Last post on Oct 04, 2009 at 4:06 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Future Vehicle, Van
#21 of 29 Please bring a Hybrid van into US
Jul 15, 2009 (3:05 pm)
Oh how I wish Toyota would just bring the Estima hybrid (47 mpg) here. Doesn't Toyota know there are Previa/Prius owners all over who are holding out for a hybrid minivan with 40+ mpg? Please put in 2.4L hybrid system (not the 3.3L from Highlander Hybrid). I want 47 mpg, not 27.
#22 of 29 Re: Please bring a Hybrid van into US [ck90211]
Jul 24, 2009 (6:34 am)
47 mpg in a 4000# plus package is an engineering challenge with current technology.
#23 of 29 Re: Please bring a Hybrid van into US [nobo]
Jul 25, 2009 (6:59 am)
Not really, if marketing would just stop "selling" based on 0-60MPH......
#24 of 29 Re: Please bring a Hybrid van into US [wwest]
Jul 27, 2009 (10:46 am)
It's true...my van does 0-60 quicker than some muscle cars did back in the 70s. I have no real need for that, though I'll take it so long as the tall gearing keeps mileage up.
Still, you wonder what they could do if it has a small engine and tall gearing.
#25 of 29 Re: Please bring a Hybrid van into US [wwest]
Jul 27, 2009 (10:54 am)
Marketing sells 0-60MPH because people buy 0-60MPH. Marketing's job is to figure out what people are looking for and tailor the product selling points to what the customers want. Selling underpowered vehicles with excellent fuel economy is a hard sale and unless gas prices go to the stratosphere, an ineffective sales pitch.
The fuel economy is ultimately a trade off on safety. All the structure and equipment used to make crashes more survivable add weight and that weight requires more power to get moving. Having more power means using more fuel and unless you are willing to accept taking 30+s at full throttle to get to 60MPH, you aren't going to achieve 40+ MPG in a 2 ton package at the current tech level. Around here that leisurely acceleration even on surface roads will get you rear ended before a week is out.
#26 of 29 Re: 2010 Sienna [ateixeira]
Aug 30, 2009 (4:15 am)
Can only do so much in a minivan. That is why it is called a minivan. Get a GM or Ford van like the Savanna or E-series for more room and such. Custom order them.
#27 of 29 Re: Please bring a Hybrid van into US [yatesjo]
Aug 31, 2009 (9:28 am)
AS you may already be well aware there are numerous FWD vehicles in the market today with engines rated above 200HP that automatically detuned/derate the engine in the lower gear ranges, some quite RADICALLY with wheelspin/slip, otherwise the insurance companies would probably step up and "outlaw" FWD and F/awd altogether.
#28 of 29 Ipod in 2010 Sienna Limited w Nav
Sep 04, 2009 (8:13 pm)
My wife and I purchased a 2010 Sienna today, and are wondering if anyone knows if an Ipod 's menus can be accessed through the Nav screen when plugged into the Aux input? The salesman at the dealer did not know.
#29 of 29 Re: Ipod in 2010 Sienna Limited w Nav [achiulli]
Oct 04, 2009 (4:06 am)
aux port only sends audio signals.
it doesn't control nor charge the ipod.