Toyota Sienna (2011) [Reviews]

Toyota has introduced a completely new third generation Toyota Sienna mini-bus at the press conference in 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota Sienna is a popular transport for moving people and goods conveniently and efficiently. Third generation Toyota Sienna, and seems to work more than the sedan, with new ideas of personal well-being, easy to hold and handle large loads.

For 2011, Sienna was reinvented to address these needs, as a vehicle passes more expressive and dynamic with a profile height, the character of shoulder high maneuverability. With the state of the art features and rewarding driving dynamics, it is a vehicle that car lovers will find satisfaction to drive. Toyota Sienna offer new models, including a sporty SE and a four-cylinder powerplant, as it continues to be the only offer in the segment, with an optional four-wheel drive.

"The new Toyota Sienna is an example of Toyota's commitment to market leadership as it anticipates the needs of consumers and changes in lifestyle," said Bob Carter, vice president and general manager, Toyota Division , Toyota Motor Sales, USA The third-generation Sienna combines contemporary styling with features never before seen in a van, and driving a playful spirit that will surprise many with the flexibility, space and the characteristics that define the segment.

The Sienna was designed by the search for Toyota Calty Design and developed by Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with assembly being done at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana.

Visually intriguing

Toyota Sienna is available in five convenient qualities that set all share a strong new visual identity and orientation functions. The third generation of Toyota Sienna explores a more modern design sophisticated and daring. The profile is complemented by athletic forms of separate windows. Working closely with engineers, designers Toyota Sienna managed to create a wide range of shoulder to integrate a slider is deliberately hidden in the graphics window.

Strong shoulders and a good fenders emphasize the wheels visually different. Dimensionally, the new Toyota Sienna rides the same wheelbase as the previous generation, but is wider and slightly shorter overall.

Opposite is a bold design face. Sophisticated sloping headlamps above the grid to secure a presence. The sculpted rear corner stands the Toyota Sienna minivans boxy as it surrounds the LED taillights functional but elegant.

Interior features high level of quality and style, but each part is a logical and functional. A special form of IP survey carpet creates a perception of increased personal space for both driver and passenger. Attention to detail adds value to each component. Seats elegant plans to increase the flexibility and the ability of the central control of the climate and audio are integrated into a single graphic.

Overall, the new Sienna has a sportier look, more class. A CD of 0.306 is the result of careful design work and is a contributing factor to maintaining a quiet cabin and gives an excellent fuel.

Power Efficiency Plus

A choice of two engines DOHC reactive are available: 3.5-liter V6 or 2.7-liter four-cylinder. Both engines offer the most efficient, lightweight technology, including dual variable valve timing, and intelligence (VVT-i), roller rockers, and acoustically controlled Induction System (ACIS), which change the length of the intake 'air hose to provide more torque on demand.

The 3.5-liter V6 offers 266 horsepower at 6200 rpm, with an estimated annual mileage rating by the EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway (16 mpg city/22 mpg highway on AWD models). It also has a capacity of 3500 pounds of tow. With 187 horsepower at 5800 rpm, 2.7-liter engine power four-cylinder reactive than some competing V6 performance, while delivering the expected EPA estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Both engines are equipped with state-of-the-art, electronically controlled six-speed sequential gearbox that provides smooth shifting feeling, quiet and lightweight, compact size.

The suspension uses MacPherson struts in front, combined with a rack and pinion steering provides smooth linear steering feel. Electronic power steering (EPS) provides a greater feeling of stability on the road directly. With a wider stance, the new Toyota Sienna is a more direct steering feel. Main parts of the body also contributed to the dynamic performance Aero.

Models and Features

Toyota Sienna is available in five classes: Class Sienna, LE, SE, and XLE Limited. All wheel drive is available with the V6 in the LE, XLE and Limited.

Five different model choices, the new Toyota Sienna can be adapted for many different purposes, and paperbacks. Toyota Sienna can be configured for seven or eight passenger seating, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, with a range of prices and features to suit different mixtures of practical needs and expectations.
Toyota Sienna LE, and grades are available with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6. The value-based and popular Toyota Sienna Ratings LE is equipped with an array of standard features, which are: cruise control, which illuminates the on / off, tri-zone air conditioning, six or eight-way adjustable driver captain chairs, power windows with jam auto up / down and protection, an AM / FM CD player with four speakers, XM compatibility, auxiliary jack, central locking, remote keyless entry, and three 12V outlets, among other amenities. Star Safety System ™, which includes anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) is standard on all models.

LE V6 model has been improved with even more features, including dual power sliding doors and rear doors with electric drive, a power driver seat with power lumbar support, electrochromic rearview mirror with Homelink ™, rearview camera, rear window sunshades, AM/FM/MP3 CD player, integrated XM ® satellite radio (subscription required), in addition to the audio ports, USB with iPod ® connectivity and the ability to hands-free phone and music streaming via Bluetooth ® wireless technology, and steering wheel. These features can be added to the four-cylinder model as a package.

