CHANGES FOR 2014:

– LE AWD 7-passenger V6 gets heated front seats.
– Four-cylinder model discontinued.

Being the only minivan on the market to offer all-wheel drive, the Sienna carves its own niche in the marketplace. But, starting in 2014, the 2.7L I4 model is no longer available, leaving the 3.5L V6 with a six-speed automatic as the only option. The base Sienna, XLE and both AWD models are seven-passenger, while the LE V6 and SE seat eight.

Features on the base Sienna include 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone manual climate control, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, XM satellite pre-wiring, upholstery fabric, 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, 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 LE V6 builds on the base Sienna and adds easy-clean fabric seats, illuminated entry, overhead console box with sunglasses storage, Bluetooth connectivity, USB audio input, XM satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, three-zone independent automatic climate control, power driver’s seat, 40/20/40 second-row stowable centre seat, multi-information display, outside temperature gauge, auto-dimming rearview mirror, compass, backup 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, 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, electro-chromatic rear view mirror with integrated compass, HomeLink universal transceiver, and fog lamps. It does not have a backup camera.

The XLE builds on the LE and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, 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, backup sonar, anti-theft system, power flip-out rear side windows, power sunroof, fog lamps, blind spot monitoring system and front windshield acoustic glass.

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

The XLE AWD is equipped similarly to the XLE V6.

A Limited package can be added to the XLE front-wheel and all-wheel models, 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 rearview 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.

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