2015 Toyota Sienna: What’s New?
The 2015 Toyota Sienna will soon be available to buy and the new model has undergone a series of updates. To whet your appetite for the arrival of the 2015 Toyota Sienna, here’s a review of the most important changes.
Toyota has addressed occupant safety in a number of ways in the construction of the new Sienna. A stiffened chassis benefits from additional spot welds – more than 140 of them. Inside, the Sienna now has more airbags than any other vehicle in its class. There are eight airbags in total, thanks to the addition of a seat-cushion airbag for the front passenger. All existing airbags have also been enlarged for greater occupant collision protection.
The 2015 Toyota Sienna looks better than ever, courtesy of some improved aerodynamics. The tail lights have been redesigned on all but the SE grade Sienna. The front grille has also had a makeover with the addition of optional daytime running lights and LED headlamps. While the exterior update makes a noticeable difference to the new version of this Toyota minivan, climbing inside the cabin reveals a completely new look to anyone familiar with older models.
For the driver, convenience is improved by more intuitive HVAC and audio system controls. The instrument cluster had been updated and a 4.2” multifunction display added between the tachometer and speedometer. This provides turn-by-turn navigation instructions to the driver without the need to switch from an eyes-forward view. A further safety enhancement is the rear-view camera with a display that includes virtual guide lines.
To help with in-car communication, an optional Speak Easy feature enables the driver and front passenger to speak with rear seat occupants via a microphone that amplifies sound using the Sienna’s speakers. A pull-down mirror also enables a check to be made on rear-seat passengers without the need for looking over one’s shoulder. Other interior improvements include:
- Black leather interior with white stitching
- Available Blu-Ray entertainment center
- Soft-touch materials replacing the hard plastics used in previous Sienna models
In a market where Toyota no longer has too much competition, such a radical update to the 2015 Toyota Sienna may not have been necessary. However, the manufacturer has shown that they are serious about buyers who would still rather have a minivan over a three-row SUV crossover. If you’re one of those people, look out for the arrival of the new Sienna here at Miller Toyota of Manassas, VA – it’s coming soon.