When the 2018 Toyota Sienna was announced, all the people wondered how would the model change. Well the newest one is supposed to be the most powerful Sienna model ever made which combined with the already present high capability and versatility of the car would bring us a great model.
The minivan market is a tough one to conquer. The cars which are up usually stay up, and it is very hard to start from the bottom and work your way to the top of the segment. Minivan owners are some of the most loyal fans on the market, so it would really take a lot to change people’s minds when it comes to choosing a different one.
The 2018 model of the Sienna is trying to update itself and give a more refreshing offer to its fans. It is something that one has to think about and we will see it in the upcoming Sienna. Since the pictures are already out and the only thing that we are waiting for is the release date, it was fitting to comprise a review about the newest model.
2018 Toyota Sienna Release Date
Although the pictures of the 2018 Toyota Sienna are out, they still have not determine when the release date should be. At least not officially. But based on certain expectations we can see it coming out by the end of this year or at the very start of 2018.
What is the Expected Price?
In fact the price of the 2018 Toyota Sienna is going to get a slight change compared to the current version. The current version is offered at 29,750 USD as a starting MSRP rate, so expect to get the new version for no less than 32,000 USD.
What does the Car Look Like?
They still have not made any strides when it comes to the exterior look of the 2018 Toyota Sienna model. It is a car which still sports a two-box shape and does not look like anything else than a minivan. The last update did not do so much to change and sadly nor will this one make a lot of difference. This is good perhaps for the old fans of the car but it is certainly not going to attract any new ones. Also, it is very hard to be creative with a minivan and people rarely try to. It is a car with a purpose and that is to take the passengers from point A to point B. Although not much of a looker, the 2018 Toyota Sienna will be capable of achieving its prime objective.
What are the Interior Updates?
The 2018 Toyota Sienna interior design is pretty much straightforward. You have the passenger and driver’s side split in two with a wide, sweeping dash with all the vital controls placed on the driver’s side and climate and audio functions leaning more towards the passenger. The center dash also has a 6.1-inch touchscreen as standard and a very easy to read instrument cluster. Also the Toyota Sienna model boasts with a lot of interior spacing. The SE, XLE, and Limited will get a better 4.2-inch color readout.
The powertrain of the 2018 Toyota Sienna has received an upgrade. Although not much has been done in the style department, the performance of the car has taken a turn. The model will make 30 hp more upgrading the output to a total of 296 from 266 hp. Better performance is achieved with the addition of direct fuel injection added to the 3.5-liter V-6 which will be combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
0-60 mph and Top Speed
Minivans are not supposed to be speedy cars, but the 2018 Toyota Sienna upgrades its acceleration thanks to more power that it gains now. The car is capable of getting to 60 mph from 0 in 7 seconds flat. It is also capable of gaining a top speed of 113 mph.
Fuel Economy Specs
The fuel consumption ratings are pretty much respectable for the 2018 Toyota Sienna. The model does not gain a big advantage compared to the competition models but it still has a pretty decent output which is fair for the segment. The base FWD version is rated at 19 mpg city, 27 highway, 22 combined. The AWD option is capable of making 18/24/20 mpg on the other had. But compared to some of the competition models the Sienna is capable of quite good fuel economy rates.
The dimensions of the new 2018 Toyota Sienna will be carried over unchanged as well. The car does not grow and it really does not have to be larger than it is. The overall length is kept to a standard 200.2 inches and a wheelbase of 119.3 inches, the width is 78.1 inches and the height is 71.3 inches. The interior passenger volume is great as always coming to a 165 cu ft and an enormous cargo bay of 39 cu ft. the overall curb weight is 4795 lb.
The safety is going to be transferred for the upcoming 2018 Toyota Sienna from its previous model. The car will get your standard set of equipment with airbags that offer protection for all three rows of seating. We also get a forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. All models also have a rearview camera, but only the Limited models have a rear parking sensor. SE Premium, XLE, and Limited models are equipped with blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert.
What are the Rivaling Models?
The 2018 Toyota Sienna will have lots of things to face in the segment. The models that are here are already great and as we said, people rarely decide to change a minivan that they are already used to. But other picks from the segment include the Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, Kia Sedona and Nissan Quest cars.
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