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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
My family has owned this car almost 10 years and its been an absolute champ. Other than routine maintenance and a few recalls, we've had to do a thing. Its been to and from mountains hauling kayaks, filled with dry wall and tools, and has been the primary delivery vehicle for our cake business. The drivers sliding door doesn't open automatically anymore but to be honest, I cant complain given the amount of use it has gotten. This would be a great used car to purchase.
Power train is smooth and responsive. Ride quality is comfortable and quiet. Interior quality is top notch.
They did really well with the design of this car. No complaints.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
This minivan still rides like a cloud. Relatively minor repairs and maintenance: new timing belt at 120,000 and a warranty replacement of the rear gate lift pistons. I will never go back to a small car. At 180,000 miles it runs like new. Very very very happy. I expect to get at least 300,000 out of this van, very comfortably.
Acceleration and handling are great for a van. The turning radius is very tight. The climate control is very effective and the entertainment system is great.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We love this van. My wife especially likes. She is short and finds it easy to enter and electrically adjust the drivers seat. She used to pick up grand kids after school and it was very good for that. It parks easily with it's short turning radius. My only complaint is that it seems to wear tires and front brakes more rapid that I think it should. Probably because of the front wheel drive and weight of the van. I would buy another in a heart beat as I would any other Toyota.
Turning radius,seating arrangement, Power doors and windows, airbags all around, front and rear air conditioning and heat with auto controls.
We loved this van until the sliding power doors started giving trouble. The driver side door cable became frayed (at 65K miles) and is on the verge of breaking. After getting a quote of about $1200+ to fix it, we just stopped using the door. Now the passenger side is making popping sounds and it might go soon. We will eventually just use the doors in manual mode. This seems to be a design flaw that troubles a lot of owners. We have always been a Toyota family, but may now consider other brands.
Power side doors (which now do not work well), power rear hatch, comfortable seats, automatic climate controls (separate driver, passenger and rear), CD/cassette stereo system
Better power sliding doors.
Have had this close to 5 years and have only changed oil, tires, and brakes at 100,000. I will admit that the OE tires gave way at 40,000 but have had good luck since (60k on the replacements). We don't baby ours--kid hauler, client hauler, material hauler (I'm in construction so this has seen it's share of tools and lumber). Only complaint is getting used to the blind spot in the mirrors, but that could be driver error. 23 mpg with suburban/highway, you have to remember to keep your foot out of it to get good gas mileage. This, with my other Toyotas (Truck, Camry) keeps me a raving fan.
Lots of power, super smooth ride, comfortable. Easy access.
Middle seat reclining angle.
Beautiful ride. Crappy tires. On my fourth set. Needed them at 18000 39000 60000 and I know I will be ready for new ones soon. Brakes and calipers went in less than 2 years. Couldn't get in with Toyota, got in somewhere else and they wouldn't warranty it. Had 2 radiators, both under warranty. Driver and passenger doors stick and won't open sometimes. God awful sound coming from front tire, like a rotation sound. Got belts replaced for serpentine and squeal really bad. I love the ride and the comfort, but the little stuff kills you. Happy with the ride for the most part. Tires were huge issue. People who design them blame Toyota and Toyota doesn't do anything about it
The turning radius is amazing. The ride is pretty smooth and blocks out sound.
Don't go with 17 inch tires.
84,000 miles and counting. This has been a great car. So far (knock on wood) we've had no problems at all and no unscheduled repairs. INCREDIBLE!! Some cars can hardly make it that far. Although, wear and tear is definitely apparent. It's much louder (engine, road noise, and wind noise), rougher, and slower than when it was newer. Toyota has sent home a few recalls, including a rear seat belt and the power lift gate. The middle seats don't recline! That's probably the worst part about the car. We had a 91 dodge caravan and those seats were more comfortable. Heated seats are awesome. Leather has hardly worn. Overall a great family car with more than plenty room for seven and tons of stuff.
Reliability, build quality, decent performance (for a minivan). Tons of features (more cup holders than you can imagine). Greatest possible value for the money. You'll pay twice as much if you want all the same features and space in an SUV.
It's gotten a lot louder as we rack on the miles and the pick up is decreasing with it's age. And the freaking middle seats don't recline enough making them uncomfortable for some.
Now have 83,000 miles on my Sienna. It Has the best turning radius, comfort, handling and quiet cabin of any car I've owned. My friends all love it for its comfort, even in the back seat and its ride over curvy roads. It has enormous capacity. In 83,000 miles I've paid for one AC relay and normal maintainance and upkeep. I'm on the original set of brakes and they still have half their life. I feel very safe in this car.
Ride, quiet, turning radius, capacity, handling
Bluetooth and a better radio/CD/tape player
Bought in May 2004. Back air conditioning control worked on and off. Needed new tires at 40,000 miles. Needed new tires again at 80,000, and new tires wore on front after only 15,000 miles, even after alignment. Brakes needed replacing at 50,000 and never worked right after. Transmission went out at 85,000 mi. and I got rid of the van. Was very disappointed with Toyota quality.
We have had our Sienna for 3 years now. The van was purchased in lieu of an SUV when we found out we were having twins. Our oldest likes the third row single seat, while the twins take up the captains chairs in the middle. The split third row gives us a lot of flexibility in storage or an extra two seats when needed. We love the van and have had no issues/complaints with the reliability or quality. The only issue that has risen is the battery has died many times. Each time has had a cause, i.e. a light left on. However, I don't think one interior light should kill a battery. My 2002 Tundra has never had battery issues. It may be time to upgrade the battery.
Dual power doors, power tailgate lift. When our arms are full of kids and/or groceries, the power doors are a must.
Better quality battery. Also the removal of the spare tire is a challenge for my wife. It is convenient in that it is stored underneath and doesn't take up valuable inside storage, but it is not intuitive (to my wife) on how to remove it.
We have been extremely satisfied with this minivan. Especially the interior design and the power sliding doors which makes it much easier for the kids to get in and out safely.
Power sliding doors, interior design, build quality.
Van is fantastic except gas mileage. Rated at 19 city and 27 hwy. I average 16-17 mpg combined.
Great stereo, heated seats, A/C is great, auto sliders and tailgate, doors, very roomy.
Gas mileage. Come on. Be honest
As older drivers, comfort is of utmost importance. After driving for 8 hours we arrive without the normal stiffness. It is wonderful to handle and with the wonderful turning radius it will practically turn on a dime. Took a little practice parking as it handled a bit differently than the 1998. The auto doors work beautifully and makes it so easy to let guests into the van without getting in and out. The AC is great. I am a Toyota fan. I love the reliability and dependability that is standard with all Toyota products. Oh sure maybe it doesn't have all the trap doors but you won't see it by the side of the road dead.
Auto doors/fold into floor seats and fold up seats that go easily enough for an old person to do. The ride is wonderful and having driven in other vans the Sienna has them all whipped for comfort and smoothness.
Toyota offers package options and they are never what I want so I wish they would offer options that can be purchased separately.
Smooth, quiet and a lot more peppy than my 2000 Windstar.
Quiet ride and fuel mileage.
Center row bucket seats need better reclined comfort. Tilt of radio & a/c makes it a dust collector. Better tires. The OE tires had to be replaced at 25K due to noise that sounded like a bad bearing.
