If you're of the opinion that the 2022 Sienna resembles an SUV more than a minivan, then Toyota has certainly achieved its goal! With sliding side doors to identify it for what it is and muscular body sides, roof rack, and flat hood to make it fit in with other SUVs such as the mid-size Highlander and full-size Sequoia - this van offers all the looks without needing any additional V-6 or V8 engines.
The Sienna offers a hybrid powertrain with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, yielding improved fuel economy over other minivans. Nevertheless, its acceleration may not be as impressive compared to non-hybrid competitors such as the Honda Odyssey's V6 engine. Furthermore, some buyers might find that the interior of the Chrysler Pacifica is more practical than the Sienna's.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The all-new 2022 Toyota Sienna is exclusively available as a hybrid, and features an impressive powertrain of 2.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine plus dual electric motors producing 245 horsepower – with the option for All Wheel Drive (AWD) thanks to its additional third electric motor in back. Rivaling it on the market, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers only front wheel drive but boasts 260hp from its V6 gas engine and accompanying electrical motors - making this one car you won't want to miss out on!
During our testing of the all-wheel drive Sienna Platinum, we were not overly impressed with its acceleration -- it took 7.7 seconds to get up to 60 mph and completed a quarter mile in 15.8 seconds at only 88 mph; these results are similar to what was achieved by the Pacifica Hybrid, but far slower than both non-hybrid versions of the Pacifica as well as Honda’s Odyssey model.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
According to the EPA, front-wheel drive Sienna models should offer an impressive 36 mpg in both city and highway driving. All-wheel drive versions are slightly less efficient at 35 mpg combined. During our mix of urban and rural driving, we achieved 29 mpg on our all-wheel drive Platinum trim test vehicle - though this number is sure to go up once we put it through its paces during our 75 mile fuel economy test! For more data regarding the Sienna's MPG ratings, be sure to check out the EPA website.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Toyota Sienna has numerous safety features included as standard, such as blind-spot monitoring and the Safety Sense 2.0 bundle of driver assistance technologies. For added convenience you can get parking sensors or a 360-degree exterior camera system too! To find out more about the Sienna's crash test results, check out NHTSA and IIHS websites for further information.
Is the Toyota Sienna reliable?
The 2023 Sienna has a predicted reliability score of 74 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Which model of Sienna is best?
Firstly, Edmunds thinks the best version of the 2022 Toyota Sienna is the XLE model. Starting at $41,790, the minivan is available with seven or eight-passenger seating for the same price. Furthermore, the publication loves that it adds a lot of comfort and convenience features without adding a lot of cost.