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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased this van with 60K miles on it in 2007. Since then I have put over 240 more. This has been the most reliable car or truck I have ever owned. The items I have repaired or replaced include tires, brakes, spark plugs, and two timing belts. I had to have a new A/C compressor last summer. Both power sliding door cables broke some time ago but I have not fixed them because the doors open and close with one finger-they are a waste. This van still has the original alternator, starter, shocks, springs and of course engine and transmission. It rides and drives nice with no real issues. I would rate the comfort very good.
I thought I would love the laser cruise but on this van I use it only on two lane roads when passing is limited. The auto dimming rear view mirrors are great-esp. the drivers outside mirror. The folding seats -including the front passenger seat are great for trips and allow passengers to recline and put feet up. The HID headlights put out great light and illuminate signs and markers much better. I typically get about 23 MPG overall.
Drivers seat is the most comfortable as the other seats hinge high and do not fit me well. The cables on the power sliders should be stainless to prevent rusting.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my 04 used in 2008 with 55Kmi. I just sold it in Oct. with 90K miles. I thought it was a great car. Super comfy and great smooth and quiet ride. My complaints would be the heated seats never seemed to get more than lukewarm. I also thought it took awhile to warm the interior of this car in the winter. The other issue we had was the DVD player would sometimes not eject the discs but other than that it was a great car for us. The only reason I sold it was because I was ready for something non "mom like". I would reccomend.
Navigation with touch screen was great. DVD player was great when it worked properly, the rear outlet was great for the kids to plug in their DSi's. Loved the power liftgate and power doors. Loved the big sunroof and the small back vent windows to circulate air.
Darker interior carpet. I am very picky about keeping my car clean and the light grey carpet was very hard to keep clean with snow boots, soccer cleats etc.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We are really happy that we bought a used 2004 Sienna Limited edition vs Odyssey EXL. It has all the require elements that my wife and I were looking for in a minivan. Safety and entertainment features like side curtain airbag, DVD for the kids, parking sensor and handling. The mileage has not been bad. Getting around 16 city and 23 highway with full blast AC. The only draw back so far with the Sienna is that the tire doesn't last long. I am a conservative driver. Even with tire rate for 60K miles, I am getting around 27K. Oh well hopefully the Sienna doesn't breakdown on me until end of life on the new Michelin Hydroedge.
standard Side Curtain air bag for the current model, Parking sensor, and DVD to keep the kids quite during the long ride.
Better suspension so tire doesn't wear out to fast.
Good for traveling but we have had to replace several tires and do more then normal alignments. More then one mechanic said the alignment was a problem. This has cost us money that should not be an issue. Also the noise level is bad and the CD players does not work well.
The passenger sliding door and automatic rear door opener is nice.
Really needs improvement in the alignment and noise level. A better placement of the CD player may keep it away from the sun and it may work better.
I knew within 6 months this car would not last. I owned it exactly 5 years and had 115k miles on it. Repair Bill at 5 years after spending tons on the 90k service, more than $8k. 1) Both rear passenger sliding doors broken. Watch those cables visible on the sides just under the very back window, they fail and then get stuck in the motor. Over $2800 each to repair. 2) Leaking transmission (2x already) 3) Power steering Motor failure 4) Motor leaking oil in the head gasket 5) Motor leaking oil behind the timing belt 6)3 O2 sensors (yea 3) bad. ==> Junk
As a traveling sales rep I put a lot of miles on a vehicle. I also like to keep my vehicles until they are either no longer reliable or require repairs that exceed the value of the car. This van has been an excellent companion. I purchased it used with about 45,000 on it. I am now over 205,000 and it is running fine. The ride comfort and utility can not be beat. So far I have put 1 set of brakes and two sets of tires although one of these are winter tires mounted on steel rims. The only item that is a concern is the power sliding door. at about 150K the passenger side cable broke. I understand this is common in these years. I have not fixed it and I may not.
HID headlight really light up the road. Love the dimming LH outside mirror.
Better cable on power doors. Make middle seats lighter and more comfortable.
Overall great vehicle, replaced brakes last year, but OEM tires after less than 30000, Michelin now make it exquisite to drive and handles like a car. Could be quieter with better sound insulation/window design. Interior could have used better layout and some adjustable light interior would be more user friendly especially at dashboard height and rear seat area. Windows interior front are very hard to clean.
Sound system and handling is the best features but I have a limited so leather seats and some other amenities may not apply to regular Sienna.
Better battery and power saver options have replaced battery twice now, DVD player kinda cheap.
I have owned five Toyotas- trucks, cars, station wagon, Loved them all until this van. It has been nothing but problems, expense and disappointment. Battery replaced twice, display lights not trusted, VSF and TRAC failed within 14 months, radiator replacement, brakes constantly needing work, cover casket needs replacement, radiator seam cracked again- recalls. Electrical breaking down so auto door unlock no longer works when turn car off, rear gate breakdown/dangerous etc. A most expensive vehicle and one that has me wondering if my next car will be a Toyota after more than twenty years. Reminds me of the poor quality American brands- can't tell you how disappointed I am.
I like ride and comfort. Design is very nice for a van.
Get back to quality. The problems are simply too many and too disconnected for it to be simple coincidence- get back to Toyota basics but I think you have already lost me.
As a sworn minivan hater, I finally saw the light in 2004. I spend much of my time toting my two young kids around, and this van is perfect for the job. There is a mirror to view the backseat built into the car! The back windows can go down! The sliding doors can be controlled by me! The rear liftgate is also automatic and can be controlled by the driver! As a mom, these are amazing benefits that I didn't even know I was missing with my old SUV. Other than going through a few sets of tires, I have had NO problems with it. The ultimate Mom-mobile, I highly recommend it to those who spend a lot of time schlepping the kids.
