The 2015 Toyota Sienna is a face-lift of the previous model. It is also one of the few MPVs in the US that offers four wheel drive as an option. The car is more of a luxury MPV than an economy one, offering great entertaining system, great comfort and adequate engines for this type of car.
Performance and Engine range
Let’s start with the powerhouse. The 2015 Sienna will most likely come as standard with its predecessor’s 2.7 liter petrol engine, capable of putting out around 190 horsepower while the more powerful 3.5 liter V6 will give you an estimated power of at least 266 horsepower (it will probably be a tweaked engine of the previous generation) and a 6 speed automatic transmission. The latter engine will be available with either front wheel drive or all wheel drive.
Fuel economy will be okay for this type of car, but it could be improved, mainly through the addition of another engine in the line up. For the 4 cylinder engine, fuel consumption will be around 18 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway for the front wheel drive model, while the 3.5 liter V6 will get you almost 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. The AWD version, with the V6 engine, will return almost 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. Toyota said earlier this year that there might be a hybrid version of the Sienna, but more details are unknown at this time.
Styling – Inside and Outside
The exterior of the car will be mostly unchanged from the previous generation. There will be only minor tweaks to the front lights and the tail lights, the grille will get a minor redesign and you will be able to get more types of rims.
The interior of the car will be where the major improvements have taken place. For example, you now get better trimmings around the dials and the dashboard. You will be able to get aluminium or wooden trim. Leather will be of premium quality and the rest of the interior will be on par. The infotainment system is great. For the rear seats you will have an 18.4 inch display while on the dashboard there will be a 8 inch display for the satellite navigation.
2015 Toyota Sienna Price details
The price of the car is expected to start at around the 30 thousand dollars mark, for the base model with front wheel drive, while the top of the range, AWD V6 Limited with 19 inch wheels will be around the 45 thousand dollars mark. Fair price for such a great car with premium quality.