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Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota Sienna

When comparing the Toyota Highlander to the Toyota Sienna, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota Sienna has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander versus the Toyota Sienna, the Toyota Sienna is a better car than the Toyota Highlander.

Toyota Highlander versus Toyota Sienna Pricing

For a new model, the Toyota Highlander's price is between $38,193 and $51,672, with the Toyota Sienna priced between $36,219 and $53,993.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander’s base engine makes 295 horsepower, and the Toyota Sienna base engine makes 245 horsepower. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 501 miles. The Sienna is rated to deliver an average of 36 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 648 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Toyota Sienna, a hybrid minivan car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Toyota Highlander, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear leg room.

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2022 Toyota Highlander

2022 Toyota Sienna

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,193 - $51,672

Used Asking Price:

$34,702 - $48,996

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,219 - $53,993

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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Summary Review

Toyota’s Sienna has long been a favorite of families who wanted an all-wheel-drive minivan, but its appeal goes deeper than that one feature. The Sienna changes in very important ways for 2021 that make it hard to pass up for those seeking the best cost of ownership in this segment.

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Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims

Pros and Cons

  • 36 MPG fuel economy rating
  • Available all-wheel drive 
  • Included maintenance for two years under warranty

  • Spare tire is not standard
  • The driving experience is not best in class

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Minivan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Limited, XSE, Platinum, XLE, L, LE

Trim Levels

Limited 7-Passenger, XLE 8-Passenger, LE 8-Passenger, Woodland Edition, Platinum 7-Passenger, XSE 7-Passenger, XLE 7-Passenger

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

263 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

245 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 501 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

36 / 36 / 36

Range (city/hwy):

648 / 648 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

157.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

62.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

62.7 inches

Cargo Space:

33.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

75.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

195.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4145 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4610 lbs

Width:

78.5 inches

Height:

68.5 inches

Length:

203.7 inches

Wheelbase:

120.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R17