The Toyota Sienna minivan has definitely been one of the most popular in its class and we had a chance to see its recent redesigned for the year 2018. However, the new Sienna has already been on its way to hit the roads as a 2019 model and bring some serious updates in terms of design, but also under the hood, possibly even a hybrid option.
- best fuel-efficiency in its class,
- the only minivan with all-wheel drive system.
- no major changes or innovations in terms of overall design.
As we have already mentioned, the Toyota Sienna has recently received some significant updates and improvements as a 2018 model, so we probably shouldn’t expect any major changes in terms of styling on the upcoming one. On the other hand, this family minivan has definitely been considered one of the most attractive in its class so the company will tend to keep that kind of reputation. The upcoming Sienna should show some sportier and more aggressive exterior design. Its recognizable trapezoidal grille might come slightly bigger now while some redesigned can also be expected in terms of lighting. Its LED headlights and taillights have already been updated on the previous model. The dimensions of the new Sienna probably won’t change and this minivan will still be available in three standard body color choices. It will stand on standard 17-inch wheels, but this will depend on the trim level you choose.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Sienna will provide three rows of seats that will perfectly accommodate up to seven or eight passengers. The carmaker should improve the overall comfort inside the new Sienna, so we can expect some better-quality materials or even leather in top trim levels. The other updates can be expected in its high-tech area where the driver will probably get the same 7.0-inch touch-screen display with an upgraded infotainment system. You will find features such as navigation system, audio system, satellite radio, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection and possibly Apple Car Play. Safety systems and driver assist features should come improved as well as the part of the latest Safety Sense version. It includes high beams, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning and others.
The Sienna has been known as one of the most fuel-efficient minivans in its class and the only minivan that comes with an all-wheel drive system and it will remain so. The 2019 Toyota Sienna will keep using its outgoing 3.5-liter V6. However, the recent rumors and speculations about its hybrid version are becoming louder these days. If the Sienna hybrid hits the market as well, it should use the combination of a 3.5-liter V6, an electric motor and the 17.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
2019 Toyota Sienna Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Toyota Sienna should be expected either in July or in fall 2018, possibly October. The price of this minivan will start around $30,000, but it could go up to $50,000 for top trim levels.