The 1999 Toyota Sienna is a minivan that's in its second year of production. It handles like a car to provide room and comfort for a large family. The Sienna is available in three different models. A six-cylinder engine teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission furnishes the driver with ample power, smooth acceleration, and reliable performance. Its rear sliding doors allow for easy entry and exit into a nicely-designed interior. Safety measures meet or exceed high standards, providing drivers with confidence and passengers with comfort and relief.
Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Toyota Sienna CE, Toyota Sienna LE, Toyota Sienna XLE
In 1999, the Toyota Sienna now comes in a four-door version of the base model. A power sliding door system is optional on both LE and XLE models. All Siennas are now equipped with daytime running lamps and auto-off headlamps. The security system has been enhanced to include an engine immobilizer integrated into the keyless entry system. Also, an optional integrated child restraint system is new to this year’s models.
Although the 1999 Toyota Sienna doesn’t look like a car, it is based on an expanded version of the Toyota Camry platform. It has common features of a minivan, though, such as a short, sloping hood, a long passenger cabin, and two-box shape. The Sienna measures 193 inches in length and nearly 70 inches in height, which is comparable to other minivans sold in the market. Distinguishing features on the Sienna are its creatively designed headlights and taillights and a thick, black character line on the rear of its sides.
The 1999 Toyota Sienna is quite roomy, comfortably seating seven passengers. Up front, the seats on the base model are captain’s chairs with headrests. The driver’s seat is multi-adjustable, providing for maximum comfort. The center row has a removable bench seat with adjustable headrests. The third row has split fold-down/tilt-forward seats with adjustable headrests, cup holders, and seatback tables. The instrumentation panel and controls in the dash are logically-arranged for easy readability and convenient use.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Toyota Sienna comes with a three-liter, six-cylinder engine that pumps out 194 horsepower and 209 lb-ft of torque. It is often nice and quiet, and carries sufficient power to travel anywhere on road. The Sienna rides comfortably, giving the feel of being in a car. Its strut independent front suspension with stabilizer bar and torsion beam rear suspension with coil springs helps ensure a smooth, stable ride over bumps, and around corners.
The 1999 Toyota Sienna comes equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels to provide safer braking. Front impact airbags are installed on both driver and passenger sides. There are height adjustable safety belts with pretensioners installed in the front to give passengers better protection in the event of an accident. The Sienna gets a five-star rating by the NSTSA for driver and passenger protection in frontal crashes. Rear child safety door locks comes standard on all models.
EPA Fuel Economy
Toyota Sienna CE: 18/24 mpg city/highway
- Smooth Ride
- Good handling
- Roomy Interior
You Won't Like
- Below average fuel economy
- Limited trunk space
- Difficult to remove seats
Conventional minivan that provides a smooth and comfortable ride.
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