In addition to the above, the rear captains chairs allow easy access to the third row. Separate A/C for the rear is good. I like the fact that there is not a bar on the exterior for the sliding doors. Bumper sensors have kept me from running over more than one bike. Love the interior styling :)
Only a few: middle row seats do not recline enough. Factory DVD system is a bit touchy - screen does not hold in place as well as I would like (will opt for aftermarket type that has headrest screens next time). Goes through a lot of tires (or is that me?) A bit pricey, but I heart my van.
The design is excellent, but since the very beginning I have had numerous qualtiy problems. Battery dead twice. Sliding door did not work (spring broken), despite many repairs, sun roof auto feature does not work, air conditioning broke down (car two and a half weeks in shop), back panel of driver seat fell off, heated driver seat did not work, also one or two recalls.
Rear view camera, storage space
Improve quality and also gas mileage, maybe come out with hybrid
I love this van! It is perfect for my family of 5. It is fun to drive as well as easy. I commute daily and have taken it on a long road trip and have enjoyed driving it. I thought I wanted a big SUV, I had an Explorer before the Sienna. I am so glad I have this vechicle instead. The mileage is fair, however I am in commuter traffic work days.. .I do get much better mileage than my Explorer. I feel as though it is safe for my children with the built in safeties. I really can't think of a negative to say.
Sonic warnings. Handling is like a car. Smooth ride.
The way in which the seats fold and store could be easier. The dvd and tape player are sometimes confusing to go forward and then come back to your spot... this may be me.
I've had this vehicle for a little over two years and I love it. It handles like a dream, is extremely comfortable to ride in, and it's filled with the kind of quality Toyota is famous for. I would recommend this car without hesitation.
- Spacious - Easy to handle - Comfortable - Built with quality in mind
- Power passenger seat
I like nearly everything about the 2004 Sienna XLE we purchased except for the fact that the Battery has rundown at least 10 times over the 18 months that we've owned it for various reasons. E.g. children left interior lights on or door open. Extremely frustrating, and no Toyota fix available. For a van sold on all its family friendly features (which is mostly accurate) this was one major engineering oversight.
Comfort, 2nd row seat the moves to one side for easy access to rear seat. This is probably my favorite feature. It really makes the 3rd row seat usable.
Fix the problem with the battery rundown!
With my husband passing away I had to downsize from 2 vehicles to 1, a full- sized excursion van and a quad pick-up. I show dogs and did the research for interior size, safety and reliability as I am 57 years old and would be traveling by myself quite often. I also wanted a good looking vehicle.
Both back side door and windows open and rear air. All power doors. Leg room in back. Seats are very comfortable.
All back seats fold down into hideaway storage bins. I cannot get the back seats out by myself. Too heavy. There are blind spots. Key fob designates which side door it opens. Reminder ding when headlights are left on. I bought the custom front seat covers from the dealership and they do NOT fit right
This is our first minivan. I drove them all and couldn't find anything as nice as the Toyota. It was alittle more money than we wanted to spend, however, since we plan on keeping for quite some time we decided to go with the best.
Power side doors and tailgate. Sunshades built in. 3 zone climate control. And last but not least surround sound with 6-disc in-dash changer.
None that I can think of right now.
We just had our first baby - now six months old. Have VW Passat wagon but even it fills up quickly when we travel (stroller, crib, suitcases, coolor, kitchen sink - you get the idea!). Anyway, we just needed more space and ride quality. The wife was anti- minivan at first but changed after test driving. We checked them all out. My criteria was quiet, smooth ride, and reliability. Sienna beat all others hands down, in our opinion. We also considered Lexus RX330 but was just too small and a bit too expensive (but a totally cool car). The Sienna is a Lexus with a Toyota label. The ride is smooth and quiet. Gas mileage started out bad but now (after 1500 miles) we get 25 mpg hwy.
Xenon headlamps rock! When I get in my other car I can barely tell the light are on - but those Xenons are really great. Auto-dimming mirrors are a MUST HAVE. Parking sonar is just perfect - makes parking this rig is a snap! DVD player is awesome (but a bit overpriced!). Baby sleeps well in it!
For this price, should get power passenger seat (I notice now that the 05 gets power passenger - I almost feel like I got *slightly* ripped off! Fits in my garage barely due to mirrors - should have power folding mirrors like my VW Passat. To save money, my second choice would be the Honda.
My 2004 does not ride as smooth as my 2001 Town & Country, is is much noiser inside and not as good fuel milage. It also lacks many of the luxury features such as Pasenger power seat and memory seat. When using Cruise it seems to always downshift on slight grades which I believe accounts for the milage problem
Cut down the road noise, smooth out the ride and improve mileage
Terrible intown mileage. Has 1800 miles on it now - hope better later. It gets around 13to14mpg. Hope for 17 on highway. Like to drive in traffic because sits higher and large windows. Has bigger tires, so running board helps getting in. Three adults have sit in the back, but wouldn't want to take a long trip. Sitting like this is ok just going around town. Still getting used to the satillite cruse control. Think will be better when feel more confident using it. Like having the regular cruise to choose when want.
Style of body, leather interior, the way the middle and back seats fold down, the quietness of the door closing on the sides and back, CD player with great speakers, solor system.
Improve gas mileage, electric passenger seat. Terrible expensive auto to have to do the seat manually.
I'm an independant car dealer who has owned many personal mini-vans from dodge,chrysler,mazda,nissan,honda and found the Toyota line of vans are superior. My 04 Sienna Limited XLE is outstanding.
laser cruise control dvd ent. ctr stowing seats power 2nd row windows(not vents)
Increase fuel efficency.
As a new parent I dreaded the day of getting the "soccer vehicle" however since getting the Sienna I have had nothing but compliments from all of my friends and the ones who pick on me for having a van ride in it one time and then say nothing but great things about it. Very roomy and after comparing it to the Honda 2004, you know the one, I was amazed at the difference. The leather is much nicer along with the ride from the back seats.
