2008 Toyota Sienna

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Key Specs

of the 2008 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
  • Reliability

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2008 Toyota Sienna

  • 266-hp V-6
  • Standard stability system and traction control
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Optional AWD
  • Optional DVD entertainment system
  • Optional navigation with rearview camera

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best family car out there!

by CLE Dad from Cleveland, Ohio on August 6, 2018

The 2008 Toyota Sienna is a great car for the family. You won't regret your purchase. There is plenty of room for everything you'll need, and the ability to rearrange the middle chairs is a great plus... Read full review

(5.0)

AWD, Faster than many sedans!

by KinkyShop from Portland, OR on July 24, 2018

no issues, needs nothing but oil changes, like a dream on the road with AWD 266HP V6 it glued to the road in any conditions! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2008 Toyota Sienna currently has 9 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2008 Toyota Sienna CE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
poor
Overall Rear
poor
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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