2006 Toyota Sienna User Reviews

2006 Toyota Sienna Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews

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pelampe writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna LE AWD Review
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4

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Very fast.  Fun to drive.  Good heating/cooling system.

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Had problems with oxygen sensor going out at 50k miles.  Front door power door locks stopped working at 65k miles.

pelampe
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Good Overall Van — Needs attention to electrical problems with door locks. Seemed to be going out way too early in life cycle of the vehicle, especially considering Toyota's supposed engineering reputation. Also, now making a strange sound in the console area. Sounds like a fan blade is hitting something inside. Would re-consider buying a Honda next time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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meatball47 writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Review
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Comfortable, smooth ride. Power sliding doors and trunk make travel easy.

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Problem with cables on sliding doors. Got the  runaround on replacing them, but eventually Toyota took care of the issue. Luckily, the extended warranty for the problem still covered it, but if not...I might be buying a Honda

meatball47
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Great Transport But Make Sure The Door Cables Aren't Frayed.. — On the downside, 2004-2010 Siennas have issues with the power sliding doors getting jammed open or not being able to either open or close because of issues with the cable and motor system. A replacement of the cables or motors could run over $4000. The Toyota extended warranty covers only the cables, not the motors. In my case the dealership misdiagnosed the problem or refuse to honor the warranty by claiming it was caused by the motors. Toyota corporate was of no help saying that they were fully confident in the competence of all their dealerships. Eventually the cable snapped and I took it to a more competent dealer who fixed it under warranty. So I would recommend avoiding the 2004-2010 Siennas unless the door cables and motors were recently replaced

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ejbvmi writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Review
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If you like getting your family around in easy, carefree comfort, the Sienna is for you.

Cons

I am looking forward to the hybrid version!

Ejbvmi
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This Family Truckster Rocks. — Trouble free. Virtually maintenance free. Roomy. Versatile. 10.5" DVD screen is clutch. Electric lift gate and sliding doors are awesome. Road manners are exceptional. Walk-through access to third row seats also key. It is also a great cargo carrier when you need it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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versuss2002 writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna LE Review
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Roomy, convenient, looks nice

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Gas mileage, avoid if you dont have kids or need room for lots of ppl.

versuss2002
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My Favorite Vehicle Beside The Toyota Solara — I love my minivan! With three kids its a necessary part of life. Performance-Its a van, it doesnt drive like a car but handles better than my hubbys truck. Never had any mechanical problems with it other than normal wear and tear. Gas mileage is just a little worse than a car but worth it for the room.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cargurusdhl writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited Review
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5

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Great car, Toyota brand is just one of the best.

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Not much really

cargurusdhl
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Great All Around Vehicle For Several People Or Hauling Things, Bicycling Outodor Sports Etc. — I like how the back row of seats goes down up, is split etc. I like the power tailgate, I like our particular model (xle/limited) has memory drivers seat and mirrors. The vehicle also handles quite well at high speeds.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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CelebratedMrK writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna CE Review
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5

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Superb multi-use vehicle; great cargo space; handles 4 adults easily; dependable -worry free; handles nicely; power to haul lots of cargo

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None noted

CelebratedMrK
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Great Multi Use Vehicle — I like everything about this car. I have used it to haul full loads across country several times; used it to haul 7 passengers in comfort; low maintenance; looks nice to this day; just can't depart with it - so useful and economical.

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Jimmy writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna LE Review
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Low maintenance, reasonably good handling with enough power.

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Nothing compared to German makes.

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Very Practical And Comfortable! — This 2006 model comes with a 226 HP engine. A year later, Toyota put forward a newer engine with 260 HP, which should work better, because the van is over 2 tons, and the 226 HP engine has to work quite hard when accelerating. Handling is just about average, but is surprisingly well for a tall and big vehicle. Very roomy inside with enough space for 7 adults and some luggage.

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CommonSenseMan writes:
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Seats 7 people comfortably.

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High brake pad failure, poor gas mileage, and cumbersome to drive.

CommonSenseMan
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Brake Pad Failure. — We we should start with the brake pads, and rotors failing between 9000 to 15000 miles. We have replaced them 3 times, and the dealer didn't warranty the problem. We were not impressed with Toyota's service. Secondly we average 16 miles per gallon with having to refuel every 270 miles. From there we have the handling problem. The car is cumbersome and is difficult to manuever. We purchased this vehicle because we needed the room and assumed buying a Toyota would be a good investment. I was mistaken, but the good news is that I don't have to buy another Toyota. Read other reviews on the brake pad problem from other consumers, and draw your own conclusion. Personal note even their new Sienna's have the same problem with undersized brake pads.

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Gerardo writes:
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4

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Reliable

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Nothing

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Family Car — Awesome,V-6 engine 3.3 liters 18 miles a gallon Doesn't sound like your average minivan 7 seater Good acceleration Drives smoothly leather seats sun roof parking sensor wood grain dash Fun to drive Wonderful car automatic trunk automatic doors

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jester272000 writes:
2006 Toyota Sienna CE Review
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Quality car at affordable price

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No toys, very basic van.

jester272000
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So Far So Good — I just bought this van but seems to drive well and have no problems as of yet. Bought because of Toyota's reputation with safety and quality. I also own a 2001 Honda Odessy and wanted something different for my wife to drive as it was beginning to show its age.

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1998 Toyota Sienna Reviews

Long Lasting Reliable Van By doerr906

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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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

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1999 Toyota Sienna Reviews

One Owner Family Car By Larbear3927

This van has served us well while raising four children. Very comfortable on trips and room for all the luggage and toys that we need take. Three of four kids are on their own so we really do not nee... Read More

Best Mini Van! By Gwyn

I'm not a fan of driving a mini van, but it really is an awesome family car. It's also built tough! We were rear ended by a Jeep CJ that was travelling 40MPH and we couldn't see any visible damage on ... Read More

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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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