Toyota Sienna Forum - siennachat.com banner

21 - 23 of 23 Posts

·
Super Moderator
2015 Sienna Limited Premium
Joined
·
5,464 Posts
"Not I", said the little red hen.... It's a good composition, but I can't take credit for it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I did not find any good reference in this forum that definitively said what Sienna models have the towing package. Specifically my concern was the oil cooler, as it is critical to tow up to 3500 lbs reliably. Here is a list of all the Sienna models and years that have the oil cooler:

Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 AWD LE 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 AWD LE Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 AWD Limited 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 AWD Limited Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 AWD XLE 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 AWD XLE Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD Base 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD Base Mini Cargo Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD Base Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD LE 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD LE Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD Limited 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD Limited Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD SE 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD SE Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD XLE 2011
Toyota Sienna 3.5L V6 FWD XLE Mini Passenger Van 2012
Toyota Sienna AWD LE 2017
Toyota Sienna AWD LE Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna AWD Limited 2017
Toyota Sienna AWD Limited Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna AWD XLE 2017
Toyota Sienna AWD XLE Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna FWD Base Mini Cargo Van 2013
Toyota Sienna FWD Base Mini Passenger Van 2013
Toyota Sienna FWD CE Mini Cargo Van 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Toyota Sienna FWD CE Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Toyota Sienna FWD L 2017
Toyota Sienna FWD L Mini Cargo Van 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna FWD L Mini Passenger Van 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna FWD LE 2017
Toyota Sienna FWD LE Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna FWD Limited 2017
Toyota Sienna FWD Limited Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna FWD SE 2017
Toyota Sienna FWD SE Mini Passenger Van 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Toyota Sienna FWD XLE 2017
Toyota Sienna FWD XLE Mini Passenger Van 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

This list is from 1576731020 - Toyota Engine Oil Cooler Line. TOWING, PACKAGE, ECUADOR | Toyota, Clermont FL

Run flat tires and towing trailers.
Note that if your Sienna is using run flat tires (ie AWD models) then there are 2 potential issues with towing beyond the towing package: heat build up in the thick walls of the run flat tires due to trailer weight transferred through the trailer hitch, and the Run flat performance should a tire puncture happen. Most run flats say you can drive 50 miles at max of 50 mph, or 80 km at a max of 80km/h. If you are pulling a trailer both the speed and the distance the should be reduced. The extra load from the trailer on the run flat means it will fail faster. As many have noted on this forum, if you are using run flats you should run with higher tire pressure to slow the excessive wear on the outside of the front tires. I plan to mount a spare tire on the trailer or on a trailer hitch for the minivan and get rid of run flat tires, and carry a can of sealant and a compressor when around town and not on long road trips.

Hope this helps!
Robin.
I have found inaccuracies in this list when checking it against other sources, sellers, etc. I don't trust it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
I have found inaccuracies in this list when checking it against other sources, sellers, etc. I don't trust it.
Yes, note that almost immediately after it was posted, people started pointing out that it had mistakes.

I can tell you that for my model year (2015) and 2016 at least, it's not easy to find accurate info. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks Toyota became less supportive of towing with a Sienna through the years and tacitly discouraged it by not providing info in their sales manuals. I think vehicles with the upper trim levels, or at least the Limiteds, were close to some sort of weight limit. That explains why the recliner-style 2nd row seats with footrests and auto-folding 3rd row were not available on that trim level. It might also explain why most (if not all) Limited AWDs did not have the tow package. But details remain sketchy...the only sure way to know is to consult the pics upthread and look under the hood of YOUR vehicle, or reference your VIN and inquire at a dealer.
 
21 - 23 of 23 Posts
Top