By Matt and Malia's Dad on
2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
After 5 months and 7500 miles of driving, I have a pretty good feel for the Sienna. It's a nice ride! After several trips to Las Vegas from LA fully loaded, it didn't even break a sweat going up the Baker grade, even with the AC going. The real test of a nice ride is how you feel after a long drive and I never felt any fatigue at all. It's very roomy inside. Able to throw lots of people and gear inside with room to spare.
I can't believe I'm saying this, living in LA, but one of the best features so far has been the seat heaters. On a cool morning (in the 50 degree range) it takes the edge off nicely. Even if your back is feeling a little stiff, it provides a soothing warmth. Stereo controls on the steering wheel.
There is a bit of hesitation when coming out of slow turns. Not sure if it is an engine and/or transmission issue, but one gets used to it. Averaging 19.4 mpg overall, but have gotten up to 23 mpg on a couple of long haul trips.