Whoever it was that started the rumour that minivans have to be boxy and boring needs a good talking to.
A decade ago, that may have been the case, but minivans have come a long way, and the minivan segment is heating up dramatically. Honda’s Odyssey and Chrysler’s Pacifica are just two of the competitor’s Toyota’s Sienna is going up against. And, as much as they are decent minivans, the 2018 Toyota Sienna is a cut above.
The 2018 Sienna will be available this fall, and we’ve managed to put together some key highlights of this incredibly impressive, soon-to-be-released minivan.
Countless studies have been done on what is important to vehicle shoppers and hovering around the top of the list almost every time, is looks. Everyone wants to drive a good looking car, truck, SUV, or minivan. Minivans are practical and versatile, and with the 2018 Toyota Sienna, good looking. Toyota has always been ahead of the game as far as style is concerned, and for 2018 the Sienna has an updated, athletic-looking front end.
“With a larger, lower grille, the Sienna looks a bit more athletic than before. Toyota also added larger fog lights and side lower rockers on every model.” - MotorTrend
Safety is Key
Safety isn’t always interesting, but it’s incredibly important. Whether you’re driving your kids to school, spouse to the movies, or a big group on a road trip, safety needs to be top of mind. The 2018 Toyota Sienna is the only minivan in its segment that offers an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) set-up. AWD delivers more control over your vehicle in bad weather and emergency situations.
Toyota didn’t stop there. Now standard on all Sienna models is the popular Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of safety systems. The suite includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure mitigation with steering assist, automatic high beams, and autonomous emergency braking.
Top Notch Infotainment
For 2018, the Entune 3.0 infotainment system is standard on all trims levels of the Sienna. A quality and easy-to-use infotainment system has been a headache for many auto manufacturers. Ford, as an example, had major issues with its original Sync infotainment system for years.
A robust and simple infotainment system is important, and not just for playing music and changing the radio station. Your infotainment system is responsible for helping you navigate, make hands-free phone calls, tell you how well your vehicle is operating and so much more. Entune is widely viewed as one of the best infotainment systems available, and 3.0 offers a host of new features.
“Entune 3.0 gets several new features, including available remote start and door unlock capability, vehicle status notifications, a guest driver monitor, and vehicle finder. You can also get alerts concerning the vehicle’s fuel level and other maintenance updates. The new Entune system is also available with WiFi Connect, allowing up to five mobile devices to connect using 4G LTE.” - Consumer Reports
Of course, these are only a few of the long list of benefits the new 2018 Toyota Sienna has to offer. Available this fall, contact us today with any questions you may have about the new Sienna or any Toyota vehicle.