2013 Toyota Sienna Update Detailed

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2013 Toyota Sienna will add new standard amenities to its lineup, doing away with its four-cylinder engine, making the 3.5-liter V6 with 266 hp standard on all models.

For the 2013 model year, the Japanese automaker has equipped the Sienna LE with standard three-zone automatic climate control system, a cabin air filter, individual temperature settings for the driver, front passenger, and rear passengers, along with a separate digital control panel for the rear. The Sienna Limited and XLE model gets a standard Blind Spot Monitor, and is also available as an option on the LE model. Lastly, a standard acoustic windshield is also new on the Limited and XLE models.

The 3.5-liter V6 has an EPA-estimated rating of 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. The Sienna is rated to tow a trailer up to 3,500 lbs.

Available in five trims (Sienna grade, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited), all-wheel drive is now available on the LE, XLE, and Limited models. The sporty SE model features a more aggressive front end, lower side skirts, and 19-inch wheels as standard. Smoked taillights offer a cosmetic upgrade on the SE, while it sits lower to the ground thanks to its sport-tuned suspension. New for the 2013 model year, the SE gets chrome-accented door handles on the outside.

Standard on the top-of-the-line Limited model is second-row lounge seating, power 60/40 Split & Stow third-row seat, front and rear parking sonar, smart key, safety connect, and independently-powered slide opening dual moonroofs.

All Sienna trims will have the Toyota Entune system available as an option.

GALLERY: 2013 Toyota Sienna LE

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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