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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Not a bad van by any means. We have grown very comfortable with it and can rely on it to get us were we need to be every time. When we first bought it (pre-owned) we had an intermittent problem with the front blower not working. In troubleshooting that it seemed as though the "techs" had torn into the problem and never located the culprit....The relay had a manufacturing defect; as did the rest of the identical ones in the van. After ordering replacement relays (From Japan and not Tennessee as were the factory ones) it has worked finer ever since. Sometimes it is worth it to buy parts that are built correctly !!!
Reliable form of transportation. Really has just standard features in all vans now. I have always liked the way Toyota's controls are so intuitive to use. Maybe that is because they are so similar from one Toyota to the next and I have just driven so many of them...... It does have a very smooth drivetrain. I have never had any complaints about the ride either.
I have been a Toyota nut for years, but am disappointed in their slip away from the quality that they built their company on..... Power sliding door quit... Unlock actuator for release went bad. Have to replace the whole assembly to fix it. Not worth the money !!! Clear coat on door is peeling off. I admit to not waxing enough, but seriously? A 2005 ? When we first bought it (pre-owned) we had an intermittent problem with the front blower. The relay had a manufacturing defect; as did the other identical ones in the van. After ordering replacement relays (From Japan and not factory Denso ones) it has worked fine ever since. Sometimes it is worth it to buy parts that are built correctly !!
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
This vehicle has been a god-send to our family. We fill up the vehicle, and are too busy to mess with repairs. We purchased this vehicle with 68k and have doubled the mileage in 3 years with no issues at all. I have replace tires and oil only. Every thing works and works well. It is a pleasure to drive and the mileage for a van is great, consistently in the mid-20's- towing our pop-up I still get 18! Most of my extended family have owned GM or Chrysler products and I spent more up-front for my van, but in the long run saved money because of reliability.
This is easy- the drive- it is so smooth! The reliability goes hand in had with this. The collapsing rear seats in the 40/60 design is also very helpful. It also has an awesome turning radius for a vehicle this size.
Thicker paint, uh, seat belts are a pain- seem to get stuck often.
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A) LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Great comfort, decent performance are the strengths here. Fuel Economy is lacking. It is no better than a Durango with a v8 Hemi. Despite faithful 3k mile oil changes (every 5k when switched to synthetic at 30k) sludge managed to best our engine. Despite showing all maintenance receipts for 5 year history. Toyota insists it was our lack of maintenance that caused the sludge and refuses to honor the warranty. Never again will we buy Toyota.
The comfort and roominess are incredible. Our family. With 2 adults, 2 teens, 1 preteen, 1 child and an infant in a car seat, comfort was not compromised on a 5 hour ride.
From day one anything that could go wrong did. Replaced battery in 3 months, brakes and rotors at 28K miles, tires 30K, miles, door hinge broke, sliding door hinges rattled, seat belts locked up, struts and mounts replaced @ 60K, transmission and torque converter problems start at 45K, at 94K are terrible, still have extended warranty so of course Toyota can find nothing wrong with it. Have also replaced fuel speed sensor, rear air vent goes on and off by itself. Toyota won't fix that either. (guess I have to wait until the extended warranty is up) Windshield whistles??? Very, very, frustrating. Let's not forget replacing the spark plugs 35K miles too soon. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON AN EXTENDED WARRANTY!!!
Comfort, I love the ride.
Stand behind your product! When something needs repaired, fix it even if it is covered by an extended warranty!!! Serve your customer, not the extended warranty company! Improve the wind noise.
Thought Toyota would stand behind their vehicles better. Have had on and off problems with the airbag sensors for 3 years, ultimately cost $3500 to resolve the bad wiring harness. Toyota National said too bad, you aren't in warranty and since this is your first Toyota, you are not brand loyal yet. Will go somewhere else on the next vehicle. Disappointed. Hard to believe in this economy they have too many customers and can show that level of disinterest.
Not only did the side sliders break, but now the driver's door hinges broke. Dealer advises that Toyota extended the warranty to 100K due to the problem. Glad the door didn't fall off on the freeway before they told us. Also the Rear lift somehow is tweaked. Now, all that for a car that has taken children to church, school, and me to work locally. Car never was in an accident. I am super easy on a car. So much for Toyota quality.
Its a mini-van.
