When it comes to family transportation, it's hard to beat a minivan for moving your brood and its stuff. The Sienna's long suits include a comfortable ride and a smooth, energetic powertrain that returns respectable fuel economy: Expect 20 mpg overall from the front-wheel-drive version. Those requiring all-wheel-drive will find that the Sienna is their only choice.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC available from 2001, standard from 2008. Side air bags available from 2001, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2006.
Road Test

When it comes to family transportation, it's hard to beat a minivan for moving your brood and its stuff.

The Sienna's long suits include a comfortable ride and a smooth, energetic powertrain that returns respectable fuel economy: Expect 20 mpg overall from the front-wheel-drive version. Those requiring all-wheel-drive will find that the Sienna is their only choice. Having four-driven wheels sacrifices one mpg and eliminates the spare tire for run-flat tires.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (266 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Toyota Sienna owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"replaced the radiator at 1000 mi."

Bob F., NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof leaked water from the time of purchase that I had to pay for ($200) to Toyota. They would not cover cost and was not fixed after 3 trips for repair. Toyota recommended I take to someone else. I did and they found leak in replacing windshield at a cost of$ 600+. I negotiated with the Dealer to pay half. The Sienna was certified but it had been wrecked! They denied. I had a signed statement from them that there was no damage. The windshield that was replaced was an after market. Also the drivers door has no sound insulation unlike the passengers door and there is red over spray paint under the car."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"the seals around the roof rack were leaking into the car. when I drove the car through an automatic car wash the blue soap stained the inside passenger sun visor and around the windshield frame. Also had to get the seals around the trunk replaced twice due to rain and car wash water pooling in trunk. None of this was covered by the original manufactures warranty or the extended warranty I purchased."

Roderick B., TN (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The sliding door seals have been abrading and tearing."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking around the windshield"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Squeaks coming from the second row seats. It took two trips to the dealer and overnight to correct the problem. The problem was corrected under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Back passenger seat squeaks and rattles much of the time, as is something metallic is loose in the seat. Six trips to dealership have not resolved problem"

Renee P., MD (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes squeal sometimes in your turns"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Second row seat squeeks when not in use"

Stephen L., IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"We heard rattles on both sides near the sliding doors. I took it to Toyota for the 10000 mile update. The service advisor said the mechanic found some rattles in the rear past the sliding doors. But, we still have some rattles over rough pavement"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"LOTS OF RATTLES/NOISE FROM DOORS AND OVERHEAD"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Popping noise from rear of vehicle"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"We have tried to determine the source(s) of the noises. We emptied the area where where the jack is stored, , emptied all the cubbies, and tightened the spare under the vehicle. We could NOT find the source(s) of the rattles. I had to use the spare before replacing the tires at 23,000 miles. It was hard to lower the spare without shredding the floor insulation and when the new tires were installed, they couldn't replace the spare because of lift used."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding door windows developed significant rattles over time. Both were addressed by the service department, but it took several rounds for at least one door. The rattles were loud enough to cause distress to the drivers."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rattles in the back of the van probably coming from the seats."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"at 1000 mi. replaced middle row passenger side captains chair due to squeaks when sat in."

Bob F., NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"If I hit a bump the front windows rattle until i open and close them again."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"just purchased this vehicle, took back for squeak and rattle. nothing found. I will be taking it back"

Raymond S., FL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"2nd row seat driver's side rattles. It sounds like the seat is loose in the tracks. Dealer has tightened all the bolts associated with the seat and we still have the rattle. I guess we will just live with it."

Anonymous, OK (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The wind noise is so much louder than the Honda Oddesy"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Proximity/collision sensor would randomly go on"

Greg S., IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"CDs get stuck in player and it's difficult to eject them. Warranty is over and dealer didn't help. Since it's integrated into the dash, I'm not sure what to do at this point."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Radio freezes, no sound. In order to fix it, i have to turn off the car and restart it. Happens often. Took it in to fix it it but it's still a problem. Looses signal frequently"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The radio and display screen constantly turned off or went blank. We took to the dealer for repair 5-6 times. Even the backup camera would not function properly. You could see what was behind you but the lines wouldn't show you where you were going and wouldn't beep if someone was behind you. The dealer finally did an update to the software and the problem was fixed"

Anonymous, AR (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

"the screen would go blank, then reboot. Functionality of the car was NOT affected. Radio / backup camera WERE affected for the duration of the reboot. The whole unit was replaced by the dealership, under warranty. The new unit has an upgraded operating system. The new unit is functioning fine."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"it thinks im on a different road"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Sienna 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS didn't work all the time. A part had to be replaced"

D K., CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"the US based gps system was not operable in Canada"

Anthony B., FL (2016 Toyota Sienna 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"HD radio does not work on a regular basis"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Loses/Changes channels intermittently"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"When parked in garage, my dog invisible fence interferes with the radio operating properly. Sometimes occurs in other areas. Sometimes loose the signal when driving. Sometimes have to stop and turn off the car completely to fix radio. Repairman at dealer updated the program to fix it. It helped a little but problem persists."

Bob C., MI (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"XM Satellite Radio stopped working, no signal. They replaced under warranty the radio head unit, satellite antennae, amplifier, and headliner (contains the wiring). It is still not receiving a signal, so is useless for XM. It is not a signal strength problem, works fine in my truck and in friends vehicles."

