The 2020 Toyota Sienna ranks 2 out of 7 Minivans. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Toyota Sienna, as well as reliability and safety data.
While a couple competitors may be more nimble, test drivers say that the 2019 Toyota Sienna has a powerful V6 engine and a spacious, comfortable interior.
The Toyota Sienna is powered by a V6 engine that reviewers say provides strong acceleration. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and reviewers write that it shifts quickly and smoothly. The Sienna gets an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway, which is typical for the class. Reviewers say that most Sienna models offer a comfortable ride and a relatively small turning radius, but like many minivans, they also write that dynamic handling is not one of the Sienna’s attributes. Still, some reviewers note that the Sienna SE’s sport-tuned suspension offers noticeably improved handling, which makes it more fun to drive. Without knowing exactly how Toyota will price and equip the 2021 Sienna, it’s hard to say which one will represent the best value. But we’re eyeballing the sporty XSE model, which comes with 20-inch wheels, more-aggressive front and rear bumpers, and sport front seats.
Auto writers say the 2020 Sienna has roomy, comfortable seating in all three rows. The Sienna also has more cargo space than most minivans in the class. Some test drivers say the interior design is uninspired, and most automotive journalists think that the Toyota Sienna’s interior is built with too many hard plastics. Still, they say that the Sienna has a nicely organized dashboard with straightforward controls. Standard features on the 2020 Sienna include tri-zone air conditioning and a four-speaker audio system with an auxiliary jack. Optional features include a rear-seat entertainment system, a navigation system with a touch-screen display, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate and blind spot monitoring.