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The 2021 Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Road Trips

Everyone loves to hate on minivans. But you know what? Minivans have a lot to offer, especially the 2021 Toyota Sienna. It’s more than your quintessential family hauler. Instead, it’s better. Some might even venture to say that the 2021 Toyota Sienna is the best car for road trips.

a red 2021 Sienna minivan in a desert landscape
2021 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

It’s a fuel-efficient hybrid available with all-wheel drive

Yes, that certainly is a mouthful. But when it comes to the 2021 Toyota Sienna, all of the aforementioned things are true. According to Toyota, this hybrid minivan delivers 245 total horsepower and an EPA-estimated 36 combined MPG fuel economy.

The Sienna doesn’t have a plug either, meaning there’s no need to stop along the way and recharge this hybrid’s battery pack. Instead, it charges the hybrid battery as you’re driving. A seven-inch color multi-information display within the instrument panel includes a Hybrid System Indicator too and is designed to encourage eco-driving habits.

And when it comes to all-wheel drive? Toyota claims the Toyota Sienna is the only vehicle in its segment that combines a hybrid powertrain with all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on all trim levels too.

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This year’s Sienna is more than fuel-efficient, it can also tow

While you certainly don’t want to be stopping at the gas station at every turn, this minivan has more to offer than a fuel-efficient engine. The 2021 Toyota Sienna is available with a long list of Yakima accessories, including a rooftop carrier, crossbars, bike rack, and more. It’s also available with a tow hitch that’s rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds so that you can pull a compact travel trailer or even a few bikes for an upcoming weekend getaway.

The 2021 Toyota Sienna has no shortage of tech features

There’s no shortage of tech features behind the wheel of the 2021 Toyota Sienna, either. Whether you’re taking a break from the road, or your passengers find themselves longing for a few minutes on Facebook, the 2021 Toyota Sienna knows just how to please.

Standard on the Sienna LE is a 9-inch touchscreen display that offers Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Alexa compatibility. All LE models also benefit from 7 USB media ports, Bluetooth handsfree capabilities, and a 2 GB three month trial of Wi-Fi Connect.

And if that’s not enough tech features for you? The 2021 Toyota Sienna is also available with tech-savvy features like navigation, Siri Eyes Free and Safety Connect, and a premium sound system.

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This minivan has plenty of space to offer 

No one wants to embark on a road trip behind the wheel of a cramped vehicle. Fortunately, the Sienna is anything but cramped. Rather, this minivan has plenty of space to offer for both passengers and cargo alike.

Front seat passengers have access to multiple storage bins for their personal belongings. The Sienna’s available Super Long Slide second-row captain chairs slide 25 inches as well, giving even adult passengers the flexibility to relax and get comfortable. The Sienna LE and some XLE models come equipped in eight-seat configurations with a stowable middle seat for even more space too.

A quiet cabin that’s perfect for napping or catching up

And if a fuel-efficient engine, spacious interior, and long list of tech-savvy features don’t have you sold on this minivan? Know that the 2021 Toyota Sienna’s high-strength TNGA-K Platform can keep noise and vibrations at bay. 

If interior noise does rise, the Sienna’s available Driver Easy Speak has got you covered too.  Introduced on third-generation models, available Driver Easy Speak is a built-in PA system that amplifies the driver’s voice using the van’s rear speakers.

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The 2021 Toyota Sienna really is the perfect road trip companion

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is more than a family hauler. Instead, this minivan makes for the perfect road trip companion.