2004 Toyota Sienna User Reviews

2004 Toyota Sienna Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
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  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"big space" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE AWD Passenger Van Review
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5

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Very comfortable car with lot of cargo space. Luxury edition XLE with all power.

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I did not find any.

Aldebaran
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My Favorite Af All Cars I Have Been Driving - Toyota Sienna! — I like everything so far. 3.3L V6 seams to be economical, however computer shows usually 22-25miles/ Gallon. I tested Honda Odyssey and that car did 28miles/gallon on highway. However Honda does not have so nice interior like Sienna.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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harafx writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr LE AWD Passenger Van Review
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5

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A solid family vehicle for use everyday in any condition.  Over the time we owned the car, the AWD was invaluable during winter months and it didn't cost extra in terms of maintenance.  For a vehicle of this size it got decent gas mileage of over 21 miles per gallon.  The interior was nicely finished and the materials held up through the years.  The Sienna was a large vehicle, but it handled like a car.  It was maneuverable with a tight turning radius and on road trips it felt settled, quiet and comfortable.  The versatility of a van is unsurpassed whether hauling cargo, sports equipment, people or anything you can think of.  The Sienna was versatile with the fold into the floor rear seats and the removable middle row of captain's chairs.  It had adequate power for passing on the highway and for moving along with and ahead of traffic.  One thing I noticed is that after years of ownership, the paint still looked as good as a new car's.  It wasn't prone to scratches, chips or fading.  More cup holders per square foot than any other vehicle on the road.

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The brakes and tires were a bit under spec'd considering the size and weight of the vehicle.  Premature tire wear was a chronic problem regardless of the brand or quality of the tire.  The outside shoulders would always wear down first due to being a bit top heavy.  Living in harsh mountain conditions exposes weaknesses that might not appear in other places.  For example, brake rotors would often warp and both the manual and power sliding door might freeze shut in certain cold weather conditions. This Sienna had run flat tires and no spare.  It needs a spare tire.  The middle seats are a pain to re-align and heavy to remove from the vehicle.  More cup holders per square foot than any other vehicle on the road.

harafx
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A Van Named Sue — The Toyota Sienna is a wonderfully versatile vehicle saddled with the unfortunate label of being called a mini-van. Awful name that should be replaced with something more accurately descriptive like Sport Van or, like the old days, Quadra Van. Because we live in the Sierra, an AWD vehicle makes a huge difference in safety, peace of mind and mobility. Go anywhere, anytime, with just about anything you want to carry. The Sienna is well suited to this duty and does it in style. Although it appears a bit ungainly due to the 17 inch wheels carrying a lot of body and glass, the beauty of the Sienna is that its form follows function. Unlike SUVs with their high blocky hoods, the Sienna's aerodynamic shape helps it achieve pretty decent mileage for a vehicle of this size. And the sliding doors deserve more respect for their practicality and convenience versus SUV's swing doors that are barely functional in today's tight parking spaces. Outside of this DNA common to vans, Toyota has evolved the Sienna into a comfortable place to spend time driving around town or on long road trips. It is quiet, the ride is passenger car like and the interior fit and finish is of high enough quality that it feels like you're driving a vehicle in a different class. Many thoughtful touches are designed into the van to promote suitability for many different life styles. This is evident in the 60/40 split third seat that folds flat into the floor, the adjustable/removable captains chairs in the second row and the myriad of bins and storage spaces. Somebody in Toyota's marketing and design group must have conducted a survey with a thirsty demographic, because cup holders abound in the Sienna. I counted 16 and they are as entertaining to find as Waldo. Overall, the Toyota Sienna equipped with AWD has enough power, handling ability, maneuverability, flexibility, and creature comforts to earn more respect than it gets. It is truly the original Sport Utility Vehicle and one of these days, after the impractical eats into the cachet of pretender SUVs, manufacturers might want to consider the next evolution of a Sienna that is more performance oriented, stylish, and named appropriately.

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DLMoonitz writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr CE Passenger Van Review
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5

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Safe, reliable, low maintenance, comfortable, plenty of room for carrying stuff, seats from two to 7.  Gas milage is good for its size and weight. Good power for freeway, hills and towing.

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None.

DLMoonitz
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Best All Around Car I Have Ever Owned. — I like the comfort, power, reliability, utility and looks. So far, 106,000 miles and absolutely no mechanical problems at all. A very durable, well built car that handles extremely well on the open road and in the mountains. Even some moderate off roading. Plenty of room for passengers and hauling stuff, even large appliances, lumber, etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daya writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr LE Passenger Van Review
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5

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Drives well, fits seven passengers, two back rows can fold down for x-tra cargo space.

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I didn't have any problems with this van.

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Comfortable, Reliable Mini-van — There isn't a thing I disliked about this car. It has a large amount of space in the interior for up to seven passengers, including the driver. The car rides smoothly and comfortably. This model Toyota was not expensive to maintain, which makes it an economical family vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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johnfixesstuff writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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4

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Toyota quality, enough room in second row seats for rear-facing carseat.  Fold-down rear seat is very nice.  The DVD in the back is a life-saver if you have kids but ours won't show the video if you shut off the van in the middle of a dvd unless you know the trick, read my review to learn the trick to getting the video to come back up without having to eject the dvd and start all over.

