Update. We have had our sienna for five months now and still like it a lot. however the mpgs are not as good as i thought. We still have our 04 sienna that we constantly get 25 mpgs. This new one only gets 20 with same driver and conditions. Highway driving not much better. I feel like Toyota has gone backwards in 12 years very disappointing, Hard to see dash when headlights are not on. still a great van just cant understand how these were overlooked.
I'd owned an Odyssey (with the repeated brake issues) and a Pilot, but after doing a significant amount of research, decided to go with the 2016 Sienna. Nothing beats a minivan for hauling kids, dogs and everybody's associated stuff (kids and crap). Drives well, great visibility, decent acceleration, seats are comfortable, but...there's this nagging squeak from the seat behind the driver's seat. Oh my goodness, it is making me crazy. I've had the dealer check it out (of course it's "Ma'am, we couldn't duplicate it"; put the jump seat in its spot, moved the seat back and forth, adjusted it, fastened all the seat belts, removed every single piece of anything floating around the inside and, no change. I will bring it up again at the 10k maintenance visit, but I'm pretty confident I'll get the same response as the first. I know there was a problem with the 2010/11 in the third row, but everything I'd read had stated it was resolved. And, here I am. It's enough to make me want to get rid of it. Maybe I am being a princess, but I would expect that at 36k plus, that there would not be these types of issues. Wish me luck. Peace, out.
I love my Sienna comfortable family car fits wonderful for my family needs and extremely dependable only gripes I might have if any at all is: improvement on noise reduction and more USB ports please is a family vehicle we need at least three (3) USB ports.
I especially like the crash avoidance for the front. I put a piece of plywood up on the Driveway and drove toward it. The car braked and stopped just like it was supposed to. This is one feature I was really looking for as I approach old age. I discovered that is is not classified as a Premium Model on paper but I moved the DVD from my 2005 Sienna and it works great so I guess I have a Premium now. Car has been great but I just wish I could get the same MPG as my 2004 Sienna. I am looking to trade in for a 2018 when they are available.
This is my 2nd Sienna and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I purchased my 1st Sienna 9 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with twins. 129,000 and not one problem!!!! The new 2016 Sienna has awesome features (Bluetooth, navigation, blue ray player, gaming options), and 8 passenger seating is definitely a PLUS!