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Whats the best year for a XL30 model Sienna, Somehow the Sienna sales numbers drastically fell in 2018,19,20

2015137,497
2016127,791
2017111,489
201887,672
201973,585
202042,885

Any comments ?
The transmission on my 2006 Sienna broke, and I am looking for a new model, and would like to buy one from a more reliable year.

I know the Entune stuff is crap in toyota in these years.

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hi

Whats the best year for a XL30 model Sienna, Somehow the Sienna sales numbers drastically fell in 2018,19,20

2015137,497
2016127,791
2017111,489
201887,672
201973,585
202042,885

Any comments ?
The transmission on my 2006 Sienna broke, and I am looking for a new model, and would like to buy one from a more reliable year.

I know the Entune stuff is crap in toyota in these years.

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Well one major reason sale number went down because the design is getting dated comparing to their competition.
2017-2020 model gets the direct injection engine and 8 speed transmission. One thing I know for the direct injection engine is it require more maintenance such as spark plugs change every 60k comparing to the non-direct injection doesn’t have to be change until at least 100-120k miles. Changing the spark in this car is not an easy job since you have to remove bunch of stuff in order to get access to the 3 closer to the firewall.
I can’t comment on the transmission, I believe it’s widely use in other Toyota model and should be as reliable as the 6 speed auto in previous model year.
 

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The direct-injection engines, along with the 8-speed transmission, do get better gas mileage. The spark plug, 60,000-mile interval is low, and costly, unless you DIY (you should have some experience and various tools).

There are the Toyota safety features on the newer models, including radar cruise and the lane-keep assist.

From I believe 2018 and up, the Entune suite isn't the best. If you have an iPhone, the head units allow screen mirroring, and CarPlay is included. Android Auto had been rumored to be coming with an update last spring, but so far, nothing, and no mirroring for Android.

My 2018 is at 70,000 miles now. So far, no issues, but there is a fuel pump recall on the DI engine vehicles. There's a member here who runs a medical cadaver transport service, and his two 2017+ Siennas had over 500,000 trouble-free miles, last time he checked in.
 

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I would go for the 2015 and 2016 models unless you put priority to newer safety technology package such as lane assist and auto stop. The LTD models on the 2015 and 2016 may come with it already.
 
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