The Toyota Sienna is a good choice for those who are looking for a spacious interior, reliability, and excellent safety equipment. For now, it has only been available with a strong V-6 unit under its hood. But according to the news, it seems that the manufacturer will also offer a hybrid version of this model. So, this time we are talking about the new 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid which in terms of design shouldn’t much differ from the standard model. However, it will feature a more fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain.
The powertrain of the 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid
For quite some time we could hear the news about the hybrid engine of the popular Sienna minivan. And it is said that we will finally see it in the 2019 model year. And according to the latest rumors, the newest 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid will combine the familiar 3.5-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack of 17.4 kWh. The total output of this engine is expected to be around 300 horsepower. As well, some claim that it will be able to go around 36 miles on electric power only. Furthermore, the standard model will come with the same 3.5-liter V-6 unit. It produces 296 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque.
Design of exterior and interior
Generally, the shape of the Toyota Sienna hasn’t changed much since 2011. But the current, 2018 model year has gotten some changes and new details in order to make it look more handsome. The front fascia has been largely upgraded with the new and large grille and revised headlamps. The rear end is also mildly refreshed. However, the SE trim levels feature the unique design of both front and rear bumpers and new side skirts. Therefore, the newest 2019 Sienna Hybrid could also get some small adjustments and unique badging in order to differ from the standard model.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid is a true family hauler. And it can accommodate up to eight passengers comfortably. It comes standard with benches in the second and the third row. However, they can be replaced by captain chairs which reduce the number of passengers. Speaking of the cargo, the Sienna offers the room of 39.1 cubic feet; and behind the second row, it has the room of 118 cubes. However, with both second and the third rows folded flat, there is space of more than 150 cubic feet.
The base equipment of the 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid will include power windows and locks, Bluetooth, five USB ports, navigation, Entune 3.0 infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, three-zone climate control, fabric upholstery, a rearview camera, AM/FM/CD player, and Toyota Safety Sense system. The higher trim levels will add leather, a JBL audio system, a power-folding third-row bench, a moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-ray DVD player, push-button start, and so on.
Release date and price of the 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid
It is still not confirmed, but the 2019 Toyota Sienna Hybrid might be presented sometime in the beginning of the next year. The price is also not known while the base model should start at around $30,700.