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2007 Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna Gets Power Infusion For 2007

The Toyota Sienna family van gets an infusion of power for 2007 wîth a new, 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine that replaces the previous 215-horsepower 3.3-liter V6. The new engine significantly improves acceleration and merging performance for Sienna, yet returns fuel economy comparable to the previous engine.

The 2007 Sienna's DOHC 3.5L V6 produces 245 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,700 rpm. A Dual Variable Valve Timing wîth intelligence (Dual VVT-i) system operates on both the intake and exhaust valves to ensure optimal performance and efficiency at all engine speeds.

The V6 is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission wîth intelligence (ECT-i). Impressive acceleration makes the Sienna a capable everyday driving vehicle wîth the power to merge wîth confidence. Fuel economy remains excellent for the class, wîth EPA city/highway gas mileage estimates of 19/26 mpg for front-wheel-drive models and 18/23 mpg for all-wheel-drive models.

Sienna remains one of the few mini-vans to offer an all-wheel drive option. The AWD system employs a center differential to divide engine power 50:50 front and rear. Wheel slippage at either set of wheels automatically transfers more power to the opposite wheels to help keep the Sienna moving forward.

The Sienna is available in four model grades: CE, LE, XLE, and the top-of-the-line Limited. All four come in front-wheel drive configuration, and the LE, XLE, and Limited also offer all-wheel-drive. The CE and LE are available in both seven- and eight-passenger configurations; others are seven-passenger models.

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 266 hp
Torque: 245 ft-lbs

5-speed Automatic
A 119.3-inch wheelbase gives Sienna exceptional interior room and a smooth ride. The 36.8-foot turning circle is tighter than for some midsize cars, helping to make the Sienna easily maneuverable.

Focus on Comfort and Versatility
Minivan customers expect exceptional passenger and cargo room, and Sienna delivers both wîth a sharp focus on space optimization. The dashboard-mounted gated shifter allows pass-through room between the front seats. Sienna offers two distinctly different second-row seating options that are easy to adjust, tumble, or remove. In its seven-passenger configuration, Sienna features second-row captains chairs wîth a passenger-side chair that can be repositioned side-to-side, offering either a bench or a bucket arrangement.

The Sienna CE and LE grades offer an eight-passenger configuration. A second-row, three-way split/folding bench wîth a Front and Center® middle seat that can be moved nearly 13 inches closer to the front seats, making infants and toddlers in child-seats more accessible.

All Sienna models are equipped wîth a standard versatile 60/40 Split & Stow 3rd Row™ bench seat that folds flat into the floor. Either side of the seat can be stowed separately wîth low-effort, one-hand operation. With the entire rear seat stowed and the second-row seats removed, four-by-eight foot sheets of plywood can be loaded flat onto the floor. The Limited model offers a power-operated third-row version that makes switching from carrying people to cargo even easier.
Toyota paid close attention to the needs of frequent occupants of the middle and third-row seats – children and young adults. The LCD screen for the available rear seat entertainment system measures nine inches. In addition, a universal mini-jack port standard on all audio systems allows connectivity to most portable music players.

Sienna delivers a wide range of standard amenities. The Sienna XLE and Limited models respond to the growing demand for even higher levels of comfort and luxury to the minivan §egmènt, wîth the Limited adding standard leather-trimmed upholstery, a 10-speaker premium sound system, Dynamic Laser Cruise Control, heated front seats and other features.

An available DVD-based satellite navigation system for XLE and Limited models includes a backup camera. The camera automatically projects an image of what its lens can detect behind the vehicle onto the navigation system's LCD screen when reverse gear is engaged.

Family Safety
All seating positions are equipped wîth three-point seatbelts, and front seat-mounted side airbags and side-curtain airbags covering all three seat rows are standard equipment on all Sienna grades. The LATCH system (Lower Anchor wîth Tethers for CHildren) is in all second-row seating positions to accommodate new-design child seats.

Sienna has been engineered to provide responsive, confident handling, and all models feature a standard anti-lock brake system (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The Brake Assist feature is designed to determine if the driver is attempting emergency braking and, if the driver has not stepped firmly enough on the brake pedal to engage the ABS, the system applies maximum braking power until pedal pressure is released.

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) wîth Traction Control (TRAC) is standard on the Limited grade and AWD models and available as an option on other models. VSC helps the driver maintain control in adverse driving conditions, and the TRAC feature helps reduce tire slippage during acceleration.