Toyota, pay attention to quality builds. Advise customers of something so minor as a safety concern, like a driver's door that breaks off!!! Sheesh!!!
Off the lot, the rear AC did not work. Then the driver door was replaced as part of the recall (note that we had had problems with the door, but were told repeatedly that nothing was wrong). At 2 years with the Sienna, noted a clunking sound when turning. Toyota service department found no problem. Clunking persisted for the next 2 years. Now, have had to replace the rack ($1200). No more clunking, although service department states that the two were not related.
I thought we needed an SUV with three kids. What I found was that my Sienna has everything an active family needs. Starting in the back. There is plenty of room for sports gear, backpacks and a trip to Costco. The seats are easy enough for me to put down or take out by myself. We've even fit a 4x8 sheet of plywood when a pick up was unavailable to borrow. With seating for 8, we purchased the 8th seat option, I never have to think twice about transporting the kids' friends. With hooks and pockets and drink holders, everybody has what they need at their fingertips.
My favorite features are the sliding doors and fold-in rear seats. Love knowing I can do a whole day's outing and fit everything and everybody in one vehicle.
Electronic seat adjustment, is too slow and would be easier to just move manually. The hatchback hydraulics went out, was replaced under warranty new unit does not allow door to open as high. Auto sliding door does not stay open on a hill. Keyless remote should have better longevity - time/distance.
This minivan is all about quality and comfort. We have two friends that bought Hondas the same year we bought this van and they are having issues with rattles and noises in the cabin. We bought this van new and have put 30K on it but have not had any issues with this van, and am very happy we purchased it. It is an extremely smooth ride, and has plenty of power to boot. Short and long trips are a breeze. If there is any downfall to this van it would be road noise, everything in this van has the quality of a Lexus but the noise from the road could be better.
Acceleration, room, storage, ease of configuration, 8 passenger, sound system, and comfort.
We like everything about this van, but the one thing they could improve on is to eliminate road noise, better than all other vans but could still be better.
Loved our 2005 Toyota from the beginning, but even more so after a side impact crash. We don't have side airbags. We were hit by a pickup truck going 30mph. Hit was mainly to sliding passenger door. This vehicle held together like you wouldn't believe! There were 2 of us in the front seats, but we only received seatbelt bruises.
Comfort, lots of cup holders, lights, love the ease of using the radio/cd & cruise control. Seats are easy to remove and flatten and huge cargo space... easily carries a 4 x 8 sheet of anything. I am constantly hauling my daughter to/from college, my husband to sell bskts at craft shows. Love it!
Only thing I don't like is the shiny black trim on dash is always dusty! I know there is an air filter in the vehicle, but that doesn't help with dust.
My Sienna ran fine for first 36,000 miles. The next 20,000 miles have had numerous failures: 1) Fuel injector - $383; 2) Catalytic converter - warranty $0; 3) Fuel hose disconnect - $105 leaving me stranded 20 miles from Cody, WY; 4) Driver's door check strap $380 - the door can fold back against the fender making closure impossible! I wrote and contacted Toyota Customer Service. They initially refused to do anything, taking no responsibility. After I wrote Seiichi Sudo, President and CEO, suddenly they wanted to "help" with a $600 good faith payment on nearly $900 of repairs. I now find the door check strap cannot be re-welded and door must be replaced, a $2000 repair! Stay away!
Interior layout, fit and finish.
Improve quality and support the customer.
As a mom of three I do not have the luxury of owning my dream "car" anymore, I had to settle for a dream minivan, and this one is it!!
Side airbags, all the safety features, DVD player, fold down seats, versatility of seat arrangements, convenient compartments and cup holders, plush comfortable seats, any position armrests, and great "get up and go" power (only when I need it of course).
Tighter construction to reduce rattles and hums when driving.
The only difficult choice was what color. The Sienna is perfect for the little ones and great for pulling our 18' ski boat. We have owned it for 15 months. It is such a great van. We have even hauled 4x8 sheets of plywood with the back door shut. The only service we need to do is change the oil and wash it every now and then. I had to suck up a lot of pride to go into a minivan, yet find myself sneaking the keys away from my wife and leaving her my Lincoln LSV8. As soon as I send this I must go out and pop the hood to look at the engine of the Sienna, I truly have never seen it!!
