2012 Toyota Sienna Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,844 - $20,780
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
187-265
Seats
7-8
Color:  Predawn Gray Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,844 - $20,780
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
187-265
Seats
7-8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.8 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

In an effort to achieve the popularity of the Honda Odyssey, Toyota increased the size of its Sienna minivan and filled it with cool, innovative features. With a powerful V6 engine, a large cabin and available all-wheel drive, the 2012 Toyota Sienna is now a force to be reckoned with.

Toyota Sienna Models & Trims

Base $10,844 - $13,898
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE $13,846 - $17,613
Horsepower: 187 hp - 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE AAS $13,846 - $17,613
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $14,283 - $17,780
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 19 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XLE AAS $17,066 - $20,780
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XLE $17,066 - $20,780
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Ltd $16,655 - $20,516
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.5

144 Reviews

5 star 56% 4 star 39% 3 star 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

the vehicle performance in general is a plus because you drive with the security that you will make it home or anywhere you go.

I love this Minivan because I never have any problem with it. The mileage is about 120000 and still running like new. The interior space, the performance on the road and the comfort of the seats is enough to travel with your family anywhere without any complain. The mileage by Gallon saves me a lot of money. It is still a quiet ride. The front view is fantastic and allows to the rest of your family on the back seats to enjoy the view too. So I will recommend this Van, specially after having lots of problems with my previous Chrysler one.

- Yolanda L

The Toyota Sienna is an excellent vehicle.

It has very comfortable seating and is extremely easy to get into. The ride is excellent as is the power. My last vehicle was a SUV and this van is just as useful if not more. It has good gas mileage and the view is excellent for both the driver and passenger. There is seating for seven and the rear seats fold flat into the floor for easy hauling. I have carried many things back there including bags of fertilizer and mulch. The low floor makes unloading a lot easier than my old SUV. We would not hesitate to buy this van again.

- John N

I have a 2012 Toyota Tacoma, charcoal gray with gray leather interior.

I have rarely had any problems with my Tacoma. Besides regular maintenance, I have only had a couple of issues. One was with the u joints and was expensive to repair but considering how much I use my vehicle, it was worth it. The only time my truck has left me stranded was when the battery went out so I would say it is very reliable. I love the back up camera and I have not had any problems parallel parking. The ride is comfortable and I have even slept in the driver's seat. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

- Brandy S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,844 - $13,898
$13,846 - $17,613

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 (hp)
187 - 265 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
2.7L DOHC 16
3.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.5 (in.)
40.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/60R17
P235/60R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
119.3 (in.)
119.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.9 (ft.)
36.9 (ft.)

Length

Length
200.2 (in.)
200.2 (in.)

Width

Width
78.2 (in.)
78.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4305 (.lbs)
4310 - 4415 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
265 (hp)
187 (hp)

Torque

Torque
245 (ft. lbs.)
186 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 (.lbs)
350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 (gal.)
20 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (5)

Air Bags Jan 9, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V005000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Toyota 4Runner, 2014-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, and 2014-2017 Lexus GX460 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS250, IS350, 2011-2016 4Runner, 2011-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, 2011-2017 Lexus GX460, and 2011-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Toyo...
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began February 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
Equipment > Electrical Mar 22, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 22, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V120000
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 4RUNNER AND SIENNA VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH NON-ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT REMOTE ENGINE STARTERS. A MALFUNCTION IN THE AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS BRAND REMOTE ENGINE STARTER MODULE CAN PREVENT NORMAL COMMUNICATION OF THE VEHICLE?S CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK (CAN).
Consequence:
IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, ANTILOCK BRAKING AND STABILITY CONTROL MAY BE LOST, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. DRIVERS SHOULD RECEIVE DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS WARNING THEM OF A MALFUNCTION.
Remedy:
GULF STATES TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REMOTE ENGINE STARTER WITH A NEW ONE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARLY APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-444-1074.
Air Bags Jan 9, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V006000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), H1A (Toyota Zone C), G2G (Lexus Zone A), G2H (Lexus Zone B) and H2A (Lexus Zone C). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).
Equipment > Other > Labels Nov 30, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 30, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V560000
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 THROUGH 2012 SIENNA VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 110, "TIRE SELECTIONS AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENT FOR DISPLAYING THE CORRECT VEHICLE CAPACITY WEIGHT AS THE RATED LOAD FOR THE COMBINATION OF CARGO AND OCCUPANTS.
Consequence:
INCORRECT INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE PLACARD MAY LEAD TO TIRE OVERLOADING AND POSSIBLY CAUSE TIRE FAILURE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
TOYOTA WILL MAIL OUT A CORRECTED PLACARD TO CUSTOMERS ALONG WITH REVISED OWNER MANUAL INFORMATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY PLAN OR AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Structure Nov 29, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 29, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V858000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivans manufactured January 4, 2010, to August 12, 2016. If the power sliding door is unable to be opened when commanded, such as if the door is frozen shut, the door may subsequently open unexpectedly, possibly while the vehicle is moving.
Consequence:
If door opens while the vehicle is moving, there would be an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Interim notices are expected to be mailed to owners by January 21, 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G04.

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