Toyota swung and missed in the minivan sector with its previous two renditions – the Previa and Toyota Van – but the follow up to those two, the Sienna, has been a grand slam to date. The Sienna took over for the Previa in 1993, making the 2013 model year its 20th in production.
The 2013 model year is aesthetically a carryover from the 2012 model year. Under the skin, however, Toyota has dropped the base four-cylinder engine, leaving the 266-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine as the only option. Additionally, the 2013 Sienna adds some extra standard features to each trim level.
The 2013 Sienna comes in an overwhelming 10 trim levels, but each level serves its own specific function. These trim levels include: L V6 7 Passenger, LE V6 8 Passenger, LE V6 7 Passenger, LE V6 7 Passenger Auto Access Seat, SE 8 Passenger, XLE V6 8 Passenger, XLE 7 Passenger and XLE V6 7 Passenger Auto Access Seat. Each of the 7-Passenger models, sans the L model and XLE FWD, come with standard with all-wheel drive. Every trim level for the 2013 Sienna comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission that combines with the V-6 engine to get 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway in front-wheel-drive models, and 16 mpg and 23 mpg in all-wheel-drive models.
In terms of competition, the Sienna has seen a shrinking list lately, due to the influx of crossover SUVs, but a key group remains. First up is the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, which comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 that cranks out 283 horsepower, 16-inch steel wheels and a four-speaker audio system. Next up is the 2013 Nissan Quest, which comes standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 with 260 horsepower, a continuously variable transmission and six-disc audio system with four speakers. Next you have to consider the 2013 Honda Odyssey, which includes a 248-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, 18-inch steel wheels and a seven-speaker sound system. Last up is the Mazda5, which comes standard with a 2.5-liter engine with 157 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speaker audio system.
The competition for the Sienna may be continuously shrinking, but what remains is still very competitive and Toyota needs to step up with an excellent example to pull sales its way.
The 2013 Sienna L V6 7 Passenger trim level is the base level for the Sienna minivan and it comes with the most basic features you would expect in a minivan and a few premium features. On the outside, it includes projector-beam halogen headlights for optimal nighttime vision, black front grille and outside mirrors to help keep the cost as low as possible, dual sliding doors for easy access and 17-inch alloy wheels for a little bit of style. On the inside , it includes three-zone A/C for added comfort, an AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/SiriusXM audio system with four speakers for entertainment, seven-passenger seating with two captain’s chairs for optimal seating comfort, and power windows and door locks for added convenience.
The LE V6 8 Passenger trim level on the 2013 Sienna takes the features from the L V6 7-Passenger trim level and adds to it. On the outside, this trim level adds in a chrome surround to the black grille for a little extra style, color-keyed side-view mirrors and door handles for a seamless transition from the body, power sliding doors for easy opening and closing, tinted rear windows for added privacy, and roof rails to allow roof-top cargo. Inside the Sienna, this trim level adds in auto climate control for maintaining the perfect cabin temperature, an eight-way power driver seat for quick repositioning, a six-speaker audio system for more enjoyable listening, 3.5-inch TFT screen with rearview camera for added safety when reversing, and a second-row bench for eight-passenger seating.
The LE V6 7 Passenger trim level for the 2013 Toyota Sienna starts off by substituting all-wheel drive in place of the standard front-wheel-drive setup. On the outside, the LE V6 7 Passenger trim level adds in 18-inch wheels with 235/55R18 tires for some added styling, but the rest of the exterior carries over from the LE V6 8-Passenger trim level. Inside the cabin, this trim level deletes the second-row bench and adds in a pair of captain chairs for added comfort, which reduces the seating capacity to seven people, an eight-way power driver seat for easy seat adjustments, and it adds in a cargo-area storage compartment. Other than those two changes, the interior remains the same as the LE V6 8-Passenger trim level.
The LE V6 7 Passenger Auto Access Seat trim level for the 2013 Toyota Sienna is a special trim level for families that have an elderly or handicapped member that needs help getting in and out of the minivan. On the outside, this model carries 17-inch alloy wheels for added styling but a lower ride height for easier access. On the inside, this trim level carries all of the same features as the LE V6 7 Passenger trim level, but it adds in the Auto Access Seat Package, which includes a captain chair that extends out of the cabin and lowers to the ground at the push of a button, so an elderly of handicapped individual can easily get into the seat. The seat then lifts back into place by pressing another button.
