There have been rumors that minivans are making a big comeback to the automotive industry. Indeed, SUVs still dominate the market, being the first choice of families and drivers who need extra space and unparalleled driving comfort. But minivans are still hard to beat in these regions, and there seems to be an increased demand for them over the last year or so.
Fortunately, there have been several high-quality vehicles for a minivan seeker to choose from over the past couple of years. The Honda Odyssey, Kia Carnival, Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna has been at the top of the minivan segment for quite some time. In fact, the Toyota Sienna is perhaps the most popular model among them.
First launched in 1998 and developed over four generations, the Toyota Sienna is a comfortable and beautiful minivan that many choose without a second thought. For 2022, this vehicle is at the pinnacle of modern styling and driving characteristics, offering everything you could need for city and off-road adventures.
But what are these things that make us love the 2022 Toyota Sienna? Find out all the details in our brief overview of this fancy minivan.
We love the sleek styling of the 2022 Toyota Sienna
When we look at the 2022 Toyota Sienna, we first notice the sleek LED headlights, huge grille, and massive bumper. At second glance, it’s clear that the minivan is all masculine and aggressive, with eye-catching chrome accents and characteristic clean lines. All in all, from front to back, the 2022 Toyota Sienna is modern and fully developed with futuristic styling in mind.
So if you think the 2022 Toyota Sienna looks more like an SUV than a minivan, you’re right. It seems that the eminent Japanese manufacturer wanted to appeal to SUV fans with its distinctive futuristic design, while giving them more space and comfort on the road at the same time. We believe the draw has been successfully completed.
Obviously, the sliding side doors and massive bodywork are signs we’re dealing with a minivan, but the 2022 Toyota Sienna looks like an SUV in most other respects. The six versions available (LE, XLE, XSE, Woodland Edition, Limited and Platinum) are all equally beautiful and practical.
New Woodland Edition is perhaps even more appealing with a roof rack and tow hitch, meeting the needs of adventurous families. However, the sporty XSE is not far behind, offering even more aggressive characteristics. But we will talk about the features of the Toyota Sienna 2022 later.
The travel experience with the 2022 Toyota Sienna is top-notch
To be completely honest, not everyone is thrilled with the power offered by the 2022 Toyota Sienna, and for good reason. This modern minivan comes only with a hybrid powertrain, consisting of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors. When these combine the horsepower, the result is 243 horsepower.
Admittedly, the power of the 2022 Toyota Sienna isn’t particularly impressive, and the minivan would greatly benefit from a V6 (at least). But the good thing is that the Sienna offers such ride comfort that you could (almost) forget you need a more powerful ride.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna comes with independent front and rear suspension to make driving more enjoyable. Thanks to the excellent responsiveness, you benefit from full control over the vehicle and great comfort on and off the road. The 2022 Toyota Sienna will take you on the highway and on bumpy back roads with similar efficiency.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna is comfortable, safe and packed with features
The driving comfort of the 2022 Toyota Sienna is complemented by a spacious interior. The interior of this van is designed so that the whole family can fit in and enjoy a pleasant experience.
All three rows of the vehicle provide enough head and leg room for passengers to move around instead of feeling cramped. In addition, the Sienna provides additional leg and back support. The “Captain’s Chairs” in the second row even have built-in ottomans.
Although the interior is not flashy and incredibly luxurious, it is still modern and attractive. A 9-inch touchscreen in the center of the dash is very handy and practical, along with the other high-tech features.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa connectivity, seven USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, 6 speakers (or more) and many other convenient features. Naturally, you can upgrade all of these extras and add even more during construction.
In terms of available cargo space, the 2022 Toyota Sienna has a capacity of 33.5 cubic feet, which should be enough to store all the stuff in the back. Of course, there are also many small compartments in the cabin itself.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna is not lacking in safety features either. The minivan earned a 5-star rating from NHTSA and was named one of the top safety picks of 2022 by the IIHS. Standard safety features include automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and more. One thing’s for sure: you’ll feel safe in the 2022 Toyota Sienna, and we love this minivan for that.
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