The one thing that I did perfer in the Honda was the ease of moving the middle seat over, in the Sienna it can be a bit difficult. But that is not a feature that I find I need to use often.
i love the way it handles. it's roomy, comfortable and is smooth to drive. i had a dodge caravan which was a disaster. i love toyota and would never buy another car that isn't a toyota.
side windows roll down, automatic trunk and side doors, mirror to see kids.
it's the most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned. It's luxurious and sensible. It works. I took an 11 hour drive, I felt like I only drove for a couple of hours--Comfort. It has all the bells and whistles and then some. I'm still finding more.
rear seats fold into floor,heated seats,moon roof,beverage holders everywhere,110 volt outlet and audio/video hookups for kids video games,v-6 power,
Great car. Everything and easy to drive.
Moonroof, safety, dvd, sonar, comfortable seating
power passanger seat
Fourth minivan we have owned and this is our favorite. We do not feel that we have given up "creature comforts" for the space in the van. Pleasant ride and enough power to handle situations in city driving. DVD, seat warmers, auto temp. control, many cupholders, seat configuration, storage room,back seat windows that open, and stereo system all add to the pleasure.
all of the above and the auto rear door
specific cell phone holder, more of the larger cup holders in front seat
Overall an excellent choice for a minivan. In color of Silver Shadow Pearl makes this van look good. Gas milage is fantastic for a heavy van like this. i'm getting 24-25 mixed driving consistantly, and i anticipate 28-29 when i take my trip in the fall.
Driving ergonomics is fantastic! HID, Parking assist, Woodgrain steering, all combine to create a great driving experience. Lots of cubby holes and places to put things!
Outdoor temperature is great!, why not add an indoor sensor too? Radio/stereo - The only improvements that i can recommend is to bump up the JBL stereo a notch or two. There seems to be times when the stereo operates great, and some days not. Maybe Toyota should change?
This is the ultimate minivan--no doubt about it. I would consider our model (XLE Limited) the true Lexus of the minivans. It has all the comforts of a luxury car with the people room and cargo capacity of a van. The innovative features are amazing--the intelligent cruise control, intuitive parking assist, high-intensity discharge headlights, and my favorite, the rear seat entertainment system with DVD player.
My favorite features are: the rear seat DVD entertainment system; the Intuitive Parking Assist; the Adaptive Laser Cruise Control; the high-intensity discharge headlights; the power sliding doors and power trunk; the back seats that go into the floor; and the 360- watt sound system.
I would suggest making the second row of seats fold into the floor, having a memory system on the driver seat/exterior mirrors, and having the mirrors tilt downward in reverse. All these would definitely make it a Lexus...
I love this van. I am so happy we got it. We have only owned Toyotas.They are the best cars on the market.
over all room,gps, dvd player. passenger a/c control. I love everything about this van.
The redesigned sienna is an excelent famaily vehicle, in the past we always drove my 2002 tahoe rather than my wife's 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that has changed with the Sienna. The Sienna drives better and has more room than the Caravan Its a bit pricy but in the long run its worth a few thousand more for the extra room comport and safty features.
laser cruise control, HID headlamps, fold down rear seats.
i was choosing between the toyota Sequoia and the Sienna for a family of five, finally i was convinced by my wife to get our Sienna as the 3rd family car,the ease of loading and unloading the family helped make my decision.
more standard features,like the dvd ,tow hitch
Was really apprehensive about getting a minivan. A little pricy, but the safety and convenience features more than make up for it. Best vehicle we've ever owned. Perfect for a family of four plus a dog who regularly make long trips
Automatic doors and liftgate
Can't think of any at this point
Just picked up the vehicle and it is everything I was hoping it would be. Very intelligently designed and an excellent use of space. Highly recommend this vehicle!
Auto side doors and hatch! Can open and close from inside the vehicle or the remote!
Will let you know when I find one!
They aren't kidding when talking about a Lexus-like interior. It is so smooth, build quality is superb, and it can carry large loads while keeping the second row intact with our 2 year old there. I actually like driving the thing. Complaints: I am tall. The seat bottoms are short and I find the end of the seat meets the middle of my thigh and my feet go numb if I don't move around. Also, to remove the second row, the seats are large even when folded, and weigh an ungainly 49 pounds, and it can be a challenege to lift them out without killing your back since it is an odd angle to lift them out. Otherwise, an excellent choice.
Smooth ride, well designed interior, DVD entertainment for the kids, radar parking sensors, laser cruise, xenon headlights, power opening side and rear doors, blends in on the freeway (can allow for faster than legal posted speed limits), folding 3rd row.
Engine could use more hp/torque, engine can be loud under hard acceleration, transmission hunts when cold, short seat bottoms, NO MEMORY SEATS AT THIS PRICE?!!!?, NO PASSENGER POWER SEAT AT THIS PRICE?!!!?, rear view interior mirror is a joke, right?, brakes a little mushy.
Outstanding in every way. Legendary Toyota quality and reliability in a high performaning and comfortable vehicle. We upgraded to this van having driven a 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan LE for 10 years. We narrowed our choices to Sienna, Odyssey, and Caravan, and the Sienna won hands down. Great ride, short turn radius, very manuverable, and sytlish. We chose the desert sand mica because it does not show the dirt.
Everything, but in particular the dual power sliding doors, operable windows in sliding doors, and the fold flat rear seats.
Leather was not offered on LE, thus we had to pay more $$$ for XLE to get leather. Rear spoiler is for style only, no function. In fact, it creates a vortex and forces constant use of the rear wiper in rainy conditions (lots in the northwest).
We just purchased a 2004 XLE with the GT package and I'm surprised by all the well thought out options and funtions of this vechicle. I have a 2003 G35 and the van was suppose to be for my wife. I hope she enjoys the infiniti as much as I plan on enjoying the XLE. Dealer was willing to deal on price of 32800 I felt we could have gone lower.
