The Toyota Sienna affords a comfortable ride and a smooth, energetic powertrain returning respectable fuel economy. Expect 20 mpg overall from the front-wheel-drive version. If you need an all-wheel-drive minivan in this model year, Sienna is your only choice. Be apprised however, those four-driven wheels sacrifice one mpg and dictate run-flat tires.
There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration is good and handles very well. This vehicle is our long distance go to vehicle, so we drive 1000 miles each time."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"For A Van, very easy to drive and handles like a sedan."

Richard G., UT (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Every one thought I was crazy to get an AWD in florida but with all the rain that we have, this vehicle holds the road very very well in heavy rain and sits up higher than other vans to handle flooded roads. It also has very quick acceleration for being a larger, heavy vehicle."

Ullmer L., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"It still has plenty of power and a comfortable ride."

Ronald F., NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The acceleration and handling on the Sienna are excellent."

Anonymous, IN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Excellent handling & acceleration Especially helpful when passing and merging on highway"

Sharon E., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Good acceleration. Handles satisfactorily when dry, but has tendency to hydroplane in moderate to heavy rain if still going the speed limit."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Awfully slow acceleration, but then, my other car is a tesla."

Barry R., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"See previous answer."

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Easy to drive, soft ride, handles tough conditions (wet roads) well."

J W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"V6 handles well for its size."

Ravi S., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"For a minivan it accelerates and handles very well. The ride is top notch, the seats very comfortable. The only thing I DO NOT like is tire wear. It's hard to get more than 30,000 out of a set of tires."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"pretty good AWD it is not like a Subaru but better than just FWD for Northern MI"

Russell S., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The acceleration is poor and hard to climb hills."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Doesn't feel like a minivan. Handles well and it's responsive. Feel safe for my family."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Good smooth acceleration and has a good tight turning radius."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Rides nicely, especially after I replaced the run-flat tires with conventional ones. Comfortable, practical."

Timothy K., WA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"I do not get good acceleration with regular gas. I use 90 + octane gas. Handling is responsive. Turning radius is long."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Good. The handling is very good. I have had one emergency response situation and the Sienna gripped the road very well. It accelerates nicely and brakes well. With good snow tires it handles in the winter very well also. It is all wheel drive and I put on the CR recommended snow tires, it has been one of the best winter handling vehicles I have owned."

AARON M., ID (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Front struts/shock-absorbers definitely weak, leading to wiggly and bouncy handling."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Excellent riding experience, nice ride, excellent noise reduction.overll very good riding experience"

GHULAM A., MD (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"excellent handling and driving, best minivan ever!"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Excellent acceleration for its size and given that it is a van. I think it's surprising to other drivers when it's necessary to use the van's acceleration capabilities. It's super smooth and a very comfortable ride. We loaded it up for an across country move and had tons of storage room that didn't seem to affect its power much. Love the AWD for our current living circumstances - we get snow from time to time."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Handles very easily for the size of the car."

THOMAS B., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The Sienna handles well and is very stable even at 140 km/hr."

JOHN S., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very good on both areas."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The car is so large that it is difficult to parallel park, or see how close you are both front and rear. The front bumper is out of sight leaving no indication of how close the vehicle ahead is. The rear dash camera is relative and also leaves you wondering just how much room there is to the car behind.."

R C., ME (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"It's responsive and feels safe because of braking and acceleration and the taller stance"

JOE A., NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"brakes handling quality low maintence"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Don't care for the area between the two front seats.Console. Like old configuration better."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very good value and riding vehicle for road trips."

D W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Hard for me to tell you my MPG... in my city driving it is about 18, but traveling across country it is 21. About half my mileage is in each category. Also, we always carry a 180 lb. electric mobility scooter in back... that has to be a drag on mileage."

BARBARA R., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"For a mini-van I think it handles and accelerates fabulously. Really well done by Toyota."

DAVID M., OH (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The excessive shifting of the 4-cylinder 6-speed transmission was quite difficult to get used, and I feel the car is a little under-powered."

SALLY K., IL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very dependable Car"

DARIUSH B., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable and quiet ride."

Robt M., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The ride and seats combine for a great road car. We love traveling in our Sienna!. Quiet, comfortable, stable and secure!"

Joseph P., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Great for our long cross-country drives. Low to the ground so I learned to go slower through dips. Easy to get in and out of."

