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my newest car
Pros: comfort of seat and ride
Cons: middle windows not openI love this van my first toyota and from this point forward only van I will buy, I had a ford before not completely happy eith it.
Pros: Comfort and handling. Sliding power side and rear doors.
Cons: Nav system; run-flats with no spare.Excellent handling and comfort. Only two reservations: 1) Runflats. There is no spare tire and it may be extremely difficult to find a facility to repair run flat tires if one goes flat; if you drive a significant distance on a flat tire, it is unrepairable. and you may have to replace all 4 tires if you have significant wear on the set, because of problems with the AWD. 2) The passenger can not input new nav destinatiions or phone numbers unless you come to a complete stop - very inconvenient. Otherwise, great vehicle.
Pros: visibility,absolute super vehicle
Pros: Comfortable ride, quiet, good driving position, Bluetooth integration, quick Navigation, mostly reliable, great dealer service hours (open 7 days a week) dealer service pricing fairly reasonable (just learn to say 'no' on extras)
Cons: cruise control, navigation lock-out when van is in motion (Ody doesnt do this), worries on electric door failure, remote range too shortI have the XLE, 2WD, with Nav--all options that the Limited would have except the chrome, Xenon lights, and additional 'wood' inserts. Fairly reliable, comfortable, and quiet--passengers love it. Incredibly versatile--more space-efficient than any SUV, and the gas mileage is good (on Premium--it's a few MPG worse on Regular and the van would feel more sluggish). I've heard about terrible brake wear, but I'm at 60% pad life left at at 59K miles--mixed city/freeway driving. Rear camera is awesome--totally worth the expense--I've seen so many new vans with damaged rear bumpers--no doubt from 'guessing' where the bumper will hit. Interior quality is definitely not at Lexus levels (it's about 80% there, but you'll notice the missing details over time). Same with some refinement details. I've had to replace the steering rack and rear shocks already (not sure if it's from the bad Bay Area roads), and a few recall items. A bit worried about the electric side doors, and the cables that could snap over time (hasn't happened yet). I only use the electric door feature on level ground (to prevent wear on the motors. Cruise control very disappointing--any slight incline, and the transmission steps down a gear.
Pros: fairly durable
Cons: ugly front end,+ noisey rear brakesvery average vehicle
Best minivan on the market
Pros: Turning radius & performance
Cons: CE model has manuel rear vent windowsIt has plenty of power when full, handles well, good in snow, no repairs at all, turning radius is great, like no other van I've driven.
Very functional family car
Pros: Comfortable seats
Cons: N/aVery functional for family with young children.