mpg in the outgoing Sienna.

2021 Sienna vs. 2020 Sienna: What's the Difference?

The powertrain is the most significant difference. Whereas the third-gen Sienna utilized a 3.5-liter V-6, the 2021 Sienna downsizes the engine to a 2.5-liter four augmented by electric motors. Both offer FWD as standard with available AWD. The outgoing Sienna produced 296 hp and featured an eight-speed automatic; the new car makes 243 hp and works with a CVT.

The hybrid component will make a significant difference in efficiency. Toyota claims the new model will achieve 33 mpg combined, much better than the 2020 Sienna's 21 mpg combined. Both vehicles are rated at the same 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity.

The 2020 Sienna's 7.0-inch touchscreen is replaced by a 9.0-inch unit on all 2021 models. The new model line also drops the entry-level L trim, which will likely result in a significantly higher base price.

Safety

It hasn't yet been evaluated by the NHTSA or the IIHS, but Toyota will equip all 2021 Siennas with its Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 collection of active safety features. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist with lane centering, automatic high-beams, and road sign assist are all standard, as are blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

We haven't heard much about the new Sienna's cargo volume or interior space at this point, but we'll share with you what we know. Sienna LE and XLE will come equipped with seating for eight and a second-row bench. Certain XLE models plus XSE, Limited, and Platinum equip Super Long Slide second-row captain's chairs that offer 25 inches for fore-aft adjustment. If you opt for the Limited or Platinum trim with FWD, second-row passengers are treated to ottomans for resting their feet.

Technology

All 2021 Siennas will equip a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Satellite radio and Wi-Fi hot spot capability are also included. The base audio system is a six-speaker unit, XLE models get an eight-speaker system, and Limited and Platinum Siennas include 12-speaker JBL premium audio with integrated navigation. Platinum models also add a 360-degree camera system and a 10.0-inch head-up display.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

Here's a list of features to expect on various trims of the 2021 Sienna.

2021 Toyota Sienna LE

Exterior: Dual power sliding side doors 

Interior and Convenience: Second-row sunshades, three-zone automatic climate control with rear digital control panel, fabric-trimmed seats

2021 Toyota Sienna XLE

Exterior: Hands-free power sliding side doors, power liftgate, power tilt and slide moonroof with sunshade, front and rear parking sensors

Interior and Convenience: Four-zone automatic climate control, leatherette-trimmed seats, heated front seats, eight-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support

2021 Toyota Sienna XSE

Exterior: 20-inch dark five-spoke wheels, aggressively styled front and rear bumpers

Interior and Convenience: Four-way power passenger's seat, sport-trimmed front seats  

2021 Toyota Sienna Limited

Interior and Convenience: Second- and third-row sunshades, vacuum and storage box, leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats, power tilt and telescoping steering column

2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum

Exterior: 20-inch alloy wheels

Interior and Convenience: 360-degree camera system, 10.0-inch color head-up display, vacuum, refrigerator

Key Competitors

  • Honda Odyssey
  • Kia Sedona
  • Chrysler Pacifica

2021 TOYOTA SIENNA SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, eCVT Continuously Variable Automatic Mode Select
Trim
LE AWD Pass Van
Class
Minivan
Horsepower
245@6,000
Standard MPG
35/36
Body Style
Van
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
8/8
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
24
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
25,000
Roadside Assistance Months
24
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Toyota announces a College Graduate Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$500 Toyota announces a Lease Cash offer for owners of a competitive brand vehicle on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$500 Toyota announces a Military Rebate on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$1000 Toyota announces Bonus Cash on select models for eligible current owners. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 3.49% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Toyota announces special APR Financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$750 Toyota announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 2.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Toyota announces special APR Financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 0.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48 Months - Toyota announces special APR Financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 3.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Toyota announces special APR Financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$750 Toyota announces a Customer Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021