The best and most efficient way to move a lot of people and/or a lot of cargo in the consumer automotive industry is the minivan. There really isn’t any debate about that. Within the lineup of new Toyota vehicles at the Lexington Toyota showroom, that means taking a lookat the Toyota Sienna. Sure, there are crossover SUVs that have a lot of room, but those platforms come with their own picadilloes. Our manufacturing partner has completely revamped the Sienna for the upcoming model year.
The biggest change that Toyota made was replacing the minivan’s tried and true powertrain with a significantly more efficient hybrid engine. The other major change comes by making the 2021 Sienna slimmer and lighter without compromising passenger comfort.
Lexington Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for any version of the Toyota Sienna available at our showroom by calling, 781-325-8558.
2021 Toyota Sienna
2020 Toyota Sienna
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid||Engine||3.6-L, V-6|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
|36/36||Fuel Economy (FWD)||19/27|
Since the first generation of the Toyota Siena appeared, it has been powered by a V-6 engine. That trend came to an end for the 2021 model year. The new Toyota Sienna has a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be mated to a continuously variable transmission. Drivers will be able to use 245 net horsepower when the gas-powered engine and electric motors are working together. The outgoing 3.5-liter, V-6 engine made 295 horsepower. If someone is concerned about the notable drop in performance, Lexington Toyota can put those fears to bed. The 2021 Toyota Sienna will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds, just like the previous models. Additionally, the 2021 Sienna will continue to be one of the only vehicles in its class that are available with all-wheel-drive.
Obviously, the biggest change for the 2021 Toyota Sienna is its hybrid engine and the resulting dramatic boost in fuel economy. A 2021 Sienna with front-wheel-drive will be able to record 36 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Even all-wheel-drive models of the 2021 Toyota Sienna can offer very similar efficiency scores. For comparison, a front-wheel-drive iteration of the 2020 Sienna will return 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Toyota Sienna will be physically smaller than the outgoing 2020 Toyota Sienna, but that doesn’t mean it is any less capable. Both model years have three rows of seats that can hold seven or eight passengers. Legroom is always a major concern for people buying or leasing vehicles that are meant to transport a lot of people. Despite the interior dimensions of the 2021 Sienna getting slimmed down, it offers almost identical legroom as the 2020 model. When the 2021 Toyota Sienna is properly configured, it will make 101 cubic-feet of cargo volume available, down from 117.8 cubic-feet in the 2020 version.