2017 Toyota Sienna
- Refined ride quality gives it a confident feel from the driver seat
- High-quality materials and trim throughout the cabin
- Wide range of adjustments for the second-row seats
- No other minivan offers the option of all-wheel drive
- Second-row seats are heavy and awkward to remove
- Fewer features than some of its newer competitors
2017 Toyota Sienna pricingin Ashburn, VA
Edmunds' Expert Review
For sensible family transportation, it's still hard to beat a minivan. Sliding side doors, a low step-in height, and massive passenger and cargo space make the average minivan a more practical alternative to most large SUVs and crossovers. Although it was last redesigned in 2010, the Toyota Sienna is still a top choice in the class. With seating for eight and class-exclusive all-wheel drive, the Sienna holds its own against other top-rated minivans such as the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona.
Toyota did a minor face-lift of the Sienna in 2015, improving the interior layout and the quality of materials and fabrics. Commonly used controls and the touchscreen technology interface were oriented closer to the driver, and the upholstery and trim finally felt worthy of the Sienna's asking price.
For 2017, the Sienna gets two notable enhancements: an updated V6 engine and a new eight-speed transmission that together give the Sienna improved mileage and performance.
When it comes to the competition, several alternatives are worth considering. The Honda Odyssey is the most direct rival, with similar pricing and some exclusive features. The Kia Sedona is not only a top value; it also gives up little to the Honda and Toyota in terms of features. The Chrysler Pacifica is a worthy new entrant, an overdue replacement for the Town & Country (and related Dodge Caravan). Its roominess and smart storage rival that of the Odyssey, and perhaps more important, it's also available as a hybrid. Finally, if you can make do with seven seats, consider the funky and efficient Nissan Quest.
Antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag, a front-passenger seat cushion airbag, active front head restraints and a rearview camera are standard on all 2017 Toyota Sienna models.
Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors are available depending on the trim level. The Limited can be had with a forward collision warning system.
At our test track, a Sienna Limited stopped from 60 mph in 126 feet, an average distance for a minivan.
In government crash tests, the 2017 Toyota Sienna received a five-star rating for overall performance, with four stars for total front-crash protection and five stars for total side-crash protection. In tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Sienna earned a top score of Good for its performance in the moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact, roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. It received the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the IIHS test for small-overlap front-impact protection.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan comes in five main trim levels: L (base), LE, SE, XLE and Limited. The SE, XLE, and Limited are further available in Premium sub-trims. The LE and XLE come in seven- and eight-passenger configurations: the L and Limited versions are seven-passenger only, and the SE is eight-passenger only. All trims come standard with front-wheel drive, but the LE, XLE, and Limited can also be had with all-wheel drive.
The Sienna L includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a windshield wiper de-icer, manual sliding rear doors, automatic headlights, cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Siri Eyes Free functionality for iPhone users, and a four-speaker sound system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, CD player, USB port, media player interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
The LE adds roof rails, power-sliding rear doors, privacy glass, heated mirrors, body-color exterior trim (replacing black plastic), floor- and overhead-mounted consoles, a conversation mirror, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar support), upgraded "easy-clean" fabric upholstery, second- and third-row sunshades, a 7-inch touchscreen, compatibility with the Scout GPS Link app, and a six-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radio. All-wheel-drive versions get 18-inch wheels.
The SE is equipped similarly to the LE but adds a sport-tuned suspension, sharper steering, 19-inch alloy wheels, a unique front fascia (foglights, LED daytime running lights and mesh grille) and lower-body skirting. The SE also has a power liftgate, first- and second-row perforated leather upholstery (row three gets premium vinyl), heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and unique gauges with a larger driver information screen.
The SE Premium adds a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, a navigation system, Entune smartphone app integration, a rear-seat entertainment system (with HDMI and SD card inputs, a Blu-ray/DVD player, two 120-volt power outlets, and a large screen that can be split to display two different sources) and the Driver Easy Speak system, which amplifies the driver's voice through the rear speakers. A sunroof can be added separately.