Wireless DVD head phone and all those great creature comfort that I don't knoe how to use yet.
none so far
The Sienna has very light and carlike ride it so easy to operate and is very comfortable to drive and to sit in as for the members of a family. For long rides and for just simple shopping the sienna has a lot of storage options. The engine is very quiet and smooth and handling is superb. The main thing is the fuel consumption as with the v6 engine may run in the city at 14mpg and in the hiway at 19-24mpg. Still enjoy the ride and the driving comfort when you buy a sienna
smooth and quiet v6 engine.Nice interior.comfortable ride. fast acceleration. child compatible features
I have thoroughly enjoyed driving and owning my Toyota Sienna. When you climb inside, the space is cavernous. I have four children and a dog. We all ride comfortably. We also have the rear entertainment system and six CD changer. This is the first Toyota product I have ever purchased. But based on the performance, ratings, and quality thus far, it will not be the last time we purchase a Toyota product.
My favorite features on my Sienna are leather upholstery, woodgrain, running boards, sunroof, six CD changer, rear entertainment system, sensors, storage, cupholders, leg spacing, the ride is wonderfully smooth, color and the dealership where I purchased it!!!!
There are no suggested improvements at this time.
Have driven Navigators last few years. This is a much easier vehicle to drive. Much more practical space for kids, hauling, etc. The wife now asks to drive the van, something she never desired with the suv. Now that i tasted the good life can't see ever going back to an suv.
Laser cruise is cool! Handling very responsive. Very comfortable ride.
No memory seats/mirrors-not cool at this price. Dead pedal needs to be placed more to the left for comfort. At this price would think road assistance would be included. Get rid of arrogant dealers who want to rip you off because of its popularity.
Just bought it and I love the feel and ride. The fuels economy is pretty bad, though and with gas prices increasing, that's not good.
roll down windows in the middle row with the sun shade too
Wasn't crazy about the high price tags on the Sienna but finally decided that it was worth it. The build quality and features on the XLE Ltd couldn't be matched. This is a vehicle we should be able to enjoy for a long time to come. It's fun to drive and the features, comfort, and luxury actually make me proud to own a minivan.
Laser cruise control is wonderful, nav system, fold-down seats, built-in sunshades are wonderful in the southwest!
Memory seats should be a standard option at this trim level, we really miss having adjustable pedals, and you shouldn't have to choose between a 6- CD changer and the nav system; otherwise a near-perfect vehicle!
This is our first minivan. And being previous SUV owners, this van is a dream having kids! We will never go back to a SUV! Toyota again lives up to its reputation with a well designed, well built, smooth riding van. After driving and comparing the Honda and the Nissan...there is no comparison!
power liftgate, split fold flat rear seats, front and rear parking sonar, available 10" DVD player, auto dual climate controls, side curtain airbags on all three rows!
can't see well out of rear view mirror with DVD player flipped down, position of side running bords not always helpful for someone of average height.
Great van!!!!!!!!!! Fun to drive and layed out very well
Every thing is great!!
Needs memory seat adjustment, when you have multi. drivers.
Due to the safety ratings on this vehicle, we had planned to get it before the test drive. What a pleasant surprise. This mini van is as close to perfect as you can get. Everything is convenient. All buttons are within easy reach of the driver and passenger and rear controls are easy enough for my 5 year old to function. The kids love the DVD player, and I love the Navigation system. We have not once needed an extra cup holder. The ride is excellent! I'd highly recommend this mini van.
Middle Seat Captain seat can be moved together for more of a bench result. Built in sun shades. Dvd and Navigation. Side impact airbags for all three rows. A 6 footer can comfortably sit in thrid row seats.
Improved steering wheel radio controls. I miss the mute button from my old minivan.
My husband got this van as a "whole family" present during Christmas. I got to drive the Sienna during Christmas Day while there was barely any traffic and I must say that it's ride is smooth and very car-like. (This is my first minivan since our Camry & ES300). Steering is tight and performance is pretty good. Fuel economy suprised us when is was up to 28MPG. Pretty good for a large car. I loved how luxurious the car was. Overall, It's the best minivan I've ever driven.
Power sliding side doors, GPS Navigation System, DVD Player, Power liftgate, Laser-Guided Cruise Control, HID Lights, Park-Assist Sonar System, and the Luxurious Interior.
Power passenger seat & memory system for driver.....otherwise, this car is flawless.
I owned a RX300. I feel like driving the same car. Except, this one is bigger and heavier. Of course, RX is more powerful because it is 1000 pounds less than the Sienna. Anyway, my kids love it verrrry much! Very comfortable.
interior. quiet and smooth drive. esp. turning corners. I always turn too fast around corners, but this car could handle my problems pretty well.
prefer center console build like RX300 with drawers instead of flip open. Power off button at the end of the back door. So, I could open it in my garage manually. Little more tighter brake and steering.
Toyota really improved the Sienna for '04 by changing pretty much everything about the vehicle. The styling inside and out make it truly a thing of beauty. I just love my car! Even my sibling who own Lexus, Mercedes and BMW's were impressed with its styling and handling. I've had my car since June of '03 (I was the first in my area to own one!) and I still enjoy it more and more each time I drive it. Thank you Toyota for such a fine family vehicle.
GPS, automatic doors; including hatchback, split folding rear seat, disappearing rear seat makes easy cargo room and the kids would say the DVD player was their favorite feature!
Automatic doors don't close fast enough when something is in its way. Use carefully with small children.
WHAT A DRIVE. OUR 1ST TRIP WAS FROM FLA TO OHIO AND THE VAN WAS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING WE HOPE FOR IN COMFORTABILITY, SMOOTHNESS, FUEL ECONOMY, AND A BABY SITTER (ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM)ALL IN ONE. OUR 3 CHILDREN LOVE THE ROOM AND THE REAR AUDIO. THE A/C SYSTEM IS INCREDIBLE. TOYOTA FINALLY HITS A HOME RUN WITH THEIR MINIVAN..THE McCOY'S (DELRAY BEACH, FL).
