1998 Toyota Sienna Overview


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3 Dr CE Passenger Van
2 national listings
3 Dr LE Passenger Van
23 national listings
4 Dr XLE Passenger Van
18 national listings

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3.75 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Awesome Car! by tfret
 — Our Sienna is by far the best car I have ever owned. It is amazing. 190K miles, and still runs like new. We tow our 3500lb ski boat with it. We tow our camper with it. I commute daily in it. Many road... Read More
At At Over 185,000 Miles Its Still Better Than Many New Vehicles I Have Tried! by ciphercuse
 — I bought this van used with over 100K miles. While the interior showed the ravages of spilled soda and a Schnauzer, the mechanicals were fine. Exterior has held up under the tropical sun without fade.... Read More
Great Engine, Bad Vessel. by Zachary
 — Let's get it out of the way...its a mini-van. That said, one of the most powerful engines available in van. This thing will outpace a lot of other cars on the road. Engine is supposed to last for 200k... Read More

1998 Toyota Sienna Overview

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1998 Toyota Sienna

The 1998 Toyota Sienna was introduced to take the place of the unpopular Previa. The 1998 Sienna had a more conventional shape and powerful engine than Toyota’s previous minivan. It was also much more affordable, but interior niceties like bucket seat side supports were sacrificed to keep the price low.

The 1998 Sienna came in three trim levels: the base CE, the midrange LE, and the high-end XLE. The CE is for minimalists only, with air conditioning, power windows, power locks, and a cassette player all optional. The LE is better equipped, and the XLE includes luxury-like amenities, such as leather trimmed seating and a power moon roof. Both the LE and the XLE are available with an optional second sliding door. The engine is a 3.0-liter, 194 horsepower V6 that gets about 18/24 mpg.

Drivers like the 1998 Toyota Sienna because it is built on the Camry platform and therefore handles more like a sedan than a van. Owners complain that the sliding doors sometimes have problems opening, and that the van is prone to many squeaks, rattles, and other annoying noises.


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