New 2011 Toyota Sienna Leads Minivan Class in MPG
A new year brings a brand-new, redesigned Toyota Sienna to dealerships. Among the vehicle's many improvements is a boost in fuel efficiency that makes it the current leader in MPG for the minivan class. Learn what's new on the 2011 Toyota Sienna and review mileage, specifications and features.
2011 Toyota Sienna Performance
Toyota introduces a four-cylinder engine option for the 2011 Sienna. While this results in a slight loss in overall engine performance (187 horsepower), the 2.7-liter fuel-sipper saves you at the pump with an estimated 19-mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Despite the fewer ponies, the base Sienna delivers more than adequate performance for the average soccer mom or dad. However, if you frequently drive with a high-occupancy load, then the larger 3.5-liter V-6 may be better equipped to handle all that extra weight.
Sienna's outfitted with the V-6 offer an impressive 266 horsepower, along with 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. It should also be noted that V-6 models can be equipped with all-wheel drive - an exclusive feature in the minivan class. For added fun, you can upgrade to the Sienna SE, which boasts a sport-tuned suspension for enhanced handling and performance.
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2011 Toyota Sienna Styling
Fuel efficiency benefits from the new aerodynamic exterior of the Sienna. The sleek, pulled back look not only reduces air friction, but also delivers a vehicle that is wholly modern and attractive. In a category that has long been plagued by uninspired boxes on wheels, the Sienna's new design breathes some much-needed life into the minivan class. For those who want a good-looking alternative to the average SUV, the 2011 Sienna delivers.
The attention to modernity continues on the inside. The vehicle's interior boasts comfortable seating and a good mix of standard convenience features. The above-average comfort afforded by the third-row seat is a big plus for the Sienna - even those of the six-foot set are decently accommodated. Maximum seating capacity tops out at eight, though that eighth seat isn't as cushy as the other seven. A few hard plastics deter a bit from the overall appeal of the Toyota minivan. For the most part, however, shoppers should find little to complain about when investigating the interior of the Sienna.
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2011 Toyota Sienna Safety
In a vehicle class that places high focus on safety, the Toyota Sienna is a class leader. Standard safety features include seven airbags (including driver's knee airbag and three-row side curtain airbags), anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control. Optional equipment includes a rearview camera and front/rear park assist.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) considers the Sienna a "Top Safety Pick" for the year.
2011 Toyota Sienna
Prices and Features
Initial asking price for the 2011 Toyota Sienna comes in at $24,460. This price is competitive for the class. However, more affordable options can be found in the Kia Sedona and Dodge Grand Caravan. Base models are equipped with triple-zone air conditioning, sliding rear doors, full power accessories, cruise control and stereo with CD, MP3 and auxiliary input capabilities. The list of optional upgrades is extensive, and includes Bluetooth, upgrade stereo, roof-rack, power lumbar support, power liftgate, dual sunroofs, leather seating and driver memory settings.
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