2016 Toyota Sienna Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Toyota Sienna Release Date, Interior, Price, MPG – The new and updated 2016 Toyota Sienna returns with minimalistic changes. However, it comes with conspicuous improvements in terms of comfort levels and interior room, and therefore, should be the perfect choice for large families. Sadly, though, is lack of the exact release date of the minivan as Toyota has not offered any leads whatsoever.

2016 Toyota Sienna 
2016 Toyota Sienna

Some of the vehicle’s highlights include a high-quality interior, a comfortable seating capacity for eight people, an AWD system, and intuitive user-controls. The defies all odds that are associated with a minivan, and is the perfect example of a stylish modern era box-on-wheels that will definitely offer you an expert haul of your entire family and stuff with ease.

2016 Toyota Sienna side view, exterior, white color, alloy wheels

The Sienna was lauded for its respectable fuel economy ratings, strong on-road performance, and comfortable seating arrangement. The same continues with the forthcoming Sienna for 2016. Admittedly, though, is the fact that most users of the previous Sienna often complained about the hard, cheap-feeling plastics and odd dash design. Some of the issues were rectified in the 2015 model and hopefully, all should be addressed in the 2016 model before its debut.

2016 Toyota Sienna exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The 2016 model, judging from the spy pics we have of the minivan, is set to come with an updated front and aft exterior styling that will catapult its position in its segment which has now started experiencing a fierce battle for survival. The segment also offers other worthy alternatives to the Sienna in case you are turned off by any of its features. They include Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, and Dodge Grand Caravan.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Colors Of The Updated 2016 Toyota Sienna

Preliminary rumors allege that the new Toyota Sienna for 2016 will come in five distinguishable trim levels ranging from the base L to the top-of-the-line Limited trim.

2016 Toyota Sienna  front
2016 Toyota Sienna  front

We should expect the base 2016 Toyota Sienna L to come equipped with automatic headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 17” alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jacks, a tow prep package, a height adjustable driver seat, 6.1” touchscreen display, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheels, manual sliding rear doors, premium audio system, cruise control, a rearview camera, and automatic headlights.

Moving up the trim ladder is the 2016 Toyota Sienna LE model which should further come equipped with 18” wheels, upgraded fabric upholstery, roof rails, a premium audio system, 7” touchscreen display, overhead mounted consoles, upgraded exterior trim, HD radio, second-and-third row sunshades, heated mirrors, satellite radio, an all-wheel-drive system, and an eight-way driver seat.

2016 Toyota Sienna  back
2016 Toyota Sienna  back

As for the sport-themed 2016 Toyota Sienna SE, expect everything from the LE and LED running lights, a lower body skirting, foglights, and aggressive exterior styling. The SE also should come with a power sportier suspension tuning, unique gauges, leatherette upholstery, a power liftgate, and heated front seats.

2016 Toyota Sienna steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen and dashboard

The 2016 Toyota Sienna SE Premium should come equipped with keyless entry, a power liftgate, a sunroof, a DVD player, rear speakers, a navigation system, RCA jacks, and Entune smartphone app integration, keyless ignition, a navigation system, and rear-cross-traffic warning systems.

2016 Toyota Sienna trunk

Moving closer to the top trim is the 2016 Toyota Sienna XLE which should borrow SE’s convenience and comfort features, but offers same steering, suspension, and styling features to the LE. However, the XLE and XLE Premium differ with a power-opening rear quarter windows and four-way passenger seats. Additionally, the second row captain chairs feature configurable foot rests when equipped with the 7-passenger seating alignment.

2016 Toyota Sienna  interior
2016 Toyota Sienna  interior

The luxury laden 2016 Toyota Sienna Limited model  comes with everything on the XLE trims except the rear seat entertainment system, but adds upgraded leather seating, 18” alloy wheels, a navigation system, premium JBL audio system, power folding outside mirrors, driver memory settings, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a different grille, automatic wipers, LED running lights, and a power-folding third row-seat.

Engine Specs For The New Toyota Sienna For 2016

All Siennas come fitted with a 266 hp 3.5L V6 engine capable of producing around 245 pounds of torque. The power is transmitted through a 6-speed auto and drives the front wheels. EPA ratings for the 2016 model haven’t been release yet, but we should expect the new 2016 Toyota Sienna to have a fuel economy ratings of around 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined. It is rumored that the 2016 Toyota Sienna Hybrid mpg will be somewhere around 36mpg/combined.

2016 Toyota Sienna engine

Safety features include active front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, a driver-side knee airbag, full length side curtain, stability control, a rearview camera, and traction control.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11.3 in. (119.3 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 8.2 in. (200.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.1 in. (78.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 164 ft³
Cargo volume: 39 ft³
Curb weight: 4375 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 18/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Creme Brulee Mica, Midnight Black Metallic, Predawn Gray Mica, Salsa Red Pearl, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Silver Sky Metallic, Sky Blue Pearl and Super White
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

Date of Release & Price – 2016 Toyota Sienna

2016 Toyota Sienna side view, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

Both the 2016 Toyota Sienna price and release date details remain open for speculations. However, we should expect the price of the 7-passenger L trim to cost you an MSRP beginning from $29,700.

