Toyota Showcases Refreshed 2020 Sienna Family Van
New Toyota Sienna Nightshade Edition is the blacked-out family rig we didn’t know we needed.
For the 2020 model year, the Sienna SE and SE Premium trims (in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations) will now be offered in the Nightshade Edition. Starting at just $700, the Nightshade Edition adds a black sport mesh front grille, black door handles, black 19″ wheels (18″ for all-wheel drive), a black spoiler, black mirror caps, and black Toyota badges. The package is only available with four exterior colors – Midnight Black Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, and Super White – and one interior color – black.
The Toyota Safety Features Standard
For 2020, Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) still comes standard on all grades equipping each Sienna with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). The standard Toyota Star Safety System equips the 2020 Toyota Sienna with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).
The Sienna is equipped with eight airbags, including dual-stage front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger, side curtain airbags in all three rows, a front passenger seat cushion airbag plus a driver’s side knee airbag. Active headrests in both front seats help to reduce the possibility of whiplash in certain types of collisions.
The Sienna driver is better informed with a 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display and, exclusively for the Limited Premium grade, an available Bird’s Eye View monitor. The 2020 Sienna comes with standard Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay compatibility, plus five USB ports covering all three rows, an a back up camera. The L grade gets Toyota Entune 3.0 with Connected Navigation. The LE, SE, and XLE grades get Entune 3.0 Audio Plus with Safety Connect, and not to mention, WiFi Connect for up to five mobile devices for 4G LTE coverage (also standard on Limited).
Room for All, and Then Some
The Sienna remains the family-friendly van, with the choice of 7- or 8-seat cabin configurations, up to a massive 150 cu. ft. of carrying space, and a comprehensive array of available multimedia systems. It’s available in five grades: L, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited. Toyota Mobility also offers the LE and XLE with an Auto Access Seat having a 330-lb. lift capacity. The Sienna is still the only van in the segment offering available all-wheel drive.
On eight-passenger models, the second-row center seat can be removed and stowed in the left side of the rear-storage area, leaving a cup holder and storage tray between the two remaining seats. Regardless of cabin configuration, all second-row seats provide easy access to the third row.
The Sienna’s 3.5-liter V6 produces 296 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft. of torque, and, in partnership with the transmission’s eight ratios, makes the Sienna a rapid hauler, indeed. All-wheel drive with active torque control is available for the LE, XLE, and Limited, providing an important all-weather traction advantage that is not found in any other family van. The standard Tow Prep Package allows the Sienna to pull a 3,500-pound-max load.