There are people out there with big families and these people usually need a minivan to take their family on a trip. This is the main reason why the Sienna sold so well since it was launched more than 10 years ago. However, the current model is starting to feel dated so Toyota needs to do something about it. Lucky for us and for those people using the Sienna, there has just been announced a 2016 Toyota Sienna which seems to be a major upgrade in very way over the previous model.
2016 Toyota Sienna redesign
On the interior the three seating arrangement is going to be kept and so are going to be the rear sliding doors. However, the access to the third row of seats will improve thanks to a motorized second row which will keep in memory their position. Just like before, there is going to be an intercom available as standard and so it is going to be the Bluray infotainment system which was a major plus of the previous generation. As far as we know, the 2016 Toyota Sienna is going to take styling cues from the Avalon as far as the interior goes, so we might see something better than before.
Its exterior will also change but only the basic styling cues. The front end will now be redesigned in order to fall in line with the rest of their cars while the back will finally receive a set of LED tail lights which was unfortunately missing from the previous generation.
Toyota Sienna 2016 specs
Under the hood of the Toyota Sienna 2016 there is most likely going to be a new engine. The 2.7-liter inline 4 should return but this time with 200 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter V6 engine might finally be replaced with a brand new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 which would provide 280 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, a small improvement in power but a massive update in fuel efficiency, with the newer engine being able for more than 24 MPG on average. Just like before, a 6-speed automatic is going to be standard and so it is going to be the front wheel drive system. The all wheel drive is still going to be available, but only on the turbocharged version of the Sienna.
2016 Toyota Sienna release date and price
The new Toyota Sienna 2016 will use a similar platform as before, so the ruggedness of the minivan should be kept. However, the exterior as well as the engines are going to be updated. Toyota hasn’t said much but it led us to think that their new Sienna is going to be the best minivan out there. The 2016 Toyota Sienna release date has been announced to be at the end of 2015 at a base price of around $30,000 US dollars.