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2022 Toyota Sienna: Hybrid Power

The 2022 Toyota Sienna offers hybrid efficiency, AWD capability, loads of driver-assistance aids, and more features than you can shake a stick at.

What’s New for the 2022 Toyota Sienna?

The all-new fourth generation Sienna broke cover last year, so its still fresh for 2022 with sharp looks and hybrid-only powertrain. A Woodland Edition trim is added this year that sits 0.6” taller than its siblings and comes standard with all-wheel-drive (AWD) to better suit the active-lifestyle target demographic. It features trim-exclusive Cement paint and for each one sold, Toyota will donate $250 to the National Environmental Education Foundation. Other 2022 Toyota Sienna updates include adjustable ottomans for second-row thrones on higher level trims and Windchill Pearl as the premium paint offering.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $35,775

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

FWD or AWD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

36 City / 36 Hwy (MPG)

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 7 or 8

The Breakdown

Environmentally conscious buyers will appreciate the hybrid powertrain

AWD is a key purchase consideration for Snow Belt owners

The big central touchscreen is included on all models

Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 2.0 includes a long list of driver aids

Hybrid powertrain will require some acceleration planning for highway passing

Standard features and good looks keep it relevant in an SUV world

2022 Toyota Sienna Specs

Trims & Pricing

LE - $35,775
XLE - $41,065
XSE - $43,315
Woodland Edition - $46,565
Limited - $48,015
Platinum - $51,215

2022 Toyota Sienna Powertrain

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2022 Toyota Sienna 2.5L I4 - carsforsale.com

Every 2022 Toyota Sienna comes with a hybrid powertrain that combines a 189 hp 2.5L four-cylinder gas-powered engine with dual electric motors mounted on the front axle for a combined output of 245 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque. Selecting AWD, for between $500 and $2000 depending on trim, adds a third motor to the rear axle, but all models work with a 1.9 kWh Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack and continuously variable transmission.  

Four-corner independent suspension ensures confident handling and XSE models feature an exclusive sport-tuned setup. Drivers can also select from Normal, ECO, EV, or Sport modes to modify powertrain programming based on driving style preference. 

2022 Toyota Sienna Fuel Economy & MPG

The 2022 Toyota Sienna is a big vehicle, which comes with a commensurate curb weight of between 4610 and 4725 pounds that is not typically friendly to fuel economy. Fortunately, the 0.28 coefficient of drag lets this hefty minivan slip through the air and of course that hybrid mill prefers sipping fuel to stoplight racing. The EPA estimates a FWD model will hit 36 mpg in both city and highway driving with AWD versions only dropping 1 mpg from the city estimate.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo Space

Like most minivans, there is as tremendous amount of internal storage in the 2022 Toyota Sienna – up to 101 cubic feet – aided by second row seating that can slide up to 25 inches. If you like the idea of lounging while being toted about, you’ll want a Limited or Platinum model with the second-row reclining captain’s seats that include telescoping foot rests. Fully climatized front seats are available as are heated second row positions and the full leather treatment. Automatic climate control ranges from 3 to 4 zones of coverage with niceties like a moonroof and back row sunshades providing maximum occupant comfort.

Entertainment & Technology

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2022 Toyota Sienna - toyota.com

Every new 2022 Toyota Sienna comes with a 9” touchscreen infotainment display as well as Apple, Android, and Alexa functionality. Wi-Fi, wireless charging, remote vehicle connectivity, and loads of USB ports speak to the device-ified nature of today’s passengers. As you move up the trim ladder, you’ll find navigation, a pumping 12-speaker stereo, and color heads-up-display (HUD). Given the family-oriented nature of a minivan, don’t miss Driver Easy Speak which turns the audio system into the driver’s personal bullhorn.

Safety Features

TSS 2.0 is de rigueur on the 2022 Toyota Sienna and comes with pre-collision warning, radar cruise control with lane tracing and departure warning, automatic high beams, and road sign recognition. There are some optional systems like parking sonar and a 360° camera, but between these aids, 10 airbags, and a host of vehicle dynamics controls, the Sienna earned a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS in 2021.

