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Editor's Overview

If you’re looking for a safe and comfortable way to transport your growing family, the 2014 Toyota Sienna makes a great first choice. With seating for seven or eight passengers, a broad price range spread over five trim levels and the only all-wheel-drive option available on a minivan in the U.S., the Sienna gives buyers an unbeatable array of choices.

You'll Like The 2014 Toyota Sienna If...

If your next minivan must have good looks, room for eight and the option of all-wheel drive (AWD), the 2014 Toyota Sienna is your first and only choice. Excellent resale value and a strong reliability record give added peace of mind.

You May Not Like The 2014 Toyota Sienna If...

If keeping costs low is a top priority, a better choice might be the Dodge Grand Caravan which costs nearly $7,000 less than the cheapest Sienna trim. Of course, the Dodge’s resale value is nowhere near the Sienna’s. Another option might be the well-equipped Kia Sedona.

What's New

The 2014 Toyota Sienna gains a Tow Prep package as part of its standard equipment list, while Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor is offered as a stand-alone option on the SE trim.

Interior Features

There is plenty of room for passengers and cargo in the 2014 Toyota Sienna. The minivan can be configured with bench seats in the second and third rows in order to accommodate up to eight people total, or with captain’s chairs in the second row to hold seven. Third-row passenger room is commendable but, as with the second row, legroom is less than that of the Honda Odyssey and Nissan Quest. Cargo capacity behind the 3rd-row seat, however, is greater than those rivals. Driver ergonomics is good, but the dash is rather bland and plastic parts are prominent.

Exterior Features

Swoon-inducing looks usually aren’t at the top of the list for minivan buyers and, while the 2014 Sienna isn’t likely to change that, its sheetmetal is comfortably inoffensive. The Sienna has a mildly athletic, forward-leaning stance. A svelte beltline runs the length of each side, effectively splitting the vehicle and preventing it from looking bloated. SE models, which aim to be sportier, sit a bit lower and ride on bigger, 19-inch wheels. The Sienna SE also features smoked taillights and, for a visually lower stance, side skirting.

Driving Impressions

With its 266-horsepower V6 engine at work, the 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan is surprisingly quick on its feet. Even with the optional AWD, the Sienna accelerates briskly and never feels labored or short on power. The 6-speed automatic does a good job of finding and holding the right gears and when it does shift, the transition is nearly imperceptible. We found the Sienna’s ride to be quite smooth, but did feel there was more road and wind noise inside than in the Honda Odyssey. With some small blind spots toward the rear of the van, we also found the Blind Spot Monitoring system a welcome addition. For those seeking a more dialed-in driving experience, the SE trim offers a sport-tuned suspension and 19-inch wheels. Both features improve handling but also result in a harsher ride and more road noise inside the cabin.

Pricing Notes

A base, 2014 Toyota Sienna L has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just shy of $28,000. On the other end of the Sienna spectrum, a fully loaded all-wheel-drive Limited model can run past $50,000. The Sienna’s base price is lower than that of a Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Town & Country, nearly the same as a Nissan Quest but higher than a Dodge Grand Caravan and Kia Sedona. Before buying, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others are actually paying for the 2014 Sienna in your area. Down the road, the Toyota Sienna is expected to be the leader of the pack in terms of resale value.

Notable Equipment

A base 2014 Toyota Sienna minivan comes with 3-zone air conditioning, AM/FM/CD player with auxiliary jack and four speakers, cruise control, keyless entry and eight cup holders (six on 7-passenger models). The standard Star Safety System includes stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist and Toyota’s Smart Stop Technology, which helps halt the vehicle even if the accelerator is depressed. LE models add dual power-sliding doors and tri-zone automatic climate control. SE models have larger wheels and sport-tuned suspension. XLE models add leather seats and power liftgate, and top-line Limited trims have blind-spot monitoring, dual moonroofs and a 10-speaker JBL premium sound system.

Notable Options

Two navigation systems are available on the Toyota Sienna. One is an older-style, DVD-based version with integrated rearview camera and 7-inch screen, and the other is Toyota’s Entune system, available on LE, SE and XLE trims. Entune uses a smaller, 6.1-inch screen, but it has upgraded voice recognition and the ability to run mobile apps that can provide information on movie times, fuel prices and restaurants. Other options include all-wheel drive, a 16.4-inch display for entertaining rear passengers, blind-spot monitoring, dynamic-cruise control and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights.

