2013 Toyota Sienna Minivan, Sequoia SUV Drop Base Engines

By Joel Arellano | September 19, 2012
Toyota has released details on its Sienna minivan and full-size Sequoia crossover SUV for model year 2013. The biggest changes for the 2013 Toyota Sienna and Sequoia are their engines options, i.e., there are none. Toyota dropped the four-cylinder engine option in the 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan and 4.6-liter V-8 for the Sequoia. The Sienna is now powered by a sole 3.5-liter V-6, while the 2013 Toyota Sequoia moves under the potent 5.7-liter V-8. Most of the other changes in the 2013 Toyota Sienna and Sequoia pertain to the vehicles' equipment packages and options. In the Toyota Sienna minivan LE, for example, now comes equipped with three-zone automated climate control as a standard feature for 2013. Other standard features in Sienna include powered front passenger seat, rear window sunshades, and a slew of other features like a backup camera. Many of these features were formally options. The 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE gets heated, leather front seats, sunroof, and a slew of options like premium audio system and sonar. Finally, the top-of-the-line Toyota Sienna Limited gets top notch features like dual sunroof as standard. Options for the 2013 Sienna include sonar and active cruise control. Toyota expands the entertainment potential of its 2013 Toyota Sequoia full-size crossover SUV with the addition of a Blu-ray entertainment system as standard for its top-of-the-line Sequoia Limited trim, Platinum edition. The Toyota Sequoia Platinum also gets power and heated seating, 20-inch alloy wheels, and a slew of technology. The latter include active cruise control and premium entertainment system. Toyota has not yet released pricing on these new models and their trims. Source: Toyota