The 2022 Toyota Sienna hits the market with new trim, more comfort and more technology. It was only last year that the latest generation of the Sienna arrived and yet these improvements make it even more attractive.
For starters, a more rugged trim level called Woodland is now available. Additionally, more luxurious features are available more widely across the range. Finally, Toyota uses incredible technology.
This technology contributes to safety and allows it to be the most fuel efficient minivan on the market today. Let’s dive deep into the well-rounded 2022 Toyota Sienna. It happens to be one of the coolest minivans ever made.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition climbs higher
As families enjoy the great outdoors more, the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition is ready to take them there.
Woodland will likely fit between the XLE and XSE versions. It comes standard with an on-demand electronic all-wheel-drive system.
When needed, the system can deliver up to 80% of its power to the rear wheels. This serves to improve traction as well as cornering. It’s also 0.6 inches taller to provide better ground clearance.
Customers looking to tow weekend toys will be happy to know that the Woodland Edition also has a 3,500 lb tow hitch. A 1,500 watt inverter paired with a 120V power adapter is also standard.
Finally, Toyota has partnered with Yakima to provide a full line of accessories like a bike rack and roof rack. Still, the 2022 Toyota Sienna hasn’t lost its luxury in an effort to become more rugged.
The Sienna is a comfortable minivan
Almost every version of the 2022 Toyota Sienna lineup will have some serious bells and whistles available. Among them are a pair of amazing second-row captain’s chairs.
First, they’re heated, which we love. Second, they come with beanbags, which is also cool. What good are beanbags without enough legroom? Toyota thought of that too.
These seats use what Toyota calls “Super Sliders” which allow them to be slid so far rearward that even the tallest passengers won’t be cramped. In fact, the rear of the Sienna looks more like a limo than a pickup truck.
We also like the multitude of advanced technologies. JBL’s premium 12-speaker audio system is one of the best on the market with exceptional clarity and fullness.
Then there’s the 10-inch color head-up display. It’s so good at communicating vital information that drivers might forget about the gauge cluster. Still, creature comforts aren’t the only place buyers will benefit from improved technology.
Sienna Safety and fuel economy
Toyota is one of the safer brands but the Sienna is on another level.
Full-speed adaptive cruise control is standard across the range. The same goes for lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams and even cyclist detection.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna also scores 5 stars in NHTSA crash tests. Siena is also a Top Safety Pick+ according to the IIHS.
Toyota is also using technology to improve fuel efficiency. Drivers will notice driver information graphics that encourage optimal efficiency through driving behaviors, but there’s more.
The system is so smart that it learns repeated routes and can then plan where the vehicle is likely to stop or even just slow down.
With this information, he can tailor instructions to the situation and improve fuel economy even further. For a van that was already dominating in the mpg game, that’s an impressive effort to stay on top.