Toyota Sienna Camper

(1 customer review)

Toyota Sienna certainly is a big car! You can have a camping box behind the seats in the boot and a bed prepared on top of the seats (some DIY adjustments are needed). But, it does come with one of the lowest boot heights out of US minivans (5-10cm/2-5inches lower). It is one of the top cars in terms of size, but not in terms of consumption – it eats almost double of what a typical EU MPV does – you’ve been warned! No wonder, as it has a powerful 3.5 liter V6 engine that offers up to 296 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful minivans available.

This car's boot is 240 cm long ⤢, 110 cm tall ↕, and 122 cm wide ↔.

NimbleCamper rating: 3.9/5

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  • Even if you keep the middle seats in, just lift them up, you still have 180cm of boot length behind them!!
  • dimensions source (2011 model)
  • not many models are available in the EU, only some used ones
  • It’s also available with a hybrid engine, boasting 35 US MPG combined

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Is Toyota Sienna reliable?

According to, Toyota Sienna is one of the best-performing minivans out there in terms of their lifespan (how many miles does the car last with proper maintenance) – 240,000 miles for Sienna. This depends strongly on your driving style and keeping it regularly serviced of course, but with the Toyota Sienna, you have a good shot at the longest lifespan for a minivan (MPV). It is followed second by Honda Odyssey, or if you don’t mind something smaller, you can try the Toyota Prius, which will give you 250,000 miles of lifespan.

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1 review for Toyota Sienna Camper

  1. Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating: 3.8/5 – very big and spacious, but it eats much more than any typical EU MPV. Maintenance costs will be higher too + harder to get in the EU.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like, supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like,, etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from, or if none is available, from other sources like If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
    • In short: a litre of petrol contains about 8.9 kWh of energy. If we divide the energy consumption of an EV by this (f.e. 16 kWh/100 km divided by 8.9 kWh/litre), we get equivalent fuel consumption of 1.8 l/100 km.
  • EV stats – taken from

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