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2008 Toyota Sienna

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$2,557 — $13,213 USED
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Passenger Van
7-8 Seats
20-22 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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

What to Know

about 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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2008 Toyota Sienna Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Toyota introduced the current, second-generation Sienna minivan for 2004. Optional all-wheel drive and a refined, upscale interior are among its notable traits. There are several new standard safety features for 2008, including an electronic stability system and traction control. The Sienna’s competition includes the redesigned 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, as well as the Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Entourage and Nissan Quest.

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. The Sienna is the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive, as other automakers have either dropped the option — including Dodge, Chrysler and Chevrolet — or, like Ford, have dropped minivans altogether.

CE and LE minivans come in seven- or eight-passenger configurations.

Exterior
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 all-wheel-drive models have 17-inch tires. The larger wheels can also be ordered on XLE and XLE Limited models.

Upscale features include puddle lamps and power-folding side mirrors on XLE Limited models. Power sliding doors and a power liftgate are standard on XLE and XLE Limited trims.

Interior
Two second-row seating choices are available. The seven-passenger configuration features second-row captain’s chairs; the passenger-si...

Vehicle Overview
Toyota introduced the current, second-generation Sienna minivan for 2004. Optional all-wheel drive and a refined, upscale interior are among its notable traits. There are several new standard safety features for 2008, including an electronic stability system and traction control. The Sienna’s competition includes the redesigned 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, as well as the Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Entourage and Nissan Quest.

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. The Sienna is the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive, as other automakers have either dropped the option — including Dodge, Chrysler and Chevrolet — or, like Ford, have dropped minivans altogether.

CE and LE minivans come in seven- or eight-passenger configurations.

Exterior
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 all-wheel-drive models have 17-inch tires. The larger wheels can also be ordered on XLE and XLE Limited models.

Upscale features include puddle lamps and power-folding side mirrors on XLE Limited models. Power sliding doors and a power liftgate are standard on XLE and XLE Limited trims.

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
Toyota’s 3.5-liter V-6, which sees duty across a number of vehicles, makes 266 horsepower and 248 pounds-feet of torque.

A five-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard, as are an electronic stability system and traction control. Side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats are standard. Also new are rear disc brakes to replace last year’s standard drum brakes.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
63 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Most Comfortable and reliable van I have owned

by Larry D from Patterson, MO on October 26, 2019

I have owned this 2008 Sienna XLE Limited for about 6 years. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned . Very Comfortable on long trips. my wife loves the heated seats. Lots of room. You can spread ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most reliable car I’ve owned.

by Packers Fan from Waukesha on October 26, 2019

Low maintenance cost. Very reliable, comfortable and easy to drive. It can carry up to seven people. I would buy another in the future. It’s the best van I’ve owned. I have owned both Nissan Quest and... Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2008 Toyota Sienna currently has 9 recalls


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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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