If you are in a market for a spacious minivan with advanced safety equipment, then the Toyota Sienna is worth considering. For 2017, the Sienna has gotten the upgrades in the engine front and a new transmission. However, this year, the new Toyota has been updated with a new face, upgraded infotainment system, more features and more standard safety equipment. And the Toyota Safety Sense system comes standard. So, the recently announced 2019 Toyota Sienna should most likely arrive with no changes since it has just been upgraded for the 2017 and 2018 model year. However, what might be a big surprise, if it goes according to the plan, it the new hybrid powertrain which might arrive for 2019 version. But it is not yet officially confirmed.
So, for now, the newest Sienna will arrive with a familiar V-6 under its hood, and we are hoping for a hybrid too at some point in future. Visually, the 2019 version won’t get any changes since it has just been refreshed with a new bumper, lights etc. As well, the infotainment and safety equipment in the current model is numerous and modern, so we expect no changes in that area also.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota Sienna
For now, the 2019 Toyota Sienna will use the familiar unit which also powers the outgoing model, but the hybrid is not excluded too. It is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is capable of making 296 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. It pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with front-wheel drive. However, the all-wheel drive variant is also possible except in the base L and Se trim levels. The front-wheel drive version gets 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Connected to all-wheel drive layout, it is estimated to be 18/24 mpg in the city/highway drive.
Exterior and interior
The 2019 Toyota Sienna will keep the same looks of the 2018 model year which has just been refreshed. The front fascia has been revised with a new bumper which now stands a bit lower and gives it a more aggressive appearance. The hood is also slightly refreshed and the side panels are now standard in the sportier SE versions. Furthermore, the SE trim levels feature larger 19-inch alloy wheels, smoked headlamps and front and rear spoilers.
Inside the cabin, the 2019 Toyota Sienna will provide the space for up to 7 or 8 passengers depending on a seating configuration. Last year, it has gotten an upgraded infotainment system with standard 6.1-inch touchscreen. There are additional two more USB ports also. As well, the Sienna now features an optional rear-seat Blu-ray player. The higher trim levels will include leather, a moonroof, and a power passenger’s seat. As for the safety, all the models are equipped with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning.
Release date and price
The carmaker still hasn’t revealed when we can expect the all-new 2019 Toyota Sienna. However, the price should stay close to the current version. And it is around $31,000 while the higher trim levels go up to $48,000.