2015 Toyota

18 city / 25 hwy
3.5L, V6, 266 hp

The Toyota Sienna ‘Swagger Wagon‘ gets a mid-life nip/tuck, making it, well, swaggier.

By Tara Weingarten

Ten Things to Know About the 2015 Toyota Sienna


We know the drill: you’re sick and tired of doing errands, fixing meals, generally running yourself to utter exhaustion. Shouldn’t something in your life be sweet? We at VroomGirls think the 2015 Toyota Sienna is delightful, like a big banana split full of goodies and delicious surprises that’ll make you smile. For 2015, the Sienna gets a redesign, with loads of upgrades and a new look. Sweet!


How about a speaker that amplifies the driver’s voice to backseat passengers? Sure, you can still yell at your brood, and now they may actually stop talking and hear you.

We also like the optional three-zone climate system, so if you’re constantly hot but your little ones are always freezing, you each get to be comfy. Also stellar is the 16.4″ display screen for backseat riders, which can be split into two to play separate videos.


Safety – it’s a cornerstone of Toyota. The 2015 Toyota Sienna comes with eight airbags standard. A back-up camera also is standard on all grades, so you can see exactly what’s behind the vehicle.

The 2015 Sienna has an available Blind Spot monitor, which flashes lights when a vehicle passes into the Sienna’s blind spot, making lane changes a no-brainer. The optional Pre-Collision Warning system uses radar to detect pedestrians and other obstacles that come too close in front of the car. If you don’t brake, the system will flash lights and beep, and even apply the brakes at slower speeds. A Hill Start Assist make sure you don’t roll backwards when driving up hills from a stop. Plus, the 2015 Toyota Sienna now comes with three child safety seat latches for all you super moms out there.


On a long drive over a variety of terrain, we loved how the new Sienna handled. It is easy to maneuver in tight parking situations, drives well on curvy roads, and takes bumps nicely. Everyone in the car was comfortable, even over rough pavement.


Should you live in a region with rainy weather, the new Toyota Sienna comes in all-wheel drive for better traction on the LE, XLE and Limited grades.


Why don’t all cars come with stain-resistant fabric? The 2015 Sienna does! Little spills clean up easily. There’s also the option for leather seating that is heated and cooled. Real durability and comfort for real family living.


Speaking of seating, that’s the big news here. The standard Sienna comes with three rows that seat seven people. But for an added cost, a center seat can be added to the second row, for a total capacity of eight people. But if carrying lots of people isn’t your issue, go for the most outrageous seating you can buy…two second-row reclining captains chairs with power leg rests. Think private jet. Or dad’s fave lounge chair. We think it’s the most pampered way to travel, and certainly changed our opinion of the old family minivan. The reclining chairs are available in a special package on the Limited grade of Sienna.


An animated color 3.5″ multi-function information screen is set inside the gauge cluster, which gives current info on fuel economy, outside temperature and turn-by-turn navigation cues. A separate 6.1″ (or 7″ on higher-grades) touch screen on the dashboard displays audio, and connects to Entune, Toyota’s proprietary media system that links to apps like Yelp, I Heart Radio, Open Table and Pandora.


With five grades of Sienna from which to choose, there’s a version in every price range. The 2015 Sienna sells for $29,425 for the base model to $42,475 for a top-of-the-line Limited version.


We love that the 2015 Toyota Sienna was designed in Newport California, engineered in Michigan, and assembled in Toyota’s factory in Princeton, Indiana!

Final Thoughts

If you're on the fence about whether you're the minivan type, check out the 2015 Toyota Sienna. It has updated styling and luxurious materials paired with the utility and convenience of a minivan. Sliding doors and a lift gate give access to every part of the vehicle, making the Sienna more practical than an SUV.

Prettier styling takes the drab out of family hauling

Luxe padded and soft-touch materials throughout

Tiny audio screen on base model


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