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2016 Honda Fit – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Honda Fit Release Date, Msrp, MPG, Review – The new Honda Fit for 2016 comes virtually unchanged, however it comes with several nitty-gritty novelties such as roomy seating, unique rear seats design, unmatched versatility, and excellent visibility. Its release date is expected sometime at the beginning of next year.

2016 Honda Fit 
2016 Honda Fit

Its name proves something more of literalism as opposed to alphanumeric jumbles or random words to make up a car name. One of the most acknowledged highlight of Honda vehicles is the incredible amount of things you can fit in a pint-size body. Indeed, the new 2016 Honda Fit continues to offer more spacious interior than ever. Also, the vehicle avails a long list of standard features even for its base model.

2016 Honda Fit exterior, orange color, alloy wheels

Furthermore, the Fit comes with respectable fuel economy ratings that will guarantee their customer base value for their money. What we have come to like about the Fit model is their much hyped “Magic Seat,” for starters it is a well-crafted aft seat that facilitates hauling through the inclusion of a flip-up seat bottom behind the front seatbacks.

2016 Honda Fit back view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

For conventional Fit users, an upgrade will certainly offer you new features like the keyless ignition and a lather upholstered cabin. Very few cars in the market can match up to the Fit, however, those that do certain things well include the Kia Soul and Ford Fiesta for 2016.

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 Honda Fit

The new hatchback comes in several trims: base LX, mid-trims EX and EX-L, and top-of-the-line EX-L with Navi.

Some of the standard equipment available on the 2016 Honda Fit LX include LED brake lights, a rearview camera, CD player, 5” touchscreen display, 15” wheels, a tilt steering wheel, auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic headlights, telescopic steering wheel, an aft camera, premium audio system, a height-adjustable driver seats, full power accessories, and a USB port.

2016 Honda Fit  front
2016 Honda Fit  front

The 2016 Honda Fit EX model in addition to the above comes fitted with a 7” touchscreen display, blind-spot display, optional navigation app, 16” alloy wheels, keyless ignition, rearview camera, Siri Eyes, HDMI input, USB port, rearview camera, smartphone app integration, keyless entry, additional USB port, HondaLink, and Honda’s LaneWatch.

2016 Honda Fit  back
2016 Honda Fit  back

Opting for the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L offers you steering wheel, front heated seats, leather upholstery, body-color heated side mirrors, and leather wrapped steering wheel.

2016 Honda Fit  interior
2016 Honda Fit  interior

The 2016 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi adds satellite radio, HD, and a navigation system.

2016 Honda Fit interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Engine Specs & Performance – Honda Fit For 2016

The vehicle embarks with a 1.5L 4-cyl powerplant good for 130 hp and 114 pounds of torque. Provided as a standard feature is a 6-speed manual transmission system on both the 2016 Honda Fit LX and EX variants. A CVT is provided as an optional transmission system for the LX and EX trims but standard for the top-of-the-range EX-L and EX-L with Navi.

2016 Honda Fit engine

Our test drive with the 2016 Honda Fit EX-L with Navi resulted in a dash from 0-60 mph which clocked 8.8 seconds, which is rather impressive in its segment. As for the EPA fuel economy ratings, the 2016 Honda Fit with a manual transmission system returns 29/37/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while those fitted with the Continuous Variable Transmission system deliver 32/38/35 mpg save for the base LX model whose ratings stand at an impressive 33/41/36 mpg.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 3.6 in. (99.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 4 in. (160 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 7 in. (67 in.)
Passenger volume: 112.3 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 52.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2513 lbs.
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 8,8 sec
MPG: 32/38 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aegean Blue Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red, Modern Steel Metallic, Mystic Yellow Pearl, Passion Berry Pearl, White Orchid Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Safety Features – 2016 Honda Fit

The vehicle comes with a host of standard features which include stability control, active head restraints, antilock brakes, traction control, side curtain airbags, front side curtains, and Blind-spot monitor.

In government conducted crash tests, the vehicle as able to bag a five star overall rating, with five stars for total side-impact protection and a similar star rating for the frontal impact protection. As for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted crash tests, the vehicle also earned an impressive rating of “Good” in the majority of the tests.

Date of Release & Price of The New 2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit exterior, alloy wheels

As already mentioned at the beginning of this 2016 Honda Fit review, the vehicle is set to make a debut at the beginning of 2016. As far as the pricing details go, the base 2016 Honda Fit LX, according to the official catalogue will set you back by an MSRP of $15,790, while the fully equipped EX-L with Navigation will set you back by $21,065. Keep checking the site for the 2016 Honda Fit Hybrid review.