Very roomy while somehow remaining "sporty". Separate controls for the kids - less fighting (because we will never really stop the car). Powerful engine for the V6. Car seat hooks and latches in 5/6 locations. Cup holders !! like 16 of them, I find a new one every week.
Privacy glass upgrade much like a Limo. One that can shoot up separating parents from "rear passengers", and the mega upgrade of the one that separates the adults up front from each other when I think I am smarter than the Nav system.
Like the title says .. smooth Jazz. If you want to take the stress/work out of driving with ALL the room in the world, Sienna is your Van. Like an edmunds.com editor aptly said - the lexus of Minvians. This Van drives like a dream. Even after owning it for more than a year, I still sometimes can't be sure if the engine is on - Silky smooth. I've put 17k miles on it all over west coast and look forward to enjoy it for years to come. Mileage is great for a car its size.
Lexus-like Optronic gauges, almost Lexus-like quiteness, soft comfy seats , imginative,useful storage, tight turning radius, solid build quality and feel. Buttery gear shifter is well positioned - I shift gears often on hills. And its a quiet, quiet car.
Highway wind noise surprisingly higher by "Toyota standards", could use more horse power, soft brake pedal-doesn't inspire braking confidence(typical of Toyota/Lexus cars), could use a little bigger front-seats.
This is a very comfortable vehicle. It has excellent steering and turning ratio. It has everything most people are looking for in a vehicle.
Very smooth and comfortable riding vehicle, fun to drive.
No suggestions for improvements.
Wonderful on a trip. Feel uncomfortable on wet roads and sometimes when pulling out seems like it slides or skids. Maybe just the driver.
Lot of space and spots for hot cups and has plenty of leg room and driver seat pulls up great for short person driving.
The feeling that the front end is going up in the air when you pull out.
The van has been nice for our family of four. It is very nice on road trips so the kids can spread out. We bought the LE model and now I'm wondering if the XLE would have been better since it has leather and the power rear gate. Our average mileage has been 20mpg. Not as high as the sticker, but are they ever? This is our first Toyota and we expect high quality due to their reputation. We're disappointed with quality issues we've had with sliding door noise and design of radio is the pits. In sunshine the radio display can be impossible to read.
Roominess inside. Lots of cargo room in the back.
We've had it in for service for squeak/rattle in one of the sliding doors. Toyota fixed that and now the other door is starting to make the same sound. Service bulletin out to replace lock/striker assembly. Radio is often hard to see in sunshine.
Love everything about it, big upgrade from my 1992 Previa. Have taken 8 trips in it since purchase, no complaints whatsoever. Very easy to move seats in and out, up and down, to allow for carrying passengers or cargo. Seats 6 adults very comfortably, a 7th in the rear seats if all are smaller adults.
Ease of reconfiguring the seats for different uses.
After 8 road trips, can think of nothing that could be any better.
Other than routine maintenance (oil changes, warranty inspections), we've had no problems and are still in love with this van.
Comfort and drivability
The '04 Sienna is a great minivan with plenty of space, (Third row should only be used by small children.) great interior build quality which exeeds every other minivan and looks that aren't too shabby for a minivan. Our Sienna has had no problems excluding a flat tire because of a nail on the road and one time someone keyed our car. No mechanical problems at all. If you buy a Sienna, you will be rewarded with a solid family vehicle that stands up to the normal family schedual.
Plenty of storage areas. Good stereo. Excellent quality of plastics. Automatic sliding door
Improve chassis for less body roll which is really felt in the back rows. Put some more power under the hood. And get some leather to put on the steering wheel, my old '99 Sienna had a leather steering wheel and I miss it.
The Sienna is my first minivan and my boys love it very much. During our first trip to LA we averaged an outstanding amount of 28.2 mpg. I love my Sienna.
60/40 split and fold rear bench, power sliding door, tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Improve the road noise, make power sliding door available on the left door
Our Toyota Sienna has been nearly perfect. There are a few things that annoy. Locking out the passenger windows also means the driver can't use them.There is not retained power so if you stop for minute you loose all power including radio and DVD. Maybe not a big deal but when the kids movie has to be started all over again it's a pain. The engine power is great and it is very comfortable inside. You will never run out of room inside.
