(TORONTO) – Now more than ever, savvy Canadian families in need of a minivan that fits their busy lifestyle are taking advantage of the Toyota Sienna’s generous and flexible people and cargo-hauling capabilities. The Sienna gets better for the 2009 model year, featuring a new lower introductory suggested retail price on all models. Canadians can choose between fuel-efficient front-wheel drive and the extra confidence of all-wheel drive, and between seven- or eight-person cabin configurations, knowing that all Sienna models are great value for their transportation dollar and the product of decades of Toyota’s commitment to quality, dependability, safety and environmental performance.

“The Toyota Sienna continues to set the standard for quality, safety and comfort. With seven* models and a variety of trim levels to suit every taste and budget, the Sienna demonstrates once again why it’s the perfect choice for all Canadians in need of great family transportation,” said Warren Orton, Director of Toyota Canada Inc. “To make things better, we have lowered the introductory pricing for the 2009 Sienna by as much as $1,500 versus the comparable 2008 model.”

Canadians will enjoy the performance and fuel efficiency of Sienna’s powerful and proven 3.5-litre V6 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Driver and passenger safety is enhanced with six airbags, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control fitted as standard on all models. What’s more, Sienna owners benefit from real value, enjoying a generous suite of standard convenience and comfort equipment, including: Power door locks, mirrors and windows; Dual-zone air conditioning; Cruise control; A conversation mirror which makes it easy to keep an eye on kids in the rear seats; A range of smart in-cabin storage systems such as shopping bag hooks; And more.

The Sienna CE carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $28,990, while the suggested price for the Sienna LE starts at $33,380. The Sienna Limited AWD starts at a suggested $47,770.

2009 TOYOTA SIENNA – PRODUCT DETAIL 

Models

The 2009 Sienna is available in seven* models, as follows:

Name Drivetrain Seating Capacity
Sienna CE FWD 7
Sienna CE FWD 8
Sienna CE AWD 7
Sienna LE FWD 7
Sienna LE FWD 8
Sienna LE AWD 7
Sienna Limited AWD 7


Power and performance

Canadian drivers in the market for a minivan demand the ideal combination of performance and efficiency. That’s why all 2009 Toyota Sienna models feature Toyota’s proven 3.5L V6 that delivers up to 266 horsepower and up to 245 lb-ft of torque. This is mated to Toyota’s popular five-speed automatic ECT transmission. The resulting combination delivers the smooth acceleration, driving comfort and fuel economy of a passenger car, plus the power to make full use of the Sienna’s generous and flexible people and cargo hauling capabilities. All Sienna models feature a 1,587 KG (3,500 LB) towing rating.

Handling and control

All 2009 Toyota Sienna models feature a suspension system designed with comfort and driveability in mind. The independent front suspension employs MacPherson struts and a stabilizer bar to minimize roll for excellent steering response, while the torsion beam rear suspension with gas shock absorbers contributes to the Sienna’s car-like ride.

All Sienna models are further enhanced with Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control to deliver driving confidence and comfort.

Rack and pinion power steering adds comfort and control.

Brakes and tires

All 2009 Toyota Sienna models enjoy ample stopping power, thanks to power assisted brakes – ventilated discs up front and solid discs on the rear – enhanced by three Toyota braking technologies fitted as standard equipment: Antilock Braking System, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution.

All 2009 Toyota Sienna models ride on all-season tires. Front wheel drive models come with a temporary spare tire. All wheel drive models ride on run-flat tires for additional security. Other benefits include improved storage capability and weight savings due to the elimination of the spare tire.

Comfort and versatility

Inside, the 2009 Toyota Sienna is the very definition of versatility, as seats can be configured in many different ways to accommodate a mix of passengers and cargo. All 2009 Sienna models feature a 60/40 split third row seat. Both sections are easy to fold flat, and the third row can be stowed level with the cargo area floor to create a generous space for luggage or camping gear, sports equipment, strollers, groceries, home and garden furniture… and just about everything else that’s part of a busy family lifestyle. With 2nd row seats removed and 3rd row seats stowed, the Sienna can hold up to 4.22 cubic meters (148.92 cubic feet) of cargo.

