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2022 Review: Toyota Sienna

The fourth-generation Toyota Sienna has a secret: a fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain rated at a healthy 36 miles per gallon.

That powertrain—the only one offered—is built around a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motors with a total output of 245 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, but the top-of-the-line Limited I tested had the optional all-wheel-drive setup. While not exactly speedy, it delivered more than adequate performance.

The interior has room for up to eight people—up to seven with the available second-row captain’s chairs, which can slide back and forth to maximize legroom or cargo space. An uncommon feature for the second-row captain’s chairs is the built-in leg rests on upper trim levels that turn the seats into rolling recliners.

There’s plenty of technology inside, too, including a nine-inch center touch screen with navigation and an available video entertainment system with a 120-volt AC outlