NEW FOR 2011:

– Redesigned model
– New four-cylinder engine and SE trim line available
– Six-speed automatic transmission replaces five-speed automatic

For 2011, the Toyota Sienna minivan is redesigned into its third generation, with a completely redesigned interior and exterior, more interior room, improved available all-wheel drive system, and more features. Previously available only with a V6, the Sienna now also offers a base four-cylinder model, and a new SE (Sport) V6 trim line.

The Sienna uses a 2.7-litre four-cylinder in the LE I4 model, and a 3.5-litre V6 in the Sienna, LE V6, SE and XLE trim lines, and in the LE AWD and Limited AWD. All use a six-speed automatic transmission. The LE I4, Sienna, XLE and both AWD models are seven-passenger, while the LE V6 and SE seat eight.

Features on the LE I4 include 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone manual climate control, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, XM satellite pre-wiring, easy-clean fabric upholstery, removable second-row captain’s chairs, 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, auto up/down windows, power door locks with keyless entry, ECO driving indicator, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, conversation mirror, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, carpet floor mats, cruise control, overhead console box with sunglasses storage, illuminated entry, driver’s knee airbag, active front head restraints, locking glovebox, tire pressure monitoring system, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, front and rear splash guards, roof rails, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, windshield de-icer, and rear washer/wiper.

The base V6 Sienna is similarly equipped, but has regular upholstery fabric and does not have an overhead console box or illuminated entry.

The LE V6 builds on the LE I4 and adds Bluetooth connectivity, USB audio input, XM satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, power driver’s seat, 40/20/40 second-row stowable centre seat, multi-information display, outside temperature gauge, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, compass, back-up camera, front centre console box, dual sliding doors, garage door opener, and second- and third-row retractable sunshades.

The SE adds 19-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, sport seat fabric with leatherette trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power liftgate, unique front and rear fascias, sport-style grille, power sunroof, smoked headlamps and taillamps, and fog lamps. It does not have an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, compass, backup camera, or garage door opener.

The XLE builds on the LE and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated leather seats, removable second-row captain’s chairs with lounge seating and long-slide adjustment, leather-wrapped steering wheel, woodgrain front console trim, power liftgate, back-up sonar, anti-theft system, power flip-out rear side windows, power sunroof and fog lamps.

The LE AWD is equipped similarly to the LE V6, and adds 18-inch alloy wheels. It does not have the stowable second-row centre seat.

The Limited AWD builds on the XLE and adds JBL Audio four-disc CD/MP3 stereo, dual-view DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones, premium leather upholstery, driver’s side memory, four-way power passenger seat, Optitron electronic gauges, woodgrain and leather-wrapped steering wheel, woodgrain trim, Smart Key with pushbutton start, panorama rear-view camera, navigation system, front and rear clearance sonar, power-folding heated auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signals and reverse tilt-down, puddle lamps, dual sunroof, chrome grille, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlamps.

A Limited Package can be added to the XLE to bring its content up to that of the Limited AWD.

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