Scott C., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"very comfortable only complaint is 3rd row seat frame got bent and I had to replace it. This seems to be a common problem looking at Toyota forums"

Russell S., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Superior seat comfort in all rows. Huge versatility, and look, it's the only van with AWD!"

Brad N., MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"After 5 years the sliding doors began rattling. Have replaced rubber cushions and talked to the dealer, but could never get it fixed."

David R., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The entire electronic system broke. The side doors can't be used electronically, nor can the back. Toyota can't seem to fix them Also there is a problem with the spare. The car is a nightmare. One of the doors i can't use at all even mechanically. The only good thing is the space. Toyota really missed with this car"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Soaks up bumps, has very comfortable seats, good visibility. Drowns out noise, but that means I have to listen to my kids scream about stuff."

Matthew G., CO (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Pretty comfortable for trips. Could be better"

Brian S., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"This is one of the most comfortable vehicles ever for long trips. It is quiet and the ride is smooth. We drive 13 hours to our daughter's in Virginia and we aren't tired when we get there."

Larry S., VT (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Rides better than my Lexus. This is the ultimate cruiser for doing everything from towing my ATV trailer to day trips to the beach"

Kent R., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Comfort, low noise level, and ride I consider to be excellent in the Sienna."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The ride of the Sienna makes it the most comfortable highway cruiser I've owned."

N L., KS (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Comfortable leather seats heated seat works well. Automatic driver controls excellent Wish passenger seat also automatic vs manual"

Sharon E., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Wind and road noise is terrible! Always has been. Additionally, there are suspension pops and body frame squeaks (probably) coming from sliding door that the dealer was never able to fix. My daughter's 2012 Sienna doesn't have any of these problems!"

Thomas J., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very comfy seats and soft ride. Do hate the seat controllers -the handles that bring the seats forward or backward- on the middle row- very tough to use. Fairly quiet van."

J W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Seats have lost shape"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Great riding vehicle and best road vehicle I have ever owned. Minor road noise. A lot of room for luggage and other items with the fold down third seat. Rear capitian seats are comfortable and the installable seat for second row third person seating is adequate for short trips. Third row bench is roomier than expected. Ride is better than average, but only if premium tires are installed, with balancing and rotating every 5,000 miles. Cloth seats are very durable and easy to maintain. I cho..."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Rides like a luxury car."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Good acceleration and smooth ride for a van. Road noise is a bit disconcerting."

Anonymous, LA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Good for long trips with kids"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Seats are not cushioned or deep enough and rear seats rattle."

Lorraine O., NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Smooth acceleration, predictable handling and oh so comfortable seats. We drive this vehicle 20-hours 3 times a year to visit family and marvel at how comfortable it is."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very comfortable for traveling with a family of 6."

Anonymous, IA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Seat are good, but road noise is annoying especially at freeway speeds."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The seats were mostly comfortable to me, but I could not stretch out my legs as a driver or passenger. This became a real problem after 20 to 30 minutes. The seats do not go back far enough for comfortable leg room."

Anonymous, IN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Have a family of 5. Great seating space & storage for the long trips or outings"

Anonymous, HI (2011 Toyota Sienna)


Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"This vehicle offers the best ride for all passengers."

ALICE F., CT (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The glass and body allow road noise to be on the loud side."

KATHLEEN F., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Excellent comfort for short and long trips. You don't feel uncomfortable at all."

JOHN F., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Car tends to be very noisy especially during highway driving"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Rear seats slant upward, making it difficult for shorter folks to enter."

B L., IL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"I have automatic sliding doors and the driver side one has never worked right, Toyota refuses to admit that there is something wrong. Recently the passenger door button over the driver seat does not work."

MARIE L., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Passenger seat only 4 way, passenger seats should always be as adjustable as the driver's seat. The vehicle is noisy, really wears you down on a long trip over interstates."

LEROY K., GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Not as loud as other minivans - but not as quiet as I'd like. Very good in other (comfort) respects."

Anonymous, NB (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very comfortable and adjustable driving position. Excellent visibility. Roads noise is pronounced."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"I own a se model, the suspension is too hard. The seats are very uncomfortable on long rides (unsupportive). Lots of noise in the cabin. Very cheap materials and hard plastic everywhere."

DANNY C., QC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Driving and wind noise needs improvement."

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Paid for and received deluxe electric drivers seat. Should have purchased passenger seat electric also."

