There are so many options to consider when choosing your Toyota Sienna. One of the more exciting, yet important choices to make is what color you would prefer for the exterior look of your minivan. Whether you are purchasing a new or used Toyota Sienna, there are several colors available.
2018, 2019, and 2020 Toyota Sienna is available in nine exterior color options:
- Celestial Silver Metallic
- Alumina Jade Metallic
- Midnight Black Metallic
- Persian Night Pearl
- Salsa Red Pearl
- Blizzard Pearl
- Toasted Walnut Pearl
- Predawn Gray Mica
- Super White
On the interior of your Sienna, choose from a selection of fabric or leather color schemes:
- Dark Bisque Fabric
- Ash Fabric
- Black Leather
- Ash Leather
- Dark Bisque Leather
- Chestnut Leather
The color of your minivan lets you outwardly express your personality and style. Van colors can be flashy and draw attention, or they can be neutral and blend into the larger scene. But, what are some other considerations when choosing your minivan’s color? Continue reading to see how color affects the residual value of your minivan. You will find helpful tips to keep your van’s exterior color looking fresh and extend the longevity of the paint to protect your van over the long haul. And what about interior colors? We have that covered too.
What is the Best Exterior Color to Choose for Your Toyota Sienna?
While color choice is really a matter of personal preference, the automotive industry is continually tracking buyer trends and unveiling new exterior colors in order to “WOW!” prospective buyers. Colors spark our emotional interest but, color is also a factor in the residual value of your minivan. Bold, bright colors can potentially depreciate the value of your minivan. A neutrally colored van such as the Sienna’s Parisian white pearl, celestial silver metallic, or blizzard pearl will likely maintain higher resale value.
Most people actually prefer neutral exterior colors. According to Kelley Blue Book, white has been the most popular minivan color for over ten years. Silver and black are the next most commonly chosen colors by minivan owners. White hides dust and grime very well especially compared to darker, bolder colors. White is also very forgiving in the heat, keeping your minivan’s interior cooler.
What is the Best Interior Color to Choose For Your Toyota Sienna?
Of course, you want the interior color of your Sienna to coordinate with the exterior color. But, you should also consider your comfort when selecting an interior color. After all, you will spend the majority of your time driving and riding inside of your minivan so it should be a pleasant environment. The interior color can also affect the interior temperature. For instance, a black interior would rapidly absorb heat and have your reaching often to crank up the AC especially if you live in a warm climate. Finally, there is an interior cleanliness factor. Some interior colors hide dust and dirt better than others such as the Sienna’s dark bisque, ash, or chestnut colors.
Do Certain Exterior Colors Keep You Safer Than Others?
When we think of a sports car, the color red flashes through our minds. We relate the color red to speed, but does having a red minivan make you more accident-prone? Believe it or not, neutral color cars are less likely to get into an accident than bold color cars. In fact, a 2007 study relating the frequency of accidents to the color of the vehicle found that black cars have a 12% higher crash risk than grey, silver, or beige. White vehicles, the most popular choice for minivans, ranked highest in safety of color.
How Can You Protect the Exterior Paint on Your Sienna?
Toyota offers a Paint Protection Film to protect your Sienna’s exterior paint from chips, scratches, or discoloration. This thin, invisible layer urethane can be applied to your minivan’s hood, front bumper, side-view mirror backs, and fenders to protect the areas most susceptible to road debris. A UV protectant added to the urethane prevents paint discoloration over time.
How Does the Weather Affect Your Sienna’s Exterior Paint?
The climate where you primarily drive your Sienna affects the appearance of your van’s exterior paint. If you live in a predominantly sunny climate, long-term exposure to UV rays can cause the exterior paint to fade or crack. Parking in a shaded area or covering your minivan when it is not in use can help to protect the paint from UV damage.
If you live near the ocean, exposure to salty air can be damaging to your minivan’s exterior paint. Salt is a common cause of rust and corrosion. In hot climates, the sun’s heat can expedite the process of paint expanding and salt creeping beneath the paint onto the van’s unprotected metal surfaces. In cold climates, road salt used to minimize slippery surface conditions can get caked onto your van throughout the winter season and slowly begin to eat away at your paint. Keep your minivan clean to protect your exterior paint from salt damage.
How Much Does it Cost to Re-paint a Toyota Sienna?
To re-paint an entire minivan, a quality paint job can cost from $1,000 to $5,000. Generally, as the cost of a paint job increases, you will observe better results. Cost increases when painters spend more time on the van for new paint. A labor-intensive preparation ensures the newly applied paint will have a long-lasting, flawless finish.
Touching-up smaller areas of your minivan can be more affordable, from $200 to $1,000, depending on the size of the area and the work required to prepare the surface for new paint. Touch-ups might require repairing dings, removing rust, or preparing a larger area than anticipated so new paint will blend with older, faded paint.
Is Sienna a color?
Yes! Sienna is the naturally occurring yellowish-brownish (raw) or reddish-brownish (burnt) color of soil called ferruginous earth. The sienna color means the soil contains iron. Artists often include this earthy color in their paint palettes. It seems Toyota may have overlooked sienna when choosing color options for their namesake minivan.
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