Shifter position is perfect. Flip and fold seats are a breeze. Two glove boxes and lots of storage. Comfort and handling are car-like. Fuel economy is great for a van. . On the leather package you get these great sun-shades. A feature that is worth it's weight in gold is you have kids.
Window lock-out button should not lock out drivers ability to still control all windows. 12V power should still be avail after shut-off for at least 5 min. Offer more stand alone options. I wish I could get a second power door with having to go to the XLE (2004). The tires on mine lasted 30,000km
This is our first endeavour into the minivan world. As BMW and Subaru drivers, this was a new experience for us. Suprisingly, we love to drive it! It drives like the car and there are many more comfort features than in the BMW. During our first week, we put it through the paces with a 300 mile trip to our vacation. MPG was awesome at 26 MPG. Navigating through the cabin to take care of our son was a breeze. The seats fold down/up so quickly, it is extremely useful. And the ride, no matter where you are sitting is extremely comfortable. We made the right decision with this vehicle.
Drives like a car, 14+ cup holders, flip-up table, auto-door, lie flat seats, and backseat mirror, remote opening 3rd row windows, 1/2 open 2nd row windows.
Make opening and closing trunk door easier with a pull-handle (very heavy trunk), flip up table for back seat, be able to lock door when sliding door is open or process of closing.
3 months and 7000 miles have passed and this van has impressed me. On a family trip from NY to FL with 5 people, 400 lbs of luggage and driving 70-80 mph we averaged 25 mpg! It was like flying. Very quiet and comfortable. Turns and parks like a sedan. At 230 hp this van chews-up onramps like nothing I've driven in 25 years. It is the Lexus of mini-vans. Hey, they're not just for soccer moms anymore!
Disappearing 3rd row seats. Lots of room. Interior lights and convenience features. Very quiet. Great value.
Make climate control standard on LE model.
What a great van, drives so smooth and quiet. Power door and fold flat 3rd row seats are so nice. Second row seats are easy to remove and don't weight too much. Interior gages and finish is top notch. Drive noise is much quieter than the Honda odyssey. Looking for a minivan, make sure and look at these. For 26K you cannot beat the options, features, Toyota reliability and resale value.
Fold flat 3 row seat, so easy to use. Dashboard layout and controls are Lexus type quality in a Toyota price. The van looks cool especially with the upgraded aluminum wheels. Privacy glass and cabin mirror are nice as well.
Only minor complaint would be the transmission shifting when stepping on the gas is not as smooth as silk but certainly not a showstopper. Comes with both CD and Cassette, why bother with the cassette, who uses those anymore...
We just returned from a 500 mile trip with two small kids. There was tons of flexibility and average gas mileage for mostly highway driving was 25 mpg. I cannot begin to compliment Toyota for thinking of so many little things to make the car more comfortable. We upgraded from a sedan and it will be worth the small drop in mileage to have the space and flexibility.
Garbage bag hooks, lights everywhere, fold down front passenger seat, split 3rd row, rear audio, power side door, steering wheel electronic controls, pop up table between front buckets, adjustible seating for 2nd and 3rd row for leg room and recline, etc.
Glove box light, auto headlight off, more lights in cargo area,
This is the most comfortable vehicle we have ever had for short and long distance trips. The comfort level is excellent,the gas mileage very good. We drove from AZ to WI and back as far as Colorado before running over a piece of metal possibly from a semi tranmission that took out the underparts of our van. Its still in Colorado. We fly up friday to retrive van from dealer that is replacing all the damaged parts. Wish it was a little higher off the ground, lost the brake lines, rear ac, transmission pan, shield off gas tank, exhaust system, cross something or other in front and even dented floor pan in rear. But was pretty big chunk of steel and no way to miss it because of traffic.
Visibility, handling, disappearing rear seats, tumbling forward middle seats. Temperature, compass, and mileage/gas left in tank display. Comfort of the seats, I have severe arthritis in my lower spine and I can ride comfortably in this van. The 8 position drivers seat auto adjust is great.
None that I can think of now, except make undercarriage clearance a bit higher.
We have owned this car for a few months and it really stands out, but one problem is 2003 Toyota Sienna CE had more feauters than this LE, but not including the Homelink or the folding seats. The fuel economy is average for its power. Another thing is that the Honda Ody. EX without leather cost the same but with much better features like two power sliding doors and 6 CD changer!!