GEORGE R., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Front seats do not move back enough for tall people, passenger front seat center console impairs space for feet and seat lacks sufficient adjustments"

STEVE A., ID (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Seat comfort and climate control are very good. Road noise is below average. Ride is good and handling is as expected from a minivan - just average"

WALTER K., CT (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very Comfortable seats, responsive tri-zone climate control. Quiet and smooth ride. Excellent for long trips. Flexible interior and bonus 8th seat very useful."

VINCENT L., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Road noise is excessive"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Noise is high on road at hwy speeds,"

DAVID W., TN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The driver's position could be more comfortable especially given the huge size of this vehicle. Foot room is inadequate."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Seats are comfy, legroom very good. Last summer I rolled driver window down and rubber lining around the glass popped out. Have to slowly roll window up to reseat rubber. The button for driver side middle door located overhead that opens that door automatically quit working. These things shouldn't occur on an auto costing that much. The thing that I hate most about this purchase is the annoying cabin noise. I also got a recall notice on my front passenger airbag. These things make me dissatisfie"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Excess road noise."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Great highway vehicle, comfortable and stable whether loaded or not."

N L., KS (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"cabin noise nearly prohibits conversation of normal loudness"

CHESTER T., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Road noise"

JOHN H., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"I am disappointed there is no automatic climate control. It would be convenient to set and forget"

TED C., QC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Much noisier than it should be for the cost of vehicle"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"It has a smooth ride. Very comfortable."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"front and back seats are so comfortable"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very comfortable seats on long trips. Wish it had vented seats like my Avalon. Good visibility. Ride is fine for a minivan."

ANTHONY K., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Co-Pilot seat does NOT have 8 way adjustable seats. ROAD NOISE is really bad."

C C., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Hard to find a comfortable driving position."

CHRIS G., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"All of the seats are comfortable. The rear seats can be hidden in a compartment. The middle seats can be removed for cargo."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Seat Ride Control are very good"

DARIUSH B., VA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"For the most part, Comfort is excellent. Smooth ride with very good steering handling. My model level is the XLE, moderately equipped. Air conditioning is excellent. Outside noise level is poor. Road noise abatement is not very good! Weatherstripping around front windshield is easily pulled out when washing the vehicle or cleaning the windshield. Weatherstripping on the rear vent windows fell off during the first year. Vehicle has had squeaks and raddles, but the worst, is popping noises that so"

THOMAS J., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"great ride with lots of cargo space"

DARYL B., IL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"High road noise"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Road noise is high."

RICHARD S., NC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Too much road noise. Sun roof trim noise. Loose door trim."

ED L., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)


Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very quiet and smooth ride. Handles extremely well for a van -- just like a car."

CHARLES G., CA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The Sienna was adapted by Braun mobility with a wheelchair lift. Because of this, the bench seat in the third row is extremely uncomfortable. The door rattles on the lift side and the drive is noisy. I think the problems are all due to the conversion, though."

SALLY D., GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The plastic housing around the electric driver's chair is disengaged/broken and nothing the dealer did ever fixed it. Eventually they offered to fix it for a price and that was unexceptable. The plastic under the front bumper gets caught too easily on parking concrete and curbs, causing the whole thing to come apart upon backing out."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"fully adjustable (power) drivers seat with lumbar support."

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Driver fatigue after two hours due to lack of thigh support"

MICHAEL M., IA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"A bit too noisy on the highway"

MICHAEL K., MA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Road noise needs addressed"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Too many controls requiring the driver to look away from the road. This is dangerous and will affect my next purchase."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Driver seat is uncomfortable after a couple of hours on the road. Navigation system maps quickly became out of date and are only updated once a year at cost of $180+. I purchased a Garmin navigator for less than $200 and it included life time map updates every quarter."

PAUL C., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Passenger front seat lacks sufficient legroom, is not adequately adjustable for elevation, rake, etc. Should have same adjustments as driver's seat."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Especially for long trips, the ride is smooth and quiet."

MIGUELINA Q., CT (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Ride, comfort, climate control are very good."

D W., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Noisy interior. Conversation with back seat passengers is difficult."

DAVID V., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"You can sit in this vehicle as you would a chair. Most vehicles, other than trucks your knees are above your hips and this is not good for people with joint problems, e.g. old people"

NEIL O., PE (2011 Toyota Sienna)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Need to improve cabin noise"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Great reliability"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very good gas milege even with a 'full load'."

