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2007 Toyota Sienna

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2007 Toyota Sienna Review

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The 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. Known for its solid build and a spotless reputation for reliability, the Sienna quietly retains one other noteworthy quality: A strong resale value. A number of attractive features you won't find on most minivans, such as sliding-door windows that roll down and the option of all-wheel drive, serve to further the Sienna's appeal.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're comparing minivan comfort and convenience, you'll find the Sienna borrows many of the best ideas from each of its competitors and combines them into a strong, well-built platform.

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 2007

The Sienna receives a big boost in power with the addition of a new, 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Driving the Sienna
Driving Impressions

The Sienna's new 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.

2007 Toyota Sienna Details
Interior

A look inside the Sienna clearly shows that Toyota has moved into the upscale van market. Trim levels grow to four: CE, LE, XLE and Limited. Each trim receives a great standard equipment list. The Sienna's seats take full advantage of the van's extra room and have been given wide seat bottoms as well as better back rests. The Sienna's seating configuration can hold up to eight passengers (two in front, three in the center and three in the third row's split-bench seat). 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 longer wheelbase.

Exterior

The Sienna is smartly styled but offers nothing radical in the way of exterior features or design. Last year's overhaul added nearly five inches to the Sienna's wheelbase. Five inches may not seem like a lot, but to an engineer it's a dream come true. With those five extra inches, the Toyota team increased interior volume by over 45 cubic feet and also extended the Sienna's width and height without detracting from its stability. This new, wider footprint is responsible for much-needed extra hip and shoulder room, a noticeable shortcoming on the outgoing model.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Sienna CE includes a V6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock brakes, 14 cup holders, rear defroster, side-impact and side-curtain airbags, dual sliding side doors, 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, stability control, traction control, power-folding third-row seat (Limited), four-wheel disc brakes, power lumbar support, DVD rear-seat entertainment system and alloy wheels. The XLE and Limited trim offer laser-guided cruise control and 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: 19/26 (FWD), 18/23 (AWD)

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2007 Toyota Sienna Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 698 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

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

Best vehicle ever.

By on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Only routine maintenance. No problems, Synthetic oil only (per the manual). Passenger door auto slide not working. A/c kicks out when you drive through puddles or even lots of water on the road. I take this to be a design flaw. I would buy this again."

Great van for the price

By on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great vehicle all around."

Cons: "Plastic materials used on dash look cheap, but ok."

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

"I have owned this van since 2008 and it has been a great car, only expenses have been batteries, light bulbs tires, brakes and oil changes. Only repair needed since I have owned it was a bad wheel bearing while still under warranty. Power engine for a minivan, comfortable seating, easy to put seats away for cargo. Only complain that I would have is the cheap looking plastic materials used on the dash."

Perfect Vehicle for a Family

By on Friday, July 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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!"

electrical problems

By on Sunday, June 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "drives good"

Cons: "save time for visits to Toyota"

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

"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. Drives good. Air is OK Ergonomics are less than the best."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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By on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,610

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Stylish, Luxurious, you want AWD, space"

Cons: "power sliding doors occasionally stop working"

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

"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."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Excellent All Purpose Car

By on Thursday, April 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, Comfortable, Roomy"

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

"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."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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