This is my first Toyota purchase and it's not been a good experience. The van has had two recalls - one to put a tape on the doors because they are prone to rust? The other for a seat belt anchor. We also got a notice that the radiator is prone to leaking and that they would extend the warranty on it to 72K miles- little comfort to me. Also the power door on the passenger side and both heated seat elements have had to be replaced. In addition, the tires need replacement even though it gets many highway miles and the tires get rotated and balanced regularly.
The engine is smooth and powerful and the ride is quiet compared to other minivans. In addition I love the fact that the rear windows go down and have the built in sunshades. The JBL sound system sounds excellent.
Build a better quality minivan! In addition the front seat should travel back more. I am 6'2" and my legs get cramped driving this van. Put the cruise control on the steering wheel and light all of them up.
I have had my Sienna (2004) for a little over one year. Already, I have had to replace the radiator, seatbelts, parts in the steering wheel, and have other problems the dealership just can't fix. I bought a Toyota for the reliability since I am on the road often with my kids. I am so sorry I did! I refuse to drive the car on long trips now. I've had it to the dealer four times in the past two months for repairs. The last time in, I had two pages worth of repairs/recalls on a one year old vehicle! I also have a sluggish take off which the dealer says is normal. The A/C doesn't blow cool when idle (traffic) for more than five minutes as well. Wish I had never bought this one.
middle power windows, dash lighting, middle row captain's seats
needs a total engine overhaul, A/C system needs improvement
I must have gotten a bad one, I've have the AC worked on three times, the road noise inside the vehicle is terrible, it gets bad gas mileage (20 mpg) at best, it has a glunk in the steering that the dealer can't fix and the ride isn't that good.
Styling - both inside and outside
Different tires for the road noise, be truthful about the gas mileage.
Great features not found on previous models. Safety is also upgraded. Interior is stylish and flexible. Toyota quality is why we chose this minivan, however, that quality is not present in their "fly-by-wire" throttle. It turns out that the computer controlled throttle (not cable)often causes hesitation. This is a common problem with Toyota and they have attempted to remedy this via a programming "patch". What they call "Normal Operation" is what we and many other Toyota owners of this newer technology are stuck with.
Interior and safety.
Throttle/transmission. Memory seating
This has to be the best vehicle I have ever owned. My only costs have been for regular 5,000 mile maintenance. I replaced the 17 " tires at 31000 mile. It is a great, comfortable vehicle on long trips. Seating is very comfortable.
Carrying capacity, either people or cargo and both
Middle row seats should be able to be folded into floor rather than taken out of vehicle.
compared features against Honda. Several items stood out in Toyota such as: split 3rd row seat with integrated head rests (easier to fold down and no head rests to store), 2nd row seat does not un-hinge itself when tipped out of the way to gain access to the 3rd row, integrated sun shades, 3 power doors, sliding doors have operable windows, excellent turning radius, quieter ride
No one feature did it for me. It was a combination of convenience, comfort, and safety that sold me.
1. Cruise control is awkward to operate and is not illuminated. 2. Power window lock switch (on the driver's door) locks all windows when engaged. 3. Brightly illuminate all the window control switches. Only the driver's window switch is illuminated (dimly).
We purchased this minivan a year ago. We picked it over the Oddysey because it has more room. We did not get the DVD player because the screen was to small.We got a 10.4 inch screen installed from Circuit City. It got recalled because a gas leak. We love this minivan!!!!!!
Power doors,windows,and liftgate.
Do not get DvD player screen to small. Get one installed.
Great, smooth drive, excellent turning radius, can carry a whole neighborhood of things and people. The ride is very quiet. We are very pleased after almost a year of ownership. The dealership was polite and not pushy, and the service department (for scheduled maintenance) has been, too. There are a few improvements I would like to see, but we are enjoying the Sienna very much.Our long-distance trips have been trouble-free, and pretty much argument-free, too, with the kids' independent sound systems! We don't have the DVD, but there is so much music choice we don't need it.
We love the automatic back door, second-row windows, zone heating and cooling, and the roominess. Excellent sound; I thought the sound system was a lot more impressive than the Odyssey's on our test drive of each. Lights in back seats excellent and can be if necessary without disturbing driver.
Improve the rollover rating. Cut down the blind spot. Can be hard to see in back at night through tinted glass. Front map pockets too shallow!! Put more light in hatchback. Light driver's key or driver's lock. Side button to close hatchback as well as rope.
I had owned a top of the line Grand Caravan with little or no problems. But when it was time to replace it so many people said to look at the Sienna before buying another minivan. What a pleasant surprise! I had been used to the luxury of the Grand Caravan EX and wanted no less in my new vehicle. The amenities in the Sienna surpass what I had in the Grand Caravan. (both had leather interiors) The ride and handling of the Sienna is far superior. The absolute selling feature was the windows that went down on the side sliding doors and the huge sunroof.
Comfort and handling are my main favorites. Style and good gas mileage come in a close second.
Would like to see all seats behind the driver fold into the floor like the new Grand Caravan does.
Previous minivans were a '89 Caravan and a '97 Trans Sport. The Sienna is in a totally different league. Rides like a dream. Zero defects so far after 9 months. Extremely comfortable on the highway.
Quiet and smooth ride.
Knobs for the heat/ac would be easier than the toggle switches. Don't care for the shift lever maze. Inside arm rest is different height than the door armrest making it a little uncomfortable. Engine is a little sluggish.
This has been a fabulous family vehicle and, is excellent for highway and basic around town driving. I drive to work on back country roads which isn't much fun.
power doors,dvd and audio system
better back road handling
Sold my Explorer to get this minivan and I wish I had done it long ago. Easy to drive, very comfortable, lots of space, price is comparable. Really a nice overall package here.
2nd row windows that roll down, power liftgate and sliding doors, JBL stereo with Reat Seat Audio, storage compartments everywhere and cup holders, although need to add one in the seat in second row.
see above on the second row cup holder, one in door is too low for my 4yr old. "Conversation" mirror, ie don't make me pull this thing over, is too far back in the ceiling. Sunglasses holder location. Audio controls are a reach, add an on/off for stereo on steering wheel.
Having never owned a minivan, my wife and I were new to the market. We narrowed it down to the Honda or the Toyo. After driving both, my wife was sold on the Sienna. The Toyota dealer was laid back, very little pressue and listened to what we wanted. The Honda dealer was very aggressive, "how can I put you in a Honda today". The 60/40 back seat and the ability to open/close the back seat with one hand on the Toyota was a major plus. We had no problem paying a little more for the Toyota when we plan to have the van for 7-8 years. Bottom Line: It is the best van on the road.
Power sliding doors (2) and hatch. Surround sound system. Console can be easily moved from front to back. Factory installed DVD system is very nice with wireless headphones. Dashboard flat tire indicator. Small turning radius. Nice size cargo area.
Nothing to change.
After much thinking, we bought the Sienna over the 4-Runner. A 2 year old and an infant, we needed more room. This is my first foreign vehicle and it is absolutly amazing! Looked at its competition (Honda and Nissan) and the Toyota won hands down. Dealer was great, although they didn't have the one we wanted they were able to get one within a week and were realistic with price. This van (like so many others I swore I would nerver buy a Minivan!) has everything we could ever want plus some. The leather is unbelievably comfortable, 3 zone climate, automatic side and rear doors. Go drive it and you won't be disappointed!
