2009 Toyota Sienna Consumer Reviews

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2009 Toyota Sienna
4.3
Average based on 14 reviews
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A depenable rugged car.

by from Wickenburg, AZ on September 12, 2011

This is the third Toyota I've owned and the second Sienna. You may pay a little more for this vehicle but it will serve you for years without any major problems. My last Sienna was 10 years old and ha...
This is the third Toyota I've owned and the second Sienna. You may pay a little more for this vehicle but it will serve you for years without any major problems. My last Sienna was 10 years old and had almost 200,000 miles on it. I never had any problems with it. In fact, I never even changed the spark plugs. The ride is very comfortable and you sit up right instead of laying down as in some vehicles. I carry large telescopes and having the back seats fold down into the floor is really handy.
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Love It - It's a Minivan with style

by from Pollock Pines, CA on September 8, 2009

I have a 2006 XL bought it new. I bought it for my dogs. 2 large dogs. They love the DVD player. Excellent stereo system if you get the upgraded stereo. You cannot control the volume with the DVD remo...
I have a 2006 XL bought it new. I bought it for my dogs. 2 large dogs. They love the DVD player. Excellent stereo system if you get the upgraded stereo. You cannot control the volume with the DVD remote. You have to get up and go ALL THE WAY to the front and adjust the volume with the stereo controls. That's a long move from the back to the front. I have put almost 86,000 miles on my van so far. The only thing I have done is buy new tires and regular maintenance. My van does excellent in light snow/icy conditions with the traction control system which is more than sufficient in most conditions. The van also does good off-road. Me and my dogs don't always stay on paved roads. My van handles excellent. Great power. This ain't no sports car, but it definitely can handle it's own when you want it to. It doesn't do the "feel like rolling over" thing when you make sharp turns or on winding roads. The front seats are very comfortable on long road trips. The two center seats hurt your lower back and you can't stretch out. The rear bench split seat is great and comfortable. About the cubby holes to hide things. I swear I still haven't found all of them. And all of them are where you NEED them to be. I plan on keeping it for some time longer. The upgraded stereo system and DVD system is pretty much all you need. It comes with power everthing else already. Didn't like the look of the wood grain so picked one that didn't have it. I initially wanted to get one that was AWD. I live where it snows. Luckily the dealer did not have one on the lot in the color I wanted. It was a spur of the moment purchase on my way to work. I was gonna drive off the lot in a new mini-van. After talking to those that have AWD and some of the dealer mechanics, many have said the AWD system chews up tires like no tomorrow. The dealter refuses to acknowledge this as a problem. So on average, your tires on an AWD Sienna will last you all of 30 thousand miles at the MAX. Even those really expensive tires with 70-80 thousand mile life. This was my first mini-van. The Sienna greatly impressed me with it's handling and quality. I didn't want all that "foo-foo" stuff you get with those loaded mini-motorhome types. I wanted a basic mini-van with just a few upgrades. I love it. If I buy another, it will most definitely be another Sienna and with the same options.
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excellent mini van compared to others

by from rio grande valley,TX on September 26, 2009

I have had my 06 sienna for almost 6 months and have put on over 10k. The comfort is a little less than my 03 town and country, but reliability and almost trouble free totally surpass it. When I drove...
I have had my 06 sienna for almost 6 months and have put on over 10k. The comfort is a little less than my 03 town and country, but reliability and almost trouble free totally surpass it. When I drove though the mountains of Mexico I noticed it didn't have a lot of power to pass. Back in Texas where it is flat, it has plenty of power. It is plenty useful for moving things with the folding seats. This is a much easier vehicle for caring kids around compared to a car. totally recommend to others
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Super Stable at Highway speeds, Reallly versitile

by from North Central Connecticut on December 15, 2011

Loved the Sienna, (It was my third one (2004, 2006, 2009) The ONLY problem, It couldn't pull my new travel trailer...had to move up to a 2010Sequoia.
Loved the Sienna, (It was my third one (2004, 2006, 2009) The ONLY problem, It couldn't pull my new travel trailer...had to move up to a 2010Sequoia.
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David

by from Overland Park, KS on June 30, 2015

We sold our 2006 Chrysler Town and Country Limited for this 2009 Sienna Limited. This Toyota structurally seems to be built better and although I "trust" the reliability of this Toyota more, I have to...
We sold our 2006 Chrysler Town and Country Limited for this 2009 Sienna Limited. This Toyota structurally seems to be built better and although I "trust" the reliability of this Toyota more, I have to be honest in saying I would rather drive my old Chrysler. It is like driving a Lexus inside but the interior is a bit dated and the radio unit is just plain awful! We found this 2009 with just 30,000 miles so we plan to keep it for a while however I wish we would have bought a 2011 model.
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Nice comfortable minivan

