2021 Toyota Sienna has received a much needed makeover with the new bold sculpted body, wide-mouth grille, and squinty headlamps giving it a more aggressive look, Totoya has taken big risks with a redesign and given us the most exclusive looking mini-van. The minivan also has a sporty XSE model that adds a dark finish 20-inch split five spoke wheels and unique, more aggressive front and rear bumpers.
Gone is the traditional V-6 engine. In its place is a 2.5L four-cylinder plus two electric motors that make up the van's standard hybrid powertrain and given us a combined 243 horsepower. There are four driving modes available: EV, Normal, Eco, and Sport. An All-wheel drive is available and adds a third electric motor in back that drives the rear wheels.
Toyota estimates this setup will deliver 14.03 kpl, setting a record in the segment. The hybrid battery pack doesn’t need charging as it gets charged automatically when the minivan is driven using regenerative braking.
Toyota says it reworked the dashboard and includes a “bridge console" that connects the dashboard with the centre console between the front seats in turn offering ample storage compartments beneath rather than the uneasy bus like driving position that it’s customers had complained about in previous Siennas.
Thanks to this layout, the shifter and necessary functions are all within easy reach, along with cupholders, an available wireless charger, and storage bins. As standard, the 2021 Toyota Sienna is equipped with a nine-inch touchscreen Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility, seven USB ports, and whopping six speakers
The interior materials look upscale, as they should with leather-wrapped dashboard and two-tone interior trim while the sport XSE model gets black-and-white faux-leather seats with red contrasting stitching.
The Sienna's second row seats are not removable; the optional second-row captain's chairs can slide forward-and-back a total of 25 inches to help provide maximum legroom for rear seat riders or to open as much room as possible aft of the second for cargo.
As standard, the 2021 Toyota Sienna comes with the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense featuring a raft of active safety systems including a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection/lowlight detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane trace assist, automatic high beams, and road sign assist, as well as a backup camera. Toyota is making blind-spot monitoring and its Safety Sense 2.0 bundle of driver-assistance features standard on the new Sienna, while convenience items such as parking sensors and a 360-degree exterior camera system will be optional.
We’re looking forward for the edgier new Toyota Sienna model in 2021.