Bought a 2022 Toyota sienna about 1 month ago with 67,000 mi on it out of state. In that period The battery has been totally discharged leaving the car stone dead. I'm still not sure why, but Toyota thinks it may be the kick sensors grounding the car and draining the battery. Now I have a problem with the tire sensors that will need to be addressed at the Toyota dealership. Needless to say I'm not happy with this purchase.
A 9+, with room for improvement.
This 2022 is my 3rd Sienna, after a 2001 and a 2011. I would buy it again without hesitation. A few disappointments, which seem to be the result of cost-cutting: My '11 LE had a standard roof rack, now it is an option even on the XLE, and not a common one. Through the years, the inability to easily stow or remove the 2nd row seats has been a widespread complaint. Instead of improving that feature, they made it MUCH worse, and also told you not to try! Some people buy the Odyssey for this one reason. I would not do that. Sienna is still a better van, but what about "ongoing improvement?" They took away the left hand coin box, you can no longer open the 3rd row vent windows, the convex "back-seat observation" mirror is a TOTAL joke, they got rid of the overhead sunglass storage, they don't have a 12v connection in the hatch area, they cheaped out on the factory-installed hitch (looks like an amateur add-on), and although the vehicle is rated for 3,500 lbs towing, the optional factory hitch is the lighter-rated 1.25" size, which I think is limited to 2,500 lbs. My lower-line '11 LE had none of these shortfalls. Now, at over $40k, my upscale XLE sometimes makes me feel like I lost something. Even after this list, I love the van, and have no regrets. The benefits of AWESOME dependability, 35 mpg in or out of town, 8 passenger capability, comfort, nice styling, and quiet operation outweigh any complaints. I expect to have it until it hits 250,000 miles.
Great MPG, but cheapened experience and executi
That’s my 3rd Sienna. I’ve driven the car 90k miles in one year. The gas mileage around town is great and the exterior styling is nice.It’s a very smooth ride. It feels that reliability is there too. The biggest disappointment are: - the a/c is not strong enough Especially for the people in the second row. It is also way too noisy, when working on max. - compared to the previous 2 generations, the car lost some interior and lots of cargo space /49 cubic feet less /. -interior materials are not good : I have leatherette seats which are overheating year round; scuffs and marks are very noticeable because of the dark interior; second and third row seats and levers are super clumsy