Audio controls on steering wheel, automatic side and rear doors. Built in sun shades, moonroof. Engine performance and ride. Roominess and ability to fold down the 60/40 3rd row for ample room. They clearly spent some time on engineering/designing.
2nd row seats are heavy when removing. Oh Well!
I give it a 10. It's so easy to drive. like riding on a cloud. Love the capacity, and perks. Can't drive anything elso.
All the spaces for storage. Moon roof.
I'm happy the way it is. I bet I get better gas mileage when it's broken in.
I personally love the Sienna. I decided I wanted to test drive the new Sienna after having driven an older model. The quality was there and I thought "Wow, if they have improved on this I need to see it to believe it" Boy have they ever improved." The Sienna is "the Lexus of minivans" I actually enjoy commuting to work. The drive seems less painful now that I have a comfortable fun vehicle to drive.
Love the fact that ALL the doors operate for the keyless entry eventhe hatch. Also, the fact that you can configure the seats in the second row to make extra space is great too. The dash is easy to read. the saftey mirror that lets me see the kids in the back seat without turing around
After years of Dodge, Chrysler, Ford, and Chevrolet minivans, I've finally found a quality van in the 2004 Toyota Sienna. Not only is the van a beauty on the inside and out, but driving it is actually enjoyable. It handles like a dream around corners without that sensation that you might flip or lose control of the vehicle. The power is there when you need it without that awful lag in acceleration common to other vans I've driven. The seating is comfortable and the thoughtful placement of storage and cup holders throughout the vehicle adds to the overall pleasure of this vehicle. The rear folding seats are incredibly easy to do even with one hand.
My favorite features are the climate- control a/c, the rear folding seat that is split so you can put down one side or the other, the audio controls on the steering wheel, the rear passenger sunscreens, and the engine that prevents that runaway feeling when going downhill. Love the fuel
Sunglass storage area is hard to retrieve glasses from; audio system is a little flat sounding; front passenger seat is not nearly as comfy as the driver's seat (could use more adjustment levels).
Great family car.... Wonderful to drive, great gas, comfort, great sound system
This van is the best ever! Great power and room. The family loves the ride and I love the engine and handling (yes it's a van)! My dealer was excellent and I shopped around to several stores, but this was the best experience and would highly recommend the van and the dealer...but shop the other dealers first and great the best experience in Lincoln!
The color, Artic Frost. The engine is more than a Camry, but is still excellent, very quiet and strong
Make more Toyota! Toyota could sell thousands more if the dealers had them!
Owed a 2000 Sienna and just bought the new 2004. They fixed everything I didn't liked and then some. It is totally awesome - roomly, luxurious, comfortable, organized and SAFE! My family of 6 all love it!
Roominess, DVD, console, cup holders, power doors
A place to stow the headphones.
While my wife was less than pleased by going to a minivan, the need for additional space was a necessity- & the Sienna offers an ample supply of it. It drives & rides like my Camry. Looked at many other vans, but just kept coming back to the features offered by the new model. Very nice!!
Pleasing to drive, roomy, 3rd row 60/40 seat- very reliable thus far.
Offer more available models (we had to special order ours to avoid upgrading another $4k for options we didn't want). Stop playing games w/ limited production. It nearly cost them my sale, & sure it has in many cases.
I had never owend a van or driven one before owning this one. It has been a wonderful experience and the dealership was always helpful. Everything is very compact and readily within reach. I would definitely own another van.
Everything is so compact and the stereo is great.
The steering column is awkard after being used to column steering.
Drove Quest, Odyssey, T&C, Pilot, MDX and Pacifica before waiting 2 mths and paying sticker for Sienna. Purchased for design and available safety package #12. The flexibility is great with children and the visability promotes safe driving. Love vehicle but dissapointed in initial quality. Four visits to dealer for loose belts, mounts, plastic rattles, speakers vibrate and most recently a thumping from front end.
Design, safety features, power doors & hatch, Shifter design & Placement, driving position & excellent turning radius.
Fuel mileage avg.18 not 19 & 27. Front row seat could be wider & Longer. 2nd row seat better cushioning, Radio sound in front, child mirror position, rattles,no floor mat to cover space between 2nd row chairs, some type of cover for floor seat hooks.
My teens said they wouldnt ride in mini van, but now say its cool. Traded Highlander for more room. Got that plus great mpg (22.5 avg), quiet smooooth ride, great visability, tight turning radius, very nice interior features, storage galore. Kept price down by ordering only what I wanted, before all the "dealer's profitable" frills packages were added. Dealer still gave me a good deal. Im very happy and plan to keep it forever! SUVs are overated. Buy what makes the most sense. nuff said
MPG, moonroof, power doors, storage, tight 360s, excellent quality
headlights that remind you when they are still on, more availability
First time with toyota, Love the minivan but watch out for the financing, no matter how good or great your credit these minivans sell and there are no deals to be made by the dealer. That issue I was not happy about and may be a factor in my next toyota minivan
how about the ones I don't like, NONE
This car is a total delight to own and drive. The seats were designed for me. I do not get tired driving long distances in this minivan. Everyone in the car rides in comfort. The separate front and rear climate control air conditioning is wonderful. There is plenty of power for my kind of driving. The car can be switched to haul things or people in the blink of an eye. All our senior citizen friends seem to get in and out of this car with much less effort then when we use our second car, a Camry sedan. I have recommended this car to all that will listen.
The radio controls on the steering wheel that I originally scoffed at, have become "must have" for any future car that I buy. I like the way the electric tailgate door goes up out of the way for loading heavy items. There are many places to store things and a spot for everything.
Tailgate window wiper will barely lift off the window for cleaning. Would be better if it lifted out of the way to clean that window. After a year I can still read the instruction manual while my wife is shopping and learn something new about this amazing vehicle.
A nice ride, great stereo system with lots of good storage options. I hope to have the luck that most Toyota owners experience with their vehicle.
Quality and smooth quiet ride.
No memory driver's seat and no electric passanger's seat. Also sunroof should be standard on upper models. I could not find one in the XLE's in my area. Fold down seats would be better than removing them.
We love this one. We had the Honda before this and that was great but Toyota thought of all the little things to put into this one that Honda didnt have. The only thing is the immediate pickup is a little sluggish on the hwy.
Windows in back go down. Split Back seat. Screens on windows. Child seat hook ups.
My only problem has been a bad DVD player which was known by the selling dealer before delivery but not repaired. Our local dealer Sun Toyota replaced the DVD but it required Two 40 miles trips for service.
Make the cruise control so it doesn't clear when the van goes under 40 mph. Too much setting and resetting.
This is our second sienna, and we will probably buy a third one. We are in love with the van. It is so much easier to get in and out of than a car, and the ride is as smooth. It handles very well. They are more expensive and the packages are not as good as some of the other vans. You pay dearly for all of the gingerbread features.
Ease of getting in & out.
Running boards that retrack, handles above each door, for ease of entry. More standard features...Auto closing on the back door, as it is very heavy. Heavier & larger section of tinting in the upper section of the front window
We have had continued problems with our 04 Sienna and are very disappointed. We have had the gas tank replaced twice and the radiator replaced once. The van fails to accerlerate at times in very dangerous situations. We like the styling of the van but would be hesitant to recommend. This is our 2nd try with Toyota. Our 1st was with an 01 Sienna which incurred engine gelling. We thought Toyota was supposed to represent quality (?)
