Strong and efficient V6 engine; comfortable and far-sliding second-row seats; standard accident-avoidance tech; rare AWD option; sharp-handling SE model
Lacks some gadgets available on rival vans; sluggish throttle response in all but SE trim level; second-row seats are difficult to remove; lower safety ratings
Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa smartphone integration are now available. The SE trim can also now be had with AWD.See the 2019 Toyota Sienna models for sale near you
Depending on your budget, the SE or the SE Premium models would be our pick. They're certainly not the cheapest Siennas you can buy, but we think they're the best-driving minivans on the market. We appreciate their more confidence-inspiring steering and controlled suspension. They're also available with most of the same equipment as their LE and XLE counterparts.Find a Toyota Sienna for sale near you
The 2019 Toyota Sienna comes in eight trim levels: L, LE, SE, SE Premium, XLE, XLE Premium, Limited and Limited Premium.
The base Sienna L ($31,115) includes 17-in alloy wheels, 3-zone manual climate control, automatic headlights and high beams, forward-collision warning and emergency automatic braking, lane-departure warning and steering assist, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, 7-passenger seating (second-row captain's chairs), cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 7-in Entune touchscreen interface, smartphone-connected apps (including a streaming navigation app and Siri Eyes Free functionality), Bluetooth, five USB ports and a 4-speaker sound system with a media player interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
The LE ($33,935) takes things up a notch with 8-passenger seating, roof rails, rear privacy glass, easy-clean upholstery, dual power-sliding doors, an 8-way power driver's seat, rear-side sunshades, in-car Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, satellite radio and a 6-speaker sound system. It also offers optional AWD, which adds 18-in wheels and keeps 7-passenger seating.
The sporty SE ($37,265) adds more aggressive styling, an improved suspension for better handling, more responsive steering, 19-in alloy wheels, unique styling elements, a power lift gate, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 4-way power passenger seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SE Premium ($43,360) adds a sunroof, a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, proximity entry and push-button start, a rear-seat entertainment system (includes a Blu-ray/DVD player and an HDMI port), an integrated navigation system and Driver Easy Speak, which broadcasts the driver's voice subtly through the speakers to those in the back rows. (There's also an SE Preferred package that adds all of this except the navigation and rear entertainment systems)
The XLE ($37,265) and the XLE Premium ($40,955) are equipped just like their SE counterparts, but they revert to the LE's styling, steering and suspension. The XLE does differ, however, with its 4-way power passenger seating, proximity entry and push-button start and power rear-quarter windows. The XLE Premium differs by having rear parking sensors. There's also an XLE Navigation package that adds rear parking sensors, Driver Easy Speak and the integrated navigation system.
The Limited ($44,010) has all the XLE Premium's features minus the rear-seat entertainment system. It then adds unique 18-in wheels, parking sensors, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear sunroofs, second-row captain's chairs (with recliner-style pop-up footrests and a sliding console), a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, driver-memory settings and a 10-speaker JBL sound system. On FWD models, the third-row seat is also power folding.
The Limited Premium ($47,530) adds xenon headlights, automatic wipers and the rear-seat entertainment system.
The SE Preferred package adds to that trim the blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist systems.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2019 Honda Odyssey -- The Sienna's perennial nemesis was completely redesigned last year, and is therefore the more modern van. It's less engaging to drive than before, which gives the Sienna SE a decided advantage. Read how the Sienna and Odyssey compare.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica -- This boasts a sharp design, plenty of refinement and all the latest bells and whistles one can cram into a minivan, plus the latest evolution of Stow 'n Go seating and a unique hybrid model. Read our long-term Pacifica test.
2019 Kia Sedona -- The handsome Kia Sedona is a strong competitor to the Sienna, offering lots of equipment, a comparably comfortable second-row, a wide range of safety features and a front interior design that feels more like an SUV than a minivan. Read our long-term Sedona test.