The Sienna XLE shares many of the SE trim's comfort and convenience equipment, but it features similar suspension, steering and styling to the LE. It also adds a four-way power front-passenger seat, imitation-wood trim, power-opening rear quarter windows, and keyless ignition and entry. The XLE Premium adds the SE Premium's features and rear parking sensors. The XLE Navigation package includes the same items minus the rear entertainment system and blind-spot monitoring/cross-traffic alert.
The plush Limited includes the XLE Premium's features (minus the rear entertainment system), along with 18-inch alloy wheels, a different grille, LED daytime running lights, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, front and rear sunroofs, front and rear parking sensors, first- and second-row premium leather upholstery, driver memory settings, a heated steering wheel, Toyota Safety Connect emergency services, a navigation system and an upgraded 10-speaker JBL surround-sound audio system. Front-wheel-drive models also get a sliding center console between the first two rows, extendable footrests for the second row and a power-folding third row with imitation leather upholstery.
You can add even more with the Limited Premium model that adds xenon headlights, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, the rear-seat entertainment system and upgraded leather for the third row (AWD only).
For the front-wheel-drive Sienna Limited only, an Advanced Technology package adds adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system.
The Toyota Sienna comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that has been upgraded for 2017 and now packs 296 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission also replaces the previous six-speed. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models; the LE, XLE and Limited models offer the option of all-wheel drive.
The upgrades to the engine and transmission slightly improved EPA fuel economy estimates. Front-wheel-drive Sienna models are rated at 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway), and all-wheel-drive models are rated at 20 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway).
We've long been impressed by the Sienna's V6 engine and how it delivers lively acceleration around town or getting up to cruising speed on the highway. The V6's upgrades for 2017 bring a healthy increase in performance along with mildly improved fuel mileage.
All trim levels offer competent handling that most passengers will find agreeable. Still, the SE's firmer suspension (a relative term) provides more confidence around turns and greater body control over big bumps and undulations without giving up an appreciable amount of comfort. The marginally heavier steering is also more natural than the slightly numb feel on other trim levels. If you're accustomed to driving a car, the SE should make the switch to a minivan a bit easier.
Lower trim levels of the Sienna are attractively decked out with high-quality fabric upholstery, while higher-end models get leather along with simulated wood cabin accents. Materials quality is very good, and the dash design is modern and attractive. Seating is plush, and there's abundant storage space along with user-friendly controls.
On the electronics front, every Sienna comes with a touchscreen interface. Both available screens feature a similar easy-to-decipher menu structure with surrounding buttons that require little effort to jump from one main function to another, including the built-in navigation system or a suite of smartphone-connected services. There's also an available rear-seat entertainment system, which features a split-screen monitor that allows two different media (a movie on one side and a video game on the other, for example) to play simultaneously, thereby making it easier to quash at least one potential sibling argument.
The eight-passenger Sienna comes with a 40/20/20-split second-row bench with a sliding center section that slides forward to improve access for a child safety seat. It can also be removed and stowed within the van itself (unlike the Odyssey's, where you must find a place for it elsewhere).
With a seven-passenger Sienna, you get second-row captain's chairs. Although their available extendable footrests will likely catch your eye during a test drive, you'll also likely be impressed by their ability to slide much farther fore or aft than those of most competitors, increasing sprawl-out comfort. Maximum cargo space is 150 cubic feet, though to achieve this you have to take out the second-row seats, which are quite heavy and awkward to remove.
