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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
“[glove] box on the Toyota is sized for gloves and little more”
Car and Driver
“luxury features not typically seen on a minivan”
“the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive”
The 2010 Toyota Sienna makes up for dull styling with its options and features, notably an all-wheel-drive system. Other niceties include a rearview video camera, front/rear parking proximity warnings, side sunshades, laser-guided cruise control, a DVD entertainment system, satellite navigation, and a JBL surround-sound audio system (standard on the XLE Limited) that includes Bluetooth hands-free connectivity.
Edmunds hails the Sienna’s Lexus-like list of features and feels that the vehicle’s optional “telescoping steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and rear sunshades” are “features not typically seen on a minivan.” Kelley Blue Book, on the other hand, is a fan of the Sienna’s sliding side-door power windows and its split flush-folding third-row seat. In a segment where others don’t allow windows to open at all, they feel it's nice to “allow passengers to enjoy as much fresh air as they like.”
Kelley Blue Book also highlights the more vital features on the base model, which includes a V-6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), 10 cup holders, a rear defroster, side-impact and side-curtain airbags, dual sliding side doors with power windows, power door locks, illuminated remote keyless entry, a power liftgate release, AM/FM stereo with CD, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power windows, full wheel covers, and a rear wiper. Considering the $25,000-odd price tag, owners get quite a lot of standard kit.
Some of the optional goodies include features such as the aforementioned all-wheel drive, power seats, leather interior, heated front seats, cruise control, dual power sliding side doors, a JBL audio system with 10 speakers and Bluetooth connectivity (standard on Limited), a power-folding third-row seat (Limited), four-wheel disc brakes, power lumbar support, DVD rear-seat entertainment system, and alloy wheels. The Limited trim offers Dynamic Laser Cruise Control, and Limited and XLE come with optional navigation as part of the JBL audio upgrade.
Car and Driver finds that there is a “Honda-style fold-down table with a cup holder at each corner and a large tray in the middle,” to which Toyota adds “a lidded bin and splendid surface detailing.” There are two glove boxes in the Sienna, one stacked on top of the other, but the top “box on the Toyota is sized for gloves and little more.” The conversation mirror is described by Road & Track as “a convex piece mounted in the over-head console allowing parents to keep tabs on the youngsters.”
The 2010 Toyota Sienna’s interior has a variety of trims to suit every budget, while also offering plenty of storage options.