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Saturday, December 10, 2016


I call this noob review because, well, I'm a noob when it comes to automotive πŸ˜…

How NOOB? Let's just say in my dictionary, there's only 3 kind of cars.




That's it! I cannot really differentiate between between one hatchback to another. I can't even differentiate between Innova and Avanza πŸ˜‚

Now that we've established how noobshit I am when it comes to car, I'm gonna share with you what I DO know about the All New Sienta from Toyota that just launched in Indonesia recently.

I'm not gonna talk about all the technical spec of the car, because if I do so, I'll probably just copy-paste the spec from google -you could just as easily google the spec yourself-, and also because that means I would have no clue what I'd be writing about. Horsepower, what horsepower? Power steering, what's power steering? You get the idea.
Instead, I'm gonna talk about 10 features that I think you might LOVE in the All New Sienta!

Here goes:
This is probably one the main feature that makes Sienta stand out, because it's the FIRST car in its class to have this feature add in.
If you're not familiar with Dive-In seat, it's basically a feature that lets you fold your 3rd row seats under you 2nd row seats. So when folding in the 3rd row seats, you get MORE baggage space than you normally would in a car with no Dive-In seat, and yet you can still fit 5 people in the car too!
This is how big the baggage space is with just the 3rd row seat folded in

For me personally, I go on a city-to-city trip (mostly Jogja-Jember-Surabaya) a lot, especially when I was a kid. And coming from a family of 5, you can imagine HOW MUCH LUGGAGE SPACE we need, and yet we can't fold in the 2nd row seat because we need enough seats for 5 people. With this feature, where the 3rd row seats are folded under the 2nd row seat, we can easily fit 1 or 2 more luggage at the back. I hope this explains the genius that is Dive-In seat πŸ˜†
Not to mention the HEIGHT of the baggage space. My brother's huge Alaskan Malamute could probably fit in there comfortably. MORE on this feature HERE.

Okay, I know that this is not exactly a "feature", more like an option.
But I just love the fact that it has a fromage trim option πŸ’•

Because black trimming is boring af in my opinion πŸ˜… Fromage just seems more elegant, beautiful, cleaner, and classier imho.

Just like I mentioned in previous post, it has power sliding door.
Not a feature that a car in its class usually comes with I think. While it looks a bit gimmicky for my needs, I can actually think a couple of reasons for it to be functional for me:

Tight Parking Space
A lot of places in Jakarta and Tangerang has tiny parking space -*ahem* I'm looking at you Summarecon Mall Serpong & Mangdu *ahem*-, so power sliding door makes it easier to come out of your car. You can just jump to the 2nd row too if you really can't open the front door due to limited space. *let's take a moment of silent and thank whoever designs the AEON and IKEA parking space, because God bless him/her!*

This probably when this feature comes in really handy for me. When I'm carrying a lot of shopping bags alone, it helps that I don't need to put down the bags to hold the door before placing them in. Also for carrying the shopping bags out of the car too! I can't tell you how many times I got slammed by my car's door when I'm trying to get my shopping bags because it keeps closing when i don't hold it.

For the higher Sienta Type, you can also control the power sliding door remotely!

Speaking of the power sliding door...

Because it has anti-pinch technology where the door won't close if there's an obstacle in front of it. I don't think this is something that I personally would find useful, because I hope I'm not that clumsy to get my hand stuck in power sliding door. Then again, I'm not the most "un-clumsy" person out there either, so better safe than sorry. PLUS, it means that this power sliding door is totally safe for little kids who seem to have their hands stuck in a lot of things πŸ˜‘

THIS!!! This is one of my most favorite feature!!!😍
To understand why, you HAVE to see the leg room in my car. It's an effing MESS down there. I got all kind of trash and wrappings and all this itty bitty litters scattered πŸ˜…

So, yeah, you can use this under seat tray as a temporary trash can!

Use it to store a spare flipflop/clothes for emergency. I got a couple of shoes on my leg room that add to the mess, so this under seat tray could be really helpful for that. The only thing is, I probably can't store heeled shoes in it 'cos it won't fit.

Pretty self-explanatory...
You can store your cold drinks in it and it'll keep them cold better than if you'd put it in any other compartment. This compartment actually has an opening (?), I don't know the correct term for it, but it has this opening that distributes the cold air from the AC, thus it can keep your drinks cooler in here.

This is so simple it seems gimmicky πŸ˜‚
But yet, actually perfectly functional. No more rummaging through a stack of cards to find my e-toll with this. *Please imagine it's an e-toll there in the picture instead of a membership card πŸ˜…*

You can start your engine with a simple push of a button.
This is a quite common feature already, so I'm sure most of you guys are familiar with it. With this feature, you don't need to put your key in the car to start the engine, so your key can basically stay in your bag all throughout your drive, from walking out of your house to walking inside your house.

That's also because you don't even need to press/key-in your car key to open the door! As long as you bring your key with you near the car, the door will automatically unlock. And it will automatically locked itself after you leave your car for a while (though I highly recommend you to immediately lock the car yourself once you get out of the car).

So YAY to no more rummaging a messy bag looking for a car key with hands full of things!

Yup, it has TWO LCD Screen!
The first LCD is this one on the driver's dashboard. It tells you your speed, gas, etc etc. I wrote etc etc 'cos I honestly don't know the term for the other things πŸ˜‚

Oh, and it says "Hello" to you when you start your car. I heard it says "Happy Birthday" too! Extremely gimmicky, but cute nevertheless πŸ˜…
The second LCD is this one, the MAIN entertainment console. It's full on touch screen LCD, so there's no more buttons on it. Not that button is a bad thing, but full touch screen LCD like this looks cool πŸ˜†

It's SUPER responsive and fast too! I have a touch screen LCD too in my car, but I have to push quite hard on the screen to get it to respond, and it's pretty slow too in doing certain tasks. In its defend though, it's not a spanking new LCD.

Btw, you can connect this console to wi-fi too and browse through internet.

USB, HDMI, 3.5mm Jack Connectivity
This console have 3 connectivity you can choose! You can even connect you Android with it and the console will mirror your Android screen. Pretty neat, huh?

DIGITAL AC Control Dial
Okay, this is not an LCD Screen, but I have to include this too. I admit this is more of a vanity thing rather than functionality, but it looks damn cool when you can precisely set your AC temperature lol *clearly, I have my own definition of cool, but I digress*

Last but not least, and certainly one of my favorite, it has control buttons on the steering wheel!
This one on the left to control the volume and tracks on the main entertainment console. I CAN BOGART THE RADIO ALL I WANT πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† SKIPPING SONG TRACKS ALL I WANT TOO!! I HAVE THE CONTROL HOHOHO 😈

Also, on a more serious note, it's safer. The control button on the steering wheel helps me focus more while driving because I don't need to fiddle with the main screen to change song tracks/volumes (I tend to fiddle quite a bit with my songs when I'm driving).
The second control buttons on the right are for changing the information on the driver's LCD panel.

So that wraps up my noob review on the Toyota's All New Sienta!
I think some of the features I mentioned here are only available for certain types of Sienta (There are Type E, G, V, Q). To know more specifically about the types and more features available, please refer to their official website 😁 And check out their product video for the Sienta, it's pretty cool!

Hope this noob review can be of a help somehow! See you guys on my next post, it'll be the continuation of my Japan travelogue 😊

till then, take care,

FTC Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post through Sociolla Blogger Network. I was compensated for this blog post. However, all opinions, experience, and such are honest and genuine as always πŸ˜†

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