2000 Toyota Sienna

Change year or car

Change year or car


starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

193.5” x 67.3”


Front-wheel drive



3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • CE


  • LE


  • XLE


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2000 Toyota Sienna trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Minivans for 2024

2000 Toyota Sienna review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Toyota was a small player in the minivan market until it introduced the front-wheel-drive Sienna to replace the rear-wheel-drive Previa. Business has picked up for Toyota since that introduction, and the Sienna is the top-selling import model in this segment.

Sienna is based on the front-drive platform of the Toyota Camry sedan and is built at the same plant in Kentucky.

Sienna comes in a single size with the choice of a single sliding door on the passenger side or dual sliding doors. A single slider is standard on the base CE model, and one on the driver’s side is optional. In the LE and XLE models, dual sliding doors are standard and a power-operated open-close feature for the passenger side is optional.

With an overall length of 193.5 inches, the Sienna is about an inch shorter than the Mercury Villager/Nissan Quest twins and about 6 inches shorter than the Dodge Grand Caravan.

Sienna meets the minivan standard of seats for seven and exceeds most rivals in the cupholder department with as many as 14, depending on seating arrangements.

CE and LE models have two front buckets, a two-place removable middle bench and a three-place rear bench that is split 50/50, which folds for extra cargo room and is removable. Two middle captain’s chairs are standard on the XLE and optional on the LE.

With the middle and rear seats removed, Sienna holds 143 cubic feet of cargo.

Under the Hood
The 194-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 is the same one used in the Camry, and it comes with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Sienna is about 700 pounds heavier than the Camry, and the additional weight takes its toll in acceleration, which is not nearly as spirited as in the sedan. However, the engine and transmission work in harmony for smooth, quiet operation.

Antilock brakes are standard on all models, but side-impact airbags for the front seats are not available. Integrated child-safety seats were optional last year on models with the middle bench seat, but that feature is not available this year.

Toyota finally moved into the minivan mainstream with the Sienna, which is well built, is as easy to enter and exit as most sedans, and drives like a car. Its major fault is that neither passenger room nor cargo space match that of rivals, such as the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan or Chevrolet Express. If you can manage with a little less elbowroom, the Sienna is a good choice.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


A nice car for trips

Mines still running 310,000 miles Cool seats the problem is that when I turn I feel the alignment of the tires like it doesn't balance well sometimes like i well feel like it well flip over sometimes overall it's an okay car!


Best van ever

23 years on my 2000 xle .. Original transmission Original engine 500000kms and still going strong.. Engine oil changed religiously every 5000 kms with liqua moly.. Transmission every 3rd oil change Struts valve cover gaskets tie rods all done rear springs and shocks done timing belt water pump done every 90km I'm telling u if u do this it will outlast still any brand new 2023 car Between oil changed o.5 of a liter gone and that's not being burned its from evaporated


They never made a better vehicle

I bought my 2000 sienna van in July 1999. It now has 269,000 miles on it. Other than normal wear items like brake pads, tires, batteries and windshield wipers I've replaced the following items. All of these items where replaced after 150,000 miles or ten years of ownership. Drivers side power window motor Electric radiator fan motors Tailgate latch Front interior door handles Alternator Idler arms Passenger side front exterior door handle. The only thing not working on the van today is the light bulb for the "D" transmission selection on the dash.

See all 43 consumer reviews


Based on the 2000 Toyota Sienna base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
View all cpo program details

Have questions about warranties or CPO programs?

Compare the competitors