2017 Toyota Sienna – family-friendly hauler!
Currently one of the best-selling minivans on the US market, the Sienna is due for an overhaul. The rumored 2017 Toyota Sienna is expected to be an all-new model and to bring some serious changes. While it is going to be new, it seems that the car is likely still going to use the same K platform as before. Nevertheless, it will receive some obvious upgrades making it much better option than before. New materials such as aluminum and high strength steel are expected.
On top of that, the entire running gear and powertrain are going to be heavily revised. So far Toyota hasn’t said a word about this new model, but not that long ago the test mule has been seen so we can say that final product is close to release.
2017 Toyota Sienna Price, Release date
Size-wise, the new car seems to be roughly the same as the current generation. However, the photographers suggested that it looks completely different on the inside. On top of that, even though it is using the same platform, it seems that the underside changed a bit. An all-wheel drive version was previously available and this time around things should not change.
However, some suggested that a new type of all-wheel-drive model might be launched alongside the regular version of the car. The release date, while not confirmed up to this point, should be around the end of the year. Its price will become available later, but it should still start under $30,000 for the base version.
Toyota Sienna 2017 Design
One of the most important aspects of the upcoming 2017 Toyota Sienna is going to be its interior. In a minivan which is always the most important because it has to house many people in comfort over long distance travels. Well, rejoice because the new model is going to be better than before. How? Well, it seems that the wheelbase will slightly increase and at the back, a new suspension system should be installed so it would free up some additional cabin space, and while eight people will still fit comfortably, there should be plenty more room now.
Standard features that are expected to be offered include up to eight USB plugs, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connectivity, a large 7 or 8-inch touch-screen with phone-screen mirroring, a surround audio system, and triple-zone climate control. These should easily allow the car to become a favorite, and it should make it a great buy for around $30,000.
The exterior of a minivan is not usually as important as its cabin or engine. However, despite that, the upcoming Sienna should closely follow Toyota’s new corporate look. This will feature a more aggressive front end, new wheels, and likely a more athletic design all around. Some versions are even expected to feature a body kit that will further improve the looks. Toyota hasn’t said much about these or a probable TRD model, and we hope to see few special editions added to the lineup.
Toyota Sienna 2017 Engine
With a 3.5-liter V6 powering the current model, not much is expected to change here. In fact, we still hope the future 2017 Toyota Sienna to get a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine. However, this time around it should feature direct injection, a more efficient design and likely a better-flowing exhaust. These upgrades should allow it to offer closer to 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This is still not as much as some of its competitors, but it should be plenty for most people.
The performance of the car will be improved slightly; its fuel consumption might get around 10% better, and the refinement will improve. These are highly important in a minivan, and most drivers are certainly going to love the car. The eight-speed automatic which has been introduced a couple of months ago is going to make a return.
Its all-wheel drive system will also return but this time around it might be a rear-biased system which should improve the way it drives considerably. Further details will be delivered as soon as more information’s leak out and a full review will be available after we fully test this minivan.