If you think the 2022 Sienna looks more like an SUV than a van, that was Toyota’s intention. While the sliding side doors are a gift, the muscular body sides, roof rack and flat hood of the van help it blend in with the brand’s other SUVs such as the midsize Highlander and full-size Sequoia. . What you won’t find in these SUVs here is a V-6 or V-8 engine. Instead, the Sienna is offered exclusively as a hybrid; front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. As a result, fuel economy is above average for the MPV class, but unfortunately the Sienna’s acceleration is lower than its non-hybrid rivals. While most buyers won’t miss the added dynamism of the Honda Odyssey’s V6 engine, some might find the Sienna’s interior less practical than that of the Chrysler Pacifica.
What’s new for 2022?
Toyota has added a Woodland Edition model to the Sienna lineup for 2022. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and sports a 0.6-inch lift kit to give it better ground clearance. The Woodland Edition also includes a suite of accessories to make life easier for adventurous shoppers, including a roof rack, tow hook and a 1,500-watt outlet.
Price and which to buy
We’re looking at the sporty XSE model, which comes with 20-inch wheels, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, and sporty front seats. The XSE also comes standard with an in-dash navigation system and second-row captain’s seats. The XSE, like all Sienna trims, comes standard with front-wheel drive, but adding all-wheel drive costs just $ 760, which we think is a worthy upgrade.
Engine, transmission and performance
Unlike previous versions of Toyota’s family van, the Sienna 2022 is offered exclusively as a hybrid. The powertrain consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors that combine to produce 243 horsepower. All-wheel drive is available and adds a third electric motor at the rear which drives the rear wheels. The Sienna’s main rival, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid-is offered only with front-wheel drive, but its V6 engine and electric motors produce 260 horsepower. Our Sienna Platinum AWD failed to excite us during acceleration tests, requiring 7.7 seconds to reach 60 mph and completing the quarter mile in 15.8 seconds at just 88 mph; these results are similar to what the Pacifica Hybrid achieved, but are much slower than the non-hybrid examples of the Pacifica we tested as well as the Honda Odyssey.
Real-world fuel economy and MPG
The EPA estimates that the front-wheel drive versions of the Sienna should deliver 36 mpg in the city as well as 36 mpg on the highway with examples of all-wheel drive carrying ratings below 1 mpg to 35 mpg. In our mix of city and highway driving, we achieved 29 mpg with our Platinum AWD test vehicle. When we get the chance to put the new Sienna through our 75 mile highway fuel economy test, we’ll update this story with the results. For more information on the Sienna’s fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
Interior, comfort and loading
Complementing its bold exterior design, the interior of the Sienna is modern and stylish. Rather than the open cockpit design of the previous generation model, Toyota created a tall center console that spans the distance between the dashboard and the center armrest, with a large storage compartment below. The top-of-the-line Limited and Platinum models have two-tone interior trim and instrument panels covered with stitched leather-like material, while the sporty XSE model receives black and white leatherette seats with contrasting red stitching. Unlike the Odyssey and Pacifica Hybrid, the Sienna’s second row seats are not removable; However, the optional second row captain’s seats can slide back and forth a total of 25 inches to provide maximum legroom for rear passengers or to open up as much room as possible in the rear. of the second row for loading. Limited and Platinum models can be equipped with reclining second row seats with retractable ottomans. The two upper trims can also be fitted with an on-board vacuum cleaner.
Infotainment and connectivity
Toyota’s latest infotainment interface is a 9.0-inch touchscreen that sits upright on the dashboard above the climate controls. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa connectivity features are all standard, and seven USB ports dot the van’s cabin. Toyota also provides SiriusXM satellite radio and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. Basic stereo is a 6 speaker configuration; and XLE models have eight speakers. A 12-speaker JBL stereo system is optional on XLE and XSE models and standard on Limited and Platinum models. Dashboard navigation is standard from the XSE version; a rear-seat entertainment system with an 11.6-inch screen is optional on all models except the base LE model.
Safety and driver assistance features
Toyota offers Blind Spot Monitoring and Safety Sense 2.0 feature set driving assistance functions Standard on the new Sienna, while convenience items such as parking sensors and a 360-degree exterior camera system are optional. For more information on the Sienna crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS) websites. The main security features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane departure warning with lane keep assist
- Adaptive cruise control as standard
Warranty and maintenance coverage
The Kia Sedona offers longer powertrain coverage and bumper-to-bumper warranty than the Sienna. But Toyota makes up for its fairly basic warranty package with a free two-year maintenance plan.
- Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Hybrid component warranty covers 8 years or 100,000 miles
- Free maintenance is covered for 2 years or 25,000 miles
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