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2016 Toyota Prius Release Date and Review

2016 Toyota Prius Release Date, Price, MPG, Specs – According to credible sources privy of the Japanese automaker operations, the new 2016 Toyota Prius is set to arrive in dealerships sometime early next year. The vehicle comes with several highlights including revamped gas electric hybrid, an improved interior, a refreshed platform, and better fuel consumption ratings.

2016 Toyota Prius
2016 Toyota Prius

Also, the new Prius comes with high-tech features and options, superior fuel economy, a roomy luggage compartment, and a huge backseat. Moving on, the brand faces a crossroad for the next-gen vehicle. The Prius debuting is a representation of the game-changing occurring at the hybrid segment. It is more than just better EPA ratings for its traditional users and has something to do with its cultural and social currency. The new vehicle will need to walk a tight rope in order to maintain its loyalist while still softening its skeptics.

2016 Toyota Prius side view, blue color, alloy wheels

With its unmasking, everything seems to be going the way it was intended to, at least for the exterior part. The tapering and familiar wedge windows are accounted for, but come with a new twist that creases right from the front end, door panels, LED headlights, and rear flanks. In overall, the new 2016 Toyota Prius looks conventional with borrowed cues from the Mirai fuel-cell model, which is an all-new model from Toyota.

2016 Toyota Prius rear view, alloy wheels, taillights

Engine Specs – 2016 Toyota Prius

Sadly, Toyota hasn’t made the powertrain details apparent to the public. However, we should see the previous model’s 1.8L engine carried over to the 2016 Toyota Prius. The 1.8L 4-cyl engine comes paired to a pair of electric motor generators. And together their output rises to 134 hp, which is consequently sent to the fore wheels through a CVT system.

2016 Toyota Prius engine

According to our test drive, the new 2016 Toyota Prius was sable to sprint from 0-60 mph in a lackluster 10.2 seconds, which compares almost equally to the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. As for the EPA ratings, expect the new Prius to offer an impressive 51/48/50 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
All of the available trims come fitted with stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, a rearview camera, traction control, and driver knee airbag. Optional packages should add roadside emergency assistance, frontal collision warning, stolen vehicle location, collision notification, and lane departure warning.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 178.7 in
Width: 69.3 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 27,4 cu ft
Curb weight: 3075 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 10.2 sec
MPG: 51/48 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blizzard Pearl, Blue Crush Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Hypersonic Red, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Sea Glass Pearl, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Exterior Review & Interior Pictures – 2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius exterior, grille, headlights, alloy wheels, front view

What we think shouldn’t attract the attention of most users of the new 2016 Toyota Prius but very important is most likely the new chassis that lies beneath the sheet metal. That same chassis is expected to lay the foundation of the future Corolla, Camry, and RAV4 models, and whilst that may not seem noteworthy at the moment, the new chassis provides an improved center of gravity, and therefore we should expect a more stable Prius, better handling and definitely a revised suspension system.

2016 Toyota Prius front
2016 Toyota Prius front

Cabin wise, the design materials seem fresher and of higher quality than those of the existing Prius, however the cabin doesn’t seem any larger than before, despite an increment of about 2.4” in length and about 0.6” in its width.

Moving on, the new vehicle comes as a five passenger hatchback available in five different trims. Although, the compact Prius C and larger Prius V are covered in separate reviews which you can find in this site.

2016 Toyota Prius interior, leather seats, steering wheel

Some of the standard equipment available on the base 2016 Toyota Prius Two include cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio system, 15” alloy wheels, a tilt steering wheel, a 6.1” touchscreen, iPod/USB interface, CD player, split-folding rear seat, power heated mirrors, trip computer, keyless ignition, an auxiliary audio jack, a rear view camera, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry, and cloth upholstery.

2016 Toyota Prius back
2016 Toyota Prius back

Moving up the trim ladder is the 2016 Toyota Prius Three which bundles everything on the Two and adds voice control, Pandora radio, a navigation system, keyless entry, and Entune system.

2016 Toyota Prius interior
2016 Toyota Prius interior

The 2016 Toyota Prius Persona Series adds 17” wheels, leatherette upholstery, footwell illumination, side mirrors integrated with turn signals, and an additional chrome trim. Optional feature across the entire line-up include an auto-dimming rear view camera, automatic headlights, a sunroof, 7” high-definition display, adaptive cruise control, lane departure system, navigation system, lane departure warning system,, air-conditioning systems, a pre-collision alert, adaptive cruise control, 17” wheels, sport-tuned suspension, aerodynamic body kit, Safety Connect, and air-conditioning system.

2016 Toyota Prius trunk

Price & Release Date – 2016 Toyota Prius

The new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid for 2016 is expected in dealerships early next year. Presently, the price details haven’t been announced, but we should expect a subtle rise over the previous model.

2016 Toyota Prius side view, auto show, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

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