View Thread: 2004 Toyota Sienna


lexus1581
C/D-It's well after midnight at the minivan club, and the patrons have started to drift away. In 2000, more than 1.3 million customers paid to get in, but last year just over a million turned up, and the expectations for 2003 aren't much better. Sport-utilities and segment-splitting wagonoids—those are the hot tickets now. The lingerers are practical young families and retirees with grandchildren.
The Sienna is stouter. A new 230-hp, 3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 cogitates with a five-speed automatic and optional all-wheel drive. Urban nimbleness goes up with a 36.8-foot turning radius, the tightest of today's minivans, and electronic panic-brake assist.
The Sienna is also plusher. Four trim levels range from the better-equipped base CE starting at $23,465, which includes keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, and a dashboard maintenance reminder, to the chrome-accented XLE Limited with leather, a wood-grain steering wheel, and power-operated side doors and rear hatch. The Sienna's options sheet includes a navigation system, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, ultrasonic bumper-distance alarms, and a back-seat movieplex. Toyota wasn't ready to reveal prices on the upper trim levels, but figure the emperor-class Sienna will cost at least $36,000.
http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/previews/2003/april/0304_preview_sienna.xml

eric rxb
I think it's hard for the Minivans to compete with the SUV market, and will be especailly with the new crossovers comming out. It's kinda too bad, I think alot of minivans do a better job of using space than alot of SUV's do.

Turbojett
this probably could have gone elsewhere..

ahahn
Yeah, I agree with eric rxb. My parents have an Oldsmobile Silhouette and a Nissan Pathfinder. The Olds rides better, has better mpg, and holds a whole lot more stuff. But, the Pathfinder doesn't have the minivan stigma attached to it. That is what many people are looking for. And I admit, I would much rather drive the Nissan than the Olds (my dad has one of the few 5 speed Pathfinders around).