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Selected Style 5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door 7-Pass Van I4 FWD 19 24 $23,431 $25,060
5-Door 8-Pass Van I4 FWD LE 19 24 $24,445 $26,145
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD 18 24 $24,328 $26,300
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD LE AAS 18 24 $33,240 $35,935
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD LE 18 24 $27,473 $29,700
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD SE 18 24 $30,932 $33,440
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD XLE AAS 18 24 $37,239 $40,475
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 FWD Ltd 18 24 $36,157 $39,300
5-Door 8-Pass Van V6 FWD XLE 18 24 $30,548 $33,205
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD LE 16 22 $29,537 $31,930
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD XLE 16 22 $32,701 $35,545
5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 AWD Ltd 16 22 $37,324 $40,570
4-Door SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,431
$27,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,060
$29,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$491 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's not as flexible as some minivans, but the 2012 Toyota Sienna is large, safe, and still has options for four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 44.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 41.8
Second Hip Room (in) 66.1 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 164.4 155.8
Third Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 40.5
Third Hip Room (in) 50.3 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.6 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 40.8
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Front Hip Room (in) 58.6 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.7 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 119.3 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.2 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5 - 6.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.2 201.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 87.1 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 150.0 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 39.1 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 18.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.44 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4275 4471
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4100 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99C
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 @ 5800 262 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.00 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 3.16
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Sienna Ford Flex
Body Style 5 Door Reg WB Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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