2022 Toyota Sienna Trims & Pricing

2022 Toyota Sienna LE - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Sienna LE - pressroom.toyota.com

LE – $35,775

Though it is the entry level 2022 Toyota Sienna, an LE model is nicely equipped with 17” alloy wheels, full exterior LED lighting, heated side mirrors, and power-sliding doors. Cloth is the only upholstery on hand but triple-zoned climate control, 2nd row sunshades, and 18 cup holders should keep occupants happy. Like all models, there is a 9” touchscreen sprouting from the dash that comes with Apple, Android and Alexa integration as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Seven USB ports scattered about the cabin ensure everyone stays powered up and the LE Plus package offers upgrades like wireless charging and a moonroof.

2022 Toyota Sienna XLE - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Sienna XLE - pressroom.toyota.com

XLE – $41,065

XLE Sienna models feature hands-free sliding doors, a power liftgate, and Smart Key functionality. HVAC controls are broken into four zones, front seats are heated, and the steering wheel comes wrapped in leather. While the LE can only be configured with 8 seats, XLE offers second row captain’s chairs. Front and rear parking sonar is added to the list of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) under TSS 2.0 and an XLE Plus package nets navigation plus a 12-speaker JBL stereo.

2022 Toyota Sienna XSE - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Sienna XSE - pressroom.toyota.com

XSE – $43,315

Filling the sporty role, a Sienna XSE rides on dark-finished 20” rims mounted to a sport-tuned suspension. Black exterior trim and mesh-grille accents, front and rear, complete the look. Inside, faux-leather sport seats in a black-and-white scheme with contrasting red stitching furthers the spiced-up theme. Only available with the “Super-Long-Slide” second row captain’s thrones, the XSE includes Driver Easy Speak which lets the driver bark commands at unruly backseat passengers.

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition - pressroom.toyota.com

Woodland Edition – $46,565

The only model with standard AWD and a slightly higher ground clearance, Woodland Edition Siennas also come with a roof rack, 1500W power inverter, and tow hitch to encourage off-the-grid excursions. A wireless charging pad and the upgraded JBL audio system come standard as well as power-adjustable front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Snag the $1415 Entertainment package with its 11.6” drop-down screen and wireless headphones to keep kids happy on the way home from your adventures.

2022 Toyota Sienna Limited - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Sienna Limited - pressroom.toyota.com

Limited – $48,015

Premium LED taillamps and exterior mirrors with puddle lights, auto-dimming, and reverse-tilt-down are included with the Limited model. Interior niceties like leather seating with ventilated fronts and power-extendable ottomans for second row would-be Captains befit the Limited nameplate. Additional touches like the stitched, leather-esque dashboard, third-row sunshades, and 7” digital gauge cluster screen are also standard fare.

2022 Toyota Sienna Platinum - pressroom.toyota.com
2022 Toyota Sienna Platinum - pressroom.toyota.com

Platinum – $51,215

Cracking 50 large, Sienna Platinum is fully bell-and-whistled with 20” rims, signature bi-LED headlights, and a birds-eye-view camera. Rain-sensing wipers and a full-color 10” HUD lend a hand to driver duties with a heated steering wheel and heated second-row captain’s chairs on tap for the winter months. For $1990, buyers can add the rear-seat entertainment system, 1500W power inverter, and a digital rearview mirror.

Warranties

Those worried about hybrid component repair costs should be assuaged by the 10-year/100,000-mile warranty on the hybrid battery and 8-year/100,000-mile coverage of the overall hybrid system in the 2022 Toyota Sienna. The comprehensive vehicle warranty is good for 3 years or 36,000 miles and the powertrain extends to 5 years or 60,000 miles. There is also complimentary factory-scheduled maintenance included for 2 years or 25,000 miles on new purchases.

What we think

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If you’ve got kids, there’s no denying the power of sliding doors when it comes to the endless loading and unloading of small humans and all the stuff. With the 2022 Toyota Sienna, the heaven-sent invention that are those doors is amplified dramatically with great styling, an exhaustive list of amenities, every safety aid under the sun, and hybrid-powered fuel efficiency. To that I say, “Yes please”.

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Niel Stender

Niel Stender grew up doing replacement work on his 1990 Cherokee and 1989 Starion, so it’s not surprising that he would put his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire to use in the car world as a vehicle dynamics engineer. Now engineering sentence structures, his writing infuses his auto experience with his time in marketing and his sales experience. Writing about cars for close to a decade now, he focuses on some of the more technical mechanical systems that are found under the hood and throughout a vehicle.

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