2021 Toyota Sienna

Motor Trend|August 2020

2021 Toyota Sienna
Hybrid Power to the People Mover
Greg Fink

The 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan is many things: technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, and well equipped. Beautiful? Not so much.

Marking the model’s first redesign since the 2011 model year, the fourth-gen Sienna trades boxy, upright looks for more modern wares. The Sienna’s sense of swagger comes not from its design but from its powertrain, which ditches the prior model’s V-6 engine for a hybrid setup. With a total of 243 horsepower, the van’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors are down 53 horses compared to the old 3.5-liter V-6.

In this case, less power leads to greater fuel efficiency; Toyota estimates the 2021 Sienna sips a gallon of fuel every 33 miles in combined city and highway driving. That’s 12 miles per gallon better than the most efficient 2020 Sienna and 3 mpg ahead of the 260-hp Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in its gasoline-electric drive mode.

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