2007 Toyota Sienna Reviews
Toyota is back in the minivan race with an updated 268-horsepower V-6 powering the 2007 Sienna. That leapfrogs other minivans like the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona, who trumped last year's Sienna with engines pushing 250 hp.
Toyota introduced the current, second-generation Sienna minivan for 2004. Optional all-wheel drive and a refined, upscale interior are among its traits.
Siennas are available in four trim levels: CE, LE, XLE and top-of-the-line XLE Limited. All-wheel drive is available on the three upper-end models. CE and LE minivans come in seven- or eight-passenger configurations. Toyota extensively refreshed the Sienna's front end for 2006, so changes other than the upgraded engine are minor.
Similar in appearance to prior models, the current Sienna rides a 119.3-inch wheelbase, measures 200 inches long overall and stands 68.9 inches tall. Standard wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but the XLE Limited and models equipped with all-wheel drive have 17-inch tires.
Upscale features include puddle lamps and power-folding side mirrors on XLE Limited models. Power sliding doors and a power liftgate are available on uplevel trims.
Two second-row seating choices are available. The seven-passenger configuration features second-row captain's chairs; the passenger-side chair can be moved side to side, permitting either a bench or bucket seat arrangement. For eight-passenger seating, CE and LE models can be equipped with a three-way split-folding bench seat in the second row. In eight-passenger Siennas, a "Front and Center" middle seat can move nearly 13 inches closer to the front seats, making infants in child-safety seats more accessible. Cargo volume totals 148.9 cubic feet behind the front seats and 94.5 cubic feet behind the second row.
A standard 60/40 "Split & Stow" third-row bench seat folds flat into the floor. Either side of the seat can be stowed separately. Available equipment includes laser cruise control, a navigation system with a rearview camera, and sonar-based front and rear parking assistance.
Under the Hood
Toyota's new 3.5-liter V-6, which now sees duty across a number of vehicles, replaces the 3.3-liter V-6 in last year's Sienna. Power is up substantially, to 268 hp and 248 pounds-feet of torque. Last year's engine made just 215 hp and 222 pounds-feet of torque — near the bottom of the pack for today's minivans.
A five-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Antilock brakes are standard, and Vehicle Stability Control with traction control is available. Side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats are standard.