Homelink, power sliding door, folding seats, power 2nd row windows
a little better fuel economy and better feauters like in the Honda Ody.
Had vehicle for 2 months and love it. Gas mileage is very good compared to other vans. Engine is right power for weight.
Wireless headsets Disappearing rear seats Cargo room
Make option for power sliding doors all doors or none
Driving this car is the best experience: comfortable, convenient, effortless -- particularly, because I care for two disabled persons -- it's the best designed vehicle for this purpose.
Storage and places to put things.
More interior space, running boards standard.
This car is smooth as silk over the road and probably the quietest car I've ever driven. The 8 way power drivers seat with power lumbar is the best I've ever sat in and I'm 6' tall. All the gadgets and controls are easy to navigate. The transmission shifts are so subtle, the only hint that it is shifting is the change in RPM on the tach. The fit and finish of this car is very nice and the quality is very good.The engine is plenty powerful for any task. The brakes are very good with just a slight pressure on the pedal, our van has 4 wheel disc, I highly recommend. The JBL sound system and DVD player is icing on the cake. The kids are plenty occupied on a trip with their wireless headphones.
All the safety features,stability control,side airbags, the front seat airbag that turns itself off with a light passenger in the seat,the tire pressure monitor is a nice addition, the JBL sound system and DVD player.
Some have complained about having just one power door, but the drivers side doesn't really need to be power and I don't mind that, the lazy susan in the Honda would be nice but short of that, this van has everything I wanted and then some. Nice job Toyota.
The Van exceeds all of our expectations. Smooth ride, reacts fast, comfortable, with enough head room for my tall frame. Most vans I have to stoop to fit. All kinds of extra inside that you wouldnt think of but are there. I would recommend this vehicle to any family looking for performance and comfort for the kids. We have been all over with ours. We like to camp and fish so we have literally lived out of the back of it and loved it.
My favorite feature would have to be the safety. That was the selling point. Side curtain air bags for the rear are nice. It stops quickly when needed. You seem to always be in total control when driving. We expect to have this vehicle for a long time.
I bought this van because it was a Toyota. I tried a Dodge and the only thing I thought that was better on the Dodge was that all the rear seats folded down easily. Only the third row seats fold in the Toyota and it is more difficult to fold them down. The middle seats are so difficult to remove and replace that once I got them back into the van I decided never to move them. They are much more difficult to remove than the seats in my 1993 Plymouth Voyager.
I like the radio control on the steering wheel, second row windows that roll down and the power sliding door that I can open to let the van cool down before I even get in.
Toyota middle seats seem so outdated compared to the Dodge. They need to make the second row seats that fold into the floor. It was everything two of us could do to get them out of the Van and it was worse trying to get them back in. I have had a van since 1971 and these were the most difficult seat
Sold our rock solid 99 Sienna after 130K problem free miles. We were looking forward to improved MPG. Don't believe Toyota's claim. This model is a gas hog, about the same as our 4WD Sequoia. If you need a van for around town expect about 15.5MPG. Our old Sienna was much better. We suspect the trans - the newer tranny is constantly shifting in town (the old was smooth as butter - the new is jerky and noisier). It appears Toyota traded city MPG for better highway MPG - a shame since most people use vans for driving the kids around town. The other beef is with the armrests on the captains chairs - not sure who they designed them for, but they don't line up with my arms or my kids.
Auto sliding door, interior room, Toyota build quality, looks.
Fix the poor city gas mileage (why does a V8 4WD Sequoia get the same city mileage??). Improve the jerky trans. Redesign the armrests.
I Have been enjoying my new Sienna. Sometimes however, I find it does not seem to steer straight. It wants to pull to the left. This is my first big vehicle and it does take some time getting familiar with how the van handles. It is a super smooth ride but be careful, this van glides so smoothly that you do not realize how fast you are going! My power sliding door is making some noise it did not before. ( Sound like it needs lubricant ) The folding seats, removable seats are wonderful. I hauled a queen sized sofa bed in it and had plenty of room to spare! I get about 23 mpg so far with 93 octane fuel and about 20 with 89 octane. The engine is louder now than when new.
Folding seats. Power sliding door that automatically retracts if you hand is in the way. (Found out by accident.) Although it did put some pressure before retracting. Fold away seats. collapsible center tray table. Many cup and bottle holders! Two glove boxes. two climate and audio control zones.
