2000 Toyota Sienna

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of the 2000 Toyota Sienna. Base trim shown.

2000 Toyota Sienna Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Toyota was a small player in the minivan market until it introduced the front-wheel-drive Sienna to replace the rear-wheel-drive Previa. Business has picked up for Toyota since that introduction, and the Sienna is the top-selling import model in this segment.

Sienna is based on the front-drive platform of the Toyota Camry sedan and is built at the same plant in Kentucky.

Exterior
Sienna comes in a single size with the choice of a single sliding door on the passenger side or dual sliding doors. A single slider is standard on the base CE model, and one on the driver’s side is optional. In the LE and XLE models, dual sliding doors are standard and a power-operated open-close feature for the passenger side is optional.

With an overall length of 193.5 inches, the Sienna is about an inch shorter than the Mercury Villager/Nissan Quest twins and about 6 inches shorter than the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Interior
Sienna meets the minivan standard of seats for seven and exceeds most rivals in the cupholder department with as many as 14, depending on seating arrangements.

CE and LE models have two front buckets, a two-place removable middle bench and a three-place rear bench that is split 50/50, which folds for extra cargo room and is removable. Two middle captain’s chairs are standard on the XLE and optional on the LE.

With the middle and rear seats removed, Sienna holds 143 cubic feet of cargo.

Under the Hood
The 194-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 is the same one used in the C...
Vehicle Overview
Toyota was a small player in the minivan market until it introduced the front-wheel-drive Sienna to replace the rear-wheel-drive Previa. Business has picked up for Toyota since that introduction, and the Sienna is the top-selling import model in this segment.

Sienna is based on the front-drive platform of the Toyota Camry sedan and is built at the same plant in Kentucky.

Exterior
Sienna comes in a single size with the choice of a single sliding door on the passenger side or dual sliding doors. A single slider is standard on the base CE model, and one on the driver’s side is optional. In the LE and XLE models, dual sliding doors are standard and a power-operated open-close feature for the passenger side is optional.

With an overall length of 193.5 inches, the Sienna is about an inch shorter than the Mercury Villager/Nissan Quest twins and about 6 inches shorter than the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Interior
Sienna meets the minivan standard of seats for seven and exceeds most rivals in the cupholder department with as many as 14, depending on seating arrangements.

CE and LE models have two front buckets, a two-place removable middle bench and a three-place rear bench that is split 50/50, which folds for extra cargo room and is removable. Two middle captain’s chairs are standard on the XLE and optional on the LE.

With the middle and rear seats removed, Sienna holds 143 cubic feet of cargo.

Under the Hood
The 194-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 is the same one used in the Camry, and it comes with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Sienna is about 700 pounds heavier than the Camry, and the additional weight takes its toll in acceleration, which is not nearly as spirited as in the sedan. However, the engine and transmission work in harmony for smooth, quiet operation.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard on all models, but side-impact airbags for the front seats are not available. Integrated child-safety seats were optional last year on models with the middle bench seat, but that feature is not available this year.

Performance
Toyota finally moved into the minivan mainstream with the Sienna, which is well built, is as easy to enter and exit as most sedans, and drives like a car. Its major fault is that neither passenger room nor cargo space match that of rivals, such as the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan or Chevrolet Express. If you can manage with a little less elbowroom, the Sienna is a good choice.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
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Latest Reviews

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Wife Made Me Buy This - Best Decision Ever!

by Tug52 from St George, UT on June 25, 2018

Back in 1999, we needed a mini-van, I was thinking something less expensive, but the wife insisted on the 2000 Toyota Sienna. So, we purchased a new 2000 Sienna LE and here in June 2018 I still have ... Read full review

(5.0)

Toyota SIenna 2000 CE

by Biggie from Menifee, CA on June 22, 2018

Awesome, Dependable, Reliable, Still Runs like brand new after 18 years of services. I am upgrading to new touch screen radio, backup camera etc soon. Not only me, my whole family loves it. I owned it ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Toyota Sienna currently has 1 recall

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sienna received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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