Anonymous, NS (2016 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Sliding rear doors had intermittent failure to close"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Since we started with this lease, we've had problems. First issue which was never corrected (they couldn't find problem & its not always, but the passenger door behind the driver side would always get stuck and would open very slowly, especially during the winter months. Another was towards the start of the lease, the automatic (no key) start up gave me trouble a few times, actually leaving me stranded, where a tow & lift was needed. Since those experiences, I was never fully comfortable with the reliability of the car, and before this minivan, we had lease and purchased from honda (odyssey) which made me regret moving over to toyota brand. Another issue we had for the entire lease was the rugs for the minivan would not fit, and constantly move around - were poorly made. I feel it was not the correct rugs for the model, but the dealer would assure me it was. Meanwhile, they were horrible. Another issue (this may have user issue) was the middle seat was very hard to move forward & back to allow the passengers access to the last row"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

"rear passenger door would have intermittent problems closing when using the open/close button"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"I'm not sure this is the right area for the problems I had. The car started itself. I had turned off the motor and was exiting the car when the ENGINE STARTED ITSELF. Other times, the car does not always start. If it doesn't start the first try it starts on the 3rd try, occasionally the 8th try before it starts. Dealer was unable to fix the problem and then became unwilling to even try to fix the multitude of problems we experienced. We purchased the 2016 Sienna May 21, 2016 and traded it in for"

Anonymous, AR (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The warning lights would go on even when nothing was wrong, and I know weather may impact some, but I would have the tire pressure check or go to the dealer after a light goes on and they couldn't tell me why, and just reset the warning signs."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
USB port

"It just stopped working. These days, the USB port is very important! They always work on my computers....shouldn't be so hard in a car!"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Blind spot warning was displaying false positives. Repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"check engine, power steering warning lights came on"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor failure occurred that caused failures of the ABS, cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitor system. Took multiple trips to fix. Toyota took care of it under warranty. Overall, excellent vehicle"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"intermittent wiper sensor was not connected when I bought the car. It was fixed under warranty."

Anonymous, WV (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Because of a recall we have disabled the motor of the sliding doors. There is not yet a repair for the recall. We had not experienced the failure before receiving the recall notice"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"RECALL ON DOORS REQUIRING USE OF ELECTRIC/REMOTE CONTROL OF DOORS TO BE STOPPED WHILE PROGRAMMING CHANGED. DOORS ALSO RATTLE AS WELL AS OVERHEAD AREAS"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

"First there was a recall that we needed to take the car in for to get the sliding door corrected. Now, about a year later, one of our automatic sliding doors is making terrible noises as it opens and closes. We're afraid it'll get stuck open or closed so we have to take it in to the shop again."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side sliding door rubbed all the paint off the exterior where it was rubbing while opening & closing. This was not covered by the extended warranty. The door had to be worked on and the body repainted, $575."

Paul B., NC (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The cable inside the sliding door stopped working, with the door in the open position. It could not be closed via button nor manually sliding it. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealership--with the door open. :! Approx. $300 repair."

Bob M., FL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"There was a recall for this issue."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"It's a repair issue. Seems there is no resolution for. A minor fender bender ruined the ability to use the automatic gate opener."

Jeanne B., FL (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Back window was missing a latch to keep the window stable"

Anonymous, NV (2016 Toyota Sienna L 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"Took a long time for the service advisor to admit there was a problem and fix it correctly. Like 30,000 miles long. Multiple service advisors and 3 different dealers."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"in the first 10,000 miles I had to replace the brakes rotors in the front wheels twice because they warp and Toyota did not want to cooperate I had to go to a private mechanic shop to solve the problem"

S C., CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Know issue. Tsb removes air dam to allow better cooling and replaces the brake pads. They should be replacing rotors with better quality and better semi metallic pads."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"they just get hot and warp, I owned two other Toyota sienna before this one and had no problem with brakes, I'm sure they have changed the alloy to save money, but they won't admit it,,"

S C., CA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warp frequently."

Ed G., MD (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Problem caused extensive wear on two front tires. Do not know of anything while driving that might have caused misalignment"

Anonymous, NB (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"told they needed to be replaced by toyota dealer"

Carroll W., GA (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Rt front was leaking when in for a regular oil change Did not notice any problems or sounds however"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The water discharge vent for AC was clogged by debris which shorted the ECU in the car. I had to pay $400 to replace the unit even though it's not my fault."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Toyota Sienna SE 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Dealer found an oil leak where a sensor was mounted in the top of the engine. The sensor and oil seal was replaced under warranty. Currently the van is in the shop for a leak between the block and the transmission. The leak is small and no oil was found on the garage floor. Toyota discovered it during routine 20K mile service."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"front bumper cover comes loose. I just pop it back"

Patricia R., IN (2016 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"there isn't anything wrong w the AWD system, however it is the AWD system on the Sienna that is responsible for the EXTREMELY poor tread wear of the tires. My 1st set of tires were bald after only 25,000 - and the dealer told me that is "normal" for Sienna AWD models; something I was not warned about when purchasing the vehicle. This is important because the AWD Sienna utilizes very expensive Run-Flat tires"

Mark D., ID (2016 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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