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Old 12-22-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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So I tried this in the "specific" brand forums but not getting any info.

It looks like we are going to buy the van but was curious if anyone can suggest one year over the other? I hear there were some minor tweaks in 2015, but is it worth the added expense? Some forums are saying the "14 was louder and some electronic differences. Anyone that has been in either or both....any insight?

We will definitely buy the AWD version and probably the "limited editions.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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I don't know when the change was made, but the radio/heater/etc controls are much better in the 2015 models compared to the 2011 versions, XLE trims.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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Go to toyotanation and ask there.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Pretty sure 2015 is the first year of the new interior style. We have a 2015 SE and MUCH prefer its interior over the older style.

Mike
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I think the 2015 is worth the price difference because that was the model year that Toyota had a refresh to the 3rd Generation that debuted in 2011. I think that was the year that Toyota introduced the in-cabin communications system so the driver can speak to the third row speakers with ease, something I thought funny until I saw a relative's Limited AWD that had it, and it facilitated reminding children of their manners without shouting throughout the cabin, making for a more pleasant trip.
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I wouldn't buy Toyota AWD Sienna, their AWD system is reactive and worthless with the extra 400lbs of hardware. Just get the FWD models and have a set of good tires.

Only a full-time AWD system is worth having.
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:25 AM
 
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Is the sienna AWD system the same as on their Highlander? If so, they get rave reviews from what I've seem. I never had any issues in my old highlander when driving in snow. Am I missing something?
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