If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over?
After spending a couple of days with the 2021 Toyota Sienna, I’ll roll my eyes to swagger but give a solid nod to the newfound interior design sensibilities of this 7- or 8-passenger van.
Toyota went in strong with the third-generation version of its Sienna minivan—debuting for 2010, respectively, and spanning for most of the decade that memorable marketing campaign, which amounted to a little bit of design attention and a whole lot of self-deprecating humor. Now with the new fourth-generation model it’s finally embraced a whole Pinterest board of great ideas, and some realities about the future that make this package relevant again.
2021 Toyota Sienna – first drive
One of those realities is that a big V-6 engine and city mileage ratings below 20 mpg just…