2011 Toyota Sienna Consumer Reviews

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2011 Toyota Sienna
4.7
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Great Family Van

by from San Antonio, TX on August 12, 2010

We drove a Honda Odyssey and enjoyed the vehicle. We were almost ready to ink the deal, but said we needed to a least look at the Sienna first. We did and we never looked back. The interior is larger...
We drove a Honda Odyssey and enjoyed the vehicle. We were almost ready to ink the deal, but said we needed to a least look at the Sienna first. We did and we never looked back. The interior is larger and much more spacious than the honda. This is primarily due to the ability to move the second row seating using a slide and glide system that allows you to push back the seating, which make viewing the dual 18 inch video monitor quiet easy. You can also slide the second row seating all the way forward and up against the front seats and collapse the fold away third row and you can all all most anything you can fit into a minivan without having to remove the second row seats. The van has excellent power with a 266 HP engine. It drives like its on rails. Many complain that it does not a responsive feedback. I've driven corvettes and porsche's and they are correct the response is not the same, but then again, I'm not sure how often I need to take a turn at 110 mph on a winding test track or open oval. Here's a huge shock to those with this argument, "its a minivan". It handles excellently for that purpose. You turn, and it turns. you can pass, park and cruise on any road at any legal speed with ease. The interior is well appointed and the styling is very easy on the eyes. The Honda reminded me of Track Housing and the Sienna was more of a custom model. You know when you are sitting in something that says, class and the Honda says welcome "Joe Average". That said, there is one annoyance. The van does not have any side body molding. Huh? Get ready for Door Ding city. This seemed like a huge oversight. It's small, but little details do matter. The navigation is also a bit clumsy, you have to wait for a beep to give a command and many times you get back a the wrong response. The stereo is top drawer JBL with too many speakers to count. The sound is excellent. The vehicle drives very quite and the A/C blowers, unless you have them wailing at full blast are not noticeable. The road noise is great, so good in fact our kids complain when we talk as they can hear us over the wireless headphones. The car is easy to maneuver. The Nav System screen become a full 180 degree back up camera and the bumpers have rear assist parking sensors. There is much more to like such as head room, iPad and iPod USB and two 100 normal electrical plug ins, fog lamps, luggage rack, oh and the back sliding door windows roll down. no kidding. It also as keyless push button start. If you are in the market you owe it to drive on at least for comparison. We got the XLE and the dealer took several thousand off the MSRP and with the options the vehicle was over $1,000 cheaper than the Honda with a 72 month BtoB warranty and a full year of free unlimited car washes and free maintenance to 40K miles. So if you need porsche like handlng and are looking to take the family on thrill rides around Daytona, then this van is not for you, but if you are looking for a top notch luxury ride with room for up to eight with tons of storage, than the van is certainly worth a look.
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Fun to drive, and looks good too!

by from Palmyra, PA on January 17, 2011

I bought the 2011 Sienna SE two months ago. We love it! Our favorite things: - It looks HOT - Good power - Love the electronic steering - Traction control works well in snow! - Interior is convenient ...
I bought the 2011 Sienna SE two months ago. We love it! Our favorite things: - It looks HOT - Good power - Love the electronic steering - Traction control works well in snow! - Interior is convenient and easy Least favorite: - Mileage is not close to advertised. I drive pretty moderately, and it's a challenge to get 20 MPG. - Carpets in the back won't stay still, they keep bunching up under the middle seats - With all it's features, it's lacking some common sense things like powered rear vents. They're manual. Likewise, no auto dimming on the mirror or HomeLink buttons. Interesting: - Uses zero weight oil, fully synthetic. Only needs the oil changed every 10K miles.
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2011 Sienna XLE premium package

by from Fulton ,Maryland on June 21, 2010

excellent drive,handling,comfort and luxury from the leather to the navigation to the entertainment system.We have had it for over 3 months now and so far we are impressed. We have owned a 2000 sienna...
excellent drive,handling,comfort and luxury from the leather to the navigation to the entertainment system.We have had it for over 3 months now and so far we are impressed. We have owned a 2000 sienna XLE for over 10 years and Toyota keeps on making them better. Lot of space especially the 3ed row with easy access.
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Pleasantly Surprised

by from Decatur, IL on July 24, 2012

Traded in the Town & Country for a Sienna, and wasn't expecting much difference. I was totally wrong! The Sienna is solidly built, and the interior details are nothing short of excellent. Within 2 wee...
Traded in the Town & Country for a Sienna, and wasn't expecting much difference. I was totally wrong! The Sienna is solidly built, and the interior details are nothing short of excellent. Within 2 weeks of buying the Sienna, I took it on a summer road trip with the family, and it performed flawlessly over the 3000 miles we covered. Very comfortable, and plenty of power for the passing lane.
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Comfortable Van but unhappy with Rattle sound

by from Columbus OH on January 27, 2011

Very smooth & comfortable Van. Went on long distance with my family on Holiday to places like New York, Chicago & Niagara. My parents who are 60 + enjoyed this comfortable van for such long distance d...
Very smooth & comfortable Van. Went on long distance with my family on Holiday to places like New York, Chicago & Niagara. My parents who are 60 + enjoyed this comfortable van for such long distance drive without much effort. My 4year old daughter loves watching cartoon movies on wide screen. Exterior look of the Van is awesome & looks like big SUV. Excellent interior too. But i had issues with Sliding door which started making rattle sound while driving on little rough road just after 2 weeks of purchase. Then dealer fixed it after 3 visits. They put lot of effort to fix this. I was really disappointed with Toyota. Later after 6 months, Third row seat started making rattle sound. Then i informed this issue to the dealer during my 10K mile service. They did some fix & took 2 hours. Technician told me that he did not engineer the third row seat & he told me to bring it back if rattle sound happens again as he need more time for trouble shooting. After 2 days, rattle sound is back again. I need to go back to the dealer. Might need multiple visits again. Once i took ride of Sienna 2011 Cab in Chicago downtown & i heard same rattle sound from the 3rd seat. Looks like rattle sound has became common issue in Sienna 2011. Does Toyota know about this design flaw?
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AWD's Have No Spare Tire???

