Having presented an upgraded Sienna minivan last year, Toyota is planning to introduce a more competitive model of the car in the coming days. The 2019 Toyota Sienna reveals some notable changes from its 2018 counterpart. They include an improved color palette and the incorporation of Apple CarPlay support
2019 Toyota Sienna Changes, Exterior
The exterior design of this car is basically a carryover from the 2018 model. Its front fascia appears similar to the rest of the car’s within the Toyota lineup while its nose is slightly pronounced. The previous changes that were made to the grille and the side sills have been adopted in this release.
One key change in this model is that the privacy glass has been made standard on all trims. This is a significant departure from its predecessors. The Silver Sky Metallic paint has also been replaced with the Celestial Silver Metallic color similar to that of the 2018 Camry model.
This minivan is expected to be among the most attractive models on the market. It will compete favorably with the likes of Chrysler Pacifica, Sedona, and Grand Caravan.
Toyota Sienna 2019 Interior
This model will still give you the option to choose between the 7-passenger or the 8-passenger minivan. There are several interior upgrades that are meant to make it more comfortable. They include safety and technology features like adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlights, and lane-departure warning system.
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An Entune 3.0 multimedia interface has been placed on the center stack. The interface comes with App Suite Connect from Toyota and several navigation tools. Unlike its predecessors, these features have been made standard on all trims. You should also expect significant updates to the infotainment system to include some of the latest features. Just like its previous releases, Toyota is expected to provide many color options for this model.
2019 Toyota Sienna interior
The new powertrain that was introduced last year is expected to be passed over to this model. This means that a 3.5-liter V6 engine is expected. The horsepower capabilities for this engine is 296 ponies while its torque capability is 263 lb-ft. The new Toyota Sienna 2019 transmission system is an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The engineers are expected to work on this gearbox to make it easier and smoother.
The standard configuration will be the front-wheel drive but an optional all-wheel drive will be availed. 2019 Sienna will generally have a better fuel economy and power than its predecessor. It can, for instance, sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds. The minivan is expected to be offered in 9 trim levels.
Finally, about hybrid model, we heard that Japanese will offer it optionally, with the same V6 engine and electric motor (around 17, 5 kWh), using the lithium-ion battery. This one should have more than 300 hp, and range around 40 miles.
Price and release date
The entry-level model is expected to begin trading at $30,700 while the fully loaded AWD Limited Premium model will cost about $48,000. The new 2019 Toyota Sienna is likely to hit the showrooms in September 2018 as a 2019 model.