DVD for children; styling/design of exterior
We wanted to add running boards but couldn't because of the design (aftermarket Toyota). Would suggest that DVD controls be accessible to children in the back.
We have had defective:seatbelts, radiator,shock,12Vplug,& brake pads, and a catastrophe with sliding door. The door motor is flawed and allows you to open the door faster than the motor can retract the cable. The slacked cable derails the door. OUR DOOR FELL OFF almost entirely and the rear window glass shattered. Toyota took weeks to fix it, now the door does not always function properly.Toyota refuses to fix it (opens inconsistenly, retracts inconsistently) since they can't "reproduce the problem" in the shop.
DON'T SELL DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS BUT IF YOU DO BY MISTAKE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT.
Great design (split foldaway rear seat is a must for 3 kids). Bigger than my old Silhouette. Noticed my mileage is less than 20 mpg on mostly hwy driving while a friend's 2004 XLE is getting 25.9 on his computer. Based on actual fillups so far the computer mileage is pretty accurate. Also seems to be some engine hesitation when trying to accel at low speeds..need to push the pedal fully to get the engine to respond. Anyone else notice this?
Storage capacity, great AC system, super radio. Video package is excellent!
Don't package features in the "take it or leave it" manner. Limits options plus we end up paying for stuff (like a moonroof) we don't want.
Have had our XLE for six weeks. Excellent ride. Very sound build. Split third row seats have worked out great. "Kids love it!" We've got three.
Solid toyota reliability and sound workmanship.
Gas mileage is approximately 19, but we've yet to take it on a longer highway trip yet.
Great family car. Don't let them sell you the exteded warranty.
We have had our Sienna since July 03 and from the auto dimming mirror to the sunshades and 60/40 folding seats, we just love everything about it. We test drove the Sienna and Honda Odyssey and the Sienna beat the Odyssey by far. Sienna is smoother, more comfortable, and quieter, plus has a lot more features. The Sienna's new look is great inside and out.
Auto headlights, auto dimming rearview mirror, auto cooling/heating, SUNSHADES, moonroof, turning radius, large cup holders up front.The 6-CD,10 speaker stereo is great. It has RDS (so cool) while listening to the radio you see the title and artist's name for the song that is playing.
Darker interior colors would be nice. The floor mats show dirt so quickly.
20 years ago, I used to stand around with "the guys" talking about BMW's, Z's, Vette's, and today, it's MINIVAN's! What's wrong with this picture? NOTHING, if I'm in my new Sienna!!! At the "high end" you can't go wrong with either this, Odyssey, Quest, or MPV; they all have MORE pluses than minuses, but I'm happy with our choice. Good ride and performance, great safety features, and a decent price matched w/Toyota reliability, what more can a "soccer dad" ask for!
all safety features, easy fold down third row seats, DVD system and JBL sound system!
A user-friendly owners manual!!!
I am in shock that toyota would sell a car that has rattling problems and would take so long to admit the problems and fix them. It's a great minivan, unexpectedly good mileage, excellent handling and pickup, really a great design. But some of the materials are really cheap (plastic stuff) and the doors and second row passenger side seat rattle to no end. Perhaps toyota will fix it - if they don't I'm going to go crazy for spending $32k on a car that has rattles at 4000 miles.
The leather is good quality, the mileage on the highway is amazing. The seat comfort is great, and the handling superb. 2005 model will have the kinks worked out - I should have waited a year.
driver and passenger memory seats. Nicer grade of plastics. Better quality carpets, better premium stereo that does not make the doors vibrate and rattle. The sunroof is not as air tight as other cars I've owned.
First, I had to have the motor on the side door replaced. It took the local dealership 3 tries to fix, and they kept my car each time, refusing to pay for a rental. In addition, I was not aware that the AWD does not come with a spare tire, or a place to store a spare tire. I had a flat tire on a "run-flat"tire that was defective, and was not able to drive the car. I had to have the car towed to Toyota, where it took them 2 days to get a new tire. They would not cover any of the costs of towing, replacement, or car rental. In addition, all handbooks show this car with a spare. Buyer beware...it appears it is truly Toyota "Cutomer....No Service!"
Plush interior and exterior; Fold-down rear seat
Need to include a spare and storage in all family vehicles. add storage nets on sides in rear storage compartment; pockets behind all seats; Also,I am disappointed in pick-up; Drives more like a truck than a mini- van.
After driving a '98 for 5 years I was used to the quality. Our 5th Toyota vehicle. I was a little concerned about the gear shift position but now I just love it. The turning radius is awesome but a bit of getting used to. The auto doors are a boon for older people or short and I fall into both catagories. I will probably always have a Toyota.
The automatic doors,fold away seats and the sound system are just a few of my favorites. The ride is awesome and less noisy than other vans.
Although the seats are comfy I am not sure they are as comfortable as my '98XLE, time and a long trip will tell.
I have driven an SUV for 15 years. After I test drove the Sienna I had to have it. It drives like a car and is impressively comfortable. They thought of everything.
Sliding door windows roll down; moon roof; dual air.
DVD - I would prefer to load the DVD upfront and not to have to rely on the remote.
The MiniVan errrrr moblie home is the best. Tons of space. Drives like a dream. Who needs a RV when you can buy this instead. I was totally against a minivan until I drove this dream. Style, power and room.
Leather seats,DVD, sliding doors whose windows go up and down and all of the COOL gadets inside the van.
NONE. This minivan is the bomb.
WE LOVE THIS FANCY MINI-VAN!!! GOODBYE AMERICAN-MADE CARS FOREVER!!! Fell in love with this XLE and worked out a deal for our '97 Venture with only 47,000 miles (barely squeezed some value out of the dealer for it). Wow is this a great riding family van. It's a shame the dealer knows so little about it, gave us wrong information left and right, but this car has alot more than we could have ever asked for.
Leather seats, the comfortable ride, feels like a living room on wheels.
Better gas mileage, larger rear view mirror, free headphones for the rear audio would be nice too.
I have been completely thrilled with this vehicle. It is everything I was looking for: practical, spacious, comfortable, quiet, reliable, convenient. The engine provides plenty of power. Climate controls allow you to forget about managing the interior. All the controls and systems are easy to deploy/utilize. My only complaint is that the radio controls are a long stretch if you are changing radio stations, CDs, etc. (although there are volume controls on the steering wheel). If you're in the market for a minivan, check out the Sienna.
Climate control system, leather interior, engine power, power sliding doors,
Stereo controls are a long reach from the driver,
I love this van. I am sick of the Chevy Venture I had. It has all the bells and whistles.
6 Disc player. Electric doors and hatch. Radio and CD controls on steering wheel. Quiet and a really nice ride.
none as of yet
Love our XLE, very happy customer !
Power sliding doors, multiple air conditiners, front console design.
Full size spare tire and a bit more enhanced/larger DVD system.
This van gives you the room for the whole family. It's like driving your living room around. The transmission is awesome, you'll never believe how smooth the gears change. This van has it all. As much as the American Auto Manufacturers try to convince us that they have made great leaps toward better quality they are way off. There's not one American minivan that could even get close to competing with the quality of this vehicle.
