2016 Toyota Sienna

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Toyota Sienna. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Versatile second row
  • Cargo volume
  • Capable V-6 engine
  • Touch-screen interface
  • Standard backup camera
  • Two sets of third-row Latch anchors
  • All-wheel drive
  • Third row folds easily
  • Second-row captain's chairs slide far back

The Bad

  • Engine noise
  • Lots of road noise in cabin
  • First- and second-row small-item storage
  • Difficult to operate folding third row

Notable Features of the 2016 Toyota Sienna

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seats seven or eight
  • Blu-ray entertainment system available
  • 180-degree backup camera available

What Is the 2016 Toyota Sienna?

The 2016 Toyota Sienna is a seven- to eight-seat minivan that competes with the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Kia Sedona. It's available in a wide range of trim levels: L, LE, SE, XLE, XLE Premium, SE Premium, Limited and Limited Premium. Mobility and Auto Access Seat versions are also available. Front-wheel drive is standard. For seven-seat versions only, all-wheel drive is standard on the LE, XLE and XLE Premium and is optional for Limited and Limited Premium trims.

What's New on the 2016 Toyota Sienna?

For 2016, the Toyota Sienna gets optional "Connected Navigation." This system pairs with the user's smartphone and delivers navigation instructions through the audio system, which also works with the Toyota EnTune multimedia system. Other new additions include optional iPhone charging via USB while EnTune is in use and Eyes Free for Apple's Siri voice-recognition system.

How Does the 2016 Toyota Sienna Compare to Other Minivans?

Compared with some competitors, the 2016 Toyota Sienna offers more creature comforts, but you'll have to pay a premium price for higher-quality interior materials and conveniences.

What Features in the 2016 Toyota Sienna Are Most Important?

The 2016 Toyota Sienna comes standard with a 266-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive and 17-inch wheels. The seven-seat cabin includes air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, two second-row captain's chairs and a split, folding bench third-row seat. Standard safety features include remote keyless entry, a backup camera, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and a knee airbag. Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are required in all new vehicles in this model year.

Available features for the Sienna include all-wheel drive, heated door mirrors, a trailer hitch receiver, a moonroof and power sliding rear doors. The cabin can be outfitted with eight seats, an infotainment system with navigation, heated front seats and a power driver's seat.

Should I Buy the 2016 Toyota Sienna?

The 2016 Toyota Sienna is a spacious minivan with capable performance from its V-6 engine and available all-wheel drive. Features like a touchscreen interface and a standard backup camera give it added appeal. Drivers and passengers might find themselves irritated at the engine noise and lack of small-item storage in the first and second rows.

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2016 Toyota Sienna Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Sienna is Toyota’s minivan, offering seating for seven or eight and available all-wheel drive.
New for 2016
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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very good Condition Clean title run great

by Reliant Motors from Houston Texas on October 8, 2018

Very clean car run great noting promblem no accident Not any crash we dont sell cars that have been in a raported accident or have frame or structural . Read full review

(5.0)

Most practical comfortable car owned

by Andrea from Thompsons Station, Tn on September 21, 2018

This Van meets our needs for it?s passenger and cargo space. The legroom is huge and the backseats fold down flat, instead of a big hole as in some other van models. The safety rating is important on ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Toyota Sienna currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Toyota Sienna L 7 Passenger

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
acceptable
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Toyota
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sienna received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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