My first Sienna that I had almost 15 years was great but this one is even better! I tried to go smaller, but the Sienna is so practical with all of it's comfortable seating and storage that I had to stick with the minivan. It rides beautifully!
Our buying decision was largely based on the availability of AWD. Toyota is the only mini-van available with AWD. That fact aside, we've been pleased with the vehicle so far. The ride is "comfy firm" but not harsh. The noise level is quite good, even with 55 series tires. The driveability around town is nice, and it drives better than I expected on the twisty roads. Visibility is quite good. The seats are comfortable, but we haven't driven any 12 hour days yet. The interior layout in the front is good and driver ergonomics are convenient and pleasant. Second row seats are as good as the front and the fore/aft adjustment adds to the versatility when hauling a variety of people and cargo. Blind spot monitoring is a new and helpful feature for me. The navigation and bluetooth functions work well, and the voice controls worked without an extensive training procedure. The price seemed high for the level of technology included. There's no type of lane departure or radar assisted braking offered with going to a premium or signature version. Parker Toyota was excellent to deal with.
2016 Toyota Sienna Minivan LE 7-Passenger 4dr Minivan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
AWD averages 21 mpg. No spare tire in AWD model, Run flat tires only. VERY under powered. Cruise control extremely slow to respond. Audio system is poorly designed. Radio has to be manually switched from radio to Bluetooth. Touch screen is unresponsive. This is in comparison to a 2014 Ford Fusion. I am very disappointed with the technology and mostly the extreme lack of engine responsiveness. A/C isn't very cold