Toyota’s aging Sienna minivan gets an upgrade for the 2018 model year, the company hoping the modifications will shore up interest in the household hauler in the face of more contemporary rivals such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona.
The 2018 Toyota Sienna will continue in L, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited trim levels, with a Premium option bundle including maximum luxury to the Sienna Limited. The Sienna stays the only minivan to use all-wheel drive (AWD) as an option.
2018 Toyota Sienna Exterior
The most noticeable change to the 2018 Sienna is a modified nose including a brand-new grille and front bumper. It embraces the more aggressive styles seen on other recent Toyota model styling updates. Additionally, all Sienna minivans now have the racy-looking rocker panel extensions that have always been used for the SE trim level.
2018 Toyota Sienna Interior
Inside, the 2018 Sienna gets upgraded infotainment technologies, which are detailed in the sections listed below. Otherwise, the cabin remains the same as it has been because the Sienna’s last refreshing for the 2015 model year.
2018 Toyota Sienna Technology
A brand-new family of Entune infotainment systems debuts in the 2018 Sienna. Emphasizes of this next-generation version of the technology include a Scout connected navigation app in all vans that do not have an incorporated navigation system, as well as an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection.
Toyota also installs a total of 5 USB ports within the 2018 Sienna, supplying access for residents being in all 3 rows of seats. The offered integrated navigation system is enhanced, and the optional JBL premium stereo includes music-restoration technology and brand-new “sound-stage” speakers.
With the Wi-Fi hotspot, moms and dads can stream movies to the optional rear-seat home entertainment system, offered they’re utilizing an Android gadget. Likewise, a new top-down view park-assist video camera makes it simpler to navigate the Sienna at the local shopping center or baseball field parking lot.
2018 Toyota Sienna Engine
In 2017, the Sienna got a new engine and transmission. It continues for 2018 and is a 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection making an outstanding 296 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic transmission is basic, powering the front wheels. An AWD system is optional.
Notably, like every brand-new Toyota, the Sienna includes 2 years or 25,000 miles of free arranged upkeep.
2018 Toyota Sienna Release Date
Taking on against the all-new Honda Odyssey and the recently introduced Chrysler Pacifica won’t be easy, however these updates will help when the 2018 Toyota Sienna strikes dealers this fall.