1999 is the second year for the Toyota Sienna. Built off a stretch of the same platform as the front-wheel-drive Camry (114.2-inch wheelbase on the van versus 105.2 sedan), it offers basically the same ride and handling as the sedan, softly cushioned yet predictable, a long-distance hauler that promises room and comfort for the family and the Toyota name that stands for reliability and dependability.
A power glass roof in a van is much appreciated to help vent stale air in a large cabin often filled with kids and/or pets.
The 3-liter, 194-horsepower, 24-valve V-6 is teamed with 4-speed automatic. Ample power and quiet operation and 18 m.p.g. city/24 m.p.g. highway mileage, about the same as Montana.
Lots of standard goodies in the XLE , such as ABS; power windows/locks/heated mirrors; air conditioning with front and rear controls; power driver's seat; three-row, seven-passenger seating; rear-window washer/wiper/defogger; low tire-pressure warning light