I like the Roominess and the smooth shifting transmission. I like the many various cupholders and compartments.
Better financing plans for this van. Bring the price of the entertainment centers (TV) to a realistic price. Make it easier to remove the center captains chairss. Edmunds.com has the right to accept or decline entries that violate the Edmunds.com Community Terms
I test drove them all and am happy to report I was dead on in choosing the Sienna. I got the upgraded package and love the comfort I have with the advance safety package. Make sure you get the anti-skid with package or you won't like it.
Drives smooth and quiet. I have 5 kids and everyone is comfy
Work on positioning of cup holders to be in reach of little arms without removing seat belts.
Great interior space and comfort, fair exterior style. A terrible performer in the snow. If you need a vehicle that moves you through, don't get the FWD, try the AWD model.
Flip down split rear seat.
Have the traction control system supply power to the wheel with traction, not rob power from the slipping wheel.
Lots of room and lots of power with plenty of luxury features. Great on long trips and around town. I'd prefer that the second row seats fold into the floor but overall a great family van.
lots of room and lots of power with plenty of luxury features - love the automatic doors and rear gate.
make the second row seats fold into the floor
We looked at all the minivans on the market and settled or final inspection on Nissan, Honda and Toyota. We chose these three because customer satisfaction, resale value, reliability and features of the van. Nissan was quickly eliminated as some of the features on theinterior were cheap in appearance for a van of its price. . We purchased an XLW with DVD system which came with package #16 the light metallic blue color. We were surprised that the dealer actually negogiated a fair price instead of MSRP and located our vehicle.
The leather seats are plush. The split third row with spring assisted folding helps my wife manage the seats which she had trouble with the odyssey secondary to the weight of the seats. Power doors and rear gate. six disk in dash cd player and the kids love the dvd system.
Power passenger seat. Memory modes for the seat. DVD system easier to control from the front seat for people with smaller children.
My husband and I went looking for a SUV with a 3rd row of seats as we have 2 small children. We had a Jeep Grand Cherokee and we needed something a little bigger. We were completely against buying a minivan. We went to the Toyota dealership to drive 2 different SUVs. This particular dealership didn't have either one of the SUVs we were wanting to look at. The salesman got me to drive a Sienna and before I even drove it I fell in love with it. It is the best car I have ever owned. Well worth the cost.
gas mileage, heated seats, leather interior, love the placement of the gear shifter, rear audio and tempature adjustment....too many to list.
We just got the toyota sienna and it has everything imaginable on it. Everyday we discover a new gadget or compartment. It is beautiful, the design is awsome, comfortable, and reliable. The second week I saw the tire pressure sign come up and we thought somthing was wrong. Well it turned out that we had a tiny nail in our tire and the sienna spotted it. THIS CAR IS ALIVE!! DEFINATELY TOPS THE ODESSEY! THE BEST MINIVAN BY FAR!!
Sound system, sliding door windows go up and down, and the drive is excellent!
NONE! GREAT JOB TOYOTA!
This minivan is perfect. Way better then the Ody. Great looks inside and out plus all the features people are looking for.
JBL audio system, power lifagte, power sliding doors, windows that go down in second row, powerful V6 engine with smooth 5 speed automatic transmission
To perfect for needed improvements
Seems to be well designed. Does not compair to our Town and Country which was far more powerful and the sound system was far better. I believe that there is a lot of hype over this vehicle which is very similar to others in the class, and which are significantly cheaper.
Cordless headphones for the kids. We cn listen to a Cd or even simply talk to each other while the kids listen to their noise.
Heated seats need to turn off automatically after use. Improve the sound system. Improve the attitude of Toyota Dealerships.
Just when I thought Toyota couldn't possibly make the Sienna better, my new 2004 XLE is even better than my last model. The ride is smooth, it turns and stops on a dime and the interior design is user friendly and comfortable. This is my 4th Toyota... 2 Camrys and now 2 Vans and I couldn't be happier.
My favorite features include the heated leather seats and the fold away design of the second and third row seats.
Without running boards installed, it is a little difficult to get in and out of when one is shorter than most.
This is the second 2003 sienna that I have owned. The first van was totalled in a collision and the passenger compartment was completely intact with the exception of the air bags. Great safety design!! Really a great van to drive especially compaired to my old caravan.
The heated leather seats and the way the rear seats fold into the floor. The interior arm and leg room is excellant.
This is our first van and have enjoyed it so much. We're looking forward to our first "road trip" in comfort!
The wireless headphones are wonderful. I love the overhead lights that come on when I take the keys out of the ignition.
The park assist sensors s/b avail. w/all options.It was only avail. w/the leather package. The cargo net hooks should be next to the back seat.Current design has you lift groceries or other items over it to place them in the storage area.This is a problem for heavier items.
I have always said I would never drive a "minivan", until I drove the Sienna for the first time!! I love it!!! It feels like I'm driving a car and it has plenty of room and storage space. I have to toddlers and carrying a double stroller and going grocery shopping are a breeze!!! I love driving it!! I can't say enough about it!! I just love my Sienna!!!
Plenty of cupholders, and storage spaces. The different options for folding up the seats is great!! The back end storage is quite spacious!!
Make the entertainment option a standard!!
Mileage is awesome for size of car. I regulary get 30+ on fairly level roads with speed between 60-65. Drops to 27- 29 at 70+ on freeways, depending on winds and traffic (ability to keep constant speed=better milage). Interior configuration options great and easy to change. I'm a big person with neck/back arthritis and I select a vehicle based on ability to get in without having to bend head/body. This one works!
sliding door windows open; safety feature on sliding doors if windows are open limit opening so child/pet can't get pinches. Read seat storage in floor; fantastic inside room when all seats are up. Front rt seat folds down to haul >10 ft long objects. Movable console.
When a model/options include upgraded read seat audio system with separate controls, the headphones required to use the $600 option should be included and not cost another $80.
i WAS UNSURE WHEN WE BOUGHT IT, IT WAS MY HUSBANDS CHOICE, BUT BEING THE SOLE DRIVER, I HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE IT. IT GETS GOOD GAS MILEAGE, OVER 400 TO A TANK ON THE HWY. VERY COMFORTABLE AND HAS ALOT OF FEATURES. GRANDKIDS LOVE THE REMOTE HEADPHONES AND OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO OTHER THAN "OLD FOLKS"MUSIC. VERY COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE AND RIDE IN, AND GOOD FOR ALL AGES, OUR CHILREN AND THEIRS ALL LOVE IT, THEY ALWAYS WANT TO GO IN GRANNIE'S VAN. FOR THE MONEY, I COULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN ANY BETTER. I TRIED IT, AND I LIKED IT.
