For decades, Toyota has been developing excellent minivans and among them is their magnificent Sienna minivan. When the first generation of this amazing vehicle appeared on horizon, many people called it “The Camry of Minivans”. It’s because the Sienna was propelled by the same engine as the Camry. The following generation of the Sienna hit dealership in 2004 when it was improved in the engine, exterior, and cabin department. Seven years later, the third generation stretched its wheels on roads in 2011 and since then, the vehicle hasn’t been revamped. Basically, the Toyota Sienna is still in its third generation and it is high time for revamp. The carmaker is aware that the vehicle is showing its age and that’s why we think that the 2017 model year could be when the Sienna minivan will be updated. Let’s take a look on how 2017 Toyota Sienna should look.
Exterior of 2017 Toyota Sienna
Suffice it to say that you will have to look carefully at the 2017 Toyota Sienna to notice some, if any, differences over the current generation. The vehicle will hit the market with less significant changes like newly designed grille, headlights, and LED daytime running lights on the XLE, LE, and Limited trim levels while all but the SE trim level get updated taillights. Even though the carmaker won’t introduce many, considerable changes this model year, the Toyota Sienna looks attractive and modern. The carmaker created unique design for the Sienna with its 19-inch wheels and chrome accents on its door handles and grille. The vehicle has pretty large windows which promise great outward visibility.
2017 Toyota Sienna Interior
Spacious, comfortable, and well-designed cabin with three rows of seats welcomes all eight passengers offering them maximum comfort. It seems that the cabin of the newcomer gets more cup-holders than a cinema. The cabin offers ample of legroom and headroom space. Speaking of which, the rear seats can be moved fore and aft and therefore you can get the amount of space you need. As for the infotainment in the back, a rear DVD package is available as an optional extra. Unlike other vehicles in its segment, the newcomer uses only one large screen. Moving to the front of the cabin, you will see an upgraded version of the dashboard, a 6.1 touch-sensitive display, and more premium materials. The entertainment system employs the carmaker’s Entune system.
Toyota Sienna 2017 Engine
Under the bonnet of this handsome minivan, you will find Toyota’s reliable 3.5-liter V6 power unit. The engine has the capacity to deliver a respectable 266 hp and 245 pound-feet of torque. Power is routed through a 6-speed automatic shifter with manual mode which allows for more control. According to EPA, the fuel economy of the FWD Sienna is estimated at 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Speaking of which, the Sienna is the only minivan with AWD system in its niche. The EPA rates the AWD Sienna at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
2017 Sienna Pricing
The base 2017 Toyota Sienna starts at $28,000. It is a bit pricey but think about all of the cool options you get.
More on history of the model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Sienna