Comparing a large family car with a minivan doesn’t seem very logical. But if you’re looking for a great car, reading this article makes more sense than you thought. It’s really interesting to compare two of these cars from different categories of the same brand. Some are looking to pick a car in either category, so this might go a little smoother for them.

The  Toyota Avensis is a big boy in the category, it has achieved notable success throughout its existence. It remained on the market until it was discontinued in 2018. Originally marketed as a sedan, liftback, and estate station wagon.

The Toyota Sienna is a minivan manufactured in the United States. It was introduced in 1997 as the successor to the third-generation Previa. Primarily intended for the North American market, the vehicle was a success. Since 2000, Toyota has sold over 80,000 vehicles annually. These two vehicles fall into different categories and target different markets, so there are significant differences, and they have advantages and disadvantages.

2009 Toyota Avensis vs. 2010 Toyota Sienna:  Engine

2009 Toyota Avensis
2009 Toyota Avensis

The Toyota Avensis 2009 offers a wide range of engine choices. You can choose from 3 petrol and 4 diesel engines. This is one of the reasons why it has taken the European market by storm. Gasoline engines included the 1.6 litres 130 hp 1ZR-FAE, the 1.8 litres 145 hp 2ZR-FAE and the 2.0 litre 150 hp 3ZZR-FAE, which were exclusive to the salt rim level. Avensis was recently discontinued.

Interestingly, the diesel option was more common in Europe, with the D-4D engine of 2.2 litres and 150 hp topping the list. His 0-60 mph on this engine is 8.8 seconds. One of the most notable features of the Avensis engine was its extremely low emissions. Its 33mpg average is also good for a car of this size. The Avensis also introduced the use of Valvematic engines to the Toyota brand. Quite impressive. Now let’s take a look at Sienna’s performance. The 2010 Toyota Sienna has a 266 hp V6 3.5-liter engine combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The combination accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds and delivers an impressive 19 mpg in city and highway combined fuel economy.

2010 Toyota Sienna
2010 Toyota Sienna

Apart from family purposes, buyers also choose the Sienna for commercial operations. The power and speed offered by the Sienna are clearly far superior to his Avensis, which is not surprising given the size of the car. Its acceleration is also very impressive. However, the Toyota Avensis is a much more economical car than the Sienna. It can also be said that the Sienna is excellent for a car in its class.

2009 Toyota Avensis vs. 2010 Toyota Sienna:  Features

Equipped with seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, the Toyota Avensis is considered one of the safest cars in its class. It scored 5 stars on the Euro NACP crash test. The car also features active front head restraints and brake lights that come on in case of an emergency stop. Its vehicle stability steering helps drivers control steering more easily. Overall, a very safe car.

The Toyota Sienna has excellent safety features. It comes standard with full equipment such as airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. It also performed very well in crash tests, with the Insurance Institute for Road Safety giving the Sienna a “good” rating.

Both cars perform well when it comes to safety equipment. Of course, for a little more money, you get other options for more advanced features. However, the Sienna falls just short of its class average in terms of safety features.

2009 Toyota Avensis vs. 2010 Toyota Sienna:  Exterior 

The Toyota Avensis has a sleek, sporty design with a wide grille and curved edges. The 2009 model is longer but sturdier and firmer than before. It was remodelled at Toyota’s European Design Headquarters, and only sedans and station wagons were produced. Terra models come with 16-inch steel wheels, while Strata and Luna models come with aluminium wheels.

The Sienna’s design makes the minivan attractive. I was able to fit a sports car into a minivan just fine. With five doors, it is easy to get in and out from the rear seats, and the interior space is spacious. It is equipped with power windows and a rear window defroster. Running boards and a rear spoiler are optional on some models. The Toyota Sienna is the only four-wheel-drive vehicle in its class. The Toyota Sienna is always one of the best sellers in the Nigerian market.

2009 Toyota Avensis vs. 2010 Toyota Sienna: Interior 

2010 Toyota Sienna Interior
2010 Toyota Sienna Interior

The interior of the Toyota Avensis is modest. Manual air conditioning can be seen in the Terra and Aura trims. The Strata trim includes dual climate control and a leather steering wheel. Since it is a family car, it can carry a lot of luggage. The sedan’s trunk capacity is 509 litres, modest for a car of this size. There is also quality material, although not particularly noteworthy. Although small, Avensis offers plenty of space for your family’s needs.

2009 Toyota Avensis Interior
2009 Toyota Avensis Interior

The interior of the Sienna is very comfortable. It also offers a huge amount of space for passengers and cargo. Headroom is 42 inches in the first row, 40 inches in the second row, and 39 inches in the third row. The 2010 Sienna interior looks a little more upscale.

2009 Toyota Avensis vs. 2010 Toyota Sienna:  Price 

These minivans are quite cheap, especially since there are older models. The base price for a tokunbo 2010 Toyota Avensis has been evaluated to cost between N1,600,000 – N2,300,000. The Toyota Sienna for the 2009 model year has been evaluated to cost N3,000,000 – N5,000,000. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a 2007 Toyota Sienna?

The price of a 2010 Toyota Sienna has been evaluated to cost N3,000,000.

Where can I buy a Toyota Sienna in Nigeria?

You can buy a brand new Tokunbo Toyota Sienna at Our website hosts a variety of cars available for sale. You can only sell your car on our website in quick and easy steps. If you have any further questions about our other services, please contact us through one of our other platforms.


Overall, in Nigeria, the Toyota Sienna is highly favoured for its performance and cargo space. It passes obstacles effortlessly, and given that it has all-wheel drive, it is unstoppable.

But the Toyota Avensis has excellent gas mileage and is a good family car if you think the Sienna is too big. Also, the Avensis has better handling and is easier to steer than the Sienna.

So, you can choose between the Toyota Avensis and the Toyota Sienna. Do you have a big family with lots of luggage? Think of Siena. Need a cool ride with good gas mileage? Think Avensis. 

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