1999 toyota sienna
The Sienna is readily available with all the most effective functions available in the minivan market: double power gliding doors, modular seats, V6 engine, and car-like trip as well as handling. It's additionally a leading performer in terms of crashworthiness.
Put the Toyota name on such a smart plan and you have an immediate member of the minivan A-team. The Sienna does not hit any new crowning achievement, yet it does an outstanding work of covering all the bases.
All Siennas use Toyota's V6 to power the front wheels via a smooth four-speed automatic transmission. All coincide length. Three trim degrees are available: CE, LE and XLE.
Unlike the old Previa, the Toyota Sienna features standard appearances and also uncompromised capability. The Sienna looks tidy, a traditional minivan with subtle touches of sport-utility designing. The lengthy, sloping nose is clearly minivan, however the square lines in other places-- specifically when checked out from the rear-- recall a sport-utility. Where numerous minivans display vast moves of steel, the Sienna has a fairly also proportion of glass to steel, an additional SUV allusion.
The Sienna is based upon an extended variation of the Camry system. Actually, it is built on the same Georgetown, Ky., production line as the Camry. Basing the Sienna on the Camry gives it good road manners. It likewise makes it less expensive to make and build-- a great deal for carmaker and also buyer. These cost savings enable Toyota to bring the price of the Sienna closer to the norm for the course.
Being in the driveway, the Sienna looks cool and also portable. The size of the Sienna, 193 inches, places it about midway in between the short and also lengthy Chrysler minivans. It's 3 inches narrower than the Chrysler minivans and 1 inch lower in elevation.
In spite of its modest size, the inside of the Sienna is roomy. Three-row seats is common, and the back freight location is an accommodating 18 inches deep from hatch open up to seatback. The flip-and-fold seats make it simple to increase the cargo area as needed.
If you have to eliminate the seats entirely, they can be raised out independently. The procedure is a little awkward due to the fact that the seatback needs to stay upright throughout elimination. On the General Motors minivans, the seatback is flat, making the bundle a more workable dice shape. On the other hand, the Sienna seat locks are wonderfully implemented; they launch easily and also are easy to re-install.
Entering and from the Sienna is very easy.
Double sliding doors make sure passengers get in and out quickly and reduce running around to the far side of the car to grab a kid. Either door can be opened by pushing a button; the buttons are located on both the instrument panel as well as on the center pillar. The power doors can additionally be opened with the keyless remote transmitter. Throughout the summer, it behaves to be able to start the airing out process while you're coming close to the Sienna with a lots of grocery stores.
Once in, the vehicle driver takes pleasure in a powerful view of the road. Exposure is outstanding in all directions, thanks to all the glass. The instruments allow, bright as well as simple to check out.
Storage is close at hand without hindering the generous pass-through to the rear. An useful little web attached to the sides of the pole positions is terrific for keeping toll tickets, sunglasses and other tiny things. Fold-down cupholders alongside the storage net safe drinks however finish when not in use.
The second row can be outfitted with either captain's chairs or bench (the latter is required with the integrated child seat). The seatbacks fold down to give a level surface area for food and games as well as cupholders. Built right into the doors are round holders ideal for one-liter containers.
Pleasant as it is, the interior betrays the focus on set you back called for to make this automobile lucrative for Toyota: The developers obtained buttons, assesses, and parts from the Camry, Corolla as well as Avalon. They are flawlessly useful as well as no question entirely reputable, but they do not display Chrysler's ergonomic excellence in this area.
Sound and climate controls are installed high on the facility control panel permanently gain access to, yet the ashtray and second power plug are down reduced and angled out of the way.
The column-mounted shifter works well, slipping cleanly into the desired gear, but I kept bumping the windscreen wiper stalk as well as activating the wipers when I changed into Park. As well as the seats, also in the top-of-the-line XLE we checked, did not have side-to-side support to maintain you conveniently secured. The optional natural leather made the slipping as well as moving a lot more noticeable.
Sound control switches are placed on the guiding wheel, permitting the driver to easily adjust the volume, mute the noise totally or pick one more station.
Of the 3 trim levels, the $21,848 CE is pretty fundamental. Air conditioning, cruise control, cassette player, and power home windows, locks as well as mirrors are all optional. The CE comes as a four-door model, so there's simply one sliding door. (They count the back door as a door.) The five-door CE with two sliding doors retails for $22,738.
Most individuals will likely choose the mid-line $24,778 LE for its superior plan of features for the buck. The five-door LE comes requirement with the second sliding door, air conditioning, power home windows, locks as well as mirrors, cruise ship control, radio/cassette gamer, personal privacy glass (vital for minimizing warmth gain), as well as access to the majority of the alternatives listing, including the captain's chairs, six-speaker stereo, integrated child seat, and power sliding door.
If you desire all the frills, you need the $28,099 XLE. This is the only version that offers leather trim ($ 1,410) and also a gloriously huge power moonroof ($ 830). A costs six-speaker audio system with radio, cassette and single-slot CD is likewise readily available as an alternative. (All prices include $420 location charge.).
That the Sienna is based upon the Camry is a good idea. The Camry's 3.0-liter V6 engine, four-speed electronic transmission, guiding system, transmission, and also front suspension are industry standouts for refinement in the ultra-competitive mid-size car market. So the Sienna benefits from a great deal of tried and tested innovation.
The result is a minivan with a ride as good as is available. A big, tall box will never ever ride and also handle along with a low, smooth car, yet the Sienna is pretty darn excellent. It would be much better, however, with a stiffer suspension. It takes in bumps well, yet leans a bit excessive in corners for our preferences.
As the sole engine choice, the Toyota V6 is easy to deal with. It does not really feel as active as it performs in the much lighter Camry, however it's smooth, trustworthy, as well as affordable. At 194 horse power, it's efficient, also, making 44 even more horsepower compared to either the Chrysler or Ford 3.0 V6s. Fuel economic situation rates an EPA-estimated 19/23 mpg city/highway.
However the Sienna does not come with the most powerful engine out there. With both Chrysler and also Ford, you can get 3.8-liter V6s with a whole lot a lot more torque for less complicated cruising with a hefty lots. The Toyota V6 also requires costs fuel, which is regrettable in a run-around-town household lorry.