Toyota Releases Details on Updated 2015 Sienna

2015_Toyota_Sienna_SE_006

Toyota says the Sienna boasts a number of updates for 2015, including a more upscale interior and improved handling thanks to new suspension tuning. We'll see if that's enough for the minivan to get its swagger back, as sales are flat through the first six months of 2014 in a segment that's up 6.9 percent.

Related: 2014 Toyota Sienna: Car Seat Check

Toyota redesigned the Sienna's grille, and the headlights now incorporate available LED daytime running lamps, but the overall look is similar to the minivan's 2011-14 model years. The automaker promises more soft-touch materials inside — a good thing, as the current generation's middling cabin helped earn it a last-place finish during our 2011 minivan comparison. The updated Sienna gets Toyota's Driver Easy Speak system, which is also available in the automaker's redesigned Highlander SUV. It amplifies the driver's voice through a microphone up front to the third-row speakers so parents don't have to shout to anyone in the peanut gallery.

By Kelsey Mays | July 17, 2014 | Comments (11)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2015 Hyundai Genesis
3. 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
4. 2014 Mazda3
5. 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
6. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
7. 2014 Chevrolet Volt
8. 2014 Subaru Forester
9. 2014 Infiniti Q50
10. 2014 Toyota Sienna

By Matt Schmitz | July 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

  1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
  2. 2014 BMW M235
  3. 2014 Honda CR-V
  4. 2014 Toyota Highlander
  5. 2014 Infiniti Q70
  6. 2014 Infiniti Q50
  7. 2014 Mazda3
  8. 2014 Subaru Forester
  9. 2014 Toyota Sienna
  10. 2014 Audi A6
By Jennifer Newman | June 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2014 Honda CR-V
3. 2015 Hyundai Genesis
4. 2015 Subaru WRX STI
5. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta
6. 2014 Audi A6
7. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
8. 2014 Infiniti Q50
9. 2014 Toyota Sienna
10. 2014 Subaru Forester

By Matt Schmitz | June 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2004-2011 Toyota Sienna

2007-toyota-sienna-500

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 370,000 model-year 2004-2011 Sienna minivans originally sold in or registered in cold-climate states

The Problem: The spare tire carrier's splash protector could shift or fall off the vehicle allowing corrosive road elements, like salt, to corrode the cable that holds the tire into place. If this happens, the tire could come off the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. This is an expansion of a previous recall.

The Fix: Dealers will install a splash protector and apply an anti-rust agent to reduce the effects of corrosion for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota has not yet provided an owner notification schedule; owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 for more information. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

More Recalls

Manufacturer image

By Jennifer Geiger | May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Toyota Sienna: Car Seat Check

14Sienna_main

It doesn't get more family friendly than a minivan, but not all of these family haulers are created equal. The 2014 Toyota Sienna can seat up to eight, but our test van had second-row captain's chairs that reduced seating capacity to seven. The Sienna earned a mix of grades in our latest Car Seat Check.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

How many car seats fit in the third row? Two

More Car Seat Checks

By Jennifer Newman | February 13, 2014 | Comments (4)

Do You Need an All-Wheel Drive Minivan?

AWD1

The main mission of a minivan is to haul people, more so than even the more popular SUVs that account for more than 30 percent of new-vehicle sales.

Yet, whereas more than half of SUVs are equipped with all- or four-wheel drive, Toyota stands alone among minivan manufacturers in offering all-wheel drive, which is installed on about 17 percent of Siennas sold in the U.S. In contrast, about 60 percent of Toyota Highlander SUVs are equipped with all-wheel drive.

2014 Toyota Sienna Cars.com Review

That percentage apparently is enough to satisfy the bean counters at Toyota, which has the all-wheel-drive minivan niche all to itself; the Sienna's main rivals seem to be in no hurry to try to crash that party.

By Rick Popely | February 5, 2014 | Comments (12)

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

2013-nissan-armada-3-car-seats
UPDATE 10/15/2013:
Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list.

In the more than three years that Cars.com editors have been installing car seats into test vehicles, we've come across several vehicles that can hold three car seats across a backseat.

The newest vehicle to make our list is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The minivan has loads of room and plenty of accessible Latch anchors.

As we come across more cars that fit three child-safety seats, we'll add to this list. For now, here are the cars from our Car Seat Checks that can fit three car seats in the second row:

By Jennifer Newman | October 15, 2013 | Comments (98)

Recall Alert: 2004-2005, 2007-2009 Toyota Sienna

2009-toyota-sienna

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 615,000 Sienna minivans from the 2004-05 and 2007-09 model years. 

The Problem: Damage to the shift-lock solenoid could cause the shift lever to fail, allowing it to be moved out of the Park position without the driver pressing the brake pedal. If this happens, the van could roll away.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace affected shift-lock solenoids for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners via registered mail. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or visit www.toyota.com/recall for more information.

More Recalls

By Jennifer Geiger | September 27, 2013 | Comments (2)

2013 Toyota Sienna: Family Checklist

13Sienna_main

With three young daughters in bulky child-safety seats, I've happily resigned to spending a few more years behind the wheel of a minivan. However, there's no reason that it has to be boring. The 2013 Toyota Sienna SE is an eight-passenger minivan that stands out from the rest of the Sienna lineup with unique front and rear bumpers, clear-lens taillights, a mesh grille and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The sporty Sienna SE turns my head every time I see it around my neighborhood, and with a starting price of $27,445, including a destination charge, it's within reach for my family.

However, the Toyota Sienna, which was redesigned for the 2011 model year and hasn't changed much since then, didn't fare well in Cars.com's Ultimate Minivan Shootout from 2011. I drive a 2007 Sienna when I'm not test-driving cars, so I was interested to see if I'd have a different opinion of the 2013 Sienna than the Cars.com judges.

By BreAnn Ahara | September 25, 2013 | Comments (2)

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com