Toyota Sienna debuts next month with updated design and tech.
One year after introducing the more powerful engine to the Sienna, Toyota is making plans for further updates to the best-selling minivan in the U.S. The 2018 Toyota Sienna heads to the New York auto show next month with new technologies and an updated exterior design to it.
The Sienna’s new face is redolent of other Toyota products. With a larger, lower grille, the Sienna looks more athletic than before. Toyota has also added larger fog lights and side lower rockers on every model. Three new colors are available for now: Toasted Walnut Pearl, Alumina Jade Metallic, and Parisian Night Pearl.
Other upgrades are also found inside the cabin, such as a new Toyota Entune 3.0 unit for all the models. The system of infotainment comes with standard Connected Navigation Scout GPS link with Moving Maps, a turn-by-turn navigation app. LE, SE, and XLE grades receive Entune Audio Plus, which includes Safety Connect emergency assistance and Wi-Fi Connect with 4G LTE. The Entune 3.0 Premium JBL Audio system, standard on the top-trim Limited model and available on the SE and XLE, features are premium sound system as well as Dynamic Navigation that provides wireless updates over the air for improved map accuracy.
Toyota has also added Android streaming capability to the rear seat entertainment system. There are about five USB ports throughout the cabin in which it allows passengers in all three rows to hook up their devices. To reduce noise, vibration, and harshness, the automaker introduced new laminated front windshield to the mid-level SE model and a new acoustic front-row side glass on the top Limited trim.
More standard safety features are also in the store. All new Siennas come standard with a pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high beams.