Written by Marco Carvajal
Flying from Florida, I arrive at Philadelphia airport to test drive the 2019 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5L AWD for 7 passengers, driving from Philadelphia to different areas of New Jersey, traveling with children. From airport to home, stores, restaurants, parks, taking my children onboard the Sienna makes the ride much more comfortable and easy than driving on any other vehicle. The balance between practical travel and luxury comes to perfect harmony inside the minivan Sienna.
I am one of those drivers who love minivans, the idea of a minivan brings excitement, pleasure, tons of space and practicality. I think that those who don’t like minivans need to test drive one….the result for sure will be a better impression. The Sienna is not just a minivan, it has several trims to choose from, AWD for off roads and so many features and packages to enjoy the like-private-plane ride.
Electric automatic doors that open just with the push of a button, so much space in the front cabin and in the back so passengers can walk from row to row.
Driving the Sienna feels like riding on a private Jet, luxury seats, cool flashing lights, TV monitor so that passengers can enjoy their favorite movie while traveling. Opposed to many SUVs, a minivan has very large cargo space, and if you need more space, just push a button and the third row can be folded to increase cargo space. Even the second row can be folded or removed if you need more space. The minivan is a wonderful flexible automobile.
When children ride on the Sienna minivan they want to keep riding, no ride is boring and even the longer rides feel short. If needed my older daughters can walk from the third row to the second row to help my little one who is on her car seat on the second row.
The look? I think the Sienna looks sporty, cool, and a bit futuristic in the outside. I really enjoy the exterior look. The interior look is great too, I don’t think anybody will be disappointed enjoying the ride as a passenger on a Sienna.
Toyota Care Warranty
In an effort to give more to its customers, the Sienna includes Toyota Care, free of charge, a no-cost maintenance standard with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota, during the first 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Toyota Care also includes 24-hour roadside assistance is included during 2 years and unlimited miles.
The 2019 Sienna is a great choice. The new Sienna now includes Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility on all models standard.
The 2019 model includes trims with all-wheel drive and seven-passenger seating available. The Sienna is powerful than ever and has room for more passengers onboard.
This minivan has been produced by Toyota for more than 2 decades. The Sienna is made in the USA, at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Indiana.
The 2019 Sienna is part of the Third Generation, introduced in 2011. Even though Toyota has not changed the current Sienna third generation in the last 9 years, every year Toyota is enhancing the Sienna, producing small changes and upgrades. Toyota keeps refreshing features and details to keep customers interested in each new minivan model.\
For many buyers, the Sienna is more attractive than the other competitor minivans. Toyota gives buyers a strong confident when buying this minivan. Toyota is well known for producing great cars at a reasonably low price. In addition to great pricing, one of the reasons why many minivan buyers love the Sienna is because of the low-cost maintenance, easy to do repairs and parts at a low price.
2019 Toyota Sienna Limited
The 2019 Toyota Sienna is available in 8 different trims. The one I am driving is the last model before the top of the line, the Sienna Limited. The top of the line is the Limited Premium. It includes most of the features that you expect from a high-end minivan.
2019 Toyota Sienna Limited Highlights
- Dual Moonroof
- FWD standard and AWD available
- Fuel Consumption
- MPG 19 / 22 / 27 City / Average / Highway
- 3.5L V6 DOHC 24-Valve With Dual VVT-i
- Horsepower 296 @ 6600 RPM
- Torque 263 @ 4700 RPM
- 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with Intelligence ECT-i
- 7-Passenger Seating
- Captain Chairs
- Removable second-row lounge seat
- Premium leatherette-trimmed power 60/40 Split & Stow 3rd Row seat
- 3500 lbs Towing Package
- 20 Gallons Fuel Tank
2019 Sienna Trim Models
For 2019, Toyota is giving buyers more choices and options. The Sienna is available in 8 trim levels that include standard Front Wheel Drive, but most models are also available as All Wheel Drive. Some Sienna models are available with 7-Passenger or 8-Passenger Seating.
- SE Premium
- XLE Premium
- Limited Premium
Toyota allows you to buy a minivan at the most convenient price for your budget. Pricing for the Sienna is very flexible with a good range. You can purchase a 2019 Toyota Sienna starting with an MSRP of $31,315 with the Sienna L trim, and going all the way up to $47,730 MSRP with the top of the line 2019 Sienna Limited Premium.
There are 8 trims and several prices to choose from. In terms of features, starting on the Sienna SE you have the choice of the standard Front-Wheel Drive or upgrade to the All-Wheel Drive for an additional charge around $1,000.
The 2019 Sienna Limited that I am test driving has MSRP pricing of $44,210. Considering that the Limited is one of the top models and all the features included, this prices gives you a lot of value.
The Sienna Limited is a very spacious and comfortable vehicle for less than $45K. But you can decide how much to pay for a Sienna with the base trim starting at only $31K.
The 2019 Sienna Limited Premium AWD is superpowered by a 3.5L V6 DOHC 24-Valve With Dual VVT-i. This minivan includes a fantastic 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with Intelligence (ECT-i). Horsepower 296 @ 6600 RPM and Torque 263 @ 4700 RPM.
While competitor minivan models like the Chrysler Pacifica and the Honda Odyssey and the Kia Sedona, the Toyota Sienna remains a great choice providing one of the best values on the minivan segment at great value pricing. For those who choose to go for the 2019 Toyota Sienna, you can enjoy the best combination of very important aspects like fuel efficiency, reliability, power, comfort and interior space in its class.
In terms of pricing buying a Sienna is a great deal compared to all what you get for your money, with a price range from $31K to $47K.
Looking at the near future, I wait excited to see the release of the Sienna Fourth Generation sometime soon, but for now, let’s enjoy the 2019 Sienna third generation.