All models include a conversation mirror for keeping an eye on children, dual vanity mirrors and plenty of smart storage features such as overhead sunglass storage, cargo area tie down hooks, door map pockets, front and rear cup holders, and much more.

Seating in 7 passenger models

(Sienna CE FWD/AWD, Sienna LE FWD/AWD, Sienna Limited)

Seven-passenger Sienna models feature captain’s chairs in the second row, which can be folded and tumbled separately. They can be positioned with an aisle in the middle, or as a partial bench on the left side, or removed all together. On models with a centre console box, this handy storage unit may be quickly and easily repositioned between the front and second row seats as desired.

Seating in 8 passenger models

(Sienna CE FWD, Sienna LE FWD, Sienna XLE Mobility)

Eight-passenger Sienna models feature a highly flexible 35/30/35 split bench style seat in the second row. This can be moved closer to the front seats to keep a child within easy reach of the front seats, may be folded to be used as a tray table, and is also removable.

Safety

All Sienna models are designed with occupant safety in mind. Standard safety systems include dual stage driver and front passenger airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, and front and rear head/side curtain airbags. Three-point lap and shoulder seatbelts are fitted in all passenger positions, and include adjustable “B” pillar shoulder belt anchors and middle seat adjustable seat belt anchors, as well as pre-tensioners and force limiters for the front seating positions. Younger occupants are protected with anchor points for child-restraint seats. All models are also equipped with an engine immobilizer and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Made for Mobility

Through Toyota’s partnership with Bruno Independent Living Aids, customers can retrofit their Sienna minivans with Bruno’s Lift-Up™ Seat. This can be done via a Bruno dealer immediately after a customer takes delivery of a Sienna from a Toyota dealer. The Lift-Up™ Seat - exclusive to the Toyota Sienna minivan - is a fully-powered swivelling and lowering seat with hand-held pendant control and can be installed in the mid-right passenger position. In operation, the seat turns to the right, powers out of the vehicle, and lowers to the user’s desired level. The Lift-Up™ Seat utilizes a factory-installed Toyota seat, making it look and feel the same as the other seats in the Sienna. Customers who order a new Sienna and want this mobility option should contact a Bruno authorized dealer to arrange installation. A list of Canadian Bruno dealers is available online www.bruno.com.

Canadians can also order the Sienna Rampvan through their local Canadian authorized Braun dealers. The Sienna Rampvan features a lowered floor and removable front driver and passenger seats to enable those with special mobility needs to ride up front, or drive, the vehicle. It also features a power sliding door, a kneeling system to lower the rear of the vehicle, and a ramp that automatically extends and retracts. These features combine to make it easy for those in wheelchairs to enter or leave the vehicle. Customers can order the Sienna Rampvan through their local Canadian authorized Braun dealers; information can be found at www.braunmobility.com.

Both the Rampvan and the Lift-Up™ Seat qualify for the Toyota Canada Mobility Program, which provides a reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the cost to the vehicle owner for aftermarket adaptive equipment for drivers and/or passengers, when installed on any eligible Toyota vehicle.

Customization

Buyers may customize their 2009 Toyota Sienna using the Vehicle Configurator on Toyota Canada’s web site (www.customizeyourtoyota.ca) or in any Toyota Dealership across Canada.

Peace of mind

The 2009 Sienna is provided with Toyota's no deductible, no transfer fee, comprehensive warranty that covers the entire vehicle for three years/60,000 kilometres. Power train components are covered for five years/100,000 kilometres, major emission control components are covered for eight years/130,000 kilometres and corrosion perforation for five years with unlimited distance.

