New Toyota Sienna Sleeker, More Refined

With a bold new exterior design and top-of-the-line amenities the new 2015 Toyota Sienna carries the “Swagger Wagon” nickname for a good reason. For auto consumers searching Los Angeles car dealerships for a family hauler with personality, the 2015 Sienna offers comfort, practicality and style.

What’s New?

3dd190bf-40ee-4e1b-92e6-28bb85b932ff1The Toyota Sienna underwent a minor refresh for 2015. Toyota made some updates to the exterior design, freshening up the grille and taillights for a more modern look. Toyota has also added three new colors to its palette for the Sienna — Sky Blue Pearl, Crème Brulee Mica and Attitude Black Metallic. More extensive revisions were made inside the vehicle, with improved suspension and a firmer, more durable body. Toyota also upped its game on the interior, with better design and materials. The new Sienna has a sleeker, sportier look and is considered a more aesthetically appealing minivan than other products on the market.

Members of the automotive press have given the new Sienna kudos for its ample and comfortable eight-passenger seating capacity, easy-to-use controls, top shelf interior and the all-wheel drive option available on some Sienna’s. Critics have also responded favorably to the Sienna’s incorporation of new technology, including safety features like back-up cameras and collision alerts.

What’s Under the Hood?

The 2015 Toyota Sienna has a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine and six speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 266 horsepower and 245 lb-ft. of torque. Its towing capacity is 3,500 lbs. The vehicle gets about 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Auto consumers who must frequently travel in wet or snowy conditions will enjoy the Sienna’s all-wheel drive option. The Sienna is the only minivan offering all-wheel drive.

Interior

Auto consumers will enjoy the changes and tweaks Toyota made to the Sienna’s interior for 2015. Toyota went more upscale for the new model year, incorporating better quality fabrics and other interior materials into the Sienna’s design. Toyota has added more soft touch materials to the Sienna’s design and also uses better quality plastics for the hard surfaces. The new Sienna’s dash is padded and covered with faux leather, and auto consumers who want more refinement can opt for wood trim.

The new Sienna gets high praise for its roomy interior, and the comfort offered by its seats. The Sienna seats eight in three rows. Auto reviewers have also responded favorably to the Sienna’s cargo area, describing it as roomy and spacious. The Sienna offers about 150 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front row seats.

Updates to the 2015 Sienna’s body, including the revision of its suspension, have given the vehicle a quieter, more comfortable ride that consumers and critics alike have enjoyed.

Technology

Toyota incorporates a range of crowd-pleasing tech options into the new 2015 Sienna. The vehicle comes standard with a back-up camera, USB port, triple zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a touch screen audio control system complete with a 6.1-inch video display. Sienna owners can also equip their vehicle with tech features such as collision and rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, push button start, adaptive cruise control and assisted braking. On the entertainment front, Sienna’s can be equipped with a Blu-Ray player to entertain passengers and an intercom system to allow the driver to communicate with passengers in the back of the vehicle.

Safety

The 2015 Toyota Sienna provides auto consumers with dependable safety. The vehicle obtains a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest rating available. The Sienna earns a five-star rating for its side crash results and four-star ratings for front crash and rollover results.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gives the 2015 Sienna high marks. The IIHS gives the new Sienna its top level “Good” ratings for moderate overlap front test results, side impact test results, rear crash protection results and roof strength test results.

California residents searching Los Angeles car dealerships for the perfect family vehicle need look no further than the Sienna for safety and reliability.

Pricing

New Toyota Sienna’s start at about $30,000 for a base model. Higher trim levels and options packages can push the cost of the vehicle up to around $47,000. Sienna’s, like most Toyota’s, hold on to their resale value, making the Sienna a good investment for your car buying dollar.

Sienna History

The Toyota Sienna was introduced to North American markets in 1997. Built on a Camry frame, the vehicle was intended to capitalize on the popularity of the Camry and its reputation for quality and reliability. The first generation of the vehicle was well-regarded for its safety features which included front seat-mounted side torso airbags and vehicle stability control, uncommon features for minivans at the time.

The Sienna’s second generation of vehicles launched in 2003 and included more technology, additional trim levels and better fuel economy. The current generation of Sienna’s hit the market in 2011 with further interior and exterior refinements.

In 2014, the Toyota Sienna sold more than 124,000 units in the United States.

Awards & Honors

The Toyota Sienna has won a number of awards from the automotive press. U.S. News and World Report ranked the Sienna as the No. 2 vehicle in its class. It also ranked the Sienna among the publication’s Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association named the Sienna as the Best Three-Row Family Vehicle at its annual Family Choice Challenge banquet earlier this year. The Texas Automotive Writers Association named the Sienna as the Family Car of Texas and the Minivan of Texas.

To check out the Sienna or to find more new and used cars in Los Angeles, visit North Hollywood Toyota. North Hollywood Toyota is one of the best-regarded Toyota dealers in Southern California and has a staff dedicated to helping auto consumers find great deals on quality new and pre-owned vehicles. Stop by for a test drive and find out more about the great features and performance offered by the new Toyota Sienna.

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