REAR SIDE WINDOWS LOWER REMOTE HEADPHONES REMOVEABLE SEATS CAN CARRY ALOT OF CARGO GETS GOOD GAS MILEAGE COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE OVERDRIVE FEATURE
GIVE US SMOKERS AN ASHTRAY
fast and quiet.Really smooth ride. Got it in Oct. and have 5,000 miles on it. Took to the beach last weekend and on open highway with no traffic did 90MPH without a problem or shake! (not recommended - a first for me but I was alone and wanted to see how it did!) highly recommend the TOYOTA! (Have owned Dodge Grand Caravan, Olds. Silouette and Chrysler T&C.)Took boys 11,12,14 along to sample all vans.Came down to Quest and Toyota. Picked Toyota because of headphones, sound system & ability to open middle windows. Didn't like Quest offset dashboard. Drifted when looking over.Quest sound system and dash controls were conplicated to use when driving
Great pickup, rear folding seat, quiet engine, remote doors on sides and rear gate, can listen to CD up front while kids listen to radio with wireless headphones.
eyeglass holder is too small for glasses in or out of case Add pocket on front seat. Vibrations from sound system. rear motion detector as standard feature, Driver's seatbelt lock should be farther down the side of seat.It is high and presses into hip. Adjust wipers for more coverage
After waiting for nearly 2½ months we finally took delivery of our 2004 Sienna XLE on Oct 1st 2003. Except for missing the runningboards that we had ordered the vehicle with, it was otherwise a great looking and riding piece of automobile. We had ordered the vehicle with only one option, the traction control and 4 wheel discbrakes because we felt it had plenty of "standard" equipment as it was. We love the way the car performs and the driving comfort it offers to all the passengers. Room to boot!
The power assisted side doors and tailgate, particularly when approaching the vehicle with arms full of packages etc. Extremely small turning radius. Very helpful for parking and making U-turns. Also the triple control airconditioning is a great feature
Can't think of any right now
I have enjoyed this car thoroughly. It handles and responds like no other car I have ever drive. Relaxing and fun to drive.
Movable console, digital readouts are easy to read and bright. Color is great.
put back up sensor on all the vehicles. In the long run it will cut back on accidents.
I have two children that outgrew our voyagers bench seat. They are both very tall and need a lot of leg room. I found the Sienna had plenty of leg room, even in the 3rd row for their 5'12" friend!
I love the fact that the kids can listen to rap in the back and I can listen to talk radio in the front. The added safety features give me peace of mind for when my oldest daughter starts driving next year.
I love the way the car drives. Feel like you are driving on clouds. Great traction and steering and it also looks great. Not like your average Minivan.
Dual power doors
Need to add more lights on the radio dash borad. When it get dark it hard to switch stations or turn off radio.
This van is tops! Great looks (especially w/ running boards), good performance, lavish interior. The family goes in style! It is so close to perfect... but... there is a disconcerting hesitation whenever I accelerate from a "near" stop (<5mph) that I *hope* will never be a larger problem. Also the design of the middle right seatbelt (captains seat) feed slot makes for slow or no retraction under normal use - a possible safety concern with a child who does not understand the importance of the seatbelt staying under tension. Otherwise I am very happy with my Sienna... now the dealership...was another story. Gary
Looks w/ running boards. Heated seats. DVD player.
Fix the right middle seatbelt (see above) feed slot to make for reliable retraction from every angle and fix the hesitation when accelerating from a slow roll... or maybe I'm the only one with this problem.???
Toyota is famous for quality and the Sienna is no let down. They did an excellent job re-engineering the outstanding Honda Oddessy and making it better. Things like split 3rd row folding seats, simple and intuitive controls on the dash make the Sienna a pleasure to own. With supply begining to catch up to demand, I found several dealers willing to come down between $1,500 - $2,400 from MSRP...OH WHAT A FEELING!!
JBL Stereo, Leather seats that feel like Marshmallows and 3rd row fold down seats
Can't think of any yet other than fewer or simpler option packages
Steering radius incredible.......Drives like a DREAM......Comfort beyond compare. Lots of room and outlets...Had 2003 and the previa for years. This is the best design yet as far as room goes. Seats fold into floor. Bck windows operate like a car or truck. Just can't say enough about it
great vehicle. had 2 grand caravans prior and toyota quality is hands down far superior. 31mpg on highway at steady 65mph. 27mpg at 75mph. 22mpg in town. the new v6 with 5 speed is exceptional power performence. extra caution needed for blind spot observation before changing lanes.
climate control. ride. 3rd row rear seat storage. fuel economy.
rearrange winshield wiper tracking to clear more of passenger side of windshield.
We've had a 97 Windstar for 5 yrs now and have been pleased with that, but after looking at the new Freestar vs. the new Sienna....it was no comparison. I've also driven the Honda minivan (my sister owns one) and I just couldn't stand the way it drove. The Sienna is family friendly. I have 4 children and they range in size from 5'9" teenager boys to almost 4' 1st grader and they all are comfortable in all the seats of the passenger areas. Love the tri zone heat/air. I'm always cold and my husband is always hot. We got the leather, DVD player (dealer threw in 2 more headsets for us), moonroof, spoiler, running boards....all cool options
ALL side windows open!! DVD player with wireless headphones and remote. Telescoping/Tilt steering wheel Center console
Not a one.
Way above all other vans.24MPG combined.Suggest XLE.Leather.
Power.Cargo capacity.Power side and rear doors.
Flashing light or audible warning when parking brake is engaged with transmission in drive.
We loved the car until we started having problems with the jam protection. The jam protection does not work properly in our Sienna and I had two injures within 3 months of owning the van as a result. We brought up the issue to Toyota several times and they say that there is no problem with the door. Suggestion: Try the jam protection in the area where the weather stripping is - in our Sienna it does not funtion properly. Toyota is taking our Sienna back under the lemon laws and we are going to find another van.
Fix the jam protection feature. It can be very dangerous.
We went from the 2002 sienna XLE to the all new 2004 XLE with pck#5, running board,leather,and DVD. We still miss the comfortable leather seat in the 2002 model, but enjoy the many features in the 2004. Have no regrets!
The smoother and more comfortable ride, being able to roll down the second row window, hatch automatically opens and close with a push of a button, traction/skid control gives us a piece of mind, the sliding door is a lot smoother than the old sienna, and the turning radius is awesome.
There should be a way to preset the volume for the stereo. When playing the DVD, we have to turn up the volume. After turning off the DVD, the volume would be too high.
We owned a Previa for 13yrs and only would buy another Toyota as they are the best mini van made. Execellent on fuil.
Comfort & fuil consumption
Our first minivan though have been in many. Everything is outstanding. It is like driving a Lexus. Pure pleasure!
Auto doors and the 60/40 split folding 3rd seat. So much cargo capacity.
The only improvement would be to put more padding in the armrest otherwise this is vehicle is pretty close to perfection.
best all around van i have ever owned
Just received my new Sienna XLE 2 weeks ago-first saw it last summer and just had to have it-at the time I owned a 1998 Sienna XLE-the 98 was very good and very reliable but had a few shortcomings.The 2004 corrected them.Its much larger,and feels it-the interior is beautifully done,everything fits and is logically placed.I waited 3 months for delivery but it was worth it- I also got a very fair trade in for the '98.
Electric sliding doors and rear hatch,fold flat 3rd.seat,fantastic stereo,excellent placement of controls,outstanding fit and finish
Can't think of much-perhaps a little more power.
fun to drive. some controls a little confusing until learned.
it is already the best
I rate this vehicle very highly except in the area of acceleration. When you have to aggressively accelerate in traffic, there is a pronounced hesitation in applying power. The Toyota dealer has been unable to simulate but this hesitation, which appears to be computer-related affecting mixture or timing, makes the vehicle dangerous to drive because power is not there when you need it. Based on the dealer's response, we will have to live with it.
