Ride, transmission, interior space and flexibility, rear seat, fuel economy.
Handling, road noise, fit and finish.
The Sienna is a sensible choice, but in some ways it isn't as nice as the last generation. It rides very comfortably, but handling is lackluster. The 3.5-liter V6 is lively and returns a respectable 20 mpg. The all-wheel-drive version sacrifices just 1 mpg. Interior fit and finish is mediocre, and the cabin is a bit noisy. An eighth seat cleverly stores in the back when it isn't installed in the center of the middle row. Reliability of the FWD version is above average, the AWD version has improved to average.