The Sienna minivan has been around since 1997, representing one of the top models in this segment. After receiving a host of exterior and interior updates for the 2015 model year, it became an even more appealing option for growing families. Now, the 2017 Toyota Sienna is expected to bring a number of mostly subtle upgrades that include new equipment and certain mechanical enhancements. Although it lags behind the likes of the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona when it comes to the exterior styling, the Sienna still boasts a class-leading interior and still is the only minivan that offers AWD.
2017 Toyota Sienna Options and Features
The 2017 Toyota Sienna will once again be offered in L, LE, SE, XLE and Limited trim levels. While the LE and XLE trims come with both seven- and eight-passenger configurations, the L and Limited variants can accommodate seven passengers and the SE eight passengers only. Front-wheel drive comes standard with all models and all-wheel drive is available with LE, XLE and Limited versions. Even the base L models come amply equipped, with such features as cruise control, automatic headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rearview camera.
2017 Toyota Sienna Interior
One of the latest additions to the list of standard equipment includes an upgraded multimedia system that now comes with Siri Eyes Free mode for iPhone users. As for the safety features, the Sienna comes standard with the Star Safety System that incorporates stability and traction control, brake assist and Smart Stop Technology.
2017 Toyota Sienna Engine Specs
As far as the mechanical department is concerned, the 2017 Toyota Sienna will carry over mostly unchanged. Some sources suggest that the upcoming model could receive a number of tweaks that should result in an improved fuel economy. The current model is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 that gives 266 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. Its power is transmitted through a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the towing capacity is rated at 3,500 pounds. With its fuel economy estimated at 18/25 mpg (city/highway), the Sienna lags behind the likes of the Honda Odyssey and Nissan Quest.
2017 Toyota Sienna Pricing and Release
The 2017 Toyota Sienna is expected to start at around $30,000, just like its predecessor. According to unnamed sources, it could hit the market in mid-2016.