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I love this van! by Raifsnider from PA on 02/08/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE FWD 8-Passenger V6, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Great ride, quick acceleration, tons of storage for everything from cups to cargo. Decent 20mpg mileage. Hey, it's a mini-van, so review with that in mind.
Cons: Zero dislikes.
Overall review: Has all I need for lifestyle driving, both in-town and on the road.
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Best Overall Minivan On The Market Today by Danny in Louisiana on 05/26/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Sienna LE FWD 8-Passenger V6, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Understated but attractive styling - not too trendy or polarizing, yet modern and appealing. Interior feels very spacious. Acceleration is good - tested this and the Odyssey back-to-back, and the Sienna had noticeably more pep, even though they both are rated for the same HP. Like the built-in retractable sun shades. Feels stable and planted while driving. Stock stereo on the LE sounds great even without a subwoofer. Seats are very comfortable and adjustable. The overall feel of the car is very solid and well-built. The removable center seat for the middle row stows nicely in its rear cargo compartment niche 3-zone climate control is nice. Markedly better ride quality than Odyssey.
Cons: Biggest con is the location of the inner wheel well on the drivers side. It is too intrusive for my left foot; I cannot stretch my left leg out without backing the seat all the way up. Other than that, great legroom in passenger front & middle row. Rear-view camera screen is small. Bluetooth phone integration not as seamless as the Sync system on my Ford truck. Exhibits some typical front wheel drive torque-steer under heavy acceleration, but not too pronounced. Center-row seats must be removed, unlike the fold-flat seats on the Chrysler products. Doesn't have as many cool colored high-tech looking lights in the dash as the Odyssey, but that's a matter of function over flash.
Overall review: I closely compared the Sienna, Odyssey, and Grand Caravan before purchasing. The Sienna has the best reliability, acceleration, build quality, and better bang for the buck than the Odyssey. The engine is refined, and provides outstanding performance compared to the competitors. The 6-speed transmission is smooth and unobtrusive, and is standard for all trim levels, unlike some competitors. The power doors on the LE are very nice, with multiple open/close buttons. Some reviewers criticize the interior trim as cheap plastic, but it is simple & neutral, rather than trying to look like faux leather or wood. The simplicity also means less floppy and loose material to tear or snag. The upholstery is good-quality, comfortable and should wear well. The folding armrests feel more solid than the competition as well. The LE trim is comparable in price to the Odyssey's base model, but adds power doors, seats, and 3-zone climate control. Head-to-head, it beat all the competition easily.
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The perfect family hauler by brea dave on 03/03/2013. Owned 1 year.
Pros: I just love the way it drives, excellant acceleration, smooth transmission shifts, Very responsive. It is also very quiet on the hwy. The backup camera and rear radar are great, keeps you from backing into something. Very comfortable seats. Lots of interior room, especially in the middle seats. It is just a perfect minivan in so many respects. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice van. love the intune entertainment system.
Cons: The 6.1 inch navigation screen could be a little bigger. I have the XLE version and they should get rid of the outside mast antenna! like on the limited model.
Overall review: An excellant choice for a minivan!!!!!!!!!!
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Most comfortable vehicle I've ever been in. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/13/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Sienna LE FWD 8-Passenger V6.
Pros: Comfort. Fuel Economy. Power. Spacious. Quiet.
Cons: None worth mentioning.
Overall review: We rented this minivan for a little less than two weeks. While I was mostly a passenger during this time, I did get a chance to drive it. The Sienna was not lacking in power, and it handles as you would expect a minivan to. We averaged 22 mpg with a heavy load, and mostly highway driving. Comfort will forever be synonymous with Sienna for the rest of my life. I can never sleep in cars, but in this one, I COULD, for the first time ever. The highway ride is soft and quiet, a perfect vacation car. The climate controls are divided between the driver, front passenger, and the left captain's chair. The heat and air conditioning were perfect. The Sienna is, in my opinion, a top choice for long road trips/family vacations. I felt I needed to express my happiness of this vehicle here, hopefully it can make others as happy and comfortable as it made me.
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Like this van a lot by HRH from Indiana on 06/09/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD 7-Passenger V6, Owned 1 year.
Pros: This minivan looks great,, has a stylish look that moves away from the boxy appearance. It has a quiet ride. It it is comfortable wherever you might sit. Love the storage bin in between driver and passenger front seat. The bin is a nice place to put my wife's large purse. Lots and lots of cup holders too. Lots of side pockets/2 dashboard compartments to put stuff as well. Love the extra sunshade that can be hooked and unhooked for the second and third row. When the sun is strong, helps protect the grandkids. Like the back up camera and the control buttons for the side doors and tailgate.Radio sound quality is excellent.. AC/Heating system is excellent too. No regrets so far owning this van.
Cons: Wish that the second row seats had backpockets for the thrid row use. Control for the windshield wiper can get confusing-up ot down. Moving the second row seats can be challenging too. Engine power can be increased too. Just drove a 2013 Towne and Country Minivan and I noticed the difference in power. Light for the back luggage compartment is weak and has to be switched off and on. Front courtesy lights and luggage compartment light can be improved now that we have LED lights widely available. Hard to read Maps/printed directions at night. Latches for car seats hard to get to. I am not looking for perfect van, but these problems are not major engineering challenges i would think..
Overall review: I have owned Minivans since they first came into the market,I must say we have come a long ways from when it started. I have no hesitation in recommending the Sienna, given it's quality and the history of Toyota reliability. another plus- Service from our dealer is always top notch for maintenance and repairs.
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