2016 Toyota Sienna van hybrid review, redesign, changes

The 2016 Toyota Sienna van will come this year with minor changes comparing to 2015 model. There are some statements that Sienna van will be replaced in late 2016, but if we consider that it has good rankings on US market we could see it couple years more. Beside some stylish changes, the Toyota Sienna 2016 will probably get some updates under the hood in order to improve fuel efficiency. With next year model this Toyota van will remain to be the only minivan with AWD on the market.

2016 Toyota Sienna review, redesign, changes

2016 Toyota Sienna redesign

The 2016 Toyota Sienna van will receive just some minor design changes. It will come with new grille and bumpers with integrated LED foglights. Redesigned projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights and new LED taillights will improve its stylish look. With redesigned hood this will be mostly the changes that will just refresh 2016 Sienna appearance. The Toyota Sienna 2016 will still be available in 5 trim levels: base L, LE, SE, XLE and LTD. Inside the cabin you will find more soft-touch surfaces that will raise level of luxury for all 7 passengers, while one more passenger seat will not be available with base models and AWD. Base models will be available with 17“ alloy wheels, three-zone climatic control, integrated backup camera, cruise control, keyless entry system, Entune Audio with 6.1“ touch-screen display, AUX, USB and iPod connectivity and many more. Higher trimmed 2016 Toyota Sienna will be available with some additional features like HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlights with automatic high beam, bigger 18” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, powered and heated front seats, and Entune Premium infotainment system. All 2016 Toyota Sienna models will also be equipped with STAR Safety System that improves passive and active safety.

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Toyota Sienna 2016 interior

Toyota Sienna 2016 hybrid

The heart of the 2016 Toyota Sienna van will be same engine like in 2015 model. It is 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is able to produce 266 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission, and power will be transferred to front wheels as standard. Toyota Sienna 2016 will be the only minivan in its class that will be available with all-wheel-drive system. That will lower fuel economy of 21 mpg combined by two figures, on 19 mpg combined. We expect that Toyota Sienna 2016 will be available as hybrid for those buyers who prefer fuel economy over performance. It could be available with 2.5-liter 4-inline engine combined with a high-torque electric motor. This system that we can find in Toyota Avalon is able to deliver a combined 200 horsepower.

2016 Toyota Sienna hybrid

2016 Toyota Sienna release date and price

If we consider that the next 2016 Toyota Sienna van will receive just some minor changes with same powerplant, we could expect its release date to be in last quarter of this year. Price will probably remain almost same, but it should be a bit lower if we compare it to its competition. Base Toyota Sienna 2016 will be availalbe with max. $30,000 price tag, but it will keep good resale value.

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