The only female voice my wife hears in the vehichle, due to an all male family (three boys), is the voice on the Navigation system.
This would be the van to beat if they would fix the acceleration problem. Other Sienna owners I have spoken to do not appear to have as severe a problem as I have but there are instances of hesitation when underway in the 20-40 mph range.
This is our family's second Sienna. We were pleased with our first, but love the 2004 Model. With the exception of the look of the front end, it's not a bad domestic animal! It's got great pick up and handles well on the road trips, which is when I have to drive it. A great vehicle for its class.
Great sound package, engine performs well and has some real kick. Also has a great ride on the open road.
I personally don't like how the front fender hangs over the front wheel...but it's livable!
We bought the Sienna the first model year because of Toyota's reputation and safety features. Although it is not as solid as our other two Toyota's (Supra and Camry), you can count on their service department and Toyota's integrity. This year, the transmission was going out. Toyota extended the warranty and replaced it ($2200) without charging us a cent. I love Toyota!
Safety features, quiet engine, removable seats, double doors, sunroof, stereo system, captain's seats in middle row, drink holders on all seats, dependability, peppy drive.
Seat headrests in front are at an awkward height, headrests in back create a blind spot, improve door silencers and seat belt retractors.
From a driver's perspective, pure joy to drive; as a passenger, sheer comfort. All it needs is a whirlpool! I am proud to take it anywhere - and believe me, it has gotten it's share of second looks. Even my older teenagers think it's cool. I hope you enjoy yours!
Removable and reconfigurable captains chairs. Heated front seats. ALL the cupholders. "Clicker" control for rear passengers to listen to their own music. The remote doors that open and close automatically.
The rear captains chairs are a bit uncomfortable and could be a little softer and recline a bit more.
Great family minivan ever drive. High quality feeling of interior design.
so far so good
Although it's a mini van, it's the best car I've ever owned. I purchased the higher end interior package. I love the leather seats, the look of the interior with the wood grain dash board. The radio controls are on the steering wheel. The interior is very spacious. Plenty of room for lots of cargo. Excellent car for those who show dogs. We carry three golden retrievers, grandpa, and my husband and I along with whatever luggage or gear to the beach. The fold up second row and the fold down third row make it very convenient to go back and forth between cargo and passengers.
The JBL sound systems kicks!!The adjustable power seats keep you very comfortable.
The climate control system is a bit difficult to figure out when you first get the car. It has individual temperature settings for each side. I'd like to be able to turn off the a/c to the passenger side.
I did not want to buy a mini van at all, but when I saw the new Sienna I was in love. It has the best options and look. I didn't want to feel like I was driving a mom mobile and I don't with the Sienna. Very satisfied with everything about it.
I like the way the Sienna looks, the comfort, the size. There is not a thing I don't like. Everything is good.
The only suggetion I have is placing the front radio speakers somewhere that will give the driver and front passenger a more enjoyable sound. Maybe add a few above the side windows.
I went from a Dodge Grand Caravan to my new Sienna! I fell in love with it at first sight, and love driving it. We have had several problems though, and I am not sure if it is as well-made as toyotas usually are.At 100 miles, a tire blew (defect). Then, the back of the drivers seat fell off! The lights stay on indefinitely if a door is left open, the tailgate rattles, and the brakes feel almost spongy. It is now in the shop for the 2nd time. I do love everything else about this van - with the running boards, it's as "cool" as a minivan can get!!!
Love the roll-down back windows, and the power door & back hatch! Love the headlights, they are so much brighter than the Grand Caravan! Also, the dash is beautiful & the boys love the DVD.
Not so sure about the new brake system, or the new transmission. Both feel a little different to me. Also, all the problems listed above.
EXTREAMLY LUXIOUS, HAS A LOT OF GREAT FEATURES,ROLL DOWN SECOND WINDOWS, FOLD DOWN SEATS, AUTOMATIC SLIDING AND REAR DOORS. HAD A 98 WINDSTAR THAT THE WIFE WOULD RARELY DRIVE, BUT HAVE A HARD TIME KEEPING HER OUT OF THE SIENNA. WE ALSO HAVE A 2000 AVALON AND ARE VERY HAPPY WITH BOTH TOYOTAS.
ROLL DOWN SLIDER WINDOWS AND SHADES, GREAT WHEN WE HAVE TO LEAVE THE DOG IN THE VAN. 6 CD CHANGER, POWER- DOORS AND REAR HATCH
I miss the design of the old Sienna, but love the bigger hauling capacity. Not pleased about getting my first recall on it, but not overly worried. The black plastic dash looks like Darth Vader's head, and it's hard to keep clean. Hooray for the folding 3rd seat. Gas mileage has been great.
Folding 3rd seat, back windows open, smooth ride. My family is jealous.
Get rid of black plastic, the center tray is dumb, I miss the individual cup holders on each seat. Mudflaps should be standard now that the plastic moulding is gone from the bottom.
As a prior Camry owner stepping up to a bigger vehicle, I can't feel any real difference in driving this or my Camry. Love the Sienna.
nothing so far
I love my Sienna. It is the most comfortable vehicle and well designed for children and adults.
DVD entertainment center, cup holders, Comfortability and general ride, middle windows that open
compartment for storage of dvds
This is the second Sienna I have owned.My first was a 2000 model. I traded for the 2004 in June '03 for the 2004. My 2000 only had 36,000 miles on it but I fell in love with my new one.It handles like a dream, smooth ride,really good looking vehicle. If Toyota continues with this excellence, I'll never want to drive any other vehicle than a Sienna.
I like all of the features. The comfort and of the ride and the driving ease are most important to me.
Make rear lights for backing after dark brighter. That was also the only complaint I had with my 2000 model.
Traded the Ford Explorer Limited for the XLE with option package #12. I liked the Explorer but the Sienna beats it hands down for gas milage, ease of entry, ride and comfort. It is also very quiet. It has plenty of power to pass and merge and is very easy to drive. We drove all the competition and this beats the Honda for comfort, fit,and finish and we liked it better than the Chrysler just on the rear seats and reliablility. We've had it for 4 months and 3000+ miles and have no regrets.
power doors, fold flat rear seats, homelink, cup holders, overall comfort, ease of cleaning carpets (spilled soda wiped right up), ease of entry with small children, spaciousness of second row.
Minor improvements could be made to make it virtually perfect: onstar, power passenger seat with lumbar support, cell phone compartment, and power memory seats
I have not yet taken possession of my new Sienna. My 98 Sienna is my joy. It is without a doubt the most comfortable auto I have ever had. All rows of seats are just as comfortable as the front. Long trips are a breeze! Handles beautifully at high speeds and the 2004 turns on a dime. The road noise on the 2004 is all but gone. It has style, reliability and is made to last.
I love the rear windows The power door will make it easier for me to load groceries etc. I am short and older :). I love the placement of the gear shift, the fold down rear seats are a blessing. 3 12V power outlets are great for our refrigerator as well as other power appliances.
Any improvements have been made and as always Toyota is on the cutting edge of style and performance.
I wanted a minivan that can dethrone the Odyssey and this one did. It has a better interior and quiter ride.
10 airbags, quite ride, 60/40 split rear seats, roll down second windows, refined engine, Toyota quality.
Provide the buyer the choice of options instead of being limited to what the manufacturer is currently building.
