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The 2018 Sienna Receives some Very Nice Enhancements

March 23, 2017 lacarguy Toyota Tags: , , , ,

The 2018 Toyota Sienna benefits from some serious updates even though it looks very similar to the 2017 model. If you’re looking for a new minivan, the 2018 model year will offer notable improvements over the 2017 model year. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from the new minivan.

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Mostly the Same on the Outside

When looking at the Sienna from the outside you would almost swear that it’s the same vehicle as the 2017 model. That’s because besides for the new bumper with a larger grille and nose, none of the enhancements are visual ones. If you opt for the Sienna SE you’ll enjoy a laminated windshield. If you spring for the Limited model you’ll also get acoustic glass on both side windows up front for a quieter ride, but that’s it for exterior enhancements. The real changes come on the inside of the minivan.

A Serious Safety Upgrade

Sienna drivers can feel a whole lot safer while toting the kids around from school to soccer practice now that Toyota is making its whole safety lineup available as standard to every model of the Sienna. That means that you get things like adaptive cruise, steering assist, auto emergency brakes, lane-departure and auto high beams as standard. You won’t pay a dime for any of these enhancements, even though they will make the minivan much safer to drive around.

Tech Improvements

Another area where you’ll notice the Sienna is jumping ahead is in technology. The 2018 model will come equipped with a total of 5 USB ports, making it simple to keep all your mobile devices topped up while going down the road. It’s also going to come with a 4.2” infotainment display and the vehicle will come with Android streaming capabilities for the entertainment system as well. If you opt for the Limited version of the Sienna, you’ll also enjoy a surround camera that gives you an excellent view of your vehicle from different angles when backing up and navigating tight spaces.

Entune 3.0 is also going to come standard with each of the different trims in the Sienna. This gives you a nav system that connects through smartphone, and all the trims above the base model will come with 4G LTE and Wifi connectivity.

There’s a lot to love about the 2018 Toyota Sienna, and  for tech enthusiasts it will likely be the best option out on the road for a few years. Whether you’re concerned about the safety of your family, your family relies heavily on mobile devices or you just want the enhanced media features without paying for them, the Sienna is worth a look.

The 2017 Toyota Sienna is Faster and Smoother

December 13, 2016 lacarguy Toyota Tags: , ,

Most people that are considering a minivan have at least thought about picking up the Toyota Sienna. Its’ one of the biggest names out in the minivan marketplace, and it is known for value. Well now the Sienna just got even better, and there’s an even longer line for the 2017 model year version of this powerful minivan than there was before.

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More Power

The Sienna is known for being one of the most convenient and efficient minivans on wheels today, but it isn’t known for being one of the most powerful. All that is about to change with the addition of a more powerful engine into many of the 2017 model Siennas sold by Toyota. That’s because the 2017 Sienna is being equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine that produces a whopping 300 HP. By adding that powerhouse to the 3,500 lb. minivan, Toyota made it a whole lot lighter on its feet, and should have pushed it up near the top of the sector as well.

While the more powerful engine probably won’t appeal to owners that are looking for the highest efficiency levels overall, it is sure to appeal to drivers that want a bit more oomph out of their vehicles, or owners that want to be able to haul a bit more with that minivan. Minivans can be used to pull trailers around, and with this power increase the 2017 Sienna should be able to do an even better job at handling the task.

Best Transmission Yet

One of the major improvements that comes to the 2017 Toyota Sienna is the 8-speed automatic transmission. Toyota vehicles have long been criticized for having old-school transmissions with too-few gears. The older Sienna wasn’t quite as efficient or as smooth as the 2017 model, and part of that has to do with the transmission. This new and improved version should make the Sienna more enjoyable to drive around, and really add to its appeal overall for buyers that are looking for a top performer.

Top Reliability

Not only is the Sienna now more powerful and smoother during acceleration, but it’s still the same highly reliable minivan that buyers have come to depend on. While some competitors might have a few more features, 0r a bit more utility in some areas, the Sienna is king when it comes to maintenance costs and continuing to travel down the road again and again. That’s why so many people opt for this minivan even when there are cheaper alternatives on the market. If you are looking for a minivan that is going to hold up over time. The Sienna is a good bet that is worth considering.

Overall the 2017 Sienna offers much of the same value and bonuses that it always did, but now it’s a more powerful, more efficient and smoother operating vehicle than ever before That says a lot about the vehicle and makes it a good solid pick for future minivan owners looking for one of the best options available.