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2010 Toyota Sienna

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2010 Toyota Sienna Review

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The 2010 Toyota Sienna is considered one the best minivans on the market today. Although not as big as the Honda Odyssey or Dodge Grand Caravan, the Sienna is still a sizable family hauler with room for up to eight persons. An attractive feature you won't find on any other minivan is the optional all-wheel drive, a must-have for many families who live in snow-frequented climates. Known for its solid build and a reputation for reliability, the Sienna quietly retains one other noteworthy quality: A strong resale value.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're comparing minivan comfort and convenience, you'll find the 2010 Toyota Sienna borrows many of the best ideas from each of its competitors and combines them into a strong, well-built platform. The Sienna is the only minivan to offer the option of all-wheel drive.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Sienna can get pricey as you move up the trim range, but the same can be said of the competition. About the only reason not to like this van is if you are not partial to the styling or interior layout.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, the Sienna sees no major changes.

Driving the Sienna

Driving Impressions The 2010 Toyota Sienna's 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers where it counts, and it performs beautifully in both city and highway driving. The Sienna pulls quickly from a dead stop and...

power is masterfully managed by an electronically controlled five-speed automatic that makes the most of the engine's torque curve before seamlessly shifting to the next gear. The Sienna's wide stance and long wheelbase make for an extremely smooth ride and further bolster the Sienna's already rock-solid stability. Some drivers may feel the steering effort to be somewhat heavy for a minivan, but the resultant firm and direct steering makes it possible to pull off highly accurate maneuvers not usually attempted in a vehicle of this sort.

Sliding Side-Door Power Windows
Sliding side-door power windows allow passengers to enjoy as much fresh air as they like.

Split Flush-Folding Third-Row Seat
The Sienna's split flush-folding third-row seat allows you to carry both additional passengers and cargo.

2010 Toyota Sienna Details
Interior

A look inside the Sienna clearly shows that Toyota is a player in the upscale van market. Trim levels include the CE, LE, XLE and Limited, and each has a great standard equipment list. The Sienna's seats take full advantage of the van's roomy interior, with wide seat bottoms as well as firm back rests. Second-row seating is either a set of captain's chairs that can be slid together to form a two-person bench, or a three-person split-folding bench seat with a sliding center section that can move forward by as much as 13 inches. The sliding center section makes an infant in a child safety seat more easily accessible to the front-seat passenger. Like the Honda Odyssey, the Sienna's rear seat can fold flush into the floor and features a 60/40 split. Cargo space behind the third seat has been improved thanks to the Sienna's long wheelbase.

Exterior
2010 Toyota Sienna photo

The Sienna is smartly styled but offers nothing radical in the way of exterior features or design. The current Sienna is bigger than previous generations, with a long wheelbase and a wide cabin with over 45 cubic feet of volume. The wide cabin permits three-passenger seating without cramping. Generous hip and shoulder room, a noticeable shortcoming on previous models, is a thing of the past. Clever features, such as the available Dynamic Laser Cruise Control and the option of part-time four-wheel drive, help the Sienna stand out in what has become a very crowded field.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Sienna CE includes a V6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), 10 cup holders, rear defroster, side-impact and side-curtain airbags, dual sliding side doors with power windows, power door locks, illuminated remote keyless entry, power liftgate release, AM/FM stereo with CD, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power windows, full wheel covers and a rear wiper.

Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim and include all-wheel drive, power seats, leather interior, heated front seats, cruise control, dual power sliding side doors, JBL audio with ten speakers and Bluetooth technology (standard on Limited), power-folding third-row seat (Limited), four-wheel disc brakes, power lumbar support, DVD rear-seat entertainment system and alloy wheels. The Limited trim offers Dynamic Laser Cruise Control, while the Limited and XLE offer optional navigation.

Under the Hood

There is only one engine offered with the Sienna: A robust new V6 offering strong off-the-line acceleration, quiet operation and decent fuel economy.

3.5-liter V6
266 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
245 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23 (FWD), 16/21 (AWD)

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2010 Toyota Sienna Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 663 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Good Reliable car, 2nd owner

By on Sunday, May 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great price, fun to drive, reliable"

Cons: "minor damaged on driver door panel and rear bump"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We are 2nd owner. This minivan run and drive great. We have new tires, Mileage is 233,000! Most is highway mileage. Green color exterior; light tan interior cloth. Great working condition. No known problems. Oil changed regularly every 3000 miles. Air conditioning cools quickly! Front and rear separate air controls. Power windows and locks. Stereo with cd and tape player. Cruise control. Luggage rack on top of car. Non smoker. Tinted windows. Seats seven people: 4 bucket seats with bench seat in the back. Bench seat folds down flat. Second row buckets seats can be removed."

Super-reliable workhorse

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Our Sienna seemed a bit pricey when we bought it... some dealers were even imposing a surcharge because of its high rankings. But in the end, it was worth it. We've NEVER had a mechanical issue that wasn't normal wear and tear. It's a van, so windy days are noticeably more difficult in the handling department. But again, the same holds true for all vans. Pretty good turning radius for a van, and responsive handling. Very comfortable, upright seating, even for tall people. It's been a great vehicle for a family of 5."

NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY A TOYOTA

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Cons: "Nickle and dime you to death"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I thought a Toyota would be a great value considering most are still on the road for many years. I have had the water pump replaced 3 times, note:if the van overheats and blows coolant on the timing belt then it also has to be replaced and that is several hundred dollars added to the new pump cost.The A/C has been worked on 3 different times at $300-400 each time and just got an estimate for $1600. to fix it this time. I bought this van new and have taken great care of it, but it will never measure up to the Dodge Caravan i owned for 14 years, had almost 300,000 miles on it.I would not own another Toyota if it were free, i would trade it in!!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Did not make a mistake buying it!

By on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very dependable mechanically."

Cons: "Tires wear out faster than expected."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Has been a great vehicle to own and for traveling. Minor problems such as an air noise from the front door and, it seemed to go through tires, found this to be so by talking to other Sienna owners. Did not get what I expected in mileage. Otherwise, dependable with great features such as sliding doors, both CD and cassette player (wish I could find this combo now), good power on the road, durable leather seats. I will miss the ability to carry a lot of 'stuff'. Used an independent the past few years and they were able to maintain the vehicle for me. Spent about $2500 when the vehicle had almost 100,000 miles. (Plugs, shocks, hoses, belts timing belt,etc.) It was worth it."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

it is a wonderful reliable car

By on Sunday, April 26, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: moving

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "best family car ever and reliable"

Cons: "need some repairs now"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Toyota Sienna XLE AWD lim.Version 2005

"we are since Spring 2011 owner of that van, now we are moving out of country and we need to sell the car. I love that car, its running very well. About the age, they need now some repairs. Thats a wonderful reliable car for families the whole year over, I had no accidents, regular inspections and its save in the winter time. Questions and to see the car, please use my email adress for appointments, thank you."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Toyota Sienna XLE AWD lim.Version 2005

Worked well for a few years...Then went Downhill

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Ride and handleing"

Cons: "Gas mileage sucked and OverallDeteriorated quickly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Got this car is Feb 2006 as I have a Multiply Disabled Adult Child and needed the room for a turn-out rear seat and room for adapted wheelchair. It was great for that. Transmission had a slip, service said it was inherent to that vehicle. Although I never had to have it serviced it got progressively worse. After 4 yrs Right wheel well liner fell out after 6 yrs the radio and navigation system stopped working...which would have cost $2400 to replace. Also the rear seat interlock system failed. other than that the car made 115000+ miles"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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