2011 Toyota Sienna LX Limited
Very comfortable, reliable, irritating road noise
This is the AWD version. The previous car was 2-wheel drive. This one is much more responsive and appears to have more power than the 2004.
Paint and hardware have held up well. Very reliable. Very comfortable.
Would I buy another? Probably not.
The AWD version comes with run flat tires, which are so heavy I can barely move one, are incredibly noisy, and NO SPARE. We bought a spare, but there is no place to put it in the car without giving up seating capacity or having it dangerously riding in the storage area. We usually have the rear seats flat and have the spare hooked into the floor, but it REALLY gets in the way -- very irritating.
Shortly after buying it, and fortunately after acquiring the spare, we went to Red River, NM, traveling through the boondocks east of Springer and had a flat. Good luck getting a run flat tire fixed in Taos, NM. I hate run flat tires, and I'm angry at Toyota for not knowing, or worse, not caring, that there are a lot of places in the USA where you are more than 50 miles from a tire service shop that can fix or stock run flat tires (we now have regular tires).
The other major defect is this car picks up a lot of road noise on Texas roads. For some reason it's quieter in other states. (?)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2016