Toyota’s puny Prius C passes the pumps

Toyota Prius C Three All photos by Gerry Miles

Toyota Prius C Three
All photos by Gerry Miles


Officially, the C in the Prius’ name stands for “city” where the smallest and most affordable aka cheapest edition of Toyota’s famed hybrid car line will provide the most dividends.  DSC_1764Perhaps, though, it should be an “e” for economy to get an EPA-rated 50 combined mpg is the prime factor folks will buy one.

As the runt of the four-model Prius litter, the C is also the smallest and the least expensive ($19,080) or cheap, but the C could also stand for the compromises needed to achieve the feat in this subcompact.

Compared to its larger midsized Prius – the only car introduced at the NY Auto Show where a hall full of auto journos in 1997 actually went silent to hear its intro price $19,995 – the C is 19.1 inches shorter (157.3 vs. 176.4 inches) and 542 pounds lighter (2,500 lbs. vs. 3,042 lbs.) to achieve its fuel efficiency.

That diet helps boost the fuel economy but it compromises the C in several other ways: the seats are supportive but relatively thin and best for short, city commutes and not visiting Aunt Bessie in Philadelphia; there’s a lot of plastic on the dash – the better to save weight with, and those hoping for a responsive time behind the wheel are shopping for the wrong car.

Bathed in 2014’s newest color – a retina-searing yellow called Sun Fusion – the C shows off a funky, wind-cheating style so common on many smaller cars today. It’ll appeal to the younger groups but still provides reasonable room up front.

DSC_1783The overall interior is clean, simple, and uncomplicated except for the number of options displayed on the information screen. The main dash features are centered, electronic and display a myriad of the car’s functions as well as tracking your prudent pedal pushing with each trip. However most controls are touch screen with only the temperature as the largest knob and the other climate controls as small buttons.

There’s plenty of leg and headroom up front, less so as expected in the back. The wind-cheating wedged-shape of today’s cars leaves little cargo or head space for adults in the back. Although the hatch opens wide, remember this is a subcompact built to sip gas and not perform weekend duty as a cargo mule.

A spare tire is included, housed under a two-piece large foam-like structure underneath a trunk mat that comes with the carpeted floor mats ($225) and a cargo net ($49). I wonder if the spare will be eliminated, as it has been in most cars these days, for an additional battery pack.

DSC_1762Power tops out at 99 horsepower with the 1.5-liter DOHC that boasts variable valve timing – just like Toyota’s Yaris – but produces just 73 hp compared to the 106 hp in the Yaris. The Hybrid Drive is tucked into the engine well while the battery is optimally placed under the left rear seat for weight distribution.

Output can be regulated in three modes: Eco, Normal and EV. To use the EV or battery mode, the shifter slides next to a large “B” however this mode requires one to drive under 25 mph for less than a mile.

Under way, the C is, as a certain coach is known to say, is what it is: an economy car that’s not meant to leave rubber from its 15-inch wheels behind. Even during city commutes the C’s motor protested too much when pressed for additional power before responding. At highway speeds the noise ratio rose, as did the wind noise and road noise. Passing a car becomes a planned event requiring time and distance. Merging onto the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover, N.H. was a tad frightening waiting for the automatic CVT trying to accumulate enough speed to stake out some pavement in the right lane before the oncoming traffic rushed upon the sawed off hatch’s backside.

Tradeoffs and piercing colors fade when your normal days to fill up are passed as the tank gauges shows plenty of petrol to keep motoring. When you can get 51 mpg, the C almost makes you want to slow down, watch the dashboard gas numbers rise, switch into Eco and be as stingy as Silas Marner.

Its diminutive size makes it easy to park in the city. Handling is somewhat light despite the thick steering wheel that’s meant to imply sturdiness and sportiness. Braking is reasonable, not that you’ll go that fast, and returns power to the battery in its regenerative form, as shown on the dash’s display.

At a time when gas prices are still fluctuating, the C offers an entry-level price into the hybrid market from the famed Prius lineup. Going green usually costs about $5,000 more green backs than a conventional model in many car lines. One has to consider if it’s mainly city stop-and-go driving where the benefit will be realized or not. A $5,000 hybrid tag can purchase more than 1,400 gallons of gas figured at $3.50 per gallon and provide a smaller monthly payment.