The Sienna AWD models come standard wîth 17-inch run-flat tires on aluminum alloy wheels (new design for 2007). Reinforced sidewalls and a special bead shape enable these tires to be driven wîth no air pressure for up to 100 miles at speeds up to 55 mph. A spare tire is also available. The tire pressure monitor system on all Sienna models is now a direct-type for 2007.

The Toyota Value Standard in All Models
The wide choice of model grades, combined wîth extensive standard equipment and thoughtful features, makes Sienna a truly outstanding value. Standard equipment in the Sienna CE includes power windows, door locks and mirrors; sliding rear doors wîth power windows; second-row captains chairs; keyless entry system, and deluxe AM/FM/CD audio system wîth six speakers.

Comfort, convenience and versatility are assured wîth a standard tilt/telescopic §teering column; dual (front and rear) air conditioning; a folding tray table between the front seats; variable intermittent front and rear windshield wipers; 10 cup holders and four bottle holders; three 12v power outlets, and a heavy-duty rear window defogger wîth timer.

In addition to, or in place of features on the CE grade, standard equipment for the Sienna LE includes an engine immobilizer; heated power mirrors; roof rails and crossbars; privacy glass; §teering wheel-mounted audio controls; cruise control; driver's side power window wîth auto up/down and jam protection; driver's seat manual-adjustable lumbar support; illuminated vanity mirrors; unique LE seat fabric; a fold-flat front passenger seat, and a six-disc CD changer.

Luxury in a Family Van
The Sienna XLE grade adds a host of desirable comfort and convenience features, including power dual sliding doors and power open/close rear gate; tri-zone (driver/front passenger and rear) climate control wîth air filter; leather-wrapped §teering wheel wîth audio controls; an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat; removable center console, and unique seat fabric. An overhead console features a trip computer, outside temperature gauge and HomeLink® universal transceiver/garage door opener. The Sienna XLE also comes wîth standard fog lamps, an anti-theft alarm and available leather-trimmed seats.

A memory system for the driver's seat and outside mirrors is standard on the Limited grade and optional for the XLE. The Limited's power-folding mirrors integrate puddle lamps and turn signals. Enhanced audio options include a JBL Synthesis 360-watt AM/FM//CD player wîth six-disc changer and ten speakers.

The top-of-the-line Sienna Limited brings a true feeling of luxury to this family vehicle. The comprehensive upgrade adds: leather-trimmed seats; second- and third-row sunshades; 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels wîth 225/60R17 all-season tires; VSC wîth TRAC; front and rear parking sonar; wood grain and leather-trimmed §teering wheel wîth audio controls; CD changer; Dynamic Laser Cruise Control; high intensity discharge (HID) headlights; heated front seats wîth adjustable temperature control; chrome exterior accents; windshield wiper de-icer grid, and auto-dimming driver's side mirror and inside rear view mirrors.

Onboard Entertainment and Navigation for Family Adventures
A wide selection of optional convenience features enhances Sienna's versatility and comfort. Some of these include a DVD rear seat entertainment system wîth wireless headphones; navigation system wîth backup camera; 115v power outlets; second- and third-row sunshades, and a JBL Synthesis AM/FM/CD wîth six-disc changer and 10-speaker surround sound audio system.

The optional navigation system's integrated Bluetooth® technology provides a hands-free communication system when used wîth a compatible cellular phone. A call can be dialed by using the navigation display screen's keypad, and incoming calls can be answered and ended by pushing a button located on the §teering wheel. When receiving a call, the audio system is automatically muted, and the speakers act as the phone receiver and transmitter.

Sienna is assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton, Ind., wîth more than 90 percent of its content sourced from North American suppliers. Both the engine and the transmission are assembled at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing powertrain production facility in West Virginia.

Toyota's 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle limited warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60 months/60,000 miles and corrosion perforation for 60 months wîth no mileage limitation.

Source - Toyota

Toyota Supports Mobility Braun Sienna Rampvan

As part of its commitment to customers wîth special mobility needs, Toyota and The Braun Corporation offer two versions of the Sienna Rampvan for 2007. Two versions of the side-entry Rampvan continue for 2007, an 'Infloor' ramp model and a 'Foldout' ramp model.

