New 2017 Toyota Sienna – Release Date and Review

2017 Toyota Sienna Review

The new 2017 Toyota Sienna is an excellent choice for families mostly because of its copious amounts of interior space. Other desirable features include an available all-wheel drive, a far-sliding and comfortable second-row seating, an available eight-passenger seating, user-friendly controls, and several different trim levels. More information on its date of release, exterior and interior styling, and price estimation is covered below.

2017 Toyota Sienna front view, headlights and grille

The Sienna is one of the best minivans in the market today which you can never go wrong with especially if family transportation is atop your list of priorities. It offers an exclusive all-wheel drive and a seating capacity enough for eight people as an icing on the cake as well.

The interior is heavily updated and now features a feature galore and quality materials even for its base model. The audio and climate controls are now intuitive and driver-oriented than the previous model’s that were considered by many to be rather flimsy. In a nutshell, Toyota has invested a lot of effort in trying to get value for your money.

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, white color

One of Sienna’s high point has always been about delivering a comfortable ride, and that’s what the new 2017 model offers. The suspension and structural improvements have also gone a long way in trying to improve the handling and ride quality than before. For those who’d rather spend more to get a more controlled suspension and sharper steering, the SE version should be their aim. But don’t expect anything sporty here – it’s a minivan for goodness sake!

2017 Toyota Sienna rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Nitpicking has revealed the Sienna is pricey than most of its direct competitors, and the second-row seats are somehow awkward and don’t alloy for easy ingress and egress. Thus, you should find out what the competition offers before ultimately making your decision. Options available on the market include the top-value 2017 Ki Sedona. The funky and efficient 2017 Nissan Quest, and the well-appointed and efficient 2017 Honda Odyssey. We however recommend you steer clear of the aging 2017 Chrysler Town & Country and the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Offered Trim Levels – Toyota Sienna

All trims are offered with a standard FWD, but top trims such as the LE, XLE, and Limited are available with an optional AWD. Trim models offered for the 2017 Toyota Sienna include the base L, LE, SE, XLE, and the limited.

Interior Changes & 2017 Toyota Sienna Exterior Review

2017 Toyota Sienna steering wheel, gear shift knob and dashoard

The base L, upon its release date, will offer automatic tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio control, rear manually sliding doors, 17-inch wheels, a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a windshield wiper de-icer, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, Siri Eyes Free, a rearview camera, and a height-adjustable driver seat.

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, lcd screen and steering wheel

Stepping up to the LE gets you an eight-way power driver seat, a body-color exterior trim, a rear privacy glass, side power-sliding doors,  a 7-inch touchscreen interface, an eight-way power driver seat, floor-and overhead-mounted consoles, a six-speaker sound system, heated mirrors, satellite and HD radio, and 18-inch wheels.

2017 Toyota Sienna front angle, grille and headlights

The SE gets the same accessories as the LE but further adds a perforated second-row leather upholstery, a larger driver information screen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED running lights, a sport-tuned suspension system, lower body-skirting, a sharper steering, a power liftgate, and a unique front fascia.

The XLE adds a faux-wood trim, keyless ignition and entry rear-cross traffic alert, a navigation system, upgraded steering, suspension, and styling.

2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, side view

Finally, the Limited shares most of the basic accessories found on the base plus a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, a rear seat entertainment system, LED daytime running lights, an upgraded 10-speaker sound system, driver memory settings, rear and front parking sensors, and an upgraded leatherette upholstery.

2017 Toyota Sienna rear view, red color

Spy shots of the new Sienna
Spy shots of the new Sienna

Engine Specifications – 2017 Toyota Sienna Van

2017 Toyota Sienna engine

Under the hood of the redesigned 2017 Toyota Sienna is a 3.5L V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system, which then forwards the power generated – 266 hp and 245 lbs. ft. of torque to the standard front wheels. The Sienna LE, XLE, and Limited however get an AWD.

2017 Toyota Sienna Release Date & Price

2017 Toyota Sienna release date

Its release date should be expected in early 2017, probably in February. As for its price, online reports have alleged we should expected something in the neighborhood of $28,850.

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2017 Toyota Sienna exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Sienna side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Toyota Sienna white color, rear view

2017 Toyota Sienna interior, backseats