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2021 Toyota Sienna Vs Highlander

2021 Toyota Sienna Vs Highlander

It is a fight as old as time: do drivers wanting extra space and seating choose a minivan or an SUV? The battle persists even within Toyota's own ranks with the competition between the 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan and the 2021 Toyota Highlander SUV. Both are great vehicles but deciding which one is suitable for your family will be based on the factors that are important to you.

 

Space

 

The Highlander slightly edges out the Sienna in terms of legroom, but in terms of overall space, the Sienna wins hands down. There is more overall room in the second and third rows of the Sienna than in the Highlander, allowing adults to fit comfortably in these seats. And accessing that space is much easier in the Sienna with its power sliding doors.

 

2021 Toyota | Space

 

The Sienna also provides much more cargo space with 1,107 litres compared to the 453 litres in the Highlander.

 

Fuel Economy

 

Fuel economy is a significant factor in buying a vehicle, especially for families that will be travelling to different activities every night.

 

For 2021, the Toyota Sienna minivan is only offered with a hybrid powertrain. This increases fuel economy dramatically, allowing the Sienna to hit the highway or city streets and only consume 6.5 L/100km.

 

The 2021 Highlander is built standard with a gasoline engine, which means it guzzles way more gas than the Sienna at 10.3 L/100km combined. However, the Highlander is offered with an optional hybrid powertrain, which allows it to get 6.7 L/100km combined fuel economy. This puts it right on par with the Sienna.

 

Costs

 

The initial price of a vehicle is a concern for most drivers who need to stick to a budget. The Toyota Sienna LE AWD starts at $41,990. To match the features and fuel economy of the Sienna, a hybrid Highlander LE AWD starts at $45,950. A gasoline version is much closer in price at $40,450, but the fuel economy is worse.

 

2021 Toyota | costs

 

There are other costs associated with vehicles as well, such as depreciation, insurance, and repair costs. In all these categories, the Sienna comes out on top. It holds its value longer; it costs less to insure, and it is going to need fewer repairs than the Highlander.

 

The safety features and standard technology are basically the same on the comparable models of the Toyota Sienna minivan and Toyota Highlander SUV. In the end, the decision comes down to what factors are most important to your family.

 

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