The XLE is based on the LE, adding features like leather-trimmed seats, moonroof, and an anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, remote keyless entry, heated front seats. Choose equipment XLE includes a 10-speaker JBL audio system ® Premium Sound System with voice-activated DVD navigation and rear camera with built-in backup Panorama assistants, XM NavTraffic ® (requires subscription), Dualview rear seat entertainment system, and an additional audio and USB with iPod ® connectivity.

Limited has been designed for customers who want all the features of more luxury. Standard equipment is extensive, including the new hall of the second-row seats and 60/40 split power and Stow third-row seats, front and rear parking sonar, dual moonroof, Smart Key and Security Connect ™. Select the options that are available on the XLE more self HID headlights assistant auto-beam headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

New sport

Given its improved technology, each Toyota Sienna rides good and clean track in the turns, but no more than the newest addition to the line: the sporty SE.

SE is designed for those who enjoy a more sporty design with high performance. The front has a more aggressive and the visual side skirting lowers the vehicle. Aerodynamic sculpting of cuddly 19-inch alloy wheels, specially designed for sporty driving. Separation of the SE away from other qualities, smoked rear lights create a striking visual statement. SE sitting lower on sport suspension to speed feedback and improved handling. In addition, the instrumentation is built with an exclusive and unique interior colors and trim.

Comfort is the key

Cottage of the new Toyota Sienna is a conceptual leap forward, the mixing of more personal space, bigger load capacity, and improve teamwork.

The interior is more than two inches longer, and the seats now have a longer flight, which can accommodate a wider range of shapes and sizes.

The front seats have more travel in the rear and the steering wheel has a less vertical position so that the driver can take a comfortable driving position. The driver of instruments and controls are clear and precise, and width greater cabin to create an expanded personal space for driver and front passenger.

Numerous storage areas, cupholders and cargo space is strategically located in a privileged position. Conversation mirror, sunglass case, a leading integrated console allows eye contact with the rear passengers.
The entire cabin is an open field to create a light and airy atmosphere. With the wider field of view of the rear passengers can look easy.

Both cabins seven and eight seats can be configured to a full contingent of passengers, a load of freight, or a combination of both convenient. In seven-seat cabin, the captain chairs second row slides 23 inches rearward movement of the legs to create for passengers the highest and easier to get in and out. They can be moved near the front seats to make it easy to care for a child passenger, while providing easy access for passengers in the third row.

The center console sliding on the qualities and limited hard XLE four-wheel drive can be shared between the front passenger and second row. The bracket slides into the illuminated area of ​​the second row for easy access to both rows, so the need for storage and passenger comfort can also be served.

For passenger comfort even more, is normal to be in the second row to the limited extent, including the legs and footrest. Second-row seats in all grades have dual armrests, and a mechanism for the movement of an assignment for the seat must be removed.

There are eight models of cars, the second row middle seat can be removed and stored on the left side of the storage area. When the center-seat storage, cup holders and storage compartment is revealed. Eight passengers inside can be easily optimized for seven passengers, and quickly reconfigured back to eight.

The second row seats also have a long fall and end up, allowing them to slide back and forth on the rails spread, making more room for passengers or goods, as required. All of the second row, regardless of the setting out of the way with one touch for easy access to the third row of seats.

60/40 Split and Stow third-row seats folded into one manual, front wheel drive limited power capacity. The third line has been moved back about two inches for added comfort. When the third row of seats is sufficient storage space of five golf bags or four large suitcases. Four clips of food on hand, two rear and two backs in the second row, the convenience of storage.

It's easier than ever to load the Toyota Sienna, with wider doors and a row of seats in the second key. By sliding the second row of seats down to the back, an appointment is created on the road, making it easier to enter, exit, install a child seat, or put a child in a seat. The second row of seats can be moved all the way forward, just behind the front row to maximize cargo capacity behind, especially in the third row stored flat.

With the third row stowed and removed from the second row, the cargo area is about eight feet long by four wide. Open the back door is wide and spacious, set at a height that makes loading and unloading.

Cabin air filter comes standard with air conditioning system, which monitors the temperature of the three different areas.

Innovative Technologies

Toyota has a rear seat Dual View Entertainment Center is another innovative solution. The system uses two displays side by side to create a perfect 16.4 inch widescreen image from a single source. When two separate entertainment options are needed, the system can divide the screen into two individual screens, each with input from various sources. Used as a single screen, it can easily be seen from the third row, and can be operated remotely from anywhere. Used as two screens, the system can adapt to the preferences of two separate passengers who wish to play a video game or watch a DVD simultaneously via the second AUX.

Other technical innovations include the first camera Panorama Toyota behind the monitor. It offers two views behind the vehicle, including a 180 degree view, and display a back-up guides, helping motorists to turn off the parking lot or driveways.

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