Toyota also provides 24-hour Roadside Assistance for all models. Help is just a phone call away at 1-888-TOYOTA-8. Roadside emergency services include battery boost, lockout service, fuel delivery, tire change, winching, and even towing. Optional Extended Care Protection is also available, which includes travel planning and trip interruption assistance, vehicle rental help, lubrication maintenance, and mechanical protection of 17 major mechanical component groups for up to six years/200,000 kilometres.


2009 Toyota Sienna – features and specifications by model

Feature

CE FWD 7 pass

CE FWD 8 pass

LE FWD 7 pass

LE FWD 8 pass

CE AWD

LE AWD

Limited AWD

Instrumentation: Tachometer, Water Temperature Gauge

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Instrumentation: High-visibility Optitron electronic gauges; Digital compass; Outside temperature gauge    

STD

STD

 

STD

STD

Tilting/telescoping steering column

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Cruise control

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

 
Dynamic laser cruise control; rear intuitive parking assist; anti-theft system            

STD

Audio; AM/FM; Auxiliary audio input jack; Auto Sound Levelizer; steering wheel audio controls

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Audio: CD; MP3/WMA player; 6 speakers

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

 
Audio: JBL Audio system; in-dash 6-disc CD changer; MP3 capability; Radio Data System; 10 speakers            

STD

Climate control: Dual zone air conditioning; rear seat heater ducts

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Climate Control: Front & Rear Auto Climate Control            

STD

Seat coverings

Fabric

Fabric

Premium Cloth

Premium Cloth

Fabric

Premium Cloth

Leather

Driver seat

Captain

Captain

Captain; Power adjust

Captain; Power adjust

Captain

Captain; Power Adjust

Captain; Power adjust; Memory; Heated

Front row passenger seat

Captain

Captain

Captain;

Captain;

Captain

Captain;

Captain; Power adjust; Memory; Heated

2nd row seating

Captain seats x2

35/30/35 bench

Captain seats x2

35/30/35 bench

Captain seats x2

Captain seats x2

Captain seats x2

3rd row seating

60/40 bench

60/40 bench

60/40 bench

60/40 bench

60/40 bench

60/40 bench

60/40 bench

Power door locks; keyless entry; illuminated entry; power tailgate lock; door ajar warning

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Power rear door; jam protection            

STD

Power dual sliding side doors    

STD

STD

 

STD

STD

 

Feature

CE FWD 7 pass

CE FWD 8 pass

LE FWD 7 pass

LE FWD 8 pass

CE AWD

LE AWD

Limited AWD

Power windows; high solar energy absorbing glass; rear privacy glass

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Driver window auto up/down function    

STD

STD

 

STD

STD

Power flip-out side rear windows

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Rear window sunshade            

STD

Power remote heated exterior mirrors

Power, remote, heated, foldable

Power, remote, heated, foldable

Power, remote, heated, foldable

Power, remote, heated, foldable

Power, remote, heated, foldable

Power, remote, heated, foldable

Power, remote, heated, foldable; Linked to driver’s seat memory; Auto-dimming (driver’s side); Integrated signal and puddle lamps

Conversation mirror

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Dual vanity mirrors

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

 
Auto-dimming rear view mirror; Dual illuminated vanity mirrors            

STD

Wood and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; Simulated leather door trim            

STD

Metallic dash accents     

STD

STD

 

STD

 
Retained accessory power

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Accessory power outlet

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

115V accessory power outlet            

STD

Overhead sunglass storage; Door map pockets; Cargo area tie-down rings; Shopping bag hooks; Front and rear cupholders

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Front centre console box; Overhead console box; Integrated garage door opener    

STD

STD

 

STD

STD

 

 

Feature

CE FWD 7 pass

CE FWD 8 pass

LE FWD 7 pass

LE FWD 8 pass

CE AWD

LE AWD

Limited

Roof rack; Front and rear splash guards

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

STD

Roof rails; Rear bumper protector; Fog lamps    

STD

STD

 