by from Lafayette, IN on September 10, 2015

Bought used with 98K miles. Especially interested in Toyota Sienna for its AWD. Very comfortable. Not great fuel efficiency, but that was not a determining criterion. I plan to get a spare wheel and t...
Bought used with 98K miles. Especially interested in Toyota Sienna for its AWD. Very comfortable. Not great fuel efficiency, but that was not a determining criterion. I plan to get a spare wheel and tire in case I get a flat on a long trip. A long trip over a weekend would probably be severely complicated by a flat tire and only the 100 mile useful life of the run-flat tires. Cannot comment on reliability - only had it less than a month.
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Only the best

by from ga on September 27, 2009

Toyota realy has the best cars trucks & SUV's around today. I am so happy to be able to get into this van.
Toyota realy has the best cars trucks & SUV's around today. I am so happy to be able to get into this van.
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This thing is a comfortable money pit

by from New York on September 10, 2009

If you don't mind more frequent maintenance and paying a bit extra to keep the van on the road, go for it, otherwise look elsewhere. We own a 2004 Sienna LE. We waited several months and paid a premiu...
If you don't mind more frequent maintenance and paying a bit extra to keep the van on the road, go for it, otherwise look elsewhere. We own a 2004 Sienna LE. We waited several months and paid a premium (at the time it was the most expensive van on the market) for it because we wanted the best. What we got was nothing but headaches, and repair bills. The Sienna goes through tires and brakes every 20 to 25 thousand miles. In 5 years we are working on our 3rd set of tires and brakes(note, not second rate tires or brake pads either). In the first year of ownership the motor for the power sliding door burned. We had to escalate the issue to Toyota national customer service and fight with them for nearly a month before they would honor the warranty. The radio (CD player) broke after about 3 years. Now at 5 years, app. 50k miles the radiator has leaks and Toyota will not do anything to assist. I am not the only one with these experiences, just go out and read the blogs. We paid a lot of money for a premium minivan and all we got for the money was a lot of repair bills. For all you readers that want the "plus" side. It is very roomy. The van is probably the most comfortable on the market; it has a smooth quite ride, and handles well. The engine has plenty of power so you can relax about having to merge into traffic from short ramps and passing trucks on the highways. It has nice finishing touches to it and plenty of little features (one of the reasons I bought it, now I don't use or even remember most of those bells and whistles). Remember it's big (as minivans go) so tight spots are tricky to maneuver.
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BEST MINIVAN OUT THERE!

by from on January 16, 2011

This is my 5th Sienna that I have owned and it is so far the best one. My first to current was a 1998 Sienna LE, 2001 Sienna XLE, 2005 Sienna XLE, 2008 Sienna Limited, and my current 2009 Toyota Sienn...
This is my 5th Sienna that I have owned and it is so far the best one. My first to current was a 1998 Sienna LE, 2001 Sienna XLE, 2005 Sienna XLE, 2008 Sienna Limited, and my current 2009 Toyota Sienna Limited AWD. The AWD system is amazing (if you are lucky enough to find one) and performs extremely well not only in wet conditions but also in dry conditions that handling is more controlled, stable, and has a tighter grip on the road. I am so glad I traded my 08 for this AWD Sienna because the difference is like night and day. The styling looks modern, luxurious, and very efficient. It handles much better than the Odyssey on the highway and gives a much quieter and softer ride. I can honestly say that this is the best minivan out there and I hope my upcoming 2012 Sienna will be just as good!
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Excellent Minivan

by from new hampshire on November 13, 2010

Well, I was devastated that I needed a mini-van for my job! But after driving this van for several years it has been a pleasure to drive and it holds everything I need. I drive 25K plus miles a year a...
Well, I was devastated that I needed a mini-van for my job! But after driving this van for several years it has been a pleasure to drive and it holds everything I need. I drive 25K plus miles a year and I'm never stiff or tired after my long trips. I have the XLE Limited with AWD. I have been at a complete stop on a steep hill during a very bad snow storm due to the vehicle in front of me fishtailing up the hill and once I proceed up the hill there is absolutely no slipping. This vehicle goes great in the snow. I love the remote door openers, the sound system, the heated seats, etc..... If you must drive a mini van I'd highly recommend the Sienna. The only draw back I have is mine came with run flat tires. These are terrible as you must replace them every 20,000-25,000 miles. Be sure to get one WITHOUT these tires unless you arent driving that much. This is our vehicle of choice for family trips. I would buy anither one of these vans.
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