By Alex on
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
So far I only put 350 miles so can't comment on long term durability. But I drove '06 Odyssey Touring a few times so I'll use Odyssey as benchmark. I like the Sienna ride better (I came from BMW 5 series with sport package. To me, the Sienna is ideal for a family hauler), quieter than Odyssey, ride is not as firm/bouncy, handling is about the same. The transmission shifts smooth. Interior looks modern but lack the quality I expected. I feel the Odyssey interior trim/buttons are well made, Sienna feels cheap, especially compare to BMW and Acura (maybe not a fair comparison but the van cost 30k+). Mileage is good, I got 28 mpg (from MID) for almost all highway driving.
smooth ride, power sliding doors, bluetooth, backup cam, comfortable seats, headlight is as good as it gets (except upgrade to HID)
interior trim/button quality, real 8th seat, exterior antenna is so 80's