The new 2017 Toyota Sienna has been refreshed and comes with a myriad of changes and redesigns on several of its facets. For families, there couldn’t be a better choice especially considering the new model comes with features such as an available AWD system, an eight-passenger seating, a high-quality interior, and easy-to-use audio and climate controls. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to sources in the know. Read on for more information regarding its exterior and interior, price, and specifications for the available powertrain.
Although the new Sienna has received plenty of refreshments and redesigns over the previous model, its price premium is something worth pointing out given the competition. Also, its second-row seats are awkward to remove relative to its ilk. The Siri Eyes functionality that made its debut in the previous model has been upgraded, as have other standard technologies.
The Toyota Sienna is arguably one of the most serious minivans in the market today thanks to some features that it exclusively offers such as its eight-seating capacity and an AWD option. And that’s not all, the technologies and material quality it offers are a justification for the price premium it charges. As a result, it manages to hold its own against other solid picks available in the market.
The interior has been mildly refreshed over the previous model. It now offers user-friendly controls and equipment. They are driver-centric and easier to use than before. The level of material quality has been substantially improved and occupants will be treated to Alcantara leather for the top trim models. But sticking with the lower trims will still get you upgraded materials relative to its available competition.
One of Sienna’s high point has always been its smooth ride quality. For 2017, the same is true. Its upgraded suspension system ensures that its occupants are always insulated against the vulgarities of the road conditions. However, there are some rivals that parallel or better what the Sienna offers. Notable culprits include the Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, 2016 Kia Sedona, and Dodge Grand Caravan 2017.
2017 Toyota Sienna Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new Sienna will probably go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $28,850. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.
2017 Toyota Sienna Exterior Images
Relative to its competition, the new model is undoubtedly the most conservatively dressed. It boasts of lots of styling and yet still manages to be tastefully subtle. Just like the previous model it comes with projector beam headlights and a razor-like chrome grille. It has received a bespoke appearance to its large stature thanks to the hard creases in the body conspicuous on its side panels, fenders, hood, and bumpers.
The headlights, taillights, and fog lights all come with LED technology. Chrome accents brighten the door handles, as do the seventeen-inch wheels that are wrapped in 235/60-series all-season rubber. Some of the handy features available include a blind-spot monitor, a backup camera, power-operating side doors, and sonar sensors.
2017 Toyota Sienna Interior Concept
The interior is, by and large, what matters most to potential buyers. For one, the new model features an interior accommodation that offers ample room for eight passengers thanks to the removable jump seat in the middle position in the second row. A power-adjustable seat is available for the driver, and four-way power controls are available for the front passenger. The instrument panel plays host to a number of infotainment controls such as a tri-zone temperature controls, an intuitive HVAC system, a massive center console, two glove boxes, and the Entune infotainment system.
Ergonomics are good, as is the comfort. The seats have ample padding and offer exemplary lateral support. Again, there is an ample amount of convenience, infotainment, and entertainment accessories to keep occupants pre-occupied especially during long journeys.
Five main trims are available for the 2017 Sienna: LE, L, SE, XLE, and the Limited. There are also the Limited Premium, and the SE premium. Rumors allege the XLE is further subdivided into a sub-trim too, however, more details pertaining the same should be expected on its release date. A hybrid might be in the works as well.
The new model comes with the familiar 3.5L V6 engine that comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system. An AWD is also available for the LE, XLE, and the Limited trim models. Power output stands at 266 hp and 245 lbs. ft. of torque.
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
In addition to the slew of safety features available, the new model achieves five stars for overall performance. Side crash protection got five stars, while frontal crash protection received four stars.