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Toyota Sienna Has One Fatal Flaw That Should Deter Car Shoppers

Discover why this mechanic states that the new 2023 Toyota Sienna has a fatal flaw that will cause many Toyota shoppers to avoid this model.

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The 2023 Sienna

According to a Toyota expert, switching the 2023 Toyota Sienna minivan into a 4th generation hybrid model is a great move for Toyota because it fits the needs of car shoppers wanting a fuel-efficient vehicle for transporting the family around town. Powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder A2A5-AFXS engine that has proven to be dependable with few issues, the Car Care Nut considers this to be a decent engine for its designed use. Particularly when paired with a powertrain that is considered “bullet proof” as long as owners properly maintain their transmission and do not exceed its recommended towing limit.

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Why You May Say “NO” to This Sienna

However, despite many good points about the new hybrid Sienna made by the Car Care Nut host with the exception of a plastic glorified hubcap that will require replacement when easily scratched, cracked, or broken every time during a wheel change or tire rotation, there is a more serious flaw you will want to know about.

That said, here follow along with the host as he goes into a thorough review of the 2023 Toyota Sienna that includes:

• It's technical specifications.
• A look at the inside and outside
• Some common issues
• Several reasonable dislikes and annoyances of the model
• One fatal flaw that's affecting the Sienna in 2023.

Please note, if you want to skip ahead and find out what the fatal flaw is without watching the video, the spoiler alert is posted below in the “And finally…” section below.

The 2023 Toyota Sienna Is Good but It Has One FATAL Flaw!

And finally…

The 2023 Toyota Sienna fatal flaw reveal: As it turns out with this model is that if you order one, expect to wait 8-12 months. Plus, as an already overly expensive new model (with plasticky issues seen in lower priced cars) you can expect dealerships to add on another $10,000 in markups due to its current scarcity. Pass!

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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