For people who have big families, having a minivan is the only way that they can take their families on a road trip. Luckily for them, Toyota came up with the Sienna minivan, a model that scored excellent sales results since it was launched more than 10 years ago. But on the other hand, the current model is beginning to show age, so Toyota is forced to do something about that. The good news for the big families in search of a perfect minivan is that the 2016 Toyota Sienna is coming soon, and it will have some major upgrades which will make it even better than the previous model.
2016 Toyota Sienna redesign
As far as the exterior is concerned, it will suffer some changes, but only the basic styling touches. The front fascia will be slightly restyled, in order to fall in line with the rest of the Toyota’s lineup. The back end will finally come with a set of LED backlights, which, unfortunately the previous model didn’t receive.
When it comes to the interior, the three row seating arrangement will be continued, as well as the back sliding doors. But, thanks to a motorized second row, the access to the third row of seats will now be much easier. As far as the features are concerned, there is going to be an intercom offered as standard, as well as the Bluray infotainment system. Furthermore, the 2016 Toyota Sienna will inherit some styling cues from the Avalon model, and this means that the new Sienna might also offer something that the previous generations didn’t have.
Toyota Sienna 2016 mpg specs
Under the hood of the new Toyota Sienna 2016, we can expect a new engine in the lineup. The 2.7-liter inline-4 will be offered again, but this time it will produce 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter V6 engine will be replaced with a brand new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit, which will deliver 280 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque, and the fuel economy ratings of 24 mpg. Like in the previous model, the 6-speed automatic will be standard as well as the FWD system. The AWD is will also be available, but only on the turbocharged version of the Sienna.
2016 Toyota Sienna price and release date
The 2016 Toyota Sienna base model will come with a base price of around $30,000, while we expect its release to be at the end of this year. When it comes to Toyota dealerships around the US the new Toyota Sienna 2016 will be able to compare to other competitors on the minivan market like the Chrysler Town And Country and Honda Odyssey.