Toyota is scheduled to release a new version of Toyota Sienna. The Japanese auto maker will effect some changes on its interior and exterior to hook it up with a modern look and add some modern features in its interior.
Toyota has included all features of an ideal family car in the new 2016 Toyota Sienna. The exterior of the new car will feature many changes to make it more stylish and to give it a modern look although the overall body shape won’t change. To start with, the car comes with new bumpers with LED equipped fog lights. The projector beam halogen headlights have also been modified with LED day running lights while the taillights feature improved aesthetics.
The hood has also received a modern touch that gives the car a refreshed and smart appearance. Overall, the exterior is riddled with sharp lines and mixed curves which make it more attractive. Rumors are rife that the Japanese auto maker will offer more exterior colour options.
The body has five doors which open opposite each other creating extra entering space for passengers, important characteristic are dual power sliding side doors that enter and exit from vehicle make a lot more comfortable . The alloy wheels have been redesigned, however the wheelbase remains the same as that of the current model but the vehicle is slightly wider.
2016 Toyota Sienna Interior
The manufacturer has given a great deal of attention to the 2016 Sienna’s interior. The seats are made from high quality soft materials and can be leather upholstered as well. The interior which is built in three rows of seats can accommodate seven passengers and eight passengers on some trim levels.
Trims of the Toyota Sienna has traditionally begin with the lowest level L, and go over the LE, SE, XLE to the highest Limited level. Other features will include a new infotainment system, Three climate control zones, Wi-Fi, radio, Navigation, Dual-View Blu-ray Disc, integrated backup camera. There is also a possibility of USB and Bluetooth connectivity in some trim levels and a Sirius XM satellite radio, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Parking assist sonar, Power-operated third row of seats.
Engine, Specs and fuel economy
Toyota has installed only a single engine version under the hood of the redesigned 2016 Toyota Sienna. The unit is a 3.5 –liter V6 engine which can produce 266 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque. This engine has been paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission as the only option. For the drive modes, the new Sienna has two choices of either all wheel drive or front wheel drive depending on the trim level.
In regards to fuel economy, the Toyota Sienna 2016 has been EPA rated at 18 mpg and 25 mpg for city and highway respectively and 21 mpg combined for the front-wheel drivetrain. When it comes to the all-wheel drivetrain, the numbers go down slightly to 16mpg for city and 23 mpg for highway and 19 mpg combined.
Price and release date
There is no official communication from the manufacturer concerning the new Sienna’s price or release date. However, auto analysts predict that the new car will be slightly expensive than the current model due to the new changes. As such, the base model will cost around $ 30,000 with L trim level, while start (MSRP) price of the top trim model Limited will go for around $ 43,000.
The car is expected to hit the showrooms in the second half of 2015. The basic warranty on the car is 3 years or 36,000 miles, while the warranty on the motor is 60,000 miles or 60 months.
For those looking for a family car, the 2016 Toyota Sienna will be a great choice.