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Gas mileage is no better than 20 mpg average.

johnfixesstuff
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Reliable Family Vehicle. — We like the looks, the XLE package is nice if you have kids, the middle seats are a bit difficult to get in and out. If you shut off the van in the middle of playing a DVD the video on the screen doesn't come back on when you turn the van back on (but the audio does). I figured out how to get the video to come back up without having to eject and start the DVD all over again--search for Sienna on my blog listed at the end of this paragraph. I had the sliding side door cables break and that was $355 for the part alone but that's the only major repair we've had in 2 years now on this used van. The 2004 is wider and longer than the 2003 and it makes a HUGE difference in space. I wrote up how to repair the sliding door cables and have posted it on my blog at johnfixesstuff.blogspot.com

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Scott writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Passenger Van Review
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3

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Great on gas, handy power sliding doors and lift gate, awesome sound system, beautiful leather interior,

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A Large vehicle, much bigger than my Explorer! Takes up too much room in my garage next to my M5.

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All Of The Amenities And All Options Anyone Could Ever Want Plus So Much Room. — My wife loves it. Kids love it. I don't mind driving it. It handles like a car and has a nice tight turning radius and sips gas. Has 2 screens for DVD's, great centre stack layout. Got the side power sliding door defects fixed and covered by Toyota Canada. Easy and cheap to maintain.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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marymerkaba writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr LE AWD Passenger Van Review
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4

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passenger climate control.  lots of little storage holders throughout, can haul a 4 x 8 plywood or seven passengers in comfort, passenger DVD built in

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only getting around 19 mpg

marymerkaba
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Comfortable, Quiet, Meets All My Needs — Only owned it two months but love the ride and the quiet. It replaces the need for two previous cars. The side doors are very useful for exiting in tight places. I can make a large bed in the back and my dog approves. I now have one well built car that I use for all my transportation needs including hauling stuff

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bldirkmaat01 writes:
2004 Toyota Sienna 4 Dr XLE Limited Passenger Van Review
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5

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Great family car.  Lots of space for kids and dog!  Makes traveling easy with the DVD entertainment system.  Drives smooth and has an awesome turning radius.  

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We had to replace the Air Conditioning at about 120,000 miles.  We have also had problems with the O2 sensor, it will probably need to be replaced soon as well.

bldirkmaat01
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Great Car — I like the look a feel of this car. It was comfortable and the kids seemed comfortable on long trips. There haven't been any concerns with the vehicle other than normal maintenance issues. We have driven it a lot. It has 142,300 miles on it so replacing the air conditioning and O2 sensor seem reasonable. Overall a very good car and safe too.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tech13158 writes:
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5

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Comfortable roomy car great for travel with big family.

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Noisy doors and body integrity.

tech13158
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Best Travel Car Ive Owned. — Great vehicle for travel for bigger families. Had problems with rattling doors and almost considered a lemon cause no dealer could fix it. Finally had a specialist fix it but what a hassle. Over a 100k miles on it and still love it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Season4u writes:
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there isn't anything I don't love about my Sienna.  I only hope that in the future I can get another one.

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I would love a DVD system and moon-roof but that's NO reflection on the car.  Can't find the Con's.  Would be honest about it if I thought there were some.  I've owned Dodge's, Nissan's, Honda's and Toyota's. The Honda and Toyota brands stand out -simple as that.

Season4u
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The Full Package — There isn't much I don't love about my Sienna. I'm only selling it because I need the money. It's one of the best cars I've ever owned. Super safe, which is VERY important to me, so comfortable to ride in (doesn't feel trucky), super quiet, gobs of room, love the third row and that you can take out all the seats and make it a cargo van if you'd like. I've kept up with the maintenance and so I think that's why the car will last and last. It's such a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I inherited this van from my parents when my father died. It has been reliable, hard working, and has plenty of room and power for my family. I wish the features were more sturdy, but I've loved this ... Read More

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1999 Toyota Sienna Reviews

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2000 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Very Reliable With Very Little Maintenance Needs By rpenafl

If you are looking for a family van that is reliable , safe, and inexpensive to maintain then this is the van for you. It has room for 7 passenger with all the comforts they will need for a long trip.... Read More

Crash Mobile By riptide987

I hate it, wife loves it. She has dented every corner and is working on the sides. I think the engine has to be pulled to change the back plugs. It has always felt like a cheap ride but it cost alo... Read More

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2001 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Great Family Car By toyotajohn

We have owned the Sienna for 13 year. It has been a great family car. We have taken this to Colorado and numerous trips to Florida. There is plenty of power going through the mountains. The van ha... Read More

Love What You Do For Me! By Eyeglassed

Owned this car from 110k to 190k and has to be the most reliable vehicle I have ever had. Had a 94 Camry before and thought that was good, but the Sienna was even better all the way around. Great des... Read More

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2002 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Sienna's Sure Are Handy By desjardinsofbedford

We've been driving the Sienna for about six years. Extremely reliable and useful. No complaints. Would recommend. This thing can hold seven people or also have all the seats removed and hold huge piec... Read More

Quiet, Luxurious, Economical Workhorse! By brigantine

This is an amazing road trip car. Four people, luggage and paraphernalia for 2 weeks on the road is a breeze! Cross Country at 80+ mph, we are still getting 30+ mpg with 145,000 miles on her. On anoth... Read More

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