All versions of the Sienna Rampvan are produced by The Braun Corporation, the largest mobility products company in the world. Braun also produces the Scion xB Rampvan conversion. Customers can finance the Sienna Rampvan through Braun Credit, which provides competitive rates and repayment terms of up to 10 years, or through Toyota Financial Services.

Through Toyota's Mobility Assistance initiative, the company provides cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 to eligible, original retail customers for the cost they paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons wîth physical disabilities. The offer applies to all purchased or leased new 2006 and later Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, which must be adapted within 12 months of delivery date.

Two Side-Access Rampvan Models
The Braun Sienna Rampvan features one of the tallest door openings, generous ground clearance, and substantial headroom in the center of the minivan. It also provides the widest floor, both in the driver's seating position and at the B-pillar. The Sienna Rampvan offers a carrying capacity of 1,463 lbs. wîth the standard conversion that includes one quick-release front seat; no weight was added as a result of the standard conversion.

The OEM fuel tank and muffler were both relocated, allowing the Sienna Rampvan to retain a 20-gallon fuel capacity and provide a quiet ride. In contrast, competitive minivan conversions require the substitution of smaller mufflers and special, fabricated fuel tanks to fit in the available space.

Standard equipment includes multiple wheelchair tie-down points, emergency door-ramp release, anti-skid ramp coating, removable driver's seat, power right side and rear doors, and power ramp wîth three conveniently located control switches. Front seating that can be switched from the driver's side to the passenger location enables a wheelchair user to move between driving and riding positions. A standard special key chain, when held up to a switch hidden in the rear taillight of the minivan, automatically opens the door and deploys the ramp. The exclusive bump-and-reverse design allows the ramp or door to retract if either path is obstructed.

Braun's Sienna Rampvan dealers offer two versions wîth right-side access. The Infloor model includes a right-side entry ramp wîth a 10-inch lowered floor. The lowered floor decreases the ramp angle, allows deployment onto curbs wîth ease, helps make the vehicle easier to enter and exit and increases interior headroom.

The 30-inch-wide ramp wîth a full one-inch lip on either side deploys from a pocket under the floor and drops to the ground at the end of its extension. Full ramp extension requires only five seconds after the power sliding side door is fully open. In case of power failure, the conversion also incorporates a simple manual ramp deployment system.

The Sienna Rampvan Foldout model offers a ramp that folds out of the right side sliding door opening and features an 11-inch lowered floor, for one more inch of headroom, which can be critical for some customers. This vehicle provides a door opening height of just over 54 inches and also features a unique anti-rattle device. Like the Infloor Rampvan, there is also a simple manual device in case of vehicle power failure.

Available Side Access Packages
The Braun Sienna Rampvan offers several Assistance Packages for convenience. Assistance Package #1 deletes the carpet, and adds heavy-duty suspension. Assistance Package #2 for 2007, includes options for LE models that are of special value to a person
with disabilities, including power right and left passenger sliding doors and power rear door, eight-way power driver's seat, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a trip computer wîth HomeLink®.

The conversions are retailed through select Braun Mobility Equipment Dealers, which are listed on the Internet at

Mobility Seats for Any Sienna
Toyota has entered into an exclusive agreement wîth Bruno Independent Living Aids to offer Lift-Úp seats for any current-generation Sienna. Manufactured by Toyota Auto Body in Japan, the Lift-Úp seats are available through selected Bruno Mobility Equipment dealers. All Bruno Lift-Úp and Turny seats qualify for the full $1,000 Toyota Mobility Assistance reimbursement.

Toyota also offers Mobility seating options for the Sienna. The Bruno Lift-Úp Power Mobility Seats are available for the right front passenger and the right middle seat positions. Both power seats rotate 90 degrees and extend out of the vehicle and lower to within 12 inches off the ground, to facilitate entry and exit by less able persons who have difficulty getting into and out of a vehicle.

Toyota Mobility Assistance Program
Toyota announced the Mobility Assistance initiative in 2001 to reach out to the expanding base of potential customers among the 54 million Americans wîth disabilities. The number-one cause of disability in the Ú.S. is arthritis, which afflicts nearly half of all seniors. The senior population was 76 million in 2000 and is projected to grow to 116 million by 2020 – or 36 percent of the Ú.S. population.

The Mobility Assistance Program includes a comprehensive resource information web site at, where consumers can locate rehabilitation specialists, driving instructors for persons wîth disabilities, and mobility equipment dealers who sell and install the equipment as well as provide user training.

Source - Toyota
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