2018 Toyota Sienna, Yaris Updated with New Faces and Equipment

March 22nd, 2017 by

By Stephen Elmer

Toyota has revealed what it will be showing off at this year’s New York Auto Show.

The 2018 Toyota Sienna and Yaris will headline the brand’s stand in the Big Apple, each coming with some moderate changes for the new model year.

On the Sienna side, an all-new face that borrows the latest Toyota styling cues from the Corolla and Mirai is present, while plenty of new safety and convenience features arrive for the van as well. Like many other Toyota models, the Sienna now packs the TSS-P safety suite as standard equipment, which includes things like pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.

On the inside, the Sienna adopts the Entune 3.0 infotainment system. On L, LE, SE and XLE grades, the system offers Connected Navigation Scout GPA Link with Moving Maps, while all but the base model gets Safety Connect and Wi-Fi Connect, allowing up to five devices to connect to 4G LTE internet in the vehicle. Premium JLB Audio is now available with the infotainment system as well, offering a 10.1-inch subwoofer and nine speakers specially designed for the interior of the van.

On top of all that, a new 4.2-inch multi-information display has been added to all Siennas along with upgraded rear-seat entertainment that allows for streaming from Android devices. Noise, vibration and harshness is also said to be improved by this new model.

Three new colors have been added to Sienna as well: Toasted Walnut Pearl, Alumina Jade Metallic, and Parisian Night Pearl.

As for the Yaris, it gets slightly updated looks along with better driving dynamics for 2018. Basic L and LE models get a new face while the SE model gets a new sport fascia along with 16-inch machined alloy wheels with dark accents.

Inside, a ton of small changes are made, including the addition of a standard tilt, three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls. A new information cluster with new gauges and LCD screen is used, while a 6.1-inch touchscreen is found in L and LE models running Entune. Jumping to the SE model brings Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation and a 7-inch touchscreen.

Two new colors are available for the car, Blue Eclipse and two-tone Blue Eclipse with a Black Sand Pearl Roof. New Black and Gray interior color choices are also now available.

The new Toyota Sienna will hit dealerships in the fall of 2017 while the Yaris will be on sale sometime this summer.

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