2019 Toyota Sienna Review, Hybrid, Engine

Sienna is one of the leading minivans in the market. Its versatility comes from a wide range of trim levels. Buyers can choose to spend between $31,000 and almost $50k for the MPV and various packages. Again, Limited Premium is top of the range, while the 2019 Toyota Sienna L is the entry-level model.

Fans are somehow disappointed because the 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid is still not part of the lineup. Leaked sources informed earlier the company is working on it. Now, with this model left out of the squad for 2019 season, some rumors are still saying the hybrid is coming, but later. We still hope that engineers are going to launch it as update somewhere during next year.

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2019 Toyota Sienna Specs

The 2019 Toyota Sienna keeps the engine from its predecessor. That is a 3.5-liter V6 unit capable to produce 296 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. Some other models are also using this drivetrain and all of them have similar output. Power goes either to the front or all wheels. In the first case, Sienna returns 19/27 mpg. With all-wheel drive, the rate drop by 1 mpg for an urban ride and 3 mpg for highway. However, this is one of the best in the class record, with only Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacific Hybrid, can offer better mileage. The standard transmission is an eight-speed automatic. Towing capacity for the 2019 Sienna is 3,500 pounds.

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The minivan is using the same engine as Toyota Highlander SUV. This is the only model in its class that also offers a hybrid drivetrain derived from the same petrol unit. So, it is kind of a surprise why there is no such setup for the minivan. Whatsoever, fans can expect to see 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid during next season. With similar output, engineers can make this model making 305 horsepower. Also, hybrid boosts the mileage to 29 mpg for city ride.

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2019 Toyota Sienna Trim Levels

The base models of the 2019 Toyota Sienna are coming with the L badge. A 6-inch infotainment screen and 17-inch wheels are highlights of this model. For more features, buyers can opt for the LE model. We can consider these two as the cheapest offer since the SE is significantly more expensive. In the mid-range tier of 2019 Sienna we can also find XLE and XLE Premium. High-end models are SE Premium, XLE Premium with Auto Access Seat and Limited. These three cost nearly the same, while the most luxurious offer is coming with the Limited Premium model.


Inside the 2019 Toyota Sienna, there is a room for eight passengers. However, there are few trim levels with captain chairs in the middle row and seven seating spots. A three-zone climate control and cloth seats are standard offers. Power-operated sliding doors and an infotainment system with more features are available at higher levels.

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2019 Toyota Sienna Competition

Sienna is one of the best-selling minivans for a while. It competes for the top spot with likes of Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica. The last one mentioned is the only hybrid model in this class. Also, these models are recognizing the growing potential of the Kia Sedona minivan. Besides vehicles in the same segment, MPVs are challenged by crossovers and SUVs, which offer similar purposes, but with more features, lower price, and increased safety.

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The starting price of the 2019 Toyota Sienna L model, without upgrades, is $31,000. At low-cost tier, buyers will also find LE version with $34,000 price tag. The SE and XLE are available from around $37,000, while the $40,000 tag is breached by Sienna XLE Premium. Top of the class models are SE Premium and XLE Premium with Auto Access Seat that cost $43,000 and Limited, priced $1,000 more. The most expensive vehicle is 2019 Toyota Sienna Limited Premium with AWD. Its cost starts at $49,000.