By toy owner on
2011 Toyota Sienna SE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Swapped out a Benz GL 450 for an '11 SE. Very nice vehicle although interior plastics could be of higher quality. drives very well - car like. the x-tra tuning in steering and suspension create a much more German feel than the floaty XLE/LTD. car looks great and wheel, skirts and tire pkg make the car. can't beat the room. hard to argue against as a family hauler. this is our first van. IMO all of the SUVs out there try so hard to provide the utility of a minivan, as most 3rd rows are useless. even with the GL, 3rd row was one of the best in the SUV class, but not much storage beyond the seat when up. not much snob appeal but in today's world who really cares. bye bye 13 MPG!
exterior design and tweaks to handling looks great hell of a lot cheaper than Benz in every aspect. looking forward to my next fill up under 75 bucks and w/ 87 octane vs 93.
drivers armrest is flimsy cheap plastic dash - but faux carbon fiber looks better than faux wood. Toyota needs to make all options avail. on this model (nav. double sunroof etc.) it will be the lexus of minivans. toyota needs creatively reclass it as a grand tourer like MB R and not minivan