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Toyota Sienna Review and Prices

Base prices for the 2010 Toyota Sienna are unchanged from model-year 2009, though Toyota’s mandated factory destination fee increases by $55, to $800. All prices listed in this review include the manufacturer’s destination fee. Toyotas in several Southeastern and Gulf states are delivered by independent distributors and may carry different destination fees Mirror Finish.

The 2010 Toyota Sienna CE starts at $25,340 with seats for seven and at $25,490 with seating for eight. Standard equipment includes such family-friendly basics as a separate rear air conditioning system with its own controls. Power mirrors, locks, and front windows, remote keyless entry, and a tilt/telescope steering wheel are also standard on the Sienna CE.

The 2010 Sienna LE starts at $26,865 with seven-passenger seating and at $27,015 with eight-passenger seating. To the CE’s standard equipment the LE adds cruise control and heated mirrors, a six-disc CD changer and steering wheel audio controls. The windows in its sliding side doors power up and down, and the rearmost side glass powers open a few inches for ventilation.

The 2010 Sienna LE with all-wheel drive is priced at $30,035 and substitutes 17-inch alloy wheels for the front-drive LE’s 16-inch steel wheels. AWD Siennas are available only with seven-passenger seating and use run-flat tires designed to remain inflated after a tread puncture long enough to get you to a service center. As a weight-saving measure, Toyota doesn’t supply a spare tire on AWD Siennas, though you can purchase one on your own. AWD Siennas also come with an electric windshield-wiper deicer.

The 2010 Toyota Sienna XLE begins at $30,525 with front-drive, $33,285 with AWD. It adds power operation for both sliding side doors and for the liftgate. Tri-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, rear audio controls, and a removable front center console are also included.

The 2010 Sienna Limited is priced from $36,465 with front-drive, $38,665 with AWD. Leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver-seat memory, and second- and third-row sunshades are among its standard equipment. So are a power sunroof, power folding heated mirrors, and Bluetooth cell-phone connectivity. Sienna Limiteds also have front and rear parking assist and Toyota’s Dynamic Laser Cruise control, which can maintain a set following distance from traffic ahead.

Among 2010 Toyota Sienna options, a navigation system is available on XLE and Limited models, and rear DVD entertainment is offered on all but the CE. A smart buy for the 2010 Sienna is the Extra Value Package 2, which equips the LE model with such useful features as dual power sliding side doors and an eight-way power driver’s seat for around $425, or around $600 with AWD.

Families ought to consider equipping a Sienna LE with the Extra Value Package 3. It sounds steep at around $4,300, but includes all the stuff in the Value pack 2, plus DVD entertainment, the JBL sound system, Bluetooth, and 115-volt power outlets. It creates a vacation-ready Sienna for under $32,000.

The XLE Extra Value Package 4 essentially equips an XLE like the plush Limited but at a bottom line a few hundred dollars friendlier. It includes leather upholstery, sunroof, navigation and DVD entertainment systems, and other goodies and runs about $5,600.