LASER CRUISE CONTROL, REAR CARGO AREA, POWER PASSENGER WINDOWS, DUAL POWER SLIDING DOORS AND POWER REAR DOOR
It is a hi-tech van that even a "dad" would not mind driving on a daily basis.
DVD/Navigation/Laser Guided Cruise Control/Sonar Sensor/Back up camera and all power doors. whew!
Previously owned a 2001 Sienna CE. The 2004 is smoother, softer-riding, very quiet on the road. Handling has improved on cornering. Acceleration is Just a dite less that my previous Sienna, and of course, gas mileage is less, locally. This is a top-of-the- line car in many ways: convenience, improved interior lighting, overall looks, but the inside and its seemingly hundreds of conveniences is outstanding. Yes, I plan to be a repeat buyer!
My Sienna brakes have been noisy since we bought it new. The dealer says all siennas do this. If you are ever in a school parking lot, listen. They do all do it! nothing can or will be done about this. My struts just went out at 39,000 miles. The roters are totally worn. This vehicle has only been driven around town! what a lemon!
As an engineer,I am impressed with the design and function of the machine. Avg. MPG: town-21 to 23, trip-26 to 28. Driveline is seamless in all it's functions. Comfort is on the Lexus level. Versitility is outstanding. Appears to be a step function above the Honda "O". It is too early to comment on reliability. Initial build quality appears to be 10 out of 10.
Gas milage, seats, versitility, and the seamless driveline are my favorite features.
I am having a problem adjusting my driving style to the operating parameters of the laser speed control. Time will tell on this feature.
I chose a 2wd limited xle,After alot of research I found the Sienna with the best ride and comfort. The gas mileage is better than expected. I had more choice of features and could build one exact to my needs
The rear power windows was not availiable on any other minivan. The navigation system has a rear camera for back up saftey. And a laser senser for cruise to control speed. The Limited also has run on flat tires, a tire within the tire
Will never buy an american minivan again.
Power sliding doors, liftgate. Bucket seats. Third seat that stows in the floor, JBL audio system, moonroof, side and curtain airbags. Powerful V6 engine, smooth 5 speed auto. It can't get better!
Perfect, no complaints
Typical Toyota quality. Everything works as designed. Not flashy but not a dog. Soft to sloppy steering is way below prior Chrysler's. Climate control system is hard to work and balance for front passengers. This car could be so much better with a few small improvements. Still seemed to be the best overall choice (despite being the most costly) due to quality reputation of Toyota. Time will tell.
Power lift gate and doors, cruise control with radar, DVD system, convenient folding rear seats and navigation.
Tighter steering, memory seats (inexcusable at this price), power passenger seat, better climate control system.
As a "KidMobile" or "JunkMobile" the Sienna can't be beat. Our grandkids love it and we can haul around just about anything imaginable. Terrific pick-up and handling for a
Overall handling gets an A+. In-dash shift lever very convenient. Installed TV works like a charm. East to reconfigure rear seats. Automatic doors and rear hatch outstandin
Brakes seem a tad light. JBL audio just OK.
With this latest upgrade to the Sienna line Toyota has increased vehicle size, power and features. We have especially appreciated the fold-down third row seats,dual electric side doors, improved power and three-zone interior temperature controls. This Sienna is an amazingly easy vehicle to park. It turns on a dime. The XLE Limited package includes bumper-mounted sonar and a rear view camera as well. It all but parks itself. As middle-aged people with grown kids, older parents and lots of dogs, we were looking for a versatile vehicle for travel that came with upscale ameneties and lots of creature comforts. This is the minivan for the upscale/luxury market.
I love the rearview camera and bumper mounted sonar combination. This is a very maneuverable vehicle. My wife loves the comfort. The fine seating, temperature control and sound system make her feel like the queen of the road.
The backup camera, as good as it is, could be improved by adding a directional guide like the one on the Infinity Q45. We have averaged 24 mpg for the first seven months with a driving pattern that includes a good bit of highway driving. I had hoped that we would average 26mpg.
I recently bought the XLE Limited and so far it has been all I had hoped for and more. I'd recommend not getting any dealer options though as they can be exhorbitant. For example, the dealer wanted $595 for a clear bra that I had put on privately for $110.
The laser cruise control is neat. It actually works very well and will be nice for highway driving.
None that I can think of except perhaps a built-in A/C plug without the need to get it in a package with other options that I don't need such as the DVD player which won't play DVD+R formated disks.
My husband had always been the driver of old 1996 Odyssey but I thought that because I am always the one who takes our girls back and forth to school, swim practice, softball practice, Church and all the other things they do, I should be the one driving it. I gave my husband my two year old Avalon and grabbed the keys to this great fun family vehicle. I think because I drive so much for my job that I will miss driving the Avalon. It was so comfortable and pleasing to drive. I now find I enjoy driving the Sienna and am planning great long trips we can take, knowing the girls will have the space and the comfort to stretch out and not get on each others nerves.
Steering, cruise, sonar, window shades, rear entertainment center, power doors, door sensors, center console and separate control for heating and cooling.
This vehicle out performs all my previous minivans, including from Chrysler and Mazda. It could easily match my Lexus SC430 in performance and features. Fun to drive.
Power doors, GPS system, seating flexibility, roominess, lighting system, backup camera
power front passenger seat, heated second row passenger seats, larger DVD screen or screens in seat backs, voice regnition GPS and phone system
We have 5 kids(3 in carseats) and we needed a comfortable family friendly vehicle to accomodate us on long trips and lots of shuttling miles. The Sienna is incredibly comfortable with all the amenities you could ask for including space for my double stroller to be verticle in the cargo area and still leave room for lots of groceries! Between the DVD player and the surround speakers we are entertained no matter how long the trip. We thought about buying the Honda, but kept putting it off. We were thrilled when Toyota came out with a bigger van. You can't beat Toyota quality!! We give the Sienna an A+!
