Comfortable, roomy and available in a variety of dissimilar trims, the 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan will prove a worthy choice for large families. Some of the features that will highlight it include an available all-wheel-drive, a far-sliding second-row seating, an available eight-passenger seating, high quality interior, and user friendly controls. Expect its release date sometime next year.
For 2016, the vehicle returns almost unchanged, and might look similar exterior wise to the previous model. However, beneath its skin is a stronger body structure, a revised suspension system, improved interior materials and design, and tons of standard features even for the standard model.
Minivans are widely considered unfashionable and one cannot buy one to make a trendy statement. Indeed, a box atop some wheels doesn’t make any sense to most people, however, if you have unique problems that need unique solutions, the new 2016 Toyota Sienna might be what you are looking for.
The vehicle comes with among other things, a laudable fuel economy rating, a comfortable seating, and a strong performance. The 2015 model disappointed in terms of the odd dash design and cheap-feeling plastics. Well, for 2016, the vehicle comes equipped with a nice interior trim and user-friendly dash.
Still, the minivan might be a hard sell for others, alternatives to consider include Kia Sedona for 2016, 2016 Honda odyssey, and 2015 Nissan Quest.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2016 Toyota Sienna
Just as before, the new and updated 2016 Toyota Sienna is available in a whopping five variants that will be offered in different passenger configurations. Additionally, every minivan comes standard with a front-wheel-drive system and an optional AWD for the LE, XLE, and Limited trims.
The base 2016 Toyota Sienna L comes fitted with a height-adjustable driver seat, iPod/USB interface, manual sliding and reclining doors, premium sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic headlights, cruise control, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an auxiliary audio jack, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, 17” wheels, a CD player, and a tow prep package.
The 2016 Toyota Sienna LE tacks on an upgraded fabric upholstery, 18” wheels, roof rails, a satellite radio, HD radio, 7” touchscreen, an upgraded exterior trim, power sliding side doors, second-and-third row sunshades, rear privacy glass, and overhead-mounted consoles.
Picking the sport-themed 2016 Toyota Sienna SE gets you a perforated leather upholstery, a larger multipurpose display, a unique front fascia, aggressive styling, keyless entry and ignition, a DVD player, rear cross traffic alert, perforated leather upholstery, foglights, a rear seat infotainment system, smartphone app integration, heated front seats, Driver Easy Speak system, lower body skirting, unique gauges, a navigation system, heated fore seats, sportier suspension tuning, and a power liftgate.
Opting for the 2016 Toyota Sienna XLE will get you extendable foot rests, unique steering and suspension specs, power opening quarter windows, and four-way power front passenger. The above is in addition to what the SE trim offers in terms of convenience and comfort equipment.
At the top of the trim food chain is the plush 2016 Toyota Sienna Limited that tacks along all the features present on the XLE Premium and adds power folding outside mirrors, premium sound system, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, power folding outside mirrors, automatic wipers, a navigation system, 18” alloy wheels, upgraded leather seating, LED running lights, a different grille design, a rear seat entertainment, rear parking sensors, and driver memory settings.
Furthermore, most of what is offered on the upper trims is also available on the lower trims in terms of optional packages.
2016 Toyota Sienna Engine Specs
Under the hood of each 2016 Toyota Sienna is a 3.5L V6 engine good for 266 hp and 245 pounds of torque. This power is transmitted to the fore wheels via the 6-speed auto. An AWD system is also available for the LE, XLE, and Limited trio.
During our test drive, the FWD Sienna was able to clinch 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds.
The EPA ratings for the FWD version stand at 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/23/19 mpg for the all-wheel-drive system.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Toyota Sienna
Expect the base 2016 Toyota Sienna L model with a seating configuration of seven passengers to cost you an MSRP starting from $28,700, and up to $45,120 for the fully-equipped Limited Premium.