2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan Review

Drivers who are looking for a family friendly and stylish ride are looking forward to the expected new redesign of the 2015 Toyota Sienna. While exterior changes may include new colors and more stylish front and rear bumpers, new Toyota Sienna van will continue to use the Camry platform. The more exciting changes will be found inside. The new changes hope to combine the safe and efficient minivan of past models with more modern design and convenience that will appeal to families.

2015 Toyota Sienna Side View

Toyota Sienna Interior

The new Toyota Sienna van will be packed with technology to improve the experience for drivers and passengers. A redesigned instrument panel will be easier to use. Smart phones can connect via USB or Bluetooth for hands free calling. Some trim models may also offer a built in navigation system as well as Sirius XM radio. Passengers can ride in luxury in the spacious cabin that can seat 7 or 8, depending on the model. Entertainment for the kids includes a DVD system with a shared screen and a Wi-Fi hot-spot. The cargo capacity ranges from 39.1 cubic feet to 150 cubic feet with both the second and third row seats folded down.

2015 Toyota Sienna Dashboard

New Toyota Sienna 2015 Accessories

Toyota is known for its safety features, and the 2015 Toyota Sienna does not disappoint. Either front wheel or all wheel drive provide safe handling both around town and merging onto freeways. Other safety features include generous airbag protection, traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and emergency brake assistance system. Some trims will also offer a pre-collision system and blind spot monitor.

2015 Toyota Sienna Control Panel

2015 Toyota Sienna MPG and Engine

Even though it will continue to use the same 3.5 L V6 engine with a six speed automatic transmission, drivers can expect improved fuel economy. Most fuel savings will come from the use of lighter materials and improved design. Fuel consumption driving around town remains at 18 miles per gallon while highway fuel consumption improves to 26 miles per gallon. The 266 horsepower engine generates quick acceleration, reaching maximum speed in just eight seconds.

There is much excitement about the possibility of Toyota introducing a hybrid engine for the 2015 Sienna. The hybrid engine would increase the fuel savings by storing braking energy in the battery. Battery specifications are not available at this time. The possible hybrid engine would probably use a 2.4 cylinder engine with 180 horsepower.

2015 Toyota Sienna Engine

2015 Toyota Sienna Price and Release date

With five different trim levels, the new Toyota Sienna offers a range of pricing options from the basic L model starting at around $29,000 up to the Limited model starting at around $41,500. Depending on the features and options added, expect the pricing to go up from these base prices. The anticipated hybrid model will add more to the price if it is available. The 2015 Toyota Sienna is available from last quarter of 2014.

See also: http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/sienna/2015/