Is the Toyota Sienna the Most Reliable Minivan?

As far as 2020 minivans go, there is a pretty good group to choose from. Modern minivans offer the finest creature comforts with state of the art technology, entertainment systems, and cool features like vacuums and luxurious reclining seats. There’s no denying that minivans have seriously upped their game in recent models. But which 2020 family coach maintains top reliability ratings? Is the Toyota Sienna the most reliable minivan?

With the recent unveiling of the 2021 Toyota Sienna, it might soon be a good time to buy a 2020 model year at an appealing discounted price. But reliability ratings hold a lot of weight for families on the hunt for a new van. When the vehicle is going to be the primary passenger vessel for the crew, you want to know that it will be reliable. Does the legendary Toyota reliability hold true for the 2020 Sienna?

Consumer Reports predicted reliability rating

Consumer Reports gives the Toyota Sienna the top spot among other 2020 minivans. With an overall score of 78, the 2020 Sienna is the only minivan that comes recommended by CR on the entire list. Where other vans score great road-test scores, they fall short in terms of predicted reliability.

For 2020, the Toyota Sienna earned 3 out of 5 for predicted reliability. Even more impressively, however, the Sienna has consistent above-average reliability verdicts dating all the way back to the 2000 model year. CR praises the 2020 Sienna for its available AWD and the “roomy, practical, and versatile interior.”

Additionally, CR names the Toyota Sienna “a rational choice.” In their overview, the point out the 2020 Toyota minivan boasts a comfortable and quiet cabin with the ultimate versatility –– as should be expected from a leading minivan option. Though the review also denotes the Sienna for rough shifting and lack of agility, “even for a minivan.”

J.D. Power and the 2020 Toyota Sienna

J.D. Power also gives the 2020 Sienna a “great” reliability rating of 81 out of 100. Though they haven’t released the awards lists for 2020, the Sienna received high marks for dependability, resale value, and dealership experience. Its lowest rating was for driving experiences.

There is no getting around the fact that the Toyota Sienna is a minivan, if you take into account the way it drives. Thankfully for the Sienna, most people who want a minivan arent hoping for sports car performance; reliability is more important. The 2020 Odyssey scored a 77 out of 100 for reliability from J.D. Power and the Pacifica scored a 70 out of 100. The 2020 Toyota Sienna looks like its beating the competition where reliability is concerned.

2020 Toyota Sienna SE Premium interior
2020 Toyota Sienna SE Premium interior | Toyota

Kelley Blue Book: 2020 Sienna reliability

It’s a close race for Kelley Blue Book’s best minivan list. Though the Toyota Sienna is number four overall on their list, it’s only losing to the number one minivan by two-tenths of a point. And the 2020 Sienna isn’t fourth because of its reliability by any means. In fact, KBB says that reliability is the Toyota Sienna’s calling card.

2020 Toyota Sienna
2020 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

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Is the Toyota Sienna a reliable minivan?

Yes, the 2020 Toyota Sienna is a reliable minivan. Judging by its reliability history and the ratings of Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, and Kelley Blue Book, it’s pretty safe to say that it is the most reliable minivan out there. Though the generation is a little dated, it hasn’t changed much because it didn’t have to. If you want a reliable minivan, consider the 2020 Toyota Sienna.