2006 Toyota Sienna

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Key Specs

of the 2006 Toyota Sienna. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior comfort, quality, quietness
  • AWD option
  • Three-row side-curtain airbags
  • Tight turning circle
  • Fuel economy
  • Reliability

The Bad

  • Restricted rear visibility
  • Rearview camera offered only with navigation
  • Many options in packages only

Notable Features of the 2006 Toyota Sienna

  • 215-hp V-6
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Optional AWD
  • Optional DVD video
  • Optional navigation with rearview camera

2006 Toyota Sienna Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Toyota introduced the current, second-generation Sienna minivan for 2004. Not only was its power increased, but the redesigned Sienna could also have either front- or all-wheel drive.

Siennas are available in four trim levels: CE, LE, XLE and top-of-the-line XLE Limited. All-wheel drive is available on the three upper-end models. CE and LE minivans come in seven- or eight-passenger configurations.

Exterior styling updates for 2006 affect the grille, fog lamps, headlights and taillights. The XLE Limited model adds power-folding mirrors with puddle lamps and integrated turn signals. The available rear-seat entertainment system's screen now measures 9 inches. Optitron gauges are installed in LE, XLE and XLE Limited editions, and a power-folding third-row seat is optional in the XLE Limited.


Exterior
Similar in appearance to prior models, the current Sienna rides a 119.3-inch wheelbase, measures 200 inches long overall and stands 68.9 inches tall. Standard wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but the XLE Limited and models equipped with all-wheel drive have 17-inch tires.

Interior
Two second-row seating choices are available. The seven-passenger configuration features second-row captain's chairs; the passenger-side chair can be moved side to side, permitting either a bench or bucket seat arrangement. For eight-passenger seating, CE and LE models can be equipped with a three-way split-folding bench seat in the second row. In eight-passenger Siennas, a "Fron...
Vehicle Overview
Toyota introduced the current, second-generation Sienna minivan for 2004. Not only was its power increased, but the redesigned Sienna could also have either front- or all-wheel drive.

Siennas are available in four trim levels: CE, LE, XLE and top-of-the-line XLE Limited. All-wheel drive is available on the three upper-end models. CE and LE minivans come in seven- or eight-passenger configurations.

Exterior styling updates for 2006 affect the grille, fog lamps, headlights and taillights. The XLE Limited model adds power-folding mirrors with puddle lamps and integrated turn signals. The available rear-seat entertainment system's screen now measures 9 inches. Optitron gauges are installed in LE, XLE and XLE Limited editions, and a power-folding third-row seat is optional in the XLE Limited.


Exterior
Similar in appearance to prior models, the current Sienna rides a 119.3-inch wheelbase, measures 200 inches long overall and stands 68.9 inches tall. Standard wheels measure 16 inches in diameter, but the XLE Limited and models equipped with all-wheel drive have 17-inch tires.

Interior
Two second-row seating choices are available. The seven-passenger configuration features second-row captain's chairs; the passenger-side chair can be moved side to side, permitting either a bench or bucket seat arrangement. For eight-passenger seating, CE and LE models can be equipped with a three-way split-folding bench seat in the second row. In eight-passenger Siennas, a "Front and Center" middle seat can move nearly 13 inches closer to the front seats, making infants in child-safety seats more accessible. Cargo volume totals 148.9 cubic feet behind the front seats and 94.5 cubic feet behind the second row.

A standard 60/40 "Split & Stow" third-row bench seat folds flat into the floor. Either side of the seat can be stowed separately. Available equipment includes laser cruise control, a navigation system with a rearview camera, and sonar-based front and rear parking assistance.


Under the Hood
Using new Society of Automotive Engineers testing standards, the Sienna's 3.3-liter V-6 produces 215 horsepower and 222 pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard, and Vehicle Stability Control with traction control is available. Side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain-type airbags that cover all three rows of seats are standard.

Driving Impressions
Toyota took its already-excellent minivan and turned it into a superior, well-executed people hauler. The easy-to-drive Sienna runs quietly and steers with a light touch. Acceleration from a standstill is energetic. The Sienna exhibits relatively prompt and effective responses for passing and merging.

Even though the suspension doesn't ignore bumps, few cause any bothersome commotion. The Sienna is stable on the highway and easy to keep on course. The brakes are easy to modulate, and this minivan corners adeptly.

The second-row seats are excellent, and the third row folds down easily. Tall rear head restraints impair visibility, but otherwise it's outstanding.



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Has had only one owner

by Desertchick from Hesperia, ca on October 10, 2018

This vehicle has never let us down. Everything works on it except the side door button. Interior clean and no tares. Check engine light is on needs O2 sensors. Read full review

(4.0)

Best of the minivans

by drice on August 9, 2018

Very reliable vehicle. This is our second Sienna. The first one has 236,000 miles - many of them city miles and has been trouble free. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2006 Toyota Sienna currently has 11 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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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