Content of the material
- What’s New for 2023?
- Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- 2021 Toyota Sienna Fuel Tank Capacity
- How Many Motors are Equipped in the 2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid?
- What’s the Sienna like to drive?
- What are the Sienna interior and in-car technology like?
- 2022 Toyota Sienna minivan
- What is the Range of the 2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid?
What’s New for 2023?
The current Sienna is in its third year of this hybrid-only generation. Meanwhile, Toyota is celebrating the 25thanniversary of the nameplate this year with a limited-edition version: only 2,525 25th Anniversary Edition Siennas will be built, and all of them will be based on the sporty-looking XSE trim and will wear either Celestial Silver or Wind Chill Pearl exterior paint. Special 20-inch wheels, roof rails, black exterior badging, and exterior mirrors with integrated puddle lights are visual clues to the special model’s identity. The interior is decked out in black leather upholstery with silver stitching, a JBL stereo system, a wireless smartphone charging pad, heated and ventilated front seats, and carpeted floormats bearing the 25th Anniversary logo.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Complementing its daring exterior redesign, the Sienna’s interior is modern and stylish. Rather than the open cockpit design of the previous generation model, Toyota has created a tall center console that spans the distance from the dashboard to the center armrest, with a large storage cubby underneath. Upscale Limited and Platinum models have two-tone interior trim and dashboards covered in stitched leather-like material while the sporty XSE model gets black-and-white faux-leather seats with red contrast stitching. Unlike the Odyssey and the Pacifica Hybrid, the Sienna’s second row seats are not removable; however, the optional second-row captain’s chairs can slide forward-and-back a total of 25 inches to help provide maximum legroom for rear-seat riders or to open as much room as possible aft of the second row for cargo. Limited and Platinum models can be had with reclining second-row seats with pop-up ottomans. The two top trims can also be equipped with an onboard vacuum cleaner.
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2021 Toyota Sienna Fuel Tank Capacity
The fuel tank capacity of a vehicle determines how far you can go. The fuel tank capacity of the 2021 Toyota Sienna makes it a vehicle that ensures you can fill up and go with very few stops along the way. The 2021 Toyota Sienna has a fuel tank capacity of 18 gallons.
- 18 Gallons
How Many Motors are Equipped in the 2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid?
The 2022 Toyota Sienna is powered by a 2.5 L DOHC 4-cylinder engine which delivers an exhilarating drive. The low-speed torque from the two electric motors provides ultra-smooth acceleration on the road.
What’s the Sienna like to drive?
The new, hybrid-only Sienna certainly won’t be the top choice for lead-footed minivan drivers, but that’s a minority, if possibly an oxymoron. For everyone else, power should be perfectly adequate, while the instantaneous nature of the electric torque actually makes it feel quick off the line. You do have to live with droning from the e-CVT, though, especially when accelerating onto the highway.
Otherwise, the drive is smooth and mostly quiet with shockingly responsive handling. When not accelerating, the engine makes little sound. Noise from the wind and road are mostly filtered out before intruding into the cabin. The suspension is taut enough to provide good support for the Sienna’s long, bulky body, but not punishing over the craggy roads of southeast Michigan and northwest Oregon where we drove the Sienna. It’s actually now the most engaging minivan to drive. This is in contrast to most versions of the old Sienna, which could be rather floaty. We used to suggest buyers go for the more controlled Sienna SE trim level, and although the similarly “sporty” new XSE trim does sharpen the Sienna, it’s certainly not a must-buy for those who prefer a more composed or engaging drive.
What are the Sienna interior and in-car technology like?
The Sienna’s front cabin is shockingly high-style for a minivan, with a design that’s an even bolder departure from the norm than the new, surprisingly lux Kia Carnival. The controls are canted ever-so-slightly toward the driver, while the high center console provides more of a car- or SUV-like feel. Nevertheless, that console is really just a bridge over a vast open canyon ripe for whatever you want to put down there (likely a purse). There are a number of other handy places up front to stow things, as well, which we go over in this deep dive review of the Sienna’s interior storage.
Unfortunately, we’ve found that cabin quality differs widely depending on trim level. The upper XSE, Limited and Platinum (above and below right) trim levels get padded, leather-look trim across the doors and a modern wood-look trim level across the console. By contrast, the lower XLE trim level (above and below left), gets hard textured plastic instead of the padded stuff and bizarre rust-colored plastic trim with embossed lines and metallic specks. It looks cheap, and it’s the difference between the Sienna being better than its competitors and being a little bit worse.
As for technology, all the usual features are present and the 9-inch touchscreen is easily seen, reached and operated. It’s just outdone by every competitor’s system, especially Chrysler’s and Kia’s. The rear seat entertainment system also offers only one roof-mounted screen, versus the dual seatback screens of the Chrysler, and its USB ports are not as conveniently located as those of the Chrysler and Kia.
2022 Toyota Sienna minivan
Thankfully, the lone recommended minivan with superior fuel economy is also one of the best. Overall, it received a rating as high as the top-ranked Kia Carnival. Additionally, each is barely ahead of the third-place Honda Odyssey. In such a close and competitive segment, any advantage is massive. Although the Sienna missed the mark in a few ways during CRs’ road test, it exceeded expectations for fuel economy.
The highest-ranked Kia model averages 13 city and 32 highway miles per gallon. In the same vein, the Honda Odyssey gets 14 city and 33 highway mpg. Overall, both models pale in comparison to the fuel economy king, the 2022 Toyota Sienna. The Sienna’s 28 city and 43 highway mpg are even more impressive when pitted against the best of the best. In addition to superior fuel economy, Consumer Reports recommends the Sienna for its smooth ride, spacious and versatile interior, and cruising range.
What is the Range of the 2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid?
The 2022 Sienna Hybrid is equipped with the unique Toyota Hybrid System, which ensures that its battery is automatically charged while you are driving it. With this system, you never have to worry about charging the hybrid battery pack. The 2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid comes with a fuel tank of 18-gallon, allowing it to go on for 600 miles at a stretch!