In comparison, the Yaris has nearly the same footprint as the C, more horsepower, a smaller suggested price that’s about $5,000 less and still owns EPA numbers in the 30s. It’s nice to have options.

The Prius C meets its mission as an affordable, non plug-in hybrid from the first family of hybrid technology. For a city commuter looking to max out the mileage and not the payment at the pump, the C is worth a look and a test drive.

Toyota Prius C Three

Toyota Prius C Three

2014 Toyota Prius C Three


Price, base (with destination): $21,765 ($810)

Options: $743

As Tested: $23,318

Fuel economy: 53-mpg city/46-mpg highway.

Globe observed: 51.0 mpg

Drivetrain: 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, Hybrid Synergy Drive, Automatic CVT

Body: Four-door hatch


Horsepower: 73 hp

Torque: 82 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm

Overall length: 157.3 inches.

Wheelbase: 100.4 inches.

Height: 56.9 inches

Width: 66.7 inches.

Curb weight: 2,500 lbs.


Not stopping at gas stations. Fuel economy. Rear hatch, folding seat augments cargo space. Spare tire.


Awful color, dash gauges too busy, thin seats.


A non-plugin hybrid that meets its mission of providing superb economy for city commuters.

Also consider: Toyota Yaris, Scion iQ, Ford C-Max Energi, Honda CR-Z, Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2


VW sets e-Golf price at $35,445; on sale in November

2015 VW e-Golf

2015 VW e-Golf

  • The most versatile Electric Vehicle in its class goes on sale in November, priced at $35,445 for the fully equipped SEL Premium model
  • Drivetrain consists of 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with 199 pound-feet of torque; 7.2 kW onboard charger is standard
  • Standard fast charging capability allows 80 percent battery charge within 30 minutes
  • First U.S.-market Volkswagen to be fitted with all-LED headlights

Herndon, VA  — Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced pricing for its 2015 e-Golf, the brand’s first fully electric, zero tailpipe emissions vehicle for the U.S. market. Joining Volkswagen’s extensive Golf family of versatile, sporty hatchbacks, the e-Golf starts at $35,445 (plus $820 destination and delivery) for the SEL Premium model.

Built on the Golf’s sporty Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, and powered by a compact electric motor and lithium-ion battery (built in-house at Volkswagen’s Braunschweig facility), the e-Golf follows the Golf’s “fun-to-drive, yet practical” formula, with all of the benefits of an electric vehicle.

Additionally, Volkswagen is further improving the ownership experience with a groundbreaking and holistic approach to e-Mobility. Volkswagen has announced a collaboration with 3Degrees®, a renewable energy services provider, to invest in carbon reduction projects to help offset the emissions created from production, distribution and charging of the e-Golf for up to approximately 36,000 miles of driving. Charging solutions from Bosch® and Chargepoint®, along with a new Roadside Assistance program and the VW Car-Net® e-Golf app are designed to make owning the e-Golf a thoroughly reassuring, rewarding and enjoyable experience.

The key features, benefits and standard equipment of the e-Golf are:

  • Combined Charging System (CCS) allows 80 percent battery charge within 30 mins
  • Standard 7.2kW onboard charger
  • Avg. range 70 – 90 miles, depending on driving style, and charging behavior
  • Class-leading 199 lb-ft of torque, with 115 horsepower
  • Largest interior space in a compact EV—an impressive 93.5 cubic feet, same volume as Golf
  • Versatile cargo area, with 22.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats; 52.7 cubic feet with seats folded
  • Three driving profiles designed to preserve energy (“Normal”, “Eco”, and “Eco+”)
  • Three driver-selectable regenerative braking levels
  • 5.8-inch touchscreen navigation system and infotainment center
  • Bluetooth® technology
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking system
  • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • LED headlights
  • Bespoke 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Keyless access
  • Heatable front seats
  • Rearview camera; and front and rear Park Distance Control
  • The e-Golf will go on sale in select states in November 2014.
2015 e-Golf Pricing
Model Price Features
e-Golf SEL Premium $35,445 115 hp, 199 lb-ft electric motor, 1-speed transmission, 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery; 7.2kW onboard charger; DC fast charging (SAE Combined Charging System); 3 driver-selectable regeneration modes; 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; front and rear disc brakes; electric parking brake; ESC; XDS® Cross Differential system; electrically heated windshield; power adjustable and heatable exterior mirrors; rear window wiper and washer system; heated front washer nozzles; LED headlights with dynamic headlight range adjustment and LED DRLs; body color exterior mirror caps, moldings, door handles and bumpers; front center armrest; front and rear carpeted floormats; comfort seats; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces w/ front manual lumbar support; tilt and telescope steering column; split folding rear seats with center armrest and pass-through; heatable front seats; Climatronic® automatic dual-zone A/C; power windows w/ one-touch up/down on all windows; Keyless access; cruise control; leather-wrapped handbrake, shifter knob, and multifunction steering wheel; LED reading lights; touchscreen radio/navigation system w/8 speakers, CD, MDI with iPod® integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; VW Car-Net® connected services; front and rear Park Distance Control; rearview camera; dual front airbags, driver and front passenger, front side airbags, Side Curtain Protection® system for front and rear passengers; Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Destination $820 All prices exclude destination

Toyota’s FT-1 concept ready for Gran Turismo 6 download

Toyota FT1 Vision GT 1

Toyota FT1 is called the Vision GT 1

Rev your virtual engines as Toyota’s stunning FT-1 sports car concept takes the track again inside Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), the latest iteration of the best-selling racing franchise exclusively on PlayStation®3. A high-powered version of the Toyota FT-1, called “Vision GT,” is available now for download.
Earlier, the graphite edition of the FT-1 was ready for GT6 download: now the black edition is ready.
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series, Calty designed an ultra high-performance race version of the FT-1 that inside the game is called the FT-1 “Vision GT.” This high-powered version interprets what a full-race FT-1 might achieve on the track. See how the FT-1 Vision GT came to life by watching this video:

Prior to building the FT-1 concept vehicle, key Toyota executives (including Toyota President Akio Toyoda) experienced its excitement inside the GT6 game. With today’s download, more fans can take the virtual wheel.

First edition of XC90 sells out in 47 hours

All new Volvo XC90
All new Volvo XC90


 It appears the wait was worth it.
After waiting through a bunch of mundane updates,  Volvo and Geely seem to hit pavement in full stride.
The First Edition of the all-new VolvoXC90, 1,927 individually numbered cars only available for sale via digital commerce, sold out in 47 hours after it was released. Volvo proclaims that most of the cars were reserved within one hour from sales start. At its peak, 7 cars were sold every minute. The U.S. is the number one market for theXC90, and was also the number one market for First Edition sales.

 “We are very pleased, but not really surprised,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service of Volvo Car Group. “The huge interest in the XC90 escalated to astronomical levels after the world premiere last week.”

 The First Edition cars, which celebrate the year Volvo was founded, were for the first time in history only available at

Honda partners with ESPN College Football as musical pulse of college football coverage

Honda becomes “Official Music Sponsor of ESPN College FootballBY GERRY MILES

Years ago, Honda was seeking to attract young buyers when it rolled out its box on wheels, sometimes called a toaster, known as the Honda Element. It had wash and wear interiors that could take the punishment from frat boys on a night out or surfers at the beach with wet clothes, sand and their boards.

Trouble was, freshly minted college grads aspired to something more hip than a square on wheels (we’d already had the Scion xB and xD if you wanted boxy) and the price: With a reported average price of $30,000 Element’s buyers were the folks who wanted room and could afford said box: the target group’s parents.

Now comes Honda in partnership with ESPN looking to get young buyers via college football similar to what Hyundai recently announced complete with social media integration called “Helmet Stickers” on ESPN2 college football final.

