Toyota Refreshes the 2015 Sienna, Adds New Family-oriented Features
Toyota revealed the revised 2015 Sienna Thursday, giving us a glimpse of some of the minivan’s new features. The automaker says in a press release that the updated Sienna “offers something for everyone with a more upscale interior, better handling and family-focused, smart technology.”
Toyota says that the updated Sienna features more soft-touch surfaces inside, as well as eight air bags (one more than the 2014 model) and four sets of LATCH connectors. A panoramic rearview camera will come standard, while options include leather upholstery, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system and a 4.2-inch display in the gauge cluster, which can put turn-by-turn directions from the navigation system closer to the driver’s line of sight.
Family-friendly options include a conversation mirror, a Blu-Ray rear-seat entertainment system and Toyota’s new Driver Easy Speak feature, which uses a built-in microphone to amplify the driver’s voice through the rear speakers, reducing the need for parents to yell at misbehaving kids in the back.
Car and Driver reports that the redesigned Sienna won’t see many changes under the hood. A 266-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission will carry over from the 2014 Sienna, and buyers can choose between front- and all-wheel drive.
Fuel economy estimates have not been announced yet. Toyota says that a revised suspension system will provide better handling and a more comfortable ride.
Pricing, full specs and a release date have yet to be announced, but the 2015 Toyota Sienna will be on display this weekend at the Artscape festival in Baltimore, Maryland.