Great travel van but would like to have folding tray backs standard in all versions. (More expensive model had them.) Camera for front and rear bumpers and backing siren should be standard in all models. (It is impossible to tell distance to objects when parking and siren only works when door open.)
We have had our Sienna for 5 months and we love it. Comfort and performance are excellent. Adult and kid friendly. Never had a van that can so easily pass cars while heading up the hill to Tahoe.
Steering wheel audio controls; engine power; lots of cupholders and storage space; very comfortable ride.
Gas mileage hasn't been as good as hoped (3,000 miles, it should be fully broken in).
I'm a grandmother that wanted something safe and comfortable to drive for me and my grandchildren. My husband and I did a lot of research before buying a new van. We are more than satisfied with our new Toyota Sienna! We have taken trips with our children and grandchildren and it's a delight on a trip too. I tell everyone driving it is like a dream. I like the safety features with the child seats. Everything is conveniently placed around the driver's seat. I especially like the mirror that lets me peek at the kids while driving without having to turn my head. Lots of storage room for all kinds of things. The automatic sliding side door has been a real treat for this grandmother too!
Knowing I am driving a safe vehicle. Mirror for checking on backseats. Automatic sliding side door.
More light in back when opening rear hatch.
I just traded in a 2000 Toyota Sienna and went with the 2005 model. I couldn't be happier. I was impressed with the power, performance and reliability of the 2000 model and Toyota has outdone themselves with the upgrades. This minivan drives like a car, not a truck like the Ford Freestar or even the Honda Odyssey. It's roomy; 50% larger than the 2000 model; quiet with good milage and instrumentation to help you make the most out of your milage. Welcome additions include the second row roll down windows and stow-n-go rear seating. With ABS, Traction control, and front and side curtain airbags, this is a great mix of safety and performance. I'll be back to try the next upgrade in a few years.
Roll down second row windows for improved circulation. Stow and go third row seats. 5 speed automatic transmission. Engine disconnect security. ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and airbags front and sides. The seat arrangement options are nice as well. Plenty of interior lighting.
Make the second row seats Stow and go as well, as either an option in the eight passenger model or standard in the seven passenger.
Got 5,000+ miles on my Sienna and have got absolutely no complaints... Toyota folks really did their homework on this one. I test drove the Odyssey for a week before test driving the Sienna, the Sienna proved to be a much smoother ride... much better fuel economy while not sacrificing power and performance. All-around quality is much more solid in the Sienna.... feels like a Lexus.
The ride on the Sienna is soooo smooth, it's like gliding on air. The 5 speed tranny is truly remarkable. I like all the storage areas around the cab.
Personally, I don't care much for the electronic sliding door.... too slow. Also, there is no key lock for the rear hatch... I like to use a key for this. Exterior looks too much like all the others... kid in me asks, can't someone design a minivan 'outside the box'??
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. This car belongs driven on our road. It's quiet, soft interior and plenty of room in the back. I am very glad we bought this minivan. My family loves the the overhead console also we had a 2003 Toyota Sienna CE which did not have any good features but now we have everything!!
Overhead console, power sliding door, radio with cassette and CD rear seat audio or DVD entertainment system and all of the rear seating space
A little better fuel economy but other than that everthing is great!
I had no choice but to get a minivan. Being that I am 25 and have one child and more soon to come, I felt stuck. 25 year olds don't drive minivans I thought. Now that I have one all my friends are jealous because of its comfort and room for anything and everything. My mom drives a SUV and she is jealous of all the room I have. With one little pull of a seat everything folds down just like that! I love It!!!
My favorite feature is the automatic door and the way the seats fold down with no hassle at all. Sorry I have more then one.
Both doors open automatically.
I had a Town and Country which turned out to be a lemmon. I love my Seinna. We have two young children and the attention Toyota put in this car to make it a family car is great. We have taken several long trips and she drives like a champ. This car also looks sleek and its a Toyota.
Seats go into floor. windows in back go down and of course electric sliding door.
plug that runs off the battery, so things stay on when the car if off. Both doors power as standard feature.
