2005 Toyota Sienna Review

Pros & Cons

  • Smooth ride, refined V6, fold-flat 60/40 third-row seat, seven- and eight-passenger seating configurations, great fuel economy, available all-wheel drive.
  • A bit too much lean in the corners, seat comfort and noise isolation could be better, expensive option packages.
List Price Range
$3,900 - $6,990

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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you want Lexus-like luxury in your family hauler, the Sienna has your number. With tons of innovative features and even more available options, this Toyota is one of our top recommendations to buyers shopping in the minivan segment.

2005 Highlights

XLE and XLE Limited models now offer a power-adjustable passenger seat.

Consumer reviews

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Good choice, only complaint was cost
Thomas Mommy,10/16/2010
LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I love this van. I drove 2 dr sport cars before motherhood. I love cars, and this fits me as a woman who loves cars. As good as it gets, always comfortable driving long distance with no breakdown fears. I have drove nine days alone in Toyota models over the years with NO FEAR. I had power door replaced under warranty. Only real problem with 2005 model. I have learned to have general suggested belts, brakes, and other repairs done by local mechanic verse dealership to save on cost. Recently had the two belts for alternator and AC replaced due to loud squealing noise for two months. I believe this only happened because I moved into Mountain regions and ran the AC hard in the mountains.
Good Van / Avoid Crooked Dealerships
j_ly,05/30/2012
LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my 2005 Sienna used from a private party in 2007 with 40,000 miles and I have over 130,000 miles on it today. I put new Michelin tires from Sams Club on at 90,000 miles (rotate every 10K) and they still have over half of their tread life. I changed spark plugs and plug wires as well as the timing belt at 110,000 miles. That's it! I received a recall notice for the spare tire holder so had to bring to dealership. When I got my van back I was told I needed a new radiator ($800) and cabin air filter ($80). I brought the van back to my mechanic and he said the radiator was fine and took 2 minutes to change the cabin filter ($15). That was 15,000 miles ago!
Sienna Ruler of Minivans
Danielle Eastmond,12/12/2015
XLE Limited 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We love our Sienna! After many multi-state road trips, endless street driving, and forays back and forth between the California desert and coast, our Sienna is still going strong! We are a family with five children, so believe me when I say, you cannot find a better family car than a Sienna. Forget about people trying to make a minivan seem "uncool." I have many friends with SUV'S, and none of their cars comes close as far as comfort, value and reliability goes. Our Sienna, (aptly named "Endurance"), is the best car I've ever had!
Reliable and Versatile.
pmerk28,03/14/2014
LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
The internet brings out all the strange reviewers: people claiming horrible experiences and people who use this forum to complain about the dealers instead of the actual product. I have had this car new since August 2005. As of this writing it now has 190,000 miles. There are hard Long lsland, NY miles. The radiator finally rotted out. Is this unreasonable? The lift gate shocks failed at around 150,000 miles. I ordered a pair online for well under $100.00 and installed them in 10 mins. Mileage is very good for a huge vehicle. I still get 18 mpg city and 22 or so on the highway. The exhaust system is still all original. Nothing leaks. No problems with the sliding doors so far.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Toyota Sienna

Used 2005 Toyota Sienna Overview

The Used 2005 Toyota Sienna is offered in the following submodels: Sienna Minivan. Available styles include LE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), XLE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), CE 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), LE 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), XLE Limited 7-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), XLE Limited 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), XLE 7-Passenger AWD 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), LE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A), and CE 8-Passenger Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 5A). Pre-owned Toyota Sienna models are available with a 3.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 230 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Toyota Sienna comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Toyota Sienna?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Toyota Sienna trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Toyota Sienna CE 7-Passenger is priced between $5,895 and$6,950 with odometer readings between 108437 and148624 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Toyota Sienna LE 7-Passenger is priced between $6,795 and$6,795 with odometer readings between 130551 and130551 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Toyota Sienna?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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