Jul 16th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The 2013 Toyota Sienna will lose the four-cylinder engine option, meaning buyers will all have to get the 266-horsepower V6 engine with their minivans. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, still available on 2012 Siennas, makes 187-horsepower and gets 19-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. The more powerful V6 engine gets 19-city and 25-highway miles per gallon, which is only a loss of 1-mpg for the extra 79-hp. Since minivan buyers probably aren’t doing much drag racing, it’s a wonder more didn’t opt for the extra 5% fuel economy.
The 2013 Sienna will remain mostly unchanged aside from the loss of the four-cylinder engine. Prices have, of course, gone up, but the base Sienna with the V6 remains almost the same price. The 2012 Sienna V6 starts at $26,300 while the new base price for the Sienna will be $26,450. That also means that the least expensive Sienna will be $1,390 more in 2013 than it is in 2012.
The most popular Toyota Sienna is the LE trim. For 2013 Toyota has added easy to clean cloth seats, power seats and a three zone automatic climate control system with rear controls to the Sienna LE. Toyota claims that prices will increase an average of $466 from 2012 to 2013, or 1.6 percent, according to Autoblog.