by from Nashville, TN on October 31, 2011

Great van - no doubt about it. Just be aware that the AWD versions come standard with run flat tires and as such DO NOT HAVE SPARE TIRES! Let me say that again - if you buy an AWD, be aware that the s...
Great van - no doubt about it. Just be aware that the AWD versions come standard with run flat tires and as such DO NOT HAVE SPARE TIRES! Let me say that again - if you buy an AWD, be aware that the spare tire area is taken up by the AWD mechanicals and there is no spare tire in (or room for one should you want to add one) in the vehicle. Nothing wrong with run flats, but they are about $1,200 +/- a set to replace vs. $500 for std tires. You can switch over to std tires, but you will not have a spare tire on board unless you toss one in the back which kinda defeats the purpose of having a $40k+ van in the first place. Again great vehicles - just don't miss this relatively important footnote should you be looking at the AWD version.
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Best family car

by from Chicago, IL on February 9, 2011

Exterior styling for 2011 Sienna SE is excellent. Fuel economy is better than sticker shows. Internally is very quiet ride, very comfy and spacious. I would recommend this car to anyone that has kids,...
Exterior styling for 2011 Sienna SE is excellent. Fuel economy is better than sticker shows. Internally is very quiet ride, very comfy and spacious. I would recommend this car to anyone that has kids, likes to take long rides in the car.
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Enjoying it so far

by from Severna Park, MD on February 2, 2011

This is our family's third minivan (the first was a Mercury Villager, the second a Honda Odyssey), and, so far (we've owned it 3 months) we're loving it. We're now down to a single teenager at home, b...
This is our family's third minivan (the first was a Mercury Villager, the second a Honda Odyssey), and, so far (we've owned it 3 months) we're loving it. We're now down to a single teenager at home, but we still do a lot of driving friends, and hauling things to college and apartments, and long-distance trips--not to mention carting music and sports equipment--and this car is great for all that. Toyota really seemed to pay attention to what minivan owners want, and many of the problems we had in the past are no longer concerns (like windows that wouldn't open, inability to move seats around, inflexible temperature controls--all of that is now taken care of). In fact, in everything that really matters to us this car gives us what we want: reliability, space, storage, quiet ride, seat flexibility, and a great blue tooth phone, sound system--we gave up the idea of another Honda Odyssey, in fact, when we found that to get some of these things (esp. sound system, blue tooth, and storage) we'd have to buy the top of the line models. We only have two minor gripes. The first is that, like the Toyota Corolla we owned many years ago, this car has a fair amount of cheap plastic trim that is easily dislodged. My teenage son often sits in the front passenger seat with his backpack, and he's already caught the strap on the plastic that surrounds that seat at least 8 times--we need to pop it back into place quite often. Yesterday the car drove over a snow bank and a mock light on the front bumper (presumably there to be replaced by some kind of upgrade) came off. Again, no big deal--the thing just popped back into place--but I don't know why Toyota puts such tacky and breakable plastic on an otherwise well-made vehicle. Our other gripe is odd: we get occasional weird warning buzzers and beeps when doors are opened when the engine is off and the car is parked. Sometimes this keeps us from opening the automatic sliding doors. I'm a little bit afraid there might be something off in the car's electrical system, but the last thing I want to do is bring a new car into the shop for a long analysis of a sporadic problem that probably won't occur when I show it to the mechanic. But these things are minor. We love the car, and have already enjoyed it both on daily errands and long family trips.
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great van for money

by from johnson city tn on January 25, 2012

Love my XLE van, bought used. So many more extras for the money compared to honda. Love the keyless entry/drive and tailgate lift. Never fumble for keys again! Awesome! Still undecided on drink tray b...
Love my XLE van, bought used. So many more extras for the money compared to honda. Love the keyless entry/drive and tailgate lift. Never fumble for keys again! Awesome! Still undecided on drink tray between second row seats. But great comfotable van. Con - dvd screen covers large area of rear view for busy highway driving.
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2011 Sienna LE

by from Plymouth,IN on March 3, 2012

We had a 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L prior to this. Prior to that we had 3 Mopar mimi-vans. The Toyota puts all to shame! Great style, loads of room, reasonably comfortable, great gas mileage and excellen...
We had a 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L prior to this. Prior to that we had 3 Mopar mimi-vans. The Toyota puts all to shame! Great style, loads of room, reasonably comfortable, great gas mileage and excellent performance. This van is so far superior to Honda it borders on the absurd. We bought this new and got a great deal. I didn't like the Odyssey almost from the beginning. I would still only buy a Chrysler for a car but until Chrysler builds a van like this Toyota I will stay with Toyota. Oh, by the way, we have owned it a year and it is rock solid reliable.
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