The Best Could Be Better w/o Much Cost
By BWC on
2007 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The third minivan we've owned: a 1990 Dodge Caravan, a 2001 Honda Odyssey, now a 2007 Sienna. Each was best on market at the time. This year it was between Odyssey and Sienna. The Sienna had more comfortable seating and the XLE package #5 had all features we wanted without requiring navigation.
Yes, this is the Lexus of minivans. Smooth, comfortable and quiet (for a van) and visibility is best. Gearshift positioned well. Great steering adjustments; side sun screens a bonus. Instrumentation generally accessible but reading manual is a must.
Computer controlled tranny feels "funky" at first; NEEDS more tilt range in 8-way driver's seat and a manual or power 8-way passenger seat; better calibrated and accessible cruise; low volume turbo to boost pick-up and mileage; standard turn arrows on external mirrors.