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So redesigned Sienna for 2021. Nice.
And I'd also like to see a hybrid. If they can do it for the Highlander, they can do it for the Sienna. It would help a lot in stop and go driving due to regenerative braking.
 

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I replaced the Sienna I had been driving for a while with an Odyssey last year for these exact reasons. I love the Sienna but they're getting lost in the dust right now from other manufacturers. Toyota's latest re-designs have been looking fantastic, so I'm sure when they show some of that love to the Sienna, it's going to be great. It's just a pity it'll have to wait all the way until 2021 to happen.
 

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I agree that the new Toyo redesigns have been pretty decent. I really hope that they fix the rear suspension and increase clearance so that a hitch doesn't drag. We use the hitch for a bike rack and the darn thing sometimes scrapes the ground on gradual slopes, even when the hitch is not loaded. Grrrrr!

Maybe we'll get lucky and Toyo will create a VAN-SUV (VUV? SAN?) for the family. If only we could get something like this: https://www.drivingline.com/articles/toyotas-4x4-sienna-unveiled/
 

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My ‘11 is STILL the sexiest minivan alive �� and it’s been through years of soccer and band practices, scores of muddy dog paws and multiple road trips across the country. And nothing goes camping quite like a mini.

Any predictions for a “disruptive” van design? Will it retain that honk at me lux-o-barge stance, which I love, or go with a more sharky oversized SUV vibe?

I also loved my ‘01 Dodge Grand Caravan for 10 years but jumped to the Toyota - my first ever non US car - after comparing both at the auto show and realizing the new Dodge wasn’t much like my old one. Along with an uninspiring interior with wimpy stereo head and a powertrain downgrade, they shrunk it and made it all lowered/boxy looking. Dare I say like an early 2010s SUV 😇

My next ride will probably not be a mini. But I’ve only got 114k on this one. We may have flying cars by then!
 

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Me too. The lines and fluid interior of my 04 limited are a treat for the eyes. Gen 3s do look good, but everything got more angular looking. Hopefully the Gen4 will be the best yet. The only car I have ever owned that when one was totaled,the replacement HAD to be another 04. Sienna limited. Nothing else would do. I found the replacement a 150 miles from where I live. It was worth the trip.
 

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A TRD Sienna with more ground clearance and a revamped rear suspension that doesn't sag easily! This may be a niche that many automakers are overlooking. I like SUVs but a minivan is so much more versatile for a family. Unfortunately though, it's going to cost an arm and leg if it has the TRD branding.
 

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While we are brain storming and day dreaming for what should be in a TRD Sienna, how about 2 different versions for clients to choose? Everyone has their different wants and needs, so here's my 2 cents worth of day dreaming here LOL


1) Rugged 4x4 TRD Pro Sienna, off road capability, increased ride height/ground clearance/big wheels as mentioned, stronger drive train with low speed lock... like a Land Cruiser in a minivan body.



2) TRD SE Sienna as an upgrade to the SE trim, lower ride height/higher spring rates/stiffer shocks, increase sway bar thickness, add front strut tower bar, more underbody/chassis reinforcements, and need weight reduction, for those who wants the fun factor for the curves and confidants in winding road, an occasional spirited driving smile on the face.



Well, I don't think Toyota would spend all that money but hey, just so much fun even thinking about how to improve on the next gen lol
 

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Well, I don't think Toyota would spend all that money but hey, just so much fun even thinking about how to improve on the next gen lol

1) Like this one (also posted above)? https://www.drivingline.com/articles/toyotas-4x4-sienna-unveiled/

2) Like this one? https://autoweek.com/article/sema-show/toyota-claims-its-sema-sienna-can-beat-camaro-ss

Sadly, I don't think Toyota will create anything as cool as either. It's all about what appeals to the mass market (read: profit)

Oops, forgot to add cool pics (neither is the 2021):
 

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