The SE 8 Passenger trim level on the 2013 Toyota Sienna takes the basic features of the LE V6 8 Passenger trim level and adds a sporty element to it. On the outside, this trim level adds in smoked headlight and taillight lenses for a sleeker look, and sport mesh front grille, chrome outside door handles and 19-inch gunmetal wheels for a sporting look. On the inside, you receive leatherette seats with a cloth sport insert for added comfort and a sporty look, a 40/20/40 split bench for eight-passenger seating, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls for added convenience, white back-lit gauges for a custom look and an overhead console with map lights.
The 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE V6 8 Passenger, much like the SE trim level, builds upon the LE V6 8 Passenger trim level, but it leans more toward the luxurious side. On the outside, this trim level adds in auto on/off projector headlights and LED taillights for added nighttime vision and visibility, integrated wide-angle fog lights for cutting through low-laying clouds, a grey metallic grille with chrome surround for added luxury, and a power liftgate for easy access to the cargo area. Inside the cabin, you receive perforated leather seating with heated front seats for added comfort, four-way power passenger seat to help you find the perfect seating position, a second-row bench for an eight-passenger capacity, and Optitron instrumentation for optimal nighttime visibility.
The XLE 7 Passenger trim level takes the LE 7 Passenger trim and adds in superior features for extra luxury. On the outside, the XLE 7 Passenger adds in auto on/off projector headlights for added nighttime vision, upgraded gray metallic front grille for a sleeker look, a power liftgate for quick and easy access to the cargo area, and a power moonroof for enjoying those warm days. On the inside, this trim level adds in perforated leather seating with a four-way power passenger seat for exceptional comfort, heated front seats for those buyers in cooler climates, and dual captain chairs in the second row for comfortable seating and a seven-passenger capacity.
The XLE V6 7 Passenger Auto Access Seat takes what the LE V6 7 Passenger Auto Access Seat has to offer and adds in a little more luxury. On the outside, this trim level adds in a power rear liftgate for quick and easy access to the cargo area, and a remote anti-theft system for easy protection against vandalism and theft. Inside the Sienna, this trim level includes the same Auto Access captain chair as the LE model does, making it simpler for a handicapped or elderly rider to get into the van, and it adds in leather seating with heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for added style and comfort.
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|Build & Price|
2013 TOYOTA Sienna$25,318 | 26,275 mi
2013 Toyota Sienna$29,637 | 14,382 mi
2013 Toyota Sienna$30,759 | 15,201 mi
2013 Toyota Sienna$32,927 | 11,297 mi
2013 Toyota Sienna$33,659 | 4,931 mi
2012 Toyota Sienna$21,995 | 37,001 mi
2012 Toyota Sienna$26,885 | 35,095 mi
2012 TOYOTA SIENNA$30,888 | 27,657 mi
2012 Toyota Sienna$32,885 | 27,694 mi
2011 Toyota Sienna$15,888 | 112,109 mi
2010 Toyota Sienna$28,987 | 47,657 mi
2009 Toyota Sienna$19,981 | 88,270 mi
2006 Toyota Sienna$17,995 | 75,076 mi
2005 Toyota Sienna$13,995 | 96,845 mi
2005 Toyota Sienna$14,900 | 119,011 mi
2004 Toyota Sienna$7,999 | 152,635 mi
2004 Toyota Sienna$9,988 | 92,884 mi
2004 Toyota Sienna$9,995 | 184,100 mi
2004 Toyota Sienna$12,999 | 80,981 mi
2004 Toyota Sienna$12,999 | 137,709 mi
2002 Toyota Sienna$6,661 | 127,931 mi
2002 Toyota Sienna$6,999 | 88,030 mi
2002 Toyota Sienna$7,888 | 151,170 mi
2001 Toyota Sienna$6,486 | 123,877 mi
2001 Toyota Sienna$6,777 | 171,555 mi
2000 Toyota Sienna$3,784 | 228,249 mi
2000 Toyota Sienna$6,995 | 121,223 mi
1999 Toyota Sienna$3,888 | 217,443 mi
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