During college football segments in SportsCenter and Honda’s groundbreaking, 360-degree music platform, Honda Stage (, now becomes the new musical soundtrack to ESPN’s college football programming for the 2014 season. The designation as “Official Music Sponsor of ESPN College Football” and presenting sponsor of the ESPN2 College Football Final “Helmet Stickers”.

“ESPN college football is among the most-watched live television programs and represents a great opportunity to leverage our investment in music and sports to connect the Honda brand with an engaged audience of young and active viewers while showcasing the latest Honda vehicle offerings, including the all-new 2015 Honda Fit,” said Tom Peyton, assistant vice president of marketing, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “ESPN pioneered the integration of music into sports programming and the addition of exclusive Honda Stage performance music to its college football line-up allows Honda the opportunity to connect with an expanded audience and introduce them to new music through our online platform.”

Honda is now featured throughout the 2014 ESPN College Football telecasts. The full integration includes:On-set Honda and Honda Stage branding as well as custom content on the 8am ET segment of SportsCenter
Unique musical montages featuring Honda Stage artists during halftime of ABC’s Saturday afternoon gamesPresenting sponsor of ESPN College Football Scoreboard, with a full Honda Stage music performance integrated into the highlights of earlier games

Honda, presenting sponsor of the ESPN2 College Football Final ‰Presenting sponsor of ESPN2’s College Football Final  “Helmet Stickers” segment honoring the best plays and players of the day
The integration with the “Helmet Stickers” segment includes a social engagement element with fans encouraged via a live on-air callout and weekly social promotion to tweet the play that got them most fired up and deserving of a helmet sticker. Fans can tweet at select ESPN social handles (@ESPNCFB & @CollegeGameDay) to recognize players that they find to be most deserving of the ESPN and Honda co-branded helmet sticker award.

Honda Stage is a unique 360-degree, multi-platform music program designed for fans  searching for and consuming music. This new music platform brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders, including Clear Channel, to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality, music content available under the new Honda Stage name, through dozens of live events at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles and exclusive online content.

Hyundai uses integrated marketing with college football fans at 17 schools



A company that makes wonderful vehicles, albeit sans tailgate, is going to provide to connect to college football fans while it does just that: party around the tailgate of various vehicles. With a spotlight on food this year, Hyundai is hoping to boost the appetite for customers to sample their brand.

Hyundai’s returned for its fourth year and is connecting its owners, the most loyal in the entire automotive industry five years running according to Brand Keys, with the passion and traditions of college football. The multi-faceted campaign will be supported by national and regional advertising, social media engagement and game day experiences.

“Participating in college football and interacting with the incredibly dedicated fans continues to be a great way for us to share our pursuit of outstanding customer loyalty,” said Steve Shannon, vice president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “This year we are putting a big spotlight on the food at these games. After seeing some elaborate tailgates over the past three years, we’ve partnered with the online food network Tastemade to capture and highlight the many different local cuisines fans enjoy before their big game.”

Hyundai’s college football program will feature TV, print, radio and online ads that celebrate the culture of football fans. In the new national spot, “Hands” Hyundai recognizes the many signs fans use to identify themselves like the Florida “Gator Chomp”, USC’s “V-for victory”, Texas’ “Hook’em Horns” along with others, and connects it to the one sign everyone wants to use, No. 1.

Regionally, Hyundai developed 17 new ads with each of its partner schools where a Hyundai dealer is able to seal the deal by leveraging a sought after collector’s item.
#ThisIsLoyalty, the online extension of the campaign, is an invitation for college football fans to share pictures, posts, and tweets that exemplify their individual expressions of loyalty. Fans can also experience more of Hyundai’s celebration of college football tradition by visiting the program’s microsite where they can order a school branded window cling.

