2016 Toyota Sienna Buyer's Guide

By Jason Allan on March 11, 2016 6:14 AM

A Minivan Mainstay Made Even Better

The Toyota Sienna became a minivan favorite for its combination of practicality, reliability and resale value. And it remains the only minivan available with all-wheel drive, a key feature for families living in the wetter and wilder parts of the country. The Sienna was refreshed last year, receiving a much more attractive interior, new tech features, and improved driving dynamics. For 2016, Toyota adds Siri Eyes Free and the Scout GPS App.

Driving It

"The familiar 266-horsepower V6 continues to deliver ample power, while the 6-speed automatic transmission deftly manages that output. Responsive enough around town and now quieter on the highway, the Sienna is about as satisfying to drive as an 8-passenger troop transport can be, and it's even more rewarding for passengers." Get more driving insight from our 2016 Toyota Sienna full review.

Bring the Popcorn

The second-row lounge seating is comfy, as if you're sitting in your living room recliner. The optional entertainment system makes it feel even more like family movie night, but here siblings don't have to agree: the screen is wide enough that it can show two different movies at the same time.

Consumer Reviews

KBB.com visitor and 2-time Sienna owner Joyce offered these insights: "It feels like you're driving a sedan not a van. The navigation system is a disappointment! it's elementary in design and usage. Google maps beats it hands down. Plus it's over $700 to update Toyota's Nav system. save your $$$. Love the storage in it, and the flush fold down 3rd row seats...now I don't have to find room to store them." Read more Toyota Sienna consumer reviews.

Build and Price

The 2016 Toyota Sienna starts at just under $30,000 and tops out at over $47,000, the high mark for minivans in 2016. But those are sticker prices, and you should expect to pay a bit less. Build and price your own 2016 Toyota Sienna to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

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