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2017 Toyota Sienna SE Premium 8 Psgr V6

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina


You can easily compare the experience of being inside the Toyota Sienna SE minivan with the experience of being inside of a limousine.



Toyota has a strong presence in the minivan automobile market in the United States.  Minivans continue to be an ideal car for families, especially large families, as well as for people who need a comfortable, spacious car for more passengers, like musical groups or other type of groups. Mostly families enjoy the many benefits of a minivan, especially families with children can enjoy more freedom, space and amenities. Long trips and vacations are much more confortable for kids and passengers when riding in a spacious car like the Sienna.

SUVs, crossovers and other cars with more space and capacity than normal are indirect competitors for minivans, however all these types of cars, have their own specific and separate consumer segments. For example SUVs are very popular and appealing, especially with a more “cool” look than a minivan, but they don’t have so much interior space like a minivan.

Minivan lovers can enjoy all the advantages and features offered by Toyota in its new Sienna 2017. More internal space, many features and details that make the Sienna minivan look like a private jet, especially in the inside. DVD screens, excellent audio system, electric gates, panoramic roof, air conditioning with independent controls for the different internal areas of the Sienna, reclining seats, many electric chargers for electronic devices, space for glasses, cups, storage areas, and many other features that provide much comfort, especially for passengers.

A big bonus on the Sienna 2017 minivan are the rear seats that can be stored completely inside the floor, making the trunk much larger by including the area of ​​the rear seats. You can easily compare the experience of being inside the Toyota Sienna SE minivan with the experience of being inside of a limousine, but instead of champagne have some juices for kids.

An advantage of the Toyota Sienna is that its price is relatively low for everything it offers, starting at $29,750 for the L model. the SE starts at $36,110.

The style and design the Sienna minivan is very attractive. It seems that it will continue to improve with the future generations of the Sienna.

Toyota, is one of the largest automotive companies in the world, Japanese Automobile Corporation- auto giant, which is part of the financial-industrial group “Toyota”.



2017 Toyota Sienna SE Premium

8 Seats


AWD All-Wheel Drive


3.5-liter, 6-cylinder, 24-valve. DOHC, 4-valve/cylinder

8-speed Electronically Controlled
Automatic Transmission with


296 hp


263 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

22 MPG

(city/highway/combined MPG)

19/27 MPG City Highway

4.5 galones per 100 millas



2017 Toyota Sienna SE Premium 8 Passenger V6 $40,830

An advantage of the Toyota Sienna minivan is that its price is relatively low for everything it offers, starting at $29,750. It would be difficult to get another type of car that offers so much space with so many features and amenities within the same price range.  The most expensive model, the Limited has a starting price of $42,800.


Approximate MSRP starting for the 2017 Toyota Sienna







2017 Toyota Sienna SE Premium 8 Passenger V6

Base Price:







The sale price has a similar range to other minivans available in the market. Toyota has been able to offer several models of the Sienna with a wide range to fit any budget, with a purchase price in a wide range from $30,000 to approximately $50,000.



The engine it is pretty powerful for a minivan. Under the hood the 2017 Toyota Sienna SE has the new 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder powerful engine that will work hard at 296 horsepower, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with intelligence.

  • 3.5l v6 dohc 24-valve d-4s injection
  • Sual vvt-i
  • Sirect shift 8-speed automatic
  • Rransmission with intelligence (ect-i),
  • 19″ alloy wheels with p235/50r19 tires
  • Sport tuned steering and suspension


An advantage of the Toyota Sienna minivan is that its price is relatively low for everything it offers, starting at $29,750


The driver and passangers of the 2017 Toyota Sienna SE will enjoy the spacious and luxury interior of this minivan. It is very comfortable with features like:

  • Dual moonroof;
  • Easy access of the driver to the controls;
  • Road monitoring system
  • Full-color screen with support for many functions;
  • Steering wheel control for the audio system and Bluetooth® wireless technology 38 and voice commands.
  • Leather trimmed front seats
  • 8-way power, driver’s seat
  • Removable tip up & long
  • Slide 2nd row captain’s chairs with stowable center seat
  • Leatherette 60/40 split
  • Stow 3rd row seat with one-motion stow
  • 3-zone automatic climate control, driver, passenger and rear zones
  • Smart key system with push button start
  • Dual-view blu-ray rear seat entertainment
  • Driver easy speak
  • 7″ hi-res touch-screen, am/fm/cd/usb/aux
  • SXM satellite radio all access 3-month trial, hd, radio
  • Navigation w/entune app suite
  • 4.2″ color tft multi-info display screen



The previous 2016 Sienna was already very attractive looking, but comparing this 2017 model with the previous generation, you can notice many improvements on the exterior and the look of this Sienna:

  • Front grille (with smoked chrome trim surround);
  • Headlights which have undergone restyling;
  • Sienna SE features projector-beam headlights with smoked lenses and LED taillights for a sleek, modern look;
  • A bumper, along the edges of which are drowned improved fog lights;the appearance of light-alloy six-spoke 19-inch wheels;
  • Available dual power sliding side doors.
  • Smoked-chrome auto on/off headlights
  • Dual pwr sliding side-doors
  • Power lift-gate
  • Led daytime running lights
  • Blind spot monitor
  • RR cross traffic alert
  • Power tilt / slide moonroof


If the passengers are comfortable then the driver will automatically enjoy the trip and focus more on driving



The Safety System of the Sienna includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology . Smart Stop Technology is designed to automatically reduce engine power when both brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time under certain conditions, helping to bring the vehicle to a stop.

These are some of the safety features included on the 2017 Sienna SE:

  • Driver front dual stage airbags and front passenger Advanced
  • Airbag System
  • Driver and front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, driver’s knee airbag, passenger seat airbag and all-row side curtain airbags.
  • Driver and front passenger active headrests.
  • Seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Integrated backup camera display
  • Star safety system
  • Enhanced vehicle stability control
  • Traction control,
  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Electronic, brake-force distribution, brake assistant and smart stop technology
  • Driver & front passenger active headrests
  • Advanced airbag system



The 2017 Toyota Sienna SE Premium is an excellent choice for car buyers who want to purchase a minivan at a reasonable price and with lots of extras, controls and features. Large families, or even families with few members, can benefit greatly from the Sienna SE, having larger storage area, more space for passengers, excellent entertainment for children, and excellent audio system. The Sienna is spacious and conservative, but at the same time organically and comfortable.

The car has everything you need to make yourself comfortable on the road, and safe. Especially for travel and long distance rides, this minivan makes the journey much more pleasant and comfortable. If the passengers are comfortable then the driver will automatically enjoy the trip and focus more on driving. For some a minivan is not usually the most striking and fashionable means of transportation, but it is worth trying this new minivan Toyota offers us, many will be surprised!



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