First Drive: 2021 Toyota Sienna Proves a Compelling, Efficient SUV Alternative
Redesigned minivan brings new tech, added convenience, and comes exclusively as a hybrid
You might say that the 2021 Toyota Sienna is all-in on hybridization. That's because there's no longer a gas-only version available. The front- and all-wheel-drive versions of Toyota’s popular family mover come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine and an electronic continuously variable transmission. This combination promises impressive fuel-economy numbers, according to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, and it may be one way that the Sienna truly distinguishes itself as a minivan in an increasingly SUV world.
What we rented: Toyota Sienna XLE
Powertrain: 245-hp, 2.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder; continuously variable transmission; front- or all-wheel drive
Options: $2,000 XLE Plus Package (wireless charging, premium audio, navigation, 9-inch infotainment system), $150 roof rail
Destination fee: $1,175
Total cost: $45,075