The third generation of the Toyota Sienna has debuted at the 2009 LA Auto Show sporting a new aesthetic that is similar to the Venza crossover.
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The Sienna will be powered by either a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 266 horsepower with expected EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway or a 187 horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers fuel efficiency ratings of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg on the highway.
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Despite looking chunkier and obviously more spacious, the Sienna also has an aerodynamics-friendly drag coefficient of 0.306.
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The Sienna's nose reflects Toyota's new design language, resembling at the same time the Venza and the Prius.
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Inside, the Sienna's dashboad looks even more like the Venza with its asymmetrical layout, dash-mounted shifter, and tiny multi-information display located at the base of the windshield.
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For the most part, the available cabin technology is nothing new for Toyota. We're still looking at a DVD-based navigation system with XM traffic and a 10-speaker JBL premium audio system with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity options.
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The small multi-information display located at the top of the dashboard displays vehicle info such as fuel economy, climate controls, and various options menus.
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Upper trim levels get these nifty electroluminescent gauges. However, entry trim levels will make due with more conventional backlit dials.
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The Sienna can be configured with up to three rows of seating for up to eight passengers. To keep the riders quelled, Toyota has created a new rear seat entertainment solution.
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The drop down monitor features a super wide 16.4-inch wide display that is actually composed of two smaller screens butted together seamlessly. When viewing a single source, you get sort of a Cinemascope ultra-wide image.
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However, the screen can also be split for viewing two sources (such as the DVD player and the auxiliary video input).
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The all-new 2011 Sienna will begin arriving at Toyota dealerships in February 2010.
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