STD

STD

Power moon roof; Chrome trim; Roof-mounted spoiler             

STD

Tires (all season)

P215/65R16 steel wheels; full wheel covers; temporary spare

P215/65R16 steel wheels; full wheel covers; temporary spare

P215/65R16 aluminum alloy wheels; wheel locks; temporary spare

P215/65R16 aluminum alloy wheels; wheel locks; temporary spare

P225/60R17 run-flat; aluminum alloy wheels; wheel locks

P225/60R17 run-flat; aluminum alloy wheels; wheel locks

P225/60R17 run-flat; aluminum alloy wheels; wheel locks

 


2009 Sienna – Available upgrade packages

DVD System:

All models

Includes: Rear seat DVD system: Audio and DVD remote control; Two sets of wireless headphones; 10.2” Liquid Crystal Display rear monitor; MP3 player ready system; Dolby digital sound.

Value Package:

Sienna LE FWD 7 Passenger

Includes: Heated front seats; Power adjustable passenger seat; leather seat surfaces; Power back door; rear door glass sunshade; Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; Simulated leather door trim.

Navigation Package:

Sienna Limited

Includes: In-dash 4-disc CD changer; voice-activated DVD-based navigation system; Back-up camera; 6.5” Liquid Crystal Display.

2009 Sienna – Technical information

Engine: 3.5L V6

(All models)

Horsepower: Up to 266HP @ 6,200 RPM

Torque: Up to 245 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

Features: Aluminum alloy block; dual overhead cams; 24 valves; Variable Valve Timing with intelligence; Sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection; heavy duty battery, starter, alternator and heater; stainless steel exhaust.

Emissions rating: Tier 2, Bin 5.

Transmission: 5-speed automatic ECT

(All models)

Features: Overdrive cancel switch; lock-up torque converter; transmission cooler.

Fuel efficiency (FWD) 11.7L/100km city; 8.1L/100km highway.

Fuel efficiency (AWD) 13.3L/100km city; 9.5L/100km highway.

Vehicle Stability Control

(All models)

Toyota’s Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an active safety system that automatically helps to control a vehicle when it starts to slide – for example, when trying to turn at too high a speed. VSC compares driver braking and steering commands to the vehicle’s actual performance then activates individual brakes as needed and adjusts the throttle setting to help maintain stability and keep the vehicle on course.

Traction Control

(All models)

Toyota’s Traction Control (TRAC) system helps the vehicle maintain traction when accelerating in slippery conditions. It also engages when the available grip differs from one side of the vehicle to the other, such as when two wheels are on a gravel or grass verge. When drive wheels begin to slip, TRAC automatically adjusts engine power to keep the wheels from losing traction.

Antilock Braking System

(All models)

Toyota’s Antilock Braking System (ABS) uses sensors to monitor speed, traction, vehicle load and the driver’s applied brake force. The ABS then controls brake applications to minimize wheel lock-up, reducing the chance of the vehicle skidding. The result is shorter stopping distances on wet, gravely, sandy or other surfaces where traction is questionable.

Brake Assist

(All models)

Toyota’s Brake Assist (BA) is a system designed to assist the driver during emergency braking by supplementing the braking power applied if the driver has not pushed hard enough on the pedal in an emergency braking situation. It works in conjunction with ABS to minimize lock-up during emergency situations.

Electronic Brake Force Distribution

(All models)

Toyota’s Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) system minimizes stopping distances by maximizing the braking power applied to those wheels that have the best grip. This system also automatically adjusts the fore/aft brake balance according to vehicle load, and the right/left brake balance if brakes are applied during cornering. 

Run-Flat Tires

Sienna CE AWD

Sienna LE AWD

Sienna Limited AWD

Run-Flat tires provide additional security should a tire failure occur. The vehicle can, under certain conditions, be driven up to 160km at speeds not exceeding 90km/h in order to reach a safe destination. Other benefits include improved storage capability and weight savings due to the elimination of the spare tire.