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2018 Toyota Sienna: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - March 22, 2017
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Model Preview

The Toyota Sienna will receive some major updates for the 2018 model year. Contrary to previous reports, the vehicle will in fact not be a full redesign. The most notable changes will be the addition of family-friendly features and the much-anticipated addition of Toyota Safety Sense as standard equipment.

On the outside, most shoppers probably won't see much of a difference compared to the current Sienna. For 2018, the vehicle will get a larger front grille and fog light housings. It will also feature side rocker panels, previously only offered on the more sport-themed SE model.

Limited versions will feature acoustic glass for front row passengers to help create a quieter experience on the road. New exterior colors for 2018 include Toasted Walnut Pearl, Parisian Night Pearl and Alumina Jade Metallic.

The interior will be getting a number of changes, at least as far as features. An updated rear seat entertainment system will feature the ability to stream to eligible Android devices. All three rows will now come with USB ports for a total of 5. A new Bird's Eye View monitor on Limited Premium models is designed to help make parking easier.

Every Sienna will get the latest version of Toyota's Entune infotainment system, which will now come standard with navigation. LE, SE and XLE models will feature Entune Audio Plus, which offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi support for up to 5 devices. SE and XLE versions can be upgraded with JBL Audio and a more elaborate navigation system.

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Under the hood, no changes are expected from the current 3.5-liter V6 rated at 296 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Last year, the engine was revised to offer 10% better performance and all versions got a new eight-speed automatic transmission. As before, the Sienna is expected to continue to be the only mainstream minivan available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

Safety will be an area in which the new Sienna shines thanks to the addition of the automaker's Safety Sense suite of driver assistance technology. As part of the TSS-P variant of the package, the vehicle will offer a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, adaptive cruise control and auto high beams.

These features were lacking in the previous generation, and have become increasingly common in the segment in vehicles like the Chrysler Pacifica and upcoming Honda Odyssey. The move comes as part of a larger strategy from Toyota to offer the features as standard equipment across most of its lineup.

Expect a full review closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2018 Toyota Sienna is currently expected to begin production in October 2017. We currently estimate an on-sale date sometime in late fall. The vehicle's next full redesign is projected to debut sometime in 2019.

Official pricing is still a long way off. For reference, the current model starts at $29,750 for the base L model, rising to as much as $47,310 for the range-topping Limited Premium version with all-wheel drive.

Key competitors include the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle also competes with a range of three-row crossover vehicles like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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Pictured: 2018 Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna

Toyota Sienna


We do not yet have a video for the 2018 Toyota Sienna.

Here are some resources for the current model in the meantime.

Overview Video for 2016 Sienna

IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test Video for 2015 Sienna

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