Purchased new in January 2010 to replace a 2007 Honda Odyssey that had a myriad of mechanical issues. Overall, a great family vehicle, very comfortable on long trips, plenty of power, and feature rich with the rear entertainment system, navigation, Bluetooth, backup camera, and parking sensors. But, with just over 96,000 miles started hearing noises from the transmission. Took it to the dealer and the diagnosis was a failed internal component. Replaced the transmission and it runs better than new, but did not expect a transmission failure this soon.
Tri-zone heating and air conditioning, rear seat entertainment system, backup camera, parking sensors, Homelink system, JBL audio system.
Navigation system is not intuitive and is basically useless while in motion. Connecting a phone to the Bluetooth system is cumbersome, but works well once you figure it out, again not very intuitive.
2010 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought our first Toyota sienna 2010.. Have own 5 other vans villager (awesome) venture (awesome) voyager (ok) uplander (worst ever).. So far our sienna is neck and neck with the other 2 vans.. Comfort is wonderful, with fibromyalgia and RA, long rides no longer hurt.. Seats are so comfy.. After owning the sienna for 3 weeks the tranny started acting up.. Took it to our tranni man , he put it on the comp. no issues.. He said, for some reason the trannies do act up. Some how it straightens it's self out and they have no idea why or how.. Every tranny tht has come into his shop has done this.. Well it has fixed it's self and haven't had a problem since... :)
Love the passenger windows they go up and down, other vans windows did not go up or down.. Windows work well for everyone and our dog... lots of storage, seats recline nicely ..like the non electric passenger doors. Had electric slide doors on the Uplander and it was a nightmare.. bought it at 105000 miles own it 1 month now. 2500 miles we have put on so far.. Road trips have been awesome, traveled more in this one month then we have all year... so plz so far..
would be nice if the head lights were running lights. 2 or 3 times I didn't turn the lights on right away.. Driver side has blind spots, have to adjust driver mirror a lot to check for lane change...
2010 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I'm a manufacturer rep of engine management and fuel delivery systems for NAPA Auto Parts.
I easily travel 40,000 miles annually and drive a 2010 Sienna.
It currently has 115,000 miles on it and it's one of the most bullet proof vehicles I've ever had.
At well over 100,000 miles I've kept up on the maintenance which has been almost nothing and it's still going strong.
To date the only maintenance the van has required has been oil changes, a few sets of tires, and a couple of brake jobs.
I've also flushed the power steering and transmission.
It just doesn't really need a lot of maintenance and continues to run strong.
The spark plugs are original and still look amazing.
As a traveling rep with all kind of product the massive amount of cargo space when you fold the seats down or even remove the middle seats is awesome.
I always have the room I need to haul my stuff.
I also have two kids and when we travel as a family is has more than enough room.
The seats are comfortable and provide a comfortable driving position.
That's important when I spend so much time in the drivers seat.
My Sienna seems to emit a lot of road noise and compared to Honda Odyssey of the same year, the interior is very dated.
Other than that, it's a great van.
Our sienna is a great car we enjoy it on trips the gps is a big help, had a little trouble finding a sat tuner for the radio but had one installed and it works well. The biggest draw back to this car is the flat free tires. They are not flat free the light is on more than off. There is not a Dunlap tire dealer in our area so we are left to the mercy of others. The local Toyota dealer is not helpful. I would buy regular tires for the car but they did not build a place for the spare, pretty stupid who ever heard of a car without a spare.
suspension, handling, bluetooth, mileage,
put in a spare tire and forget the flat free tires, that are not flat free