The 2002 Toyota Sienna is a petite and pretty minivan fitted with a third row seat, making it an appealing option for a family van. It has a powerful, three-liter V-6, and the stability and suspension features heavily borrowed from the Camry flow well on this engine and body type. It comes with logical design features to complement its minivan status. As an example, the dual power sliding doors and the 50/50-split folding third-row seat slide forward to open up the cargo room an additional six inches.
Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Toyota Sienna CE, Toyota Sienna LE, Toyota Sienna XLE
The 2002 Toyota Sienna comes in three trims and adds convenience and comfort features such as keyless entry, a six-way power operated seat for the driver. Power and heated side mirrors come in the same color as the vehicle. A roof rack is available on the three trims, while the standard tire size on all the trims is 15-inches. Fog lights are a pleasant and attractive addition on the XLE, while additional entertainment features are on all the three trims as standard features.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna comes with a roof rack, a rear lift-gate door that makes the cargo room pleasantly versatile, and dual-sliding side doors are standard. The front and rear windows have variable intermittent wipers, and the rear window is fitted with a defogger. The rear quarter windows swing out and together with the front-sliding third row rear seat, the cargo room becomes amazingly versatile.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna rides on 15-inch steel wheels fitted with 205/70R15 all-season tires. It's a fair-sized minivan with its exterior dimensions being 73.4 inches width, 67.3 inches height, 194.2 inches length, while it sits on a 5.9 inch ground clearance. It rides on 114.2 inch wheelbase and has 26.6 cubic feet cargo capacity when all the seats are fitted for passenger use but expands beautifully to 133.5 cubic feet maximum capacity.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna comes with air-conditioning settings in the front and rear. Other convenience and comfort features include reading lights in the front and the rear and vanity mirrors for the driver and for the front passenger. The upholstery is in cloth on the front seats and the door and dashboard has a synthetic finish. The rear is fitted with a manual folding split-bench on the third row while the front, rear and third row are all fitted with cup holders. Additional storage spaces are on the front door pockets, and the overhead console has storage, too.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna includes power steering that operates off the tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls mounted on. The dashboard has a clock, while the driver has ample indicators for driving safety including a low fuel warning and a low fuel-monitoring gauge. On the dashboard are other entertainment features such as the AM/FM radio supported by mast antennae with a single CD stereo player emitting sound from four speakers.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna's front dimensions are 40.6 inches headroom, 58.7 inches hip room, 41.9 inches legroom, and 60.4 inches shoulder room in the front. The rear dimensions are 63.2 inches hip room, 40.7 inches head room, 36.5 inches leg room, and 62.1 inches shoulder room, making it a comfortable vehicle for passengers of all sizes.
Performance & Handling
The 2002 Toyota Sienna is a front-wheel drive vehicle utilizing a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine is a three-liter V-6 producing 210-hp at 5800 rpm and 220 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The base engine is fitted with double overhead cam (DOHC), 24 valves, and variable valve timing (VVT). The suspension system comes with MacPherson strut suspension, torsion beam suspension, and front independent suspension. Standard safety features on all the trims include four-wheel Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear, and electronic brake-force distribution.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna comes with height-adjustable headrests on the front and rear seats for daily use and after-impact safety. These are important in protecting passengers, and the driver from whiplash injuries that occur in the event of a crash. The rear seat is fitted with child seat anchors, and the rear doors come with child safety locks. Additional safety features for a better driving experience include fog lights and daytime running lights.
EPA Fuel Economy
Toyota Sienna: 19/24 mpg city/highway
- Safety features
- Stability and maneuverability
- Stable drive
You Won't Like
- Limited options
- Basic standard fittings
- Interior upholstery
An understated minivan that delivers on interior room for passengers.
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