Owned a 3 Chrysler T&Cs prior. After my second experience with a blown transmission, went with the Toyota quality. Sienna drives very spirited and is much more car like then my previous van. Fuel economy is close to 26 mpg on the highway which I think is fantastic. I look forward to my first long trip with it in the future.
Steering quite responsive, but a little "light". Excellent acceleration, but 5 speed transmission constantly downshifting.
Just love it! Handles beautifully and engine is very quiet. Tons of room with stow away rear seats.
Automatic sliding door. Fab stereo - cordless headphones for rear passengers with ability to listen to something different to the front passengers. Roomy and safe. Storage galore.
Driver's hand automatically goes to open REAR window - move buttons.
Initial build quality for Sienna is excellent. Engine is a little weak at only 3.3L. However, 5- speed auto produce adequate power and surprisingly good fuel economy. A full tank of gas (20 gal) goes about 450 miles!
5-speed auto tranny, fuel economy, quiet ride.
Stay up with the high tech game... Odyssey has cylinder shut-off. It should be an easy addition for Toyota. Also, larger V6 would be nice!
It is smooth and fun to drive. Very thouthful options. Best value in any minivan for 2005, only tricky honda minivan came close. Toyota has far superior intrumentation quality and reliablity compared to honda because i own both vehicles.
Rear audio, remote transmiter, compass. Interior luxury and smooth transmission and very roomy.
automatic AC control front and rear will be big plus for all standard models. Also stability control must be included for low end models.
I have owned my Sienna LE almost 9 months now and as I approach 40,000 kilometers I have been very pleased with its performance, comfort, and reliability. As a previous owner of a popular domestic minivan that was in the shop every three months for repairs in and out of warranty, I needed a reliable car that I could take my family on road trips and not have to worry about the car lasting the trip. The Sienna has not failed me so far.
Steering is awesome - especially in parking lots and doing u-turns on narrow roads. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel and power seat provides great comfort. For Canadian winters the heated side mirrors are a must. Acceleration at highway speeds makes passing a breeze. Love the space in rear.
Only passenger side door is power on the LE - should be both. The panoramic mirror for seeing into the back seats is useless. The sunglass holder is mis- placed. Would have liked traction control without going to AWD model as the front tires can spin easily when accelarating from a full stop.
With about 1500 miles on the odometer, I am very impressed with the build quality of this car. There are simply no manufacturing flaws. There are a few minor design annoyances but the good points far outweigh the bad. Mileage is about 20 with mixed driving, expecting it to improve. The interlock that prevents the left sliding door from trashing the gas filler door when its open, has already proven its worth during a refueling stop. The power rear vents are a lifesaver when you have "gassy" children riding with you. It doesn't have the same precise on- center feel as our old Honda van, but that may be due to the tires, or just the fact that its a bigger car.
Power vent windows in back. Powerful and quiet V6. Flexible interior layout with lots of room. Good dealer experience.
Armrest creeps up whenever I fasten the seatbelt. Radio 'seek' beep is too loud. Door controls need lighting. Needs padding in the armrest storage bins to prevent rattling. We went with the LE since the options jack up the price too much.
I bougt this van about 6 moths ago. No complaints. Quite ride, easy to drive, more spacious.
Gentle ride (not like Honda) and Spacious
The trip computer is not of much use.
After 8 years of a Ford Widstar Minivan, and an increasing repair bill, I needed a change. My 2005 Sienna continues to impress me. The tight turn radius is great. The comfort level is impresive. Can't wait to take my family on a long drive so my 4 children can enjoy the DVD player. I'm sure it will be a big hit. Great job Toyota! Goodbye FORD!
Passenger doors on both sides of the vehicle is a big plus. Need to get the kids in and out fast. Rear heat and air keeps everyone comfortable.
Arm rests on door side of seats, and larger arm rests for driver. Adjustable up/down would be a plus.
best minivan that I've ever had!
I got a very good deal for this puchase. The Toyota folks worked with me to find the car I was looking for and added a few extras in for free. The van is very roomy and rides like a luxury car.
Interior design, homelink and ease of parking.
I would like to see both sliding doors electric on LE trims.
So far so good. No complaints.
The seat hand rests (both driver and passenger) is short. It should be atleast couple of inches more.
Very very good car. I bought it in end of 2003. We love it. Good mileage, and very very quiet engine. It's a pleasure driving it.
quiet drive and storage space.