Have you test driven the RM92,900.00 Toyota Sienta MPV yet? |

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Published on February 12th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Have you test driven the RM92,900.00 Toyota Sienta MPV yet?

The practical middle class MPV buyer today looks for value and hopes for style added in when their budget allocation is approved for a MPV buy. This is why this Toyota Sienta MPV offers good value right now. Step inside and the feel, finish and form of the cabin is good. It has an overall height of 4,235mm and an overall width of 1,695mm.

Living Room

Middle row passengers get power sliding doors that work with a click of the handle to open and close and the seats are very comfortable (the driver also gets to control the two rear sliding doors with buttons on the right of the steering wheel).

Third row seats are good up to teenager size and they fold down easily to offer good additional luggage room. The independent second-row seats can be reclined and have a forward-rear slide adjustment.

The third-row seats adopt a 50:50 split design with seatbacks that can easily be folded upwards to the sides. The driver gets a meter cluster with plenty of information.

The 2-DIN 6.8-inch screen entertainment unit has a DVD player and it supports MP3, USB, Bluetooth devices.

Sienta Drive

The 1.5-liter engine is a shared unit with the all new Vios sedan. This engine returns good torque and a smooth drive. A revised 7-speed CVT transmission is used for better fuel efficiency.

On the open road this Toyota MPV drives and feels like a car with decent handling and cornering even when pushed a little. The engine produces a decent 107hp and 140Nm of torque driving through a smooth shifting 7-speed CVT gearbox. Safety kit has not been ignored in this Sienta with 3–airbags and the usual drive safety systems like VSC, TRC, HAC ABS with BA and EBD. There are ISOFIX points in the 2nd row seats and seatbelts for all 7 passengers.

The 1.5-liter DOHC VVT-1 engine focuses more on low-end torque, an important factor in a people carrier. With six full sized passengers and luggage on board this Sienta could haul us up a hill and keep up with fast moving traffic on the open highway when needed. Being a family vehicle, the Sienta is not designed for traffic light sprints and highway racing and yet it still provides for decent acceleration and pace and so it adds up to a family vehicle that does all that is designed for in spades and provides for this at an asking price that makes it a better option than the average sedan.

Decision

At its current offer price which is valid until 31 March 2017, just visit a Toyota showroom and book this Sienta MPV and enjoy a Cash Rebate of RM3,000 + 3 Years Free Service or get a full RM4,000 Cash Rebate (Terms & Conditions apply).

You will find it difficult to find such good build quality and interior in the competition. Definitely its competitors will be worried after their own evaluation and we are happy to say that this Sienta is at a level up on all of them. For a family of 6-7 persons, which have an active life, the Sienta will not disappoint. Better to take your own family test drive and feel the difference the Sienta offers.

Toyota Sienta 1.5L Specifications

Engine: Inline 4, 16-valve DOHC Dual VVT-1

Power : 107bhp @ 57500rpm

Torque: 140Nm @ 4200rpm

Capacity: 1496cc

Transmission: CVT 7-speed sport sequential shiftmatic

Price: From RM92,900-RM99,900.


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