HyundaiFieldHouse2On Game Days
Hyundai is partnering with 17 of college football’s most prestigious programs, including 4 of the top 5 in the Associated Press pre-season poll, to bring 114 game day events, activated by agency Advantage International, to stadiums across the country. At 17 featured games, including the Iron Bowl (Auburn vs. Alabama), Oregon vs. Stanford, Penn State vs. Ohio State, USC vs. Arizona State and other top matchups, Hyundai will have a larger presence with The Hyundai Fieldhouse. The Hyundai Fieldhouse is 2,400 square feet of pre-gaming heaven with TVs, lounge seating and surprise university celebrities who will be signing autographs and mingling with fans.
The Hyundai Fieldhouse will also give fans the opportunity to check out the latest vehicles in Hyundai’s lineup and play fun tailgating games to win co-branded school gear. Hyundai will also showcase an “Ultimate Tailgate Vehicle,” a Santa Fe modified for any and all pre- and post-game celebrations along with the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata and at the California home games, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle. By participating in Hyundai’s on-site experience, one lucky fan will have a chance to win a 2015 Sonata.

Tastemade “Grill Iron”
New for this year, Hyundai is partnering with the highly-successful YouTube food network Tastemade. The network will visit some of the top tailgating schools in the country to learn about their rivalries and food culture and create a 13-episode “Grill Iron” series. As part of the programming, local chefs will be invited to cook a new, tailgate inspired dish at the Tastemade Kitchen in The Hyundai Fieldhouse during featured games in their area.
At the end of the regular season, four top chefs will have a cook off in Los Angeles with the season’s best chef selected by the viewing audience at Tastemade’s studio.

Partner Schools
The 17 partner schools include: Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin. From ‘The Swamp’ to ‘The Big House’ to the ‘Coliseum,’ fans from all across the country will experience the loyalty and passion that Hyundai breathes into its products. Hyundai’s support for college football began through a 15 school, multi-year agreement in 2011 with IMG College to manage media, sponsorship rights and develop local campus marketing programs. Building off the success of this partnership, Hyundai has expanded the platform to 17 schools that also include Learfield Sports and FOX Sports as additional partners.

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Hyundai will continue its title sponsorship of the Hyundai Sun Bowl; the second oldest college football bowl game in the nation and matches teams from the ACC and Pac-12 conferences. This year’s game will be broadcast on CBS, Saturday, Dec. 27, at 12 p.m. MT (2 p.m. ET).

2015 Sienna minivan starts at $28,600

2015 Toyota Sienna SE

2015 Toyota Sienna SE

TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 2, 2014) — The redesigned 2015 Sienna minivan offers something for every family with a more upscale interior, smart technology, exterior style changes and enhanced driving dynamics. Toyota today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the new 2015 Sienna.

The base MSRP for the new Sienna will range from $28,600 for the Sienna L grade and will top out at $46,150 for the Sienna Limited Premium all-wheel-drive (AWD). The new Sienna will begin arriving in dealerships later this month.

The Most Luxurious Sienna Ever
The Sienna’s interior receives a dramatic refresh, complete with more luxurious materials that are soft to touch and visually appealing. The glove box and driver-side upper dash are hand-wrapped in soft materials and upper door trim areas are padded for a classy touch.

Metallic accents on air vents, glove box button and the center console stack add a nice contrast, giving the interior an elegant look.

Depending on grade, Sienna will be available in multiple seat colors and trim combinations including easy-clean fabrics, to the sporty perforated leather-trimmed seats of the SE, all of the way to the premium leather-trimmed seats in the XLE and Limited grades.

The 2015 Sienna will feature three new interior colors including the Bisque fabric, Chestnut Leather and Black leather.

New Technology at Your Command
The available Driver Easy Speak feature uses the vehicle’s built-in microphone to amplify the driver’s voice through the rear speakers so drivers don’t have to shout at passengers in the back. The available Dual-View, Blu-ray rear seat entertainment system with a 16.4-inch display makes the Sienna a kid-favorite destination. For added convenience, all Sienna models now come standard with a backup camera.

Drivers will appreciate the standard new 3.5-inch multi-information display (MID) that conveniently displays key information such as outside temperature, fuel economy and trip meter right between the speedometer and tachometer. More premium grades enhances this MID to a color, 4.2-inch display that can inform the driver of audio and phone information, turn-by-turn navigation cues, street names and even torque distribution on AWD models.

New for 2015, all Sienna models will feature 3-zone automatic climate control. In addition, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls are now conveniently located three inches closer to the driver for easier access.

