Big, Beautiful & Fun to Drive
By ssyates on
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
We just bought this "mini" a week ago and so far haven't found anything we don't like. It is very responsive; finely tuned engine & transmission and grabs the road. It seems especially competent as we still have snow and slush on the road after 3+ feet of snow, with most of it still on the ground over the past two weeks. The cabin features and comfort leave little to be desired. My first tank of gas got us 21+ MPG with a balanced mix if town and highway driving. Our trade-in; a 2005 Prius typically gets 43MPG for the same kind of driving.
Huge cabin gives our three Standard Poodles "oodles" of room, with each of them tethered for safety. The electrically heater leather seats are especially comfortable. Nav system with Bluetooth handles both the wife's and my cell phones, at the same time.