The Toyota Sienna Hybrid Platinum AWD just as capable as SUV’s


I had a really incredible time spending a week in the Toyota Sienna Platinum all-wheel drive. Crossovers and SUVs provide a lot of the utility of minivans and changed the market.

With the Sienna Hybrid Platinum, all-wheel-drive you get a more than capable minivan. It has a lot of the features of a typical crossover with a lot of space for the family and room for seven passengers. The Sienna Hybrid is fuel-efficient by getting an EPA-rated 36 miles per gallon on the highway. I spent a week in the Sienna with my family. My son and his friends were able to get a ride in the Sienna Hybrid. It was more than capable. You have a Blu-ray player that also has functionality for an HDMI input.

It has a JBL audio system which has 12 speakers including a subwoofer. I was able to listen to my song Paradise that I made with the Carnegie Mellon music department. The cozy interior was exceptional during my guided meditation. Listening to Paradise I was able to ponder the ultimate world that I would love to live in.

It has rich leather surfaces with heated and ventilated seats in the second row.  You have a 10-inch heads-up display. You have a 9-inch touchscreen navigation and telematics system. You have soft plastic surfaces and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Underneath the hood is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It has 245 combined horsepower with a CVT transmission and on-demand all-wheel drive. It comes with 18-inch wheels.

You have a wide amount of USB ports and power supply options. The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard. It came with brake hold and electronic parking. I also enjoyed the EV mode, which was good for short burst driving in the DC around in the DC Metropolitan Area. If you don’t plan to off-road and just need a crossover for its space and utility the Sienna is an excellent option for your family, especially if you have young kids.

This vehicle is made in Princeton Indiana. The Sienna Hybrid Platinum AWD starts at a base price of $50,460. The main option was a rear-seat entertainment package. The delivered price was $53,770. For more information visit