Tons of cargo space fold down split rear seats built in wiondow shades rear windows that go down stereo controls on steering wheel DVD player 10 speakers carseat anchors in most positions heated seats 6 CD changer laser cruise control three zone climate control
A great car to drive...very fun
DVD player. Heated Seats. Sonar.
May be better than previous version, but not quite there yet to my standard. (This is my first van.) Why it can't be like Camry - handling, acceleration, noise, braking..
Sliding rear doors - no more ding on my car in the garage. (All vans have them anyway.)
Ride it too mush. Brake hard to modulate. Regret...
Have driven my car more than 10,000 miles in the last few months and it drives great. Had to have the alternator replaced and am driving a Ford Windstar. The difference is night and day. My Sienna drives like a car while the Windstar drives and feels like a big old truck. Can't wait to get my Sienna back!
Everything! Navigation system has been a delight and has saved me several times! Only drawback is the database doesn't include my home address. Could be expanded.
Electric seat on passenger seat rather than manual. 4 passenger climate control (my kids have different body temperatures, I guess!)
The vehicle I think in overall is good and better than the 2003 version. However, compared to the 2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5, it doesn't have enough standard equipment.
-very smooth to drive and ride
-3rd row leg room still too small -dual dvd/vcd needed -more standard than options features -dvd/vcd audio should be on speakers if desires, not just on the headphones -2nd row seats not comfortable when layed back -too many option + packages to choose and can be confusing to buyers
The interior looks great but LOTS of rattles from the sunroof area. The drivers seat arm rest almost fell off and the hard plastic interiors of of the big and little storage bins means everything rattles like crazy when you hit a bump. Sun glass holder is too small to hold sunglasses. The conversation mirror is too small to use and too close to the driver's eyes. No map pocket on the back of the front passenger seat (the driver cannot reach behind his seat to grab a map) The exterior styling is nice in profile but pretty "dweeby" looking from the front and the back. Why can't Toyota design a truly beautiful looking automobile.
Seat comfort, navigation system, laser cruise control, split fold down 3rd seat, roll down windows in 2nd row. the BRIGHT headlights.
Seat memory, less complexity in operating all of the electronics, no dvd player, GREATLY improved interior build quality, a lighted glove box, a light under the hood, illuminated window, wiper and cruise controls. The light in the rear hatch area is too small.
Great design interior. Has become the family fav with the DVD player and great sound system. Van has been to the shop 3 times for DVD problems took a month to fix. 3 times for Check engine light for a bad spark plug and replaced fuel injectors. Still has to go back because problem was not fixed. Have had fun in the rentals though. And in shop for a recalled fuel tank.
Interior is great and feels as though you are in a Lexas. Love the DVD system and Navigation system.
More reliable. Have put on 15,000 miles and completed all service intervials at 3,000 miles. Been in shop a total of 8 additional times for engine, DVD and navigation system problems.
I have very few complaints with our "GJ" XLE, which is great considering the very high expectations I had of this van. After looking at all of the competition, we felt that the Toyota had the best combination of size, features, power and asthetics. We were right! With baby seats consuming both middle captain's chairs there is still room to get into the van and to the 3rd row. The van is comfortable to sit and ride in no matter which seat you pick. Power from a stop is great, from a roll it is adequate.
Power liftgate, smooth drivetrain, JBL sound system, split fold-flat 3rd row, very efficient use of interior space
All interior lights should come on when front doors are opened, parking assist as an option on all models, DVD screen control from the cockpit, conversation mirror could be bigger, shift pattern makes it easy to accidentally select 4th gear instead of OD
Just bought this vehicle last week, finally finding a dealer willing to negotiate by looking for smaller towns near us since the Toyota Dealers in Raleigh were brash and cocky when it came to pricing and trade-ins. They could definately take some needed lessons. The car is amazing.
DVD entertainment, comfortable leather seats, laser enabled cruise control
Power passenger seat, memory seats, light in loading area for when third row is in the upright position. All of these can be corrected and should considering you are paying $35k plus.
I can't imagine a better vehicle. this car is an absolute joy to drive in every dimension. It's comfortable, it's got nice pickup for a car its size, it maneuvers wonderfully in parking lots, it is comfortable (I just finished a 7 hour drive and I don't have any sore body parts), and if you get the XLE like I did, there's so many great bells and whistles.
Driver comfort, roominess, ease of split rear seats. Breaking is top notch for vehicle its size (as close to a car as you could expect).
I wish the trip computer tracked trip duration. But that's it. This car is perfect.
Outstanding vehicle. Luxurious as a Lexus. More practical than any SUV, and Toyota reliability. Available AWD is icing on the cake
Gorgeous interior, powerful engine, great mileage, tons of room, DVD system.
Would rather load DVD's in the front console, rather than in the second row roof. Should have memory seat positions at this price. Laser adaptive cruise a cool marketing feature, but of little practical use in everyday driving.
I was never going to own a minivan. We had a lexus SUV (2003) and ended up getting rid of it for something bigger when second kid came. I decided to bite the bullet and get something with lots a cargo room and safe with decent gas mileage (that took the suburban out of the running) Look at all the minivans out there and Sienna was hands down the best overall. It is the comfort zone and all kinds of conveniences are at hand. We got the limited with the navigation and DVD entertainment and I must say the van is plush. It is a lexus minivan if they had one. I plan on keeping this one for a long time to come.
All three doors being powered and the back up camera is great with small kids. 60/40 fold in floor back seats are nice as is the dynamic laser cruise control.
Back seat to fold back so you can sit looking out the back with the hatch up. The sonar parking assist is annoying around cetain items. I really need it pulling in the parking lot up to another car ahead of me. the front only has sensors on the corners and won't sense straight ahead.
overall this is a well built van.
Roomy, remote hatch and power doors, well built and nice dashboard.
The JBL stereo system should sound better. Reduce wind noise.
The Toyota 2004 Sienna XLE Limited is the perfect minivan. I absolutely love this van!
