Pros: "Will carry passengers with room for cargo."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"With over 110,000 miles in this vehicle we have found it to be perfect for raising a family. This vehicle has done everything we have asked it to do from carrying people to cargo and pulling a trailer. With a utility trailer this vehicle is more than a pickup with up to 8 passengers and trailer cargo. The turning radius is great which makes it very easy to park and the reliability has been exceptional. I would recommend a Toyota Minivan to any young family!"
"Being a Toyota owner for many years,
I am disappointed by this vehicle.
I expected better.
It had several mechanical door issues and several electrical issue as well.
Air is OK
Ergonomics are less than the best."
"I went to the Toyota dealership looking for a 2008 Toyota Highlander, as I was walking through I glanced at a 09 Toyota Sienna LE 8 passenger and stopped. Although I didn't really have an interest in minivans, I saw how luxurious it looked on the showroom floor with lights shining on it. I asked the salesman about it and he got the key. As soon as he pressed the buttons on the key and the two side doors automatically slide open I was sold. I saw inside that it also came with the DVD Entertainment system (sienna le premium package). The car salesman asked if I still wanted to look at the highlander and I shook my head no and replied (take me to financing please). One day later I picked it up fresh off the showroom floor. The white color was beautiful and the extra seat in the middle was larger and more plush than the odyssey. It was very convenient with 3 boys and one girls as they could use as a seat and as an armrest/cup holder. The interior looks so beautiful even though it the 2nd lowest trim. It drives fairly well for a minivan and fuel economy is great. The power doors get everything in and out and the trunk space is enormous. The 3rd row seats fold into the floor for more cargo volume. I said goodbye to stupid Hyundai (worst experience) and hello to Toyota (bought a 2011 Camry LE). It is getting fairly old now and I am so close to 100,000 miles. I knew it was close to getting a new car when it broke down a few months ago and the power sliding door broke a few days ago (both fixed easily). I just moved to a new house and it fits my lifestyle (IT MATCHES MY HOUSE!!!). My kids are all teens and I think I might buy a new Sienna (they still do lots of sports) or a Highlander. I am thinking of getting leather put onto my sienna and the navi system/backup camera as it is getting increasingly hard to see where I am going."
"10 years old and still going strong. No major repairs needed. Comfortable ride for long or short drives. Drove it to work every day. Roomy for carrying large items.
The best part of course is reliability. No headaches whatsoever all these years. Plan to keep it for a few more even though our family is smaller now.Excellent value."
"This is probably the best vehicle I have owned. At 325,000 kms in 10 years, it has performed extremely well. Much of my driving was done on the highway, across the country in all seasons. When I bought the vehicle, I got rid of the run-flat tires and replaced them with Michelin (part of the purchase deal with the dealer). Mine was the basic CE model but the AWD. It has always been a comfortable drive. I also sleep in the van often because of the work I do. I always did the regular maintenance at my dealer's with a trusted mechanic and mostly just had regular repairs like tires, batteries, brakes. I did replace bearings on two wheels and repaired an unexpected oil leak from a seal. The only real disadvantage was having to store that full-size spare in the back of the interior of the vehicle. My only other great vehicle was my Volvo 240 wagon which I drove until it had 435,000 kms - we had that one for 21 years between 3 family members. The second Volvo I had (2000 V70) was a lemon. I would highly recommend this vehicle. I am trying to decide whether to keep it longer or trade it in because I am away a lot and often in remote areas."
"Love, love, love my Toyota Sienna! Prior to purchasing my 2006 Toyota Sienna, I owned a 2000 Toyota 4Runner, which I also loved....it was tough making the trade... During my ten years of ownership of the Sienna, I always had the dealership perform the recommended maintenance/services that was suggested including replacing my timing belt at 100K and 200K. The only items that I've had to pay for so far are new tires, new brake pads/rotors, a water pump, 2 batteries, and a fluid leak in my AWD system. I did choose to get rid of the run flat tires and go with high end Michelin tires, and currently keep a spare tire in the back storage area. Thank you Toyota for making such a great vehicle!"