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2017 Toyota Sienna video
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The current RAV4 debuted back in 2013. And ordinarily, that would be a strike against it. But with the refresh for 2016, Toyota actually brought this vehicle back to competitive status in the class. We still miss the V6 from the previous generation RAV4. So there's just one engine in this one. It's a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Gets the job done, but it's not going to blow your socks off. So if you're looking for extra performance, you're going to have to look elsewhere in the segment. Overall, though, the RAV4 rides comfortably. Spacious interior. Up to date features, including an additional suite of safety features that come standard for 2017. It's one to watch in this class. In the back seat, the RAV4 has plenty of room for adults. Certainly, no shortage in that regard. You'll notice that there's no third row seat, however, and that's another missing aspect from the previous generation RAV4. So this is strictly a two-row crossover. Nonetheless, plenty of space within those constraints. Dashboard design's a little adventurous, by Toyota's standards at least-- touchscreen infotainment in the center, dual zone automatic climate control, and even a sporty steering wheel. The bottom line if you're shopping for a compact crossover is this segment is chock-full of interesting alternatives. So we would recommend shopping around before you decide on the Toyota. Most notably, the Honda CR-V is all new. And that's the traditional rival for the RAV4. So both of those, at least, before you buy. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
2017 Toyota Sienna Expert Rundown
Looking for a minivan comfortable enough for a family road trip but able to handle curves? Consider the 2017 Toyota Sienna. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
2017 Toyota Sienna for Sale
Forget the mom-mobile stigma. Get past the rugged good looks of those crossovers. Minivans are still the ideal family haulers. And Toyota's Sienna returns for 2017 as one of the best choices among the breed.
Before listing all the virtues of a minivan, we concede that minivans will never get star treatment on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or generate much drama on a twisty mountain road. But that's not their purpose. They're optimized for the life stage that lasts from the moment Kid No. 1 arrives to the point where Kid No. 4 is shipped off to college. For those 20 or so years of parenthood, the Toyota Sienna makes gobs of sense.
It's all about cargo space, sliding side doors, and seats enough for your kids, the neighbor kid and the Labradoodle. These are the sorts of things that seem unimportant when you're single but are utterly vital to successful progeny-raising. Your minivan won't be coddled, cherished or even washed regularly. It's going to be worked until it's a mere husk of what it once was.
Toyota last fully redesigned the Sienna back in 2010 and updated it in 2015. That 2015 update included better interior materials, some tweaked controls and a reorientation of the center touchscreen to bring it closer to the driver. But that update didn't touch the mechanical essence of the machine.
On the other hand, the 2017 update brings some substantial changes: The V6 engine is new, and it's now lashed to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
As before, the engine is a 3.5-liter V6, but it's been equipped with Toyota's D-4S injection system, which uses direct fuel injection to bounce output up by 30 horsepower to a full 296 horsepower.
Toyota says that in combination with the new transmission, this new engine should get better mileage too. The EPA ratings are up slightly, with the 2017 front-wheel-drive Sienna now rated 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway). Compared to the 2016 Sienna, it's up 1 mpg in the combined rating.
The Sienna also remains the only minivan in North America available with all-wheel drive, which is nice.
The 2017 Toyota Sienna can be had in trim levels ranging from the rugged and straightforward LE to the indulgent and leather-lined Limited. Still it's about as mainstream in its engineering and substance as any new vehicle on the market. Whatever Sienna configuration is best for your family, Edmunds can help you find it.
2017 Toyota Sienna Overview
The 2017 Toyota Sienna is offered in the following submodels: Sienna Minivan. Available styles include LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), XLE Premium 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), XLE Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Limited 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Limited Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), SE Premium 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), SE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Limited 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), CE Fleet Cargo Van 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), LE 7-Passenger Mobility Auto Access 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), LE 7-Passenger Mobility 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), XLE 7-Passenger Mobility Auto Access 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), L 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and Limited Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2017 Toyota Sienna?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota Sienna and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Sienna 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Sienna.
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Toyota Sienna?
2017 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,026. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $5,085 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,085 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$43,941.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is10.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,163. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $4,630 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,630 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,533.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is11.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,338. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $4,505 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,505 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,833.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is11.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Toyota Sienna?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.