What's New for 2015:
- Subtle exterior styling changes
- Upgraded interior design and materials
- Revised center control layout
- Standard touch-screen infotainment system
- Standard information display in gauge cluster
- Available Driver Easy Speak technology
- Available Blu-Ray DVD player with HDMI input jacks
- Available heated steering wheel
- Available multi-position memory driver's seat armrest
- Stiffened vehicle platform, revised air bag systems to improve safety
The 2015 Toyota Sienna might look the same as it did last year, but beneath the surface and within the cabin this minivan receives changes designed to improve its user-friendliness, visual and tactile appeal, safety, and technology. The Sienna competes against the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, and Nissan Quest.
Models and Features
Toyota offers the 2015 Sienna in L, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited trim levels. Choose the Sienna LE for power sliding side doors, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, 8-passenger seating wrapped in easy-clean fabric, an 8-way power driver's seat, manual sunshades for the rear passengers, and a front center console with cupholders and illuminated storage. The Sienna LE also includes heated outside mirrors, a rear bumper protector, roof rails, satellite radio, HD Radio with traffic and weather data, auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass, and a universal remote control.
Upgrade to the Sienna XLE for chrome exterior trim, fog lights, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, power tailgate, power sunroof, power rear quarter windows, and unique machined-finish aluminum wheels. Inside, the XLE is equipped with leather seats, heated front seats, larger 4.2-in. multi-information screen, Smart Key passive entry with push-button engine starting, and woodgrain interior trim. A Premium equipment package installs a navigation system, Entune App Suite technology, Driver Easy Speak system, rear-seat entertainment system, and rear park-assist sensors.
The top-of-the-line Sienna Limited includes XLE Premium equipment plus larger 18-in. aluminum wheels, LED running lights, and auto-dimming, power-folding outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, puddle lights, and memory for multiple drivers' settings. A dual sunroof and front and rear park-assist sensors are also standard for this version, along with premium leather upholstery, second-row lounge seat captain's chairs, heated steering wheel, premium audio system, Safety Connect services with a free one-year subscription, and more.
The Sienna SE is a sport-tuned version based on the LE trim level. It adds sportier styling cues, 19-in. aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering, LED running lights, LED taillights, fog lights, and a power tailgate. This version also includes 7-passenger seating with leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and unique instrumentation with a larger 4.2-in. information display. A Premium equipment package adds a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, Smart Key passive entry with push-button engine starting, power sunroof, navigation system, Entune App Suite technology, Driver Easy Speak system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Under the Hood
Every 2015 Sienna is equipped with a 266-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission powering the minivan's front wheels. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional, making the Sienna the only minivan currently on the market to offer this convenience. Scheduled maintenance is free for the first 2 years or 25,000 miles of ownership.
With front-wheel drive the Sienna is EPA-rated to get 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Add the AWD system and those numbers drop to 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
Safety and Technology
A new 6.1-in. touch-screen infotainment system is standard for all versions of the 2015 Sienna, and adds features such as Entune App Suite smartphone integration, navigation system, premium sound system, and more on the pricier versions of the minivan. The optional rear-seat entertainment system employs dual-view monitoring on a single widescreen display, and adds a Blu-Ray player, HDMI input jacks, and an SDXC card reader system for 2015.
Also new for 2015, the available Driver Easy Speak feature carries the driver's voice to rear occupants through the Sienna's stereo speakers, making it easier to converse with passengers in the second- and third-row seats. This year, the third-row seat also adds an additional LATCH anchor system, allowing it to accommodate two child safety seats.
According to Toyota, larger side-impact air bags, a new front passenger-seat cushion air bag, a new selectable force-limiting front passenger's seat belt, and revised air bag controls are all designed to work in tandem with a more robust vehicle structure in order to improve safety in small overlap frontal-impact collisions and rollover accidents. Additionally, the 2015 Sienna is available with a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, while the Limited is exclusively offered with a pre-collision system and Safety Connect service, which includes an automatic collision-notification system.