2018 Toyota Sienna will get improved powertrain


Automakers are rarely updated big family cars – minivans. Perhaps this is due to a low but steady demand from buyers and small requirements. The most important thing – it’s capacity, reliability, and high-torque engine. Typically, the owners of these cars do not need cutting-edge entertainment system or turbocharged engines.

So it is the case with the current generation Toyota Sienna. It was debuted in 2011, and since then has received only minor changes. New Toyota Sienna 2018 for the first time in many years, will receive the update engine and transmission. Updated units will be available at the beginning of 2017.

2018 Toyota Sienna release date

Toyota Sienna 2018 release will be in late 2017.

2018 Toyota Sienna release date: late 2017

2018 Toyota Sienna price

Despite the usage of the new powertrain and transmission, we don’t expect any price increase for the car. Starting price will be around $30,000.

2018 Sienna video

2018 Toyota Sienna redesign is not expected

Actually, Sienna is looking outdated pretty much. It has the previous generation Toyota styling, debuted on previous Camry and Corolla. In comparison with recently debuted Pacifica from Chrysler, Sienna looks like a vehicle from the previous decade. Moreover, the design does not feel unique – headlights look like borrowed from Camry, along with radiator grille; rear lights painfully remind of discontinued Venza. Even though, 2018 Toyota Sienna concept won’t be changed – it is an ultimate family shuttle.

Despite all this, Toyota is no hurry to make Sienna looks up to date. 2018 Sienna redesign is not expected at all, and we don’t know actually when Toyota will be brave enough to make it. Maybe in 2020?

The interior doesn’t feel so old, at least the perfect ergonomics smooth over this feel. Seat layout will remain the same, providing the excessive amount of space for all 3 rows of passengers. That is exactly what minivan buyer is needed.

The trim levels unlikely to be changed, include 2018 Toyota Sienna SE, LE, L, XLE and Limited.

Look at the 2018 Toyota Camry new design

2018 Toyota Sienna specs

For 2017 model year there are at least 2 major updates were announced, which will be obviously kept in Sienna 2018. First of all, it is a new engine. Classic 3.5L V6 2GR-FE unit has received direct fuel injection system which leads to new 2GR-FKS index, as well as 30 HP power increase (now it’s 296 HP instead of 266 HP previously).

Despite engine forcing, the fuel consumption was slightly improved to 18/24/20 mpg for AWD version (city, highway and combined cycles respectively). That is achieved mainly due to the second new thing on 2018 Toyota Sienna van – gearbox. There is a new 8-speed automatic transmission instead of 6-speed previously installed.

2018 Toyota Sienna hybrid will be kept in product line. We will be waiting for the first 2018 Toyota Sienna review.

Also read about the 2017 Chrysler Town and Country

2018 Toyota Sienna Spy shots

There are no confirmed 2018 Sienna spy shots, which confirms that we couldn’t expect any design update in the nearest future. 2018 Toyota Sienna images shows the current generation of the minivan.

2018 Toyota Sienna Pictures

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  • Performance4.5
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  • Features4.4
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Despite outdated look, the recent powerplant and transmission update will breathe a new life for Sienna, make it a proper van to buy for the next couple of years.

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