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2020 Toyota Sienna Review

The 2020 Toyota Sienna is relatively unchanged since the automaker rolled out the minivan’s third generation in 2011. However, the Sienna offers advantages over some of its closest competitors: slightly more horsepower, robust standard safety features and all-wheel drive, the only one in its class.

2020 Toyota Sienna pricing and trims

The Toyota Sienna comes in five trims with the base front-wheel drive (FWD) models ranging from $31,565 to $44,460 MSRP, but you could spend much more if you add all-wheel drive (AWD) and other upgrades.

The roomy family van seats seven on the base trim, but it’s available with seating for up to eight. Eight-passenger models come with a seat in the center of the second row that can be removed and stowed in an interior storage area. Trims build on each other — for example, the LE trim has L features plus new ones.

L LE SE XLE Limited
FWD Base MSRP $31,565 $34,385 $37,715 $37,715 $44,460
AWD Base MSRP $36,925 $39,220 $40,145 $45,820
Standard Features V6 Engine, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Toyota Safety Sense, 5 USB Ports 8-Passenger Seating, Power-sliding Rear Doors, Roof Rails,  Available Auto Access Seat Wifi Hotspot,  Sport-Tuned Suspension, Sport Grille, 19-inch Alloy Wheels, Available Nightshade Edition Package Moonroof, Leather-Trimmed and Heated Front Seats, Anti-Theft System, Push-Button Start Dual Moonroof, Premium Leather, Premium Audio, Auto-Dimming Mirror with Blind Spot Warning

 

All-wheel drive. The Sienna SE is the only minivan on the market that comes in all-wheel drive (AWD). It can be added to every trim but the base L.

Premium packages.The SE, XLE and Limited trims can each be upgraded, which means you can add extras without having to move to the next trim level. The SE Premium trim, for example, includes a sunroof, keyless ignition entry, navigation system and more. The Limited Premium package includes a rear-seat entertainment system.

Nightshade Edition Package. The Sienna SE is available in a Nightshade Edition Package, which allows you to upgrade to blacked-out exterior touches and black alloy wheels for a sticker price of $38,265.

All of these upgrades can be attractive, but of course they’ll have an impact on your wallet. So before you opt for upgrades and add-ons, it’s a good idea to determine what works for your budget and secure your financing. To compare loans and find the best offer, try applying through your bank, credit union or online, rather than simply accepting the first offer you receive at the dealership. You could fill out a single online form at LendingTree and receive up to five loan offers from lenders, depending on your creditworthiness.

2020 Toyota Sienna safety

The 2020 Toyota Sienna front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models both earned 5-star safety ratings from the National HIghway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not yet rated the 2020 Sienna.

All Toyota Siennas come with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty and an impressive safety package, made up of the following:

Star Safety System. Includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control Antilock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake AssistSmart Stop Technology® (SST) and Smart Stop Technology®.

Toyota Safety Sense. Includes Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

ToyotaCare. Covers 24-hour roadside assistance and regular maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles.

One-year safety and security features trial. Includes Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button and roadside assistance.

2020 Toyota Sienna competitor comparison

The Toyota Sienna sits in the middle of the pack in terms of features, and it’s priced accordingly, but it rivals minivan competitors in terms of standard technology.

2020 Toyota Sienna 2020 Chrysler Pacifica 2020 Kia Sedona 2020 Honda Odyssey
MSRP $31,565 $33,495 $27,400 $30,690
Fuel Economy (combined/city/hwy) 22/19/27 MPG 23/19/28 MPG 21/18/24 MPG 22/19/28 MPG
Expert Scores 4 4.2 4.3* 4.3
Features 7-Passenger Seating, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Toyota Safety Sense, 5 USB Ports 7-Passenger Seating, Remote Keyless Entry, Power Liftgate, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto 7-Passenger Seating, Slide-n-Stow Second-Row Seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto 7-Passenger Seating, 3rd-Row Magic Seat, Bluetooth, Push-Button Start

*Lacked Edmunds rating as of press time.

All MSRPs are the lowest base price for each model. Expert score averages Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and Edmunds expert ratings when available. Standard technology refers to features included in the lowest trim level for each model at no extra cost (not an exhaustive list). Fuel economy is combined city/highway mileage as defined by the EPA.

The bottom line on the 2020 Toyota Sienna

If you’re in the market for a family minivan, practically-minded drivers might choose the Sienna for its robust package of base safety features. But like most minivans, the Sienna is at its best if your budget can stretch to upgrades and higher trims. You could add all-wheel drive to the Sienna, but other minivans offer bells and whistles, too, including a hybrid option and in-floor storage for the Pacifica and built-in vacuum for both the Pacifica and Odyssey.

 

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