Toyota minivan Canada

2015 Toyota Sienna AWD winter sceneThe minivan segment generated only 5.1% of the Canada auto industry’s new vehicle volume in 2014, down from 12% in 2004.
Why do automakers bother? Consider Toyota as an example. Sienna sales over the last three years averaged nearly 12, 000 annual units, up 42% compared with the average from the previous four years. But instead of accounting for slightly less than 7% of all Canadian minivan sales, the Sienna’s market share climbed above 12% in 2014, and to 14% in the last quarter of 2014.
THE GOOD
• Second row space
• Plenty powerful
• Sublime ride quality
• Simple interior layout
• It's a minivan
THE BAD

• It's a minivan

• No such thing as an SE AWD
• Worrisome fuel consumption
• Doesn't handle like an Odyssey
• It's a minivan


The party doesn’t have as many attendees as it did a decade ago, but the music is still playing. And because so many of the B-list guests gave up, it’s much easier for the remaining characters to be big, big stars.
Standing out from the pack still requires a measure of nonconformity, however. The Chrysler twins have their Stow’N’Go seating and value-oriented pricing.2015 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited AWD Kia has most recently plumbed the depths of their bag of styling tricks to release an eye-catching Sedona with its own noteworthy interior configuration. Honda’s Odyssey sets a high bar for car-like dynamics and efficiency. Nissan, well, the latest Quest was rejected by Canadian consumers. And the Sienna?

Aside from an aggressive SE model and an eighth seat which in some models can be stowed in the cargo area, the availability of all-wheel-drive serves to differentiate the Toyota.

2015 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE AWD
Base Price: $ $43, 203 *
As-Tested Price: $50, 523 *
Drive Type: all-wheel-drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

2015 Toyota Sienna AWD winterEngine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6
Horsepower: 266 @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 245 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

Curb Weight: 4705 pounds
Length: 200.2 inches
Width: 78.1 inches
Height: 68.9 inches
Wheelbase: 119.3 inches
Tires: Bridgestone Blizzak
Tire Size: 235/55R18
Passenger Volume: 2891 litres
Cargo Volume: 1107 litres
CV Behind 2nd Row: 2466 litres
Max. Cargo Volume: 4248 litres
EPA City: 16 mpg

EPA Hwy: 23 mpg
NRCAN OEE City: 14.4 L/100km
NRCAN OEE Hwy: 10.2 L/100km
Observed: 14.3 mpg
Observed: 16.4 L/100km
* Canadian dollars, includes $1823 in fees.
Base Sienna AWD MSRP: $38, 598
MPG fuel economy ratings from the
Environmental Protection Agency.
L/100km ratings from the Canadian
Office of Energy Efficiency's new
5-cycle testing for MY2015 vehicles.

Refreshed for the 2015 model year and loaned to us for a week by Toyota Canada, the Toyota Sienna offers its consummate experience in XLE AWD form with the Limited package at $50, 523. (In the U.S., this van is known as Sienna Limited Premium AWD, and it’s priced at USD $47, 495 including fees.) For those willing to forego a lengthy list of features (HID headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park assist sonar, power liftgate, dual sunroofs, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, driver easy speak, dual-view rear-seat entertainment, leather seating, proximity access, heated steering wheel), the Sienna LE can be had with all-wheel-drive for less than $39, 000.
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