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A major mama gripe with design
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By mamato4
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2013 Toyota Sienna L 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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As a mom I like this kid wagon pretty well, but have one major gripe with the design. It's obviously meant to haul children, and almost all children are in some sort of safety restraint/seat these days. Problem is, the 2nd and 3rd row seats have this ridiculous incline, about a 45 degree incline toward the back. What they really need to start at is about ground level for proper installation of car seats. I've had to roll a towel to stick under a car seat before, but this is insane. Who thought this was a good idea?? You really have to rig it to get the child seat at the proper angle, especially for the youngest children (newborns and babies) who are rear-facing and need to be reclined.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the 2nd and 3rd row seats so they're appropriate and safe for children!


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Sienna SE is the best Minivan yet
1 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By iselin
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2013 Toyota Sienna SE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I recently purchased 2013 Sienna SE after careful analysis with Sienna XLE and Honda Odyssey(EX-L and Touring). Below is my verdict on who wins in each category- Exterior - Sienna SE Tires/Wheels - Sienna SE Tech - Odyssey Features - Odyssey Seating - Odyssey Access to 3rd row - Sienna Dashboard - Odyssey Cargo Space - Sienna Mileage - Odyssey Price - Sienna Drive - Sienna SE Steering/Handling - Sienna SE Winner - Sienna SE by a margin If looks and drive does matter to you, go with Sienna SE with Navigation pkg. If you want to opt for XLE, then Odyssey is a better choice. Odyssey pick up is not so good. Odyssey 2014 still looks bad when compared to Sienna.


Favorite Features

Best Minivan looks so far, wheels, fog lights with rings, concealed rear-wipers, space for storing captain chair, moonroof


Suggested Improvements

Interior build quality, navigation system, torque, better 2nd row seats like Odyssey.


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DO NOT BUY NAVIGATION SYSTEM
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By nj_jd
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2013 Toyota Sienna XLE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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We like the seinna in general. Its comfortable, best driving minivan we tested. Lots of space. What we dont like is the navigation system is one of the worst I've ever used. Its voice entry is slow and error prone, it's display is cluttered and hard to get what is important, it is hard to follow in a city with close turns. Its just bad. My $100 garmin is much better. Not only did I spend 15x that for this system, but they also take out the XM capable radio to do it. Other complaints are gas mileage is only 18-21, the heated seats dont let you turn on back vs legs, and in general the seats are not as comfortable as I would expect in this class. And the tires are expensive!


Suggested Improvements

Get together with google and make a real navigation system. The runflat tires should be optional, they are very expensive and wear very fast ( we dont think well get 25K miles at of the current set).


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Design Flaws
42 of 92 people found this review helpful
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By nsilva333
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2013 Toyota Sienna LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought a 2013 Toyota Sienna in January 2013. It is currently below 2000 miles. . At 60% weight load capacity, the ground clearance goes down to about 5 inches. I get honked on highway asking me to pull over and check-out the rear. The weight load capacity specified in the Toyota User Manual is 1355lbs. Even the dealer is suggesting me go buy an aftermarket solution to fix the issue. This is a true safety issue. Don’t even think about installing a tow hitch for a bicycle etc. The van’s rear suspension is too weak to handle a tow hitch with the weight of bicycles.


Favorite Features

Bluetooth


Suggested Improvements

Stronger Rear Suspension. 2nd Row seat design same as in Sienna 2006. Improved overall build Quality similar to the 2006 Sienna.


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THE BETTER CHOICE!
83,434 of 83,456 people found this review helpful
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By drumndan
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2013 Toyota Sienna LE 8-Passenger 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I test drove the Grand Caravan, Odyssey, and Sienna before buying. The Dodge felt cheap & rough, the Odyssey was good, and the handling was tight, but it felt like a sports car - transmitted every little bump thru the suspension in a violent way. Also, as I test-drove a 5-speed Honda, the Sienna had noticeably better acceleration. The Honda had less comfy armrests, and no available center console on the base model. For the same price as the base Honda, I got a Sienna LE with power seat, power doors, a nicer ride, satellite radio, and a better reliability record. Only complaint for the Sienna is the driver's "dead pedal" area on the left is too close for comfort. Awesome car & purchase.


Favorite Features

Ride comfort, quiet cabin, brisk acceleration, power sliding doors, excellent stereo, appealing exterior, long-slide second-row seats, cavernous cargo area behind the third-row seats. Steering wheel stereo controls are handy.


Suggested Improvements

Dead pedal area by driver's left foot is too close to the seating area. I only have a 31" inseam, but feel the need to stretch my leg a little further. Toyota should put a 12v outlet in the back of the center console for using accessories in the second row. The added cost would be about $5, but the benefit to people with kids would be enormous.


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