Favorite Features

ALL-WHEEL DRIVEAs the only minivan in the segment able to put power to all four wheels, this option is the one to have if you regularly find yourself driving in snowy or slick conditions.2ND-ROW LOUNGE SEATINGThe pair of leather-trimmed captain’s chairs available in XLE and Limited versions of the 2014 Sienna are a treat for 2nd-row passengers. In Limited models, the seats have a “long-slide” feature that makes them feel more akin to a living-room recliner complete with footrests.

Under the Hood

The 2014 Toyota Sienna comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that makes a robust 266 horsepower and delivers up to 25 mpg. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with AWD optional. The only transmission is a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic. The 2014 Sienna’s towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.3.5-liter V6266 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm245 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25 mpg (FWD), 16/23 mpg (AWD)

Editors' Notes

The Toyota Sienna minivan for 2014 rises above the minivan mob by offering a nearly unbeatable combination of models, options, strong resale value and styling. Easily the equal of the Honda Odyssey and Nissan Quest, the Sienna goes a step further by offering the option of all-wheel drive (AWD), the only minivan in the U.S. to do so. The Sienna’s V6 is more powerful than either the Odyssey or Quest, although the Dodge Grand Caravan is more powerful than all three, and the Odyssey trumps both the Sienna and the Quest when it comes to fuel economy. While the Sienna is roomy, its interior color choices and plastics are a bit of a letdown, especially when compared to the Quest or Town & Country.

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2014 Toyota Sienna LE

My Toyota Sienna LE is one of the best cars I have ever bought. I have three small children which means I have three car seats. All three fit in the middle row of the Sienna. It's a tight squeeze, but they all fit safely. This car is incredibly spacious making it very comfortable. We have a beach trip planned and are not concerned at all about our stuff fitting in the Sienna. The hands free system is a bit dated because it's a 2014 model, but it works. I don't have to cancel commands and repeat them too often. Gas mileage is pretty decent while driving through town. I want to say we get about 18 or 19 miles per gallon. The captain's chairs and rear seating are very heavy. I always have a difficult time sliding the captain's chairs forward and back. I've noticed in later models of the Sienna that the plastic covering the track tend to come up. I haven't noticed it happening with our Sienna yet though. It drives well, although something is up with the alignment that needs to be checked out. I've only had my brand new tires for 9000 miles and the front wheels are already needing to be replaced.

- Kelsey P

Consistent and reliable Toyota Sienna will comfortably get your family where you need to go

2014 Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna has been a great vehicle for my family of 5. The spacious interior is plenty of room for us. I can easily move the middle row captain's chairs around and fold down the rear seat if I need more space or a different seating configuration. The automated sliding doors make it easy to get in and out of my vehicle in my garage or when I am out and about. I have had issues with the automated doors working properly. The dealer did a diagnostic and said the hinge was bent from frequent use. I didn't want to spend the money right away and opted to use the door manually. About a week later, I tried the automatic door again and now it is working without issues. But, I assume it fall again. I've put almost 70,000 miles on my Sienna in the past 4 1/2 years with no maintenance issues. I live in a snowy area and I really appreciate the AWD feature. The AWD doesn't not allow for a spare tire so I have always replaced my tires with run flat tires. I appreciate the peace of mind it gives me, but I don't like the added expense of run flat tires.

- Jen W

It accelerates and handles like a car. I think many people are put off by minivans because they're not attractive , but the functionality, adaptability, and safety are beyond compare.

2014 Toyota Sienna

This is my second Toyota Sienna. While it isn't the sexiest vehicle, when you're inside it checks all the important boxes. It is comfortable and roomy, dependable, incredibly safe, and has the typical as well as fun bells and whistles. It accelerates incredibly quickly and maintains high rates of speed with ease. The ABS is second to none. In terms on maneuverability, it drives like a mid-size sedan, which I love because I don't feel like I'm driving a minivan. The capacity to haul pets, kids, and stuff is phenomenal, and the seating is modular. The third row folds down flush with the floor which is great, and second row seats can be removed completely, also awesome. I would like to see more compartmentalized storage and higher end features like a larger backup/dashcam, more customizable climate control, and entertainment options. All in all my Sienna is a solid vehicle and I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

- Jocelyn D

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