After driving Honda's for almost 20 years, I had my mind focused on a Honda Odyssey. I was a little reluctant to consider a different brand. So, first, we went out and test drove the Honda Odyssey. One of my local Honda dealers was kind enough to allow us to keep one for a day. As expected, it was a very nice van and the dealer was willing to give a big discount. The next day, we went straight to the Toyota dealer. Unfortunately, they weren't willing to let us keep one overnight and pricing was very firm. However, we took it on a long test drive and were amazed at the improvements! To make a long story short, we bought the Sienna XLE and love it.
Smooth "Lexus like" ride and LOW noise levels. Our kids love the power side windows that go down---why didn't Honda think of this? Added plus--fold away 3rd row split bench that even my wife can lift back up---sadly, she couldn't do that with the Honda Odyssey.
Build more so that dealers will be willing to discount them below sticker. However, we still feel like we got our money's worth on the best van in the market. How about Toyota making a Lexus version?? To us, it seems like it would be just a matter of changing the emblems!
The 2004 Sienna is truly the finest minivan on the market today. It has been completely redesigned and doesn't even compare to the earlier-model Siennas, or to any other minivan offered by other auto-makers. The refinement in this vehicle is amazing. Toyota designers thought of everything. Three-row side-impact curtain airbags are a HUGE selling point. This vehicle is one of the safest you can buy for the money. The 28MPG fuel economy on the highway, a result of advanced Variable Valve Timing technology, allows a peppy 3.3L V6 engine to put out 230HP when needed, while adjusting engine performance for increased fuel economy when cruising.
Incredible engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, 3-zone automatic climate control, DVD Entertainment system, 4- wheel disk brakes, Vehicle Skid Control, Traction Control, 4-Wheel ABS, Side Curtain Airbags for all three rows.
The JBL Synthesis stereo system, (best one Toyota offers), is pitiful. It is extremely "tinny" and the bass put out by the subwoofer in the cargo area is muddy to the point that it gives you a headache to listen to it. It doesn't compare to the BOSE system in my Nissan Maxima.
Best minivan besides the honda odyssey
I am pleased with the handling (good turn radius and "get up and go" when needed). The van is good looking in and out. The dash styling is a good combination of style and class. I wan't excited about getting a van, but have decided after driving it for 2 weeks that it was an excellent choice. The power doors all the way around are incredibly helpful. Getting out the door with 2 young children is much easier and the drive is smooth and quiet off the freeway (could stand improvement on freeway). Overall, I think this van is the best out there...and I looked at everything inside and out before buying.
Power doors, multiple little storage compartments, decent turning radius, 2nd and 3rd row sunshades (!!!), exterior styling.
Need a floormat for second row seats that cover floor mounts...it's a lint and crumb collector. MUST get power adjustable front passenger seat. Large storage compartment in cargo area. Change shiny dash finishes so that dust is not so obvious.
We traded our 2000 XLE for the new 2004 XLE and we love it. The car handles great. The 2 big pet peeves we had with the 2000 Sienna were the wide turning radius and awkward fold/removal of the rear seats. The 2004 redesign is fantastic and corrected both of these issues. Also, the convenience of the rear audio, dual power doors, and remote rear door make it that much nicer to drive day in and day out.
turning radius, rear seats and remote power hatch.
We had our issues between SUV and Minivan as so many people do. We got our XLE with the DVD option and the kids love it. The ride is so nice and the interior and exterior details are the best we have seen. I spent a lot of time between the Honda and Toyota. The Honda is nice but the Toyota has a leg up on them. The split third row and ride is what sold us. Gas milage so far has been great.
Trizone climate control, power doors, DVD system and the over all ride. The van is fun to drive.
Would like to see improvement in the so called view mirror. It needs to be positioned better.
This Sienna is the best minivan yet. The Sienna, with its powerful 230 HP V6, although still a few ponies behind the Odyssey, feels powerful and refined.
Power Liftgate, Power Doors, Fold Flat Seat
Less confusing option packages
New Sienna is 2 days old and it's amazing how quiet the engine is !!! Drives just like a car and the steering wheels are so easy to handle. MSRP is what I paid and although there weren't any dealer incentives since it's brand new and its more expensive than some other minivans out there in the market, I found COMPLETE satisfaction in the Sienna.
Gear shift on dashbaord, audio controls from steering wheels, second row of power windows, auto interior light dimming feature etc.
Programmable power driver seat, seats an inch longer for thigh support, slight redesign on front headlights
We've had it for about a month. We love it.
Nice handling, power everything, electrochromatic mirrors, audio/video/navigation system, rear view camera, intuitive park assist, folding rear seats, laser assisted cruise control, HID headlamps.
Improve sound insulation (too much engine noise on acceleration). Provide storage place for bulkier items, like first aid kit, jump-start cable, scraper, etc. Those little pockets and console(s) is a joke.
The Toyota Sienna is the best minivan ever. It is very roomy and has new designs. It's olny competition is the 2004 Quest by NIssan, very silmilar.
The dash mounted shifter, blue illumination
Not so much plastic on interior
Toyota has come out with a class minivan, the best available currently in the market. Odyssey buyers, think twice before buying and would recommend test driving the 2004 Sienna before deciding which one to buy. It happended the same thing with me. Once I test drove the Sienna, I did not take long to decide which one to buy. Compared to Odyssey, 2004 Sienna is quieter, awesome sound system, better exterior and interior design, and with innumerable extra features. I had to wait for 3 weeks to get my minivan and consider worth the wait. Honestly, wherever I went, the 2004 Sienna have drawn a lot of attention from many stangers.
The exterior and interior design. 2nd and 3rd row sunshades, 10 speaker JBL surround system, storage spaces, roomier interior
Option to switch on/off the passenger side climate control.
I just took delivery of a Sienna XLE with package #16 (DVD, heated leather seats, moonroof). I give Toyota an A- plus for designing a family hauler with every imaginable feature. They make incredibly efficient use of interior space, and while the car looks about the same size as other vans on the outside, it feels more spacious on the inside. Although I paid more than I would have for a fully loaded Honda, I got a whole lot more. I found the Honda to seem cheap and spartan, while Sienna has a Lexus-like feel, with superb fit and finish. The drive is competent, although I will say it's a bit too muted for my sports-car tastes.
Power side AND rear doors, 60-40 split rear seat, 2nd row power windows, both moonroof and DVD with surround sound in a minivan!
Memory seats. Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Power passengers seat. Faux-wood trim cheapens the interior feel of this vehicle - get rid of it. There is a definite learning curve to the console mounted shifter (I keep putting the car into 4th gear instead of Drive).
We Just traded our 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX in for the Sienna XLE about a week ago. We looked at the Honda Odyssey but I didn't like the dashboard design, very plain, and also I thought the leather seats were very hard. I love that the Sienna used a 60/40 split for thier 3rd row seat. With 3 kids its nice to have the abuility to only fold down part of that seat. The best feature of all was fuel economy. Our Grand Caravan averaged around 19.5 under our normal driving conditions, but with the Sienna under the same driving conditions we got 26.8 for an average on our first tank and the engine isn't even broke in yet.
Gas Mileage, smooth ride, eye catching interior design
leg room in row 3 is a little tight
Excellent vehicle. Somewhat disappointed though with noise level at highway speeds.