The Toyota Sienna is one of the most popular minivans in the US, thanks to its spacious interior, reliable performance, and advanced safety features. For 2024, the Sienna continues to offer a hybrid powertrain as standard, delivering excellent fuel economy and smooth driving. But the Sienna is not just a practical family hauler. It also has a distinctive style and a new premium package that adds more luxury and comfort to the sporty XSE trim. Here's what you need to know about the 2024 Toyota Sienna.
Hybrid Power for All
The 2024 Toyota Sienna is the only minivan in the market that comes with a hybrid powertrain across all trim levels. The Sienna uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors that produce a combined output of 245 horsepower. The power is sent to either the front wheels or all four wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The Toyota Sienna can also run on electric power alone for short distances at low speeds, which helps reduce emissions and fuel consumption.
The Sienna's hybrid system delivers impressive gas mileage, especially for a large vehicle. The front-wheel-drive models are rated at 36 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 36 mpg combined by the EPA. The all-wheel-drive models are slightly less efficient but still achieve 35 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined. These numbers are far better than Sienna's competitors, such as the Honda Odyssey (19/28/23 mpg), the Kia Carnival (19/26/22 mpg), and the Chrysler Pacifica (19/28/23 mpg for the gas model and 30 mpg combined for the plug-in hybrid model). Still, we are not talking about the Volkswagen ID. Buzz GTX here.
The Sienna's hybrid powertrain also provides adequate performance for most driving situations. The Sienna can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about eight seconds, which is slower than some rivals but not by much. The Sienna can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, which is enough for a small trailer or a jet ski. The Sienna's ride quality is smooth and comfortable, and its handling is composed and stable. The Sienna's steering is light and responsive, and its brakes are strong and smooth.
Stylish Design Inside and Out
The Toyota Sienna was redesigned with a more aggressive and modern look that sets it apart from other minivans. The Sienna's front fascia features a large grille, sharp headlights, and a sculpted bumper. The Sienna's side profile has a sloping roofline, flared wheel arches, and crisp lines. The Sienna's rear end has LED taillights, a spoiler, and a dual exhaust tip.
The Sienna's interior is equally stylish and spacious. The Sienna can seat up to eight passengers in three rows of seats or seven passengers if you opt for the second-row captain's chairs. The Sienna's cabin is well-appointed with high-quality materials, soft-touch surfaces, and ambient lighting. The Sienna's dashboard has a sleek design with a digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a bridge console that houses the gear shifter, cup holders, and storage compartments.
The 2024 Toyota Sienna offers plenty of cargo space behind the third row of seats, which can be folded down with a one-motion mechanism. The second row of seats can be slid forward or backward to adjust the legroom or cargo space, but they cannot be removed like in some competitors. The Sienna also has many storage spaces throughout the cabin, such as door pockets, seatback pockets, underfloor bins, and an available refrigerator box.
New XSE Premium Package
For 2024, the Sienna adds a new XSE Premium package that enhances the already sporty XSE trim level with more luxury and convenience features. The XSE Premium package includes leather seats with eight-way power adjustability and memory function for the driver, orange accent stitching throughout the cabin, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with memory function, heated and ventilated front seats, heated side mirrors with blind-spot monitoring, auto reverse tilt-down function, and puddle lamps.
The XSE Premium package also adds some technology features to the XSE trim level, such as a seven-inch digital instrument display that shows various information such as speedometer, tachometer, hybrid system indicator, fuel level gauge, odometer, trip meter, outside temperature display, warning messages, driver assist systems status, audio information, navigation information (if equipped), phone information (if equipped), and customizable settings.
The XSE Premium package also comes with a wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones, a rearview mirror camera that provides an unobstructed view of what's behind the vehicle through an LCD screen integrated into the rearview mirror (which can be switched back to a normal mirror if desired), an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink universal transceiver that can be programmed to operate compatible garage door openers, gates, home lighting systems, and security systems, and a 10-inch color head-up display that projects key information such as speed, hybrid system indicator, navigation directions (if equipped), and driver assist systems status onto the windshield in front of the driver.
The XSE Premium package is a $4,000 option on the XSE trim level, which starts at $44,745 for the front-wheel-drive model and $45,505 for the all-wheel-drive model. The XSE trim level also comes with standard features such as a sunroof, front sport seats, premium audio with navigation, second-row captain's chairs, 20-inch wheels, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, and a tauter suspension.