NEW FOR 2010:

– New Limited 7-Passenger FWD model

For 2010, the Toyota Sienna adds a front-wheel drive, seven-passenger Limited model, a trim line that was previously available only in all-wheel drive.

The only minivan still offering all-wheel drive, the Sienna uses a 3.5-litre V6 with five-speed automatic transmission. In front-wheel drive, trim choices are the CE in 7- or 8-passenger seating, the LE in 7- or 8-passenger, and the Limited, in 7-passenger. The all-wheel models are the CE, LE and Limited, all in 7-passenger seating.

Features on the CE models include 16-inch steel wheels, dual-zone manual climate control, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, cloth seats, power locks with keyless entry, power windows, conversation mirror, dual vanity mirrors, tilt and telescopic wheel, floor mats, cruise control, front centre console box, tire pressure warning indicators, power flip-out rear quarter windows, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, front and rear splash guards, roof rails with crossbars, variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear wiper, and windshield wiper de-icer. The AWD model uses 17-inch alloy wheels.

The LE models add 16-inch alloy wheels, premium fabric upholstery, power driver’s seat, driver’s auto up/down window, Optitron electronic gauges, metallic dash accents, dual power sliding doors, garage door opener, rear bumper protector, and fog lamps. The AWD model uses 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Limited models add 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic tri-zone climate control, JBL Audio six-CD/MP3 stereo, wheel-mounted audio controls, heated leather seats, driver’s side memory, power passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, power liftgate, rear window sunshade, rear parking assist, anti-theft alarm, auto-dimming driver’s exterior mirror, mirror-integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, power sunroof, roof-mounted spoiler, chrome trim, and automatic headlamps. The AWD model adds dynamic laser cruise control and 115-volt power outlet.

The 7-passenger LE FWD can be optioned with a Value Package that adds heated leather seats, sunshades, power passenger seat, and power liftgate, while the Limited AWD can be optioned with a navigation system with backup camera. All models can be optioned with a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

The last full-size minivan to still offer all-wheel drive, the Sienna is among the top contenders in the segment. As part of the Toyota Mobility Program, conversions are available that add a power lift-up mobility seat or side ramp with vehicle kneeling function.

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