Toyota Sienna (2012 )

CARBARN | Toyota Sienna (2012) | The 2012 Toyota Sienna Continues with a choice of four-and six-cylinder engines. This proven 3.5-liter is rated at 266 horsepower again and 245 pound-feet of torque and is standard for 2013 in Sienna's LE, SE, XLE, and Limited models. For an extra degree of all-weather grip the LE, XLE, and Limited models are available with all-wheel drive (AWD). This system automatically transfers power to the rear wheels if the fronts begin to slip. Every 2012 Sienna features a generous array of standard safety features. Toyota's Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System Remains only standard on the Sienna Limited models.

Base-price range for the 2012 Sienna is $ 25.780 - $ 41.380. The exception is the 2012 Sienna SE model, Whose base price climbs $ 2.090 to account for the Newly standard Preferred Package. (Base prices in this review include the manufacturer's destination fees; Toyota's fee for the 2012 Sienna is $ 810.) The 2012 Toyota Sienna base model starts at $ 25.870 and comes with the four-cylinder engine and seven-passenger seating; an eight-seat version starts at $ 26.995. The 2012 Sienna CE is essentially the seven-seat base model equipped with the V-6; it's priced from $ 27.110.

Standard features on the 2011 Sienna CE and the base model include cruise control, tri-zone manual climate control, power windows with automatic up / down in the front doors and the sliding side doors, AM / FM CD player with four speakers, auxiliary iPod jack, power door locks, remote keyless entry, and three 12-volt power outlets. The 2012 Toyota Sienna LE model comes with the V-6 and starts at $ 30.510 with front-wheel drive and at $ 32.740 with AWD. (The front-drive LE model comes with eight seats, the AWD version with seven.

There's good reason the LE is Sienna's most popular models: it's the best value in the lineup. The audio system on the 2012 Sienna LE adds a USB iPod interface, Bluetooth hands-free cell-phone connectivity and music streaming, and steering wheel audio controls. Base price for the sporty 2012 Toyota Sienna SE model is $ 34.250. The 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE starts at $ 34.015 with front-wheel drive and $ 36.125 with AWD. This is the Sienna trim levels at the which Becomes standard leather upholstery. Also included in the XLE's base price are heated front seats, a power moonroof, an anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, and remote keyless entry. Options for the 2012 Sienna XLE include a 10-speaker JBL sound system, a voice-activated DVD navigation system with real-time traffic, the Panorama rear camera, and Dual View Entertainment.

Base price for the top-of-the-line 2012 Toyota Sienna Limited is $ 40.110 with front-wheel drive and $ 41.380 with AWD. Sienna's flagship includes as standard equipment and all the XLE adds Lounge Seating, a power-folding third-row seat, front and rear parking sonar, dual moonroof panels, and keyless pushbutton ignition. The 2012 Sienna's changes are concentrated in the features category. Newly optional for LE, SE, and XLE models is Toyota's Blue Harmony hands-free connectivity system. Added to the sporty SE model is the optional Previously SE Preferred Package. This consists of a power liftgate and cargo roof rails and adds tri-zone automatic climate control, a front center console, steering-wheel audio controls and voice-command, and rear window sunshades.

Among other changes 2012 Sienna, XLE models add a power front passenger seat to go along with Their already-standard power driver's seat and now also include automatic on-off headlamps in Their base price. Toyota dubs Them Lounge Seating. Lounge Seating is one of Sienna's signature interior features, and for model-year 2012 it's again exclusive to the top-line Limited model, where it's standard. Sienna A signature feature available more broadly than the Lounge Seating is Toyota's Dual View Entertainment Center.

A navigation system with a wide-angle rearview camera is available again, and so is Toyota's Safety Connect Telematics system. It's available on only two 2012 Sienna models, however, the XLE, where it's an option, and Limited, where it's standard. On all Sienna models, the second-row seatbacks fold and the seats themselves can be tipped forward, but creating maximum cargo means removing altogether the heavy, bulky seats. Sienna and Odyssey only seats eight, however, and in a 2012 Sienna, that's again accomplished via a removable cushion section That slots the between the second-row bucket seats. Sienna's third row is a 60/40 split bench.

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