Dynamic Laser Cruise control is really cool. Also the parking assist and backup camera with the navi system makes the car very easy to drive.
Memory power seats would be nice. Also, power sunshades on the second and third row seats would be convenient. No real complaints about this car.
Purchased my XLE Limited with the Nav package (HO)from a dealer rather than the Special Order that I initially had tried - 5 months of pure frustration. The van is a lot of fun to drive and maneuvers very well in parking garages and while driving on curvy roads. Its very stable. I can now accelerate with most vehicles, something I couldn't do with my AWD T&C. The van is exceptionally quiet, smooth, and solid. The all around driver visibility is head and shoulders above other vans, pickups, and almost all cars. What fun it is to drive and I can actually feel the road while driving.
Back up camera and parking assist. Tight turn radius. Very well laid out and comfortable interior. Driver Visibility.
Split Nav package from DVD package. Memory power seats. Manual should be written in American English rather than Japanese English. Toyota Factory needs to vastly improve on their treatment of special order customers - its bad. No, its worse than that!
Have been very happy so far with my Sienna - took me over three months to get it from order date at dealership but it was worth the wait. I hope I remain this satisfied and if so will for sure buy another toyota product.
Limited model has all the bells and whistles and is very comfortable and roomy. DVD player great for the kids. Going on our first long trip at Thanksgiving time and really looking forward to it.
When I ordered my Sienna, I really wanted the 8 passenger with the new middle second row seat. I feel it should be available in the XLE Limited model so you do not have to order a CE or LE to get it then have to add all the other "safety" features the XLE Limited comes with.
Never wanted a minivan, I looked into every possible SUV. They were all lacking. When I looked into the Sienna,I found the car of my dreams.I waited 13 weeks, due to low supply.I originally wanted the XLE,but got the Limited. Once I got the Sienna,it was even more than I thought it would be. Drives like a Lexus and looks as good. Thank you Toyota;You made a car that is great for kids, but even better for Mom. I will never drive anything else but a Sienna. I feel like I know a secret SUV drivers haven't figured out yet.I hated the idea of a minivan, but after two kids, I needed convenience and I found it, along with style.
Power doors, DVD, smooth ride, indexing 2nd row seats, fold down flush third row seats, sunshades, storage everywhere, side curtain airbags. The 2004 Toyota Sienna was rated "Best Pick" by the pros.They tested it and I agree.
Increase supply. Do away with option packages, they are restrictive. Make running boards a dealer option, I want running boards, but can't get them right now, they are only a port installed option. My kids would love to be able to get into the car without my help.
The 2004 Sienna has exceeded our expectations. We have a new baby daughter and we were in need of a new vechicle. After test driving the 2004 Sienna along with the Honda Oddessy, and Dodge Caravan, our choice was easy. The only negative about the Sienna was that it took us 2 1/2 months to find the Sienna Limited. We found one, and drove it home the next day.
THE VAN DOESNT FEEL LIKE A VAN, IT HAS INCREDIBLE PICK-UP. LOTS OF ROOM FOR CAR SEATS, ALL THE FEATURES A PARENT IS LOOKING FOR FOR STORAGE, SAFETY, AND COMFORT
HEATED SEATS, SEVERAL CLIMATE CONTROL ZONES, SEPARATE FOLD DOWN SEATS IN THE REAR, VERY EASY TO USE ALSO,
CANT THINK OF ANY
After several short and long trips, we have fully realized the value of the Toyota Sienna. The XLE Limited is a marvel of comfort and versatility. The Navigation system adapts quickly to missed turns or changes in route. The entertainment system allows the kids to watch and listen to one source, while the parents can listen to another. You can even watch a DVD from the Navigation screen (while the parking brake is engaged). The rear back-up camera is fantastic for spotting those toys and neighbor's kids that get in the way, and the sonar parking assist is sensitive and accurate every time.
DVD Entertainment System Navigation System (5 years out of date) Laser Cruise control Power doors everywhere. Roll down windows in the sliding doors.
Why can't somebody stick a 300HP engine in one of these things. The Sienna is a fast minivan, but I would love to embarrass a sport sedan once in a while.
The 2004 sienna rides like a lexus .Corners like acamry and is the quitest van I have ever driven.The vis.ibility is terrific and the power it has is adequit.The stereo system is excellant and the heating system is great when a passenger controls his own. this is my 5th minivan none of the others came clse on performance. Jimmy Hamar
New stick shift and telescopic steering wheel
Electric seat controls on passengerside. lttle more power for passing vehicles
Talk about an all around GREAT vehicle. Those folks at Toyota sure know how to beat the boys at Honda at their own game. Evertyhing is wonderful about this van. If you are in the market, testdrive the rest and then buy the best...Toyota Sienna
The ride quality is nothing short of luxurious.
The only gripe is the Navigation system require you to touch the "I agree" button everytime you start the vehicle. Small inconvience that the lawyers let get in the way.
This vehicle replace our 2000 Honda Oddssey. Glad we made the switch this vehicle has it all and is by far the best choice of all the mini-vans on the market today. Toyota is moving in the right direction so long Honda and everybody else.
Sonor cruise control, navigation system, surround sound DVD sntertainment system,power side and back door. Damn we like everything.
Make it in Black
Salespeople quite unfriendly & only concerned with making a sale & profit. Vehicle in general is very nice but transmission down shifts somewhat too often. I received a recall to replace the fuel tank and ended up with two trips and two rental cars before fixed properly. Tank was leaking fuel AFTER the first replacement & had to return.
Style, folding 3rd row seats, automatic doors. Metallic Paint. Noise is good. Wonderful braking action.
Setting features on the radio/CD player hard to set. Too much plastic. Seats too firm & hurt my back. Steering loose & hard to maintain straight line. Computer very erratic when displaying mpg even at a constant speed, dte starting mileage changes each fillup.
The 2004 is an outstanding vehicle, a great people mover and misc. stuff.
The DVD player is ahit with the kids!
