Winter / Snow Tires Keep Sienna Drivers Safe

"Are we there yet?" It's a question that many Sienna drivers may tire of hearing. They should take solace in the fact that their precious, albeit sometimes annoying cargo is well protected by a bevy of safety features. The 2011 Sienna has seven airbags, ABS, traction control and other safety features which help keep your family safe.

What about safety in snow country? Your all-season tires are a big chink in the armor. Dedicated winter / snow tires and proper winter driving will shield your family from winter's threat. Since many Sienna drivers are concerned about optimum safety in snow and on ice, selecting an option from the Studless Ice and Snow performance category would be an ideal set of Toyota tires.

Snow Tire Size

Front-wheel drive (FWD) Siennas come with either 235/60-17, 235/55-18 or 235/50-19 conventional tires as Original Equipment. While the all-wheel drive (AWD) Sienna is typically equipped with 235/55-18 run-flat tires and no spare. 

In general, a narrower tire is a better selection when sizing a winter / snow tire. Running narrower tires puts more weight, and therefore more grip on your tires. With a very light vehicle, such as the Toyota Yaris, there's less weight on the tires which makes it imperative to run skinnier tires. Given the Sienna's high curb weight, most drivers should stay with a 235/60-17 or 235/55-18 winter / snow tire.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The 2011 Toyota Sienna uses valve stem-mounted TPMS sensors, so sensors will need to be installed in your car wheels for the TPMS to function. Since TPMS sensors have unique serial numbers, your Toyota dealer will have to initialize your "winter" sensors in the fall and your "summer" sensors in the spring.

Original Equipment sensors are available for $38* each and installation is included when you purchase a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package. There are no functional issues if you decide to run without sensors, however you'll notice a constant warning light.

Winter/Snow Tire & Wheel Packages for FWD Siennas

Wheels and Tire Packages for the front-wheel drive Sienna are available with the 235/60-17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70. Plus, the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 is a great contender, however, winter inventory can move quickly, so be sure to place your order well before the snow begins to fall. 
 
235/60-17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70
235/60-17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

 

The 235/55-18 Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 on 18x8" Bright Silver Painted Sport Edition SE-14 wheels is priced at $1,224.00** plus shipping.
 

235/55-18 Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2
18x8
18x8 Bright Silver Sport Edition SE-14

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages for AWD Siennas

Since there are no 235/60-17 run-flat winter / snow tires, AWD Sienna drivers should look at the 235/55-18 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT on Sport Edition SE-14 wheels for $1728*** plus shipping (the LM-60 RFT is the only compatible 235/55-18 run-flat winter / snow tire).
 
235/55-18 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT
235/55-18 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT
18x8
18x8 Bright Silver Sport Edition SE-14

2011 Toyota Sienna Winter / Snow FAQ:

1. Does Tire Rack offer steel wheels for the 2011 Sienna?

No, there are no compatible 16" or 17" steel wheels currently available.

2. Will my 16" wheels and tires from my old Sienna fit?

No, unfortunately your old 16" wheels won't clear the larger brakes in the 2011 model.

*Prices subject to change
**Prices subject to change, excluding sensors
***Prices subject to change, including senors

Create your perfect Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package today!

Comments

Monday, October 31, 2011 by Michael

The '11 & '12 Toyota Sienna comes with narrow wheels per its tire size.
OEM wheels are 17x6.5", 18x7", 19x7"
That means 215/65 17 will work for the base 2.7 I4 model, and 225/65 17 will work with the 3.5 V6.
225/60 18 will work on the 18" wheels.
Monday, November 2, 2015 by Rick

Will 215/60-17 snow tire fit on a 2011 Seinna SE? I currently have 235/50-19. Thanks
Monday, November 2, 2015 by cy

Rick,
215/60-17 is about 1" smaller in overall diameter and doesn't meet Gross Axle Weight Rating requirements of 2011 Toyota Sienna SE V6 so it doesn't work.
Thanks. Cy.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by john penrose

I am looking for a spare temporary "donut" type tire for our 2015 FWD sienna LTD. We currently have 235/55-18 tires now...
Friday, August 5, 2016 by Cy

We don’t carry donut spare wheels. If you can get a donut spare wheel from your dealer, we have your 155/80-17 spare tire, see:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=155/&ratio=80&diameter=17&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&affiliate=HK8

Thanks.

Cy
Thursday, October 5, 2017 by Bob

I have 2016 Sienna XLE AWD , I'm buy winter tire 225 60R17 is work ? Because 2004-2010 Sienna is 225/60R17
Friday, October 6, 2017 by Cy

Bob, your 2016 Sienna XLE AWD comes with 18" wheels as Original Equipment so you'll have to get a set of 17" wheels to run 17's. 235/60-17 would be the size we would normally use for your 2016. 225/60-17 would be meet your minimum Load Carrying Capacity requirements but would cause 2% speedometer (speed shown will be 2% faster than actual speed) so it's not ideal.
Thanks. Cy
Friday, November 10, 2017 by Nikky Briggs

Need a new spare tire for my Toyota Sienna LE Fwd 2006 and would like to know where I can purchase one other than a Toyota dealer.
Monday, November 13, 2017 by Cy

Ms. Briggs,

We don't carry compact spare wheels but we can create a full-size spare by mounting a basic wheel with an affordable tire. We mount and balance at $0 cost so your wheel & tire will arrive ready to install.

See the wheel here:

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runSteel&initialPartNumber=X66017&wheelMake=New&wheelModel=Steel%20Wheel&wheelFinish=Black%20Painted&showRear=no&autoMake=Toyota&autoModel=Sienna+LE+Fwd&autoYear=2006&autoModClar=Standard+Model&affiliate=HK8

See the tire here:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Uniroyal&tireModel=Tiger%20Paw%20Touring%20(T-Speed%20Rated)&partnum=165TR6TPT&tab=Survey&affiliate=HK8

Thanks.

Cy

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