Used Car: 2011 Toyota Sienna Review
Completely redesigned for 2011, test drivers said the 2011 Toyota Sienna offers good performance, comfortable seating and very good handling for a minivan.
The 2011 Toyota Sienna was completely redesigned for 2011 and received new engine options, a sport-tuned trim and plenty of family-friendly features. When it was new, reviewers praised the available all-wheel drive, which the Sienna was the only minivan to offer. Reviewers also appreciated the 2011 Sienna’s available V6 engine, which they called powerful and smooth.
Though the 2011 Toyota Sienna is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, its overall crash test scores aren’t as high as competitors’. The Sienna’s fuel economy ranks near the top of the class.
The 2011 Sienna offers seating for seven or eight. Reviewers felt that the seating was comfortable for adults, even on long rides, but criticized the eighth seat for being small. Notable standard features include tri-zone air conditioning, cruise control, a four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input and a telescoping steering wheel. Optional features when it was new include navigation, a USB jack, Bluetooth, a back-up camera, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate and a dual-screen DVD entertainment system.
Other Cars to Consider
If you need a minivan with great performance, interior quality and safety, the 2011 Honda Odyssey should be on your list. Both minivans were completely redesigned for 2011, but reviewers favored the Odyssey’s roomier interior and larger eighth seat. In terms of seat comfort, reviewers preferred the Sienna, which has available reclining second-row captain’s chairs.
The 2011 Chrysler Town & Country is also worth considering. Without sacrificing much in interior space, the Town & Country offers convenient seating and cargo arrangements. The Town & Country gets higher safety ratings, but the 2011 Sienna ranks higher in interior quality, performance and reliability.