Head sets for all passengers
I made the right choice, this van is the greatest
driving this car
This vehicle is well built combining functionality with many "bells and whistles." Well-thought-out design and engineering...smart placement of amenities and storage.
Sonar---It really makes the cruise control much more "in-control."
I traded a 2001 Honda Odyssey which was the best van available at that time. I looked at all the vans before purchasing the Sienna which, I believe, is by far the best van on the market today. It is extremely quiet with a very smooth ride. The quality & workmanship is outstanding. Moving of the second row seat is not as easy and convenient as the Odyssey.
Automatic lights & daytime running lights. Also, the intuitive cruise control is fantastic.
The ease of sliding the second row seats to the bench position can be improved.
This is a great car for a first time mom who is use to driving small cars.
My favorite feature is the sonar. It helps me know how close I am getting when I am backing up or moving forward in tight spots. If really helps me as I was only use to driving small cars.
I got the limited model so I don't think you can improve this top of the line model!
Great car, but expensive. Gonna have it for a long while, so who cares.
Power passenger seat adjustment. Easier to adjust rear DVD from Front seat.
The sienna drives nicely on even pavement. It can get bumpy/bouncy on regular roads. It has great sites to see cars in the usual blind spots. The carpet mats are chincy for such an expensive minivan. The air vents are either to cold or not cool enough-- maybe too close to the driver. The side opening doors are great and rear hatch. The sensors are great too. The engineer did a good job building the minivan. The dealerships need to get a grip and not be so arrogant and abusive to customers. Maybe headquarters should take over.
moonroof, side windows that open, great sound system
Memory seats for driver, bigger rearview mirror, easier access to the engine, send all salespeople and dealer workers to a workshop in politeness after you've got the consumers money, respect and integrity.
This is quite an automobile. I was hesitant to trade in my top-of-the- line SUV for a minivan, but with more cargo space than an SUV and all the amenities you would find in a luxury vehicle, it's hard to go wrong with this one. It drives like a car and is virtually silent (as I'd expect from a Toyota). All in all, I haven't found a thing I'd change yet, except for the sticker and inability to negotiate due to short supply--we had to wait almost 6 weeks to find one locally with all the options we wanted.
It truly has all the bells and whistles...From the the automatic side/rear door(s) to the climate zone controls, there isn't much more you could for even in a more expensive luxury vehicle.
Compared to other minivans, price is a bit steep considering the lack of rebates/low interest options that are currently abundant on competing models.
For a van, this is the best vehicle out there. There is no van that comes close. The Limited is costly but considering what you get, it is a fair value. Other models (CE, LE, and XLE) easily match up against the competitors. I love Honda, but the Honda Ody. has been de-throned!
Nav, DVD, curtain airbags, split 3rd row, laser cruise, 17 inch wheels, VSC, TRAC control, power everything (except passenger seat), too many to add.
Add power and lumbar support dial to passenger seat and tone down warning sounds when closing doors etc.
Very nice vehicle, however I think it is overpriced. For that kind of money one expects seat memory and power passenger seat
These 2004 Siennas are hard to find and once I bought one I knew why. The quality is outstanding, the ride is pure fun and the features are so thoughful. You realize that the story of the Pres of Toyota who drove a 2003 Sienna around North America by himself to find ways to improve it is true. We bought the XLE Limited because it has so much, but we started by testing an LE model. The LE was fantasic in it's own right as far as drive quality. This vehicle is very quiet even on roads that cause other vans (Odyssey) to hum you to death. We have four children and we're all tall but fit comfortably.
Love the navigation and rear DVD. The laser cruise control is fantastic. Love the comfort, dash & control layout and superb ride quality. Road noise is very subdued compared to other vans in class. Engine is spirited and has nice growl when downshifting...not too loud, just right.
Only thing I can think of is to give them away for free!
Have 800 miles on my '04. This is the best van on the market. Impressive power, great handling, very quiet cabin, lots of interior room. Side curtain airbag storage doesn't intrude into cabin. Turning radius is car like. Very stable on curves, climbs effortlessly. Laser cruise is nice, parking sensors helpful with 04 larger van. A/C kicks! Under hood access to fluids, battery, belts is easy.
Ergonomic interior design. 6 disk indash JBL CD system is awesome. Tons of space for people and things. Remote power doors and hatch, power side windows.
Re-position & enlarge the kiddie mirror. Manual controls for rear window vents.
We just replaced our old 1998 Sienna LE with this 2004 XLE Limited with the best package there is. We fell in love at first sight. There is a multitude of fun & functional features, including a rear-seat entertainment system, DVD navigation console, intuitive parking assist, laser-assisted cruise control, power sliding doors, and simply too many features to list.
GPS Navigation System, Rear DVD Entertainment, sonar parking assist, power sliding doors and tailgate, climate control, 3rd-row folding-into- the-floor seats, rear-view camera, curtain and side airbags, 17 in wheels, traction and skid control, HID headlamps.
About a month ago I decided my wife needed a larger and more comfortable vehicle than her 2000 4runner and shopped around. After reading the reviews on the 04 sienna I found myself in the difficult task of convincing my wife that this minivan was not a boring mom's vehicle. One test drive was all it took, now she loves her sienna.
So many family oriented creature comforts. Airbags for everybody, Cruise control with distance sensors is awesome, dvd, power doors/tailgate, roominess, moving zenon headlights, parking sensors, dimming mirrors, shades, JBL audio with center channel, etc. Toyota hit a home run.
Driver side seat is not powered and is not very comfortable. No one touch power window for the passenger either. Memory seats would have been nice.
I have driven Honda odessy & Ford Winstar. But this minivan Sienna is excellent to drive & saftey & feeling. there is no other minivan available to compare. Very Smooth riding. Excellent sound proof.It has Best features of all minivans available.
Very Smooth riding. Excellent sound proof.Power windows in the sliding side doors
Lots of features are available as options but must be Standard.