Are you one of the anticipators of the upcoming Sienna? If so, get more details about the 2023 Toyota Sienna release date below.
The 2023 Toyota Sienna release date will be here soon, but it has been frequently predicted that this model year is going to bring a carryover model, which actually makes sense considering that a major redesign just happened in 2021 and it received a set of updates including a new trim in 2022. That being said, the information below might be helpful if you’re planning to purchase the upcoming model year of this minivan.
An Overview of The Toyota Sienna
Prior to discussing when is the 2023 Toyota Sienna release date, let’s talk about the model first. The Sienna is a nameplate of Toyota-manufactured and marketed minivan, which mainly targets the North American region and a few countries in East Asia. The assigned name is inspired by Siena, a culturally-rich city in Tuscany, Italy.
Back on its initial launch in 1997, the Toyota Sienna was released as a replacement for the Previa van, but with a more traditional FWD layout and a shared platform with the compact car Camry. Originally, the Sienna was smaller than the typical minivan in its class, but its dimensions were increased for the 2004 model year to compete with most of its rivals.
After the AWD minivan from General Motors was axed in 2006, the Sienna has officially become the sole AWD minivan in its class across North America. At least, that was the case until the Chrysler Pacifica offered an all-wheel-drive option for its 2021 model year recently.
As of current, the Sienna is on its 4th generation, which was introduced and available for sale in 2020 as the 2021 model year. Being revealed in May of the year, it actually was meant to be disclosed in April during the New York International Auto Show in April. However, this original plan was forced to be scrapped because of the Corona pandemic.
The most recent generation of the Sienna is built on the TNGA-K platform. The most significant change made for this generation is the hybrid engine that comes standard for all variants. Despite this powertrain’s immense shift, the car model is claimed by the manufacturer to be still capable of providing the same towing capability (3,500 pounds or 1,600 kg) as the previous generation.
A year later after the 4th gen of the Sienna was unveiled, it became available in Mexico and Thailand. Locally-produced productions also launched in China, albeit being a rebadged version with the name of Toyota Granvia, which adopted the Sienna XSE’s styling marketing for North America. In the sophomore year of this generation, new trim was launched called the Woodland Edition along with other adjustments such as tow package, raised suspension, and standard AWD.
What’s Potentially Retained by the 2023 Sienna
The 2023 Toyota Sienna release date is expected to bring a similar set of trims as the current model year that comprises the base-level LE to the fully loaded Platinum trim grade. The two lower trim levels, LE and XLE, can load eight passengers while the others can seat a total of seven passengers. The dimension of its cargo space is predicted to stay at 33.5 cubic feet or if the third row is folded down, then over 75 cubic feet.
The infotainment feature set of the Sienna has the possibility of getting upgrades, but for now, it seems to be more likely to maintain the current 9” touchscreen, 6 audio speakers, 7 USB ports, a wireless hotspot, Bluetooth connection, Amazon Alexa, and smart device integration systems of Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Higher trims allow for a wireless charger, navigation, rear-seat entertainment, and more speaker features.
Another department that’s expected to remain untouched is the safety features. The Sienna now has brought an abundance of standard safety systems already, such as blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam assist, forward collision warning, and many more.
What’s hopefully retained (and most likely to be, anyway) is the fuel efficiency of the current Sienna’s hybrid powertrain. The 2.5L 4-cylinder and two electric engines paired with CVT transmission generate 245 HP and a commendable fuel economy number of 36 mpg. Depending on whether you opt for the AWD or FWD 2023 Toyota Sienna, you can achieve 35 mpg with the AWD variant.
The 2023 Toyota Sienna Release Date and Pricing Information
The exact 2023 Toyota Sienna release date hasn’t been revealed yet. However, considering the prior launches, it’s likely to hit the showroom by the last quarter of this year.
Aside from the 2023 Toyota Sienna release date, the pricing details are not out yet. Given that the upcoming model year is possibly a carryover model, no sharp difference compared to the current pricing is predicted.