Mike M., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The Sienna LE came with all of the critical features for a very reasonable price. As a result, it has retained more than 50% of its purchase price after 6 years."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"With rebates and dealer discount, great deal"

Paul W., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very useful vehicle. Comfortable and relatively fuel-efficient."

Timothy K., WA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Toyota does not frequently give good discounts when purchasing a new vehicle. On the other hand because of reliability they do not depreciate as much as most brands."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Received a good deal since it was from the previous years models left."

Ravi S., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"This car was part of the Tamara airbag recall. It took more than a year for Toyota to deploy a solution. The only quick fix was to not allow passangers to sit in the passanger seat. This prevented this car from being a good people mover, the reason we bought it. Very disappointed in the value."

David R., TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Many free recalls No major repairs"

Thomas P., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"We used USAA car purchasing service when we bought the car. A lot of car for the money."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"It's lasted a long time, so a good value."

Barry R., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Very satisfied with the performance of this vehicle."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Purchased in 2011, has over 208,000 km. Only part changed that wasn't regular wear and tear were th control rods. Nothiing else!"

JOHN S., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Compared to other vans on sale at the time, especially the Honda Odyssey, the Sienna came with so many more standard features. It's very well equipped for the price we paid for it (in the LE V-6 trim)."

EVORELL F., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Exceptional value for price paid. It has been extremely reliable."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"can use it for all manner of activities-- roomy , spacious, easy for all 6 passengers to get in and out of seats are comfortable-- easy to expand storage area"

ANTHONY F., PA (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Disappointed in Toyota. Defective water pump cost $1900 to replace at dealership. Front tires wear too quickly. Replaced two tires every 18 months or 12,000 miles."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Its a decent van"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"You get a car that feels more premium than the price paid. It has most everything you want with a family vehicle."

JOHN F., NY (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Got it for great price and it has been a very dependable van, no issues. A lot of space, great when traveling"

MIKAEL J., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Toyota Canada will not recognize recall notices issued on American Toyota products under warranty recalls."

T P., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Dealer dishonesty was the main problem"

CHESTER T., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"real good van"

RAYMOND W., MI (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"It has more road noise than I would like."

Anonymous, KS (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"My Grand Kids love the entertainment system for the back seats."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"I bought used as I do all cars. I am satisfied at value now but would be much less so if I had paid $ 36-39,000 new. I particularly value the interior room and especially the excellent handling."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"I love my Sienna and will buy one again"

CYNTHIA C., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)


Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"This model has the electric motor actuated rear seats that fold back into a cavity in the floor. I use that feature at least once per week as I convert the minivan from a people hauler to a freight hauler. The conversion process is very easy and fast enough. However, removing the two seats in the middle row is not easy because they are heavy and awkward to lift. I still remove them about every 3rd week putting me at risk of back injury. Overall I am pleased with the functionality of the Sienna a"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"its an expensive vehicle and requires higher than normal maintenance and replacement of breaks and tires. This definitely adds to the overall cost of the vehicle."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Sienna)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I love the scary looking mini van."

Anonymous, SC (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Battery tends to die if vehicle sits unused for 7 days. Went on a trip and when I came back vehicle would not start"

JIM B., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"As good looking on the outside as a box can get. The interior, however, looks and feels cheap, and appears to be wearing prematurely."

N L., KS (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Sporty look."

JOHN W., ON (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"It has a lot of room and meets my needs very well. It has been very dependable with very little maintenance.."

Anonymous, KS (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"button doors rear door leather seats great AC very easy driving for me and very dependable"

CYNTHIA C., FL (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"The dashboard seems very cheep looking. Compared to the Dodge it was a disappointment. The next model up looked no better with the fake wood grain trim. It's just a big ugly piece of plastic sitting in front of the driver and passenger. They need to make it look nicer. The rest of the vehicle is pretty good. They could move the gas filler lid farther back so that gas can be put in the vehicle with the rear passenger door open."

AARON M., ID (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"No concerns. All around solid and functional and comfortable ride. Very impressed."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Toyota Sienna)

"Floor mats have been a constant hassle. The dealer is the only one that can get them in the right place again. Ground effects have been nothing but trouble. They are very flimsy and have been an expensively repaired twice. Chrome piece on front is bubbling. Is not covered by the warranty."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Sienna)
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