The 2022 Toyota Sienna Is an Unsung Hero

The Toyota Sienna is a standard hybrid minivan. It’s an automotive marvel because it is one of the largest standard hybrid vehicles on the market. Here’s why the Sienna doesn’t get the credit that it deserves.

The 2022 Toyota Sienna is an innovative minivan

A red 2022 Toyota Sienna minivan is parked.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

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The 2022 Toyota Sienna starts at $35,385. It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine to make 245 horsepower. The minivan achieves 36 miles per gallon combined.

The Sienna has an 18.0-gallon gas tank. It has a 648-mile driving range. The national average gas price as of August 2022 is $3.841. Based on the national average gas price, it costs about $69.13 to refill the minivan. The Sienna has amazing driving range for its size.

Toyota’s minivan is incredible because it’s a standard hybrid van. This makes it one of the best vehicles in the industry for long road trips. Road trips can cost drivers big bucks at the pump, especially with larger vehicles. The Sienna is an unsung hero because it’s the perfect road trip minivan for drivers that want to save money.

The Toyota Sienna is praised for its handling, driving dynamics, and amazing fuel economy. Car and Driver recommends the XSE trim. The minivan comes in six different trim levels.

What’s the best Toyota Sienna trim?

A green 2022 Toyota Sienna minivan is parked outdoors.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

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The Toyota Sienna comes in LE, XLE, Woodland Edition, XSE, Limited, and Platinum trims. The minivan ranges from $35,285-$50,725.

The base model LE trim comes standard with dual power sliding doors, remote keyless entry with push-button start, and seven USB ports. It also includes a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and a one-motion-stow split and stow third-row seat.

The XLE trim adds SofTex-trimmed seats, second-row captain’s chairs, and hands-free dual power sliding doors. The Woodland trim is Toyota’s attempt at an outdoorsy off-road Sienna. It features all-wheel drive and increased ground clearance. The XSE trim includes a sport-tuned suspension.

The Sienna Limited adds wireless smartphone charging, leather-trimmed seats, and a JBL 12-speaker audio system. The final Platinum trim level adds a heated steering wheel, heated leather-trimmed second-row seats, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. It also includes a bird’s eye view camera and a 10.0-inch color Heads-up display. If you’re willing to forego creature comforts like SofTex-trimmed seats, the base model provides the most value for the money.

Why is the Honda Odyssey cheaper than the Toyota Sienna?

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The Toyota Sienna is more affordable than the Honda Odyssey because it uses a hybrid powertrain system. The 2022 Odyssey starts at $33,040. That’s only $2,245 cheaper than the hybrid Sienna. The 2022 Odyssey only gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Sienna is much more affordable to refuel than a gas-powered minivan. It isn’t necessarily exciting, but drivers with large families shouldn’t underestimate the innovative Japanese minivan.

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