The Sienna will be available with four different EntuneTM audio systems, all of which come standard with either a 6.1 or 7-inch touchscreen display, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth®wireless technology. Sienna Limited and Limited Premium packages come with Entune Premium JBL® Audio with Navigation and App Suite that features 10 speakers including a subwoofer.

The available Entune® App Suite is a collection of complimentary access to popular mobile applications and services via compatible smartphones. Some of the applications include Yelp, iHeartRadio,® and Pandora®.

Enhanced Safety and Convenience
Safety remains a top priority for families, and the 2015 Sienna brings features to help provide peace-of-mind. The Sienna will lead its class, coming standard with 8 airbags including a new front passenger seat cushion airbag.  Like all current Toyota vehicles, the Sienna comes standard with the STAR Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. It also features the Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.

The new Sienna is also available with advanced safety features including Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management and Hill Start Assist Control. Available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert offer added convenience to drivers when changing lanes and when backing out of a parking space.

Refreshed Exterior Styling
The 2015 Sienna’s exterior is refreshed with elegant new headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (DRL) on SE and Limited grades. New taillight designs appear on all models except SE grade. LE, XLE and Limited grades will get a newly styled front grille.

The Sienna will be available in nine exterior colors including three new shades, Attitude Black Metallic, Crème Brule Mica and Sky Blue Pearl.

A Sienna Fit For Your Family
With state-of-the-art features and rewarding driving dynamics, the 2015 Sienna sets a new standard for minivans in design, performance and value.   The Sienna is configured for seven- or eight-passenger seating and comes in five grades, all sharing a distinctly contemporary style.  The grades include: L, LE, XLE, Limited and the SE.  The segment’s only AWD model is available on LE, XLE and Limited grades.

Sienna comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that features Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The engine generates 266 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, with expected EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway (16 mpg city/23 mpg highway on AWD models). The V6 is paired to an electronically controlled six-speed transmission with sequential shift that provides smooth gear-shift feeling, quiet performance and a lightweight, compact size. Certain Sienna grades are available with a tow package that features a 3,500-pound towing capacity.
Choose Your Level of Swagger

L: Well-equipped base grade

  • Touchscreen audio system
  • Backup camera
  • Integrated Blind Spot Mirror
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Class leading 8 airbags

LE: (includes L grade features plus)

  • EntuneTM Audio Plus with 7-inch touchscreen

SE: (includes LE grade features plus)

  • Sport tuned suspension
  • Smoked headlamps with LED
  • LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • 19- inch alloy wheels
  • Sport Mesh Grille
  • Perforated leather- trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 4.2-inch color MID
  • Sport meter cluster
  • Available Premium Package adds navigation and rear seat entertainment system.

XLE: (includes LE grade features plus)

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Smart Key
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Premium gauge cluster
  • Chrome outside door handles
  • 4.2-inch color MID
  • Available Premium Package adds navigation and rear seat entertainment system.

Limited: (includes XLE grade features plus)

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Entune Premium JBL with Navigation and App Suite
  • Available Premium Package adds rear seat entertainment system, HID headlamps and rain sensing wipers

An American Minivan
Interior and exterior styling of the redesigned Sienna was accomplished by Toyota’s Calty Design Research facility in Newport Beach, Calif., developed at Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Ind.

Toyota Sienna MSRP’s do not include a delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $885.  The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.


Model # Grade Engine Transmission MSRP N/G
5328 L FWD V6 6AT $28,600
5338 LE FWD V6 6AT $31,330
5366 LE AWD V6 6AT $33,860
5342 SE FWD V6 6AT $34,900
5343 SE PREMIUM V6 6AT $39,680
5348 XLE FWD V6 6AT $35,100
5349 XLE PREMIUM FWD V6 6AT $38,355
5376 XLE AWD V6 6AT $37,300
5377 XLE PREMIUM AWD V6 6AT $40,555
5356 LTD FWD V6 6AT $41,650
5357 LTD PREMIUM  FWD V6 6AT $45,020
5386 LTD AWD V6 6AT $42,780
5387 LTD PREMIUM  AWD V6 6AT $46,150