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Drivetrain options for the 2020 Toyota Sienna

Is the 2020 Toyota Sienna available with all-wheel drive?

Many don’t consider AWD to be just a convenience but rather a safety feature and who is more important to keep safe than your family? Is the 2020 Toyota Sienna available with all-wheel drive? The answer is yes, and we have all the details.

2020 Toyota Sienna blue side view on a wet roadWhat 2020 Sienna trims have all-wheel drive available?

Though all trims of the 2020 Sienna come with front-wheel drive standard, most are available with all-wheel drive. In fact, the only trim that doesn’t have AWD as an available feature is the base L trim. Whether you want the LE, SE, XLE, or the top Limited trim, you can get the AWD powertrain you want.

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What are the features of the 2020 Sienna AWD system?

The inclusion of AWD on the Sienna was not done carelessly. The Sienna AWD system is extremely smart and it employs several sensors that all send data up to a central processing unit. This computer balances the torque between the front and the back continuously to ensure you get the best traction possible regardless of weather or road conditions.

2020 Toyota Sienna black back view loaded with cargoWhat engine does the 2020 Sienna AWD come with?

No matter which Sienna you choose, you get the same great engine. It’s a 3.5-liter V6 that’s ready to push your minivan even when it’s fully-loaded with your whole family and all their gear. This powerplant is able to produce 296 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque.

The engine pushes all this power through a direct shift eight-speed automatic transmission. Having a lot of speeds in your transmission ensures smooth acceleration from 0 all the way up to highway speed and it also ensures an efficient ride as you will see in just a moment.

2020 Toyota Sienna silver side view with familyHow efficient is the 2020 Sienna with AWD?

So that we have a good point for comparison, all front-wheel-drive 2020 Sienna models carry an MPG rating of 19-city MPG and 27-highway MPG. With that in mind, it’s surprising how efficient the AWD Sienna still is. It gets 18-city mpg and 24-highway mpg. No matter which option you choose, you will have an efficient minivan, but it’s good to know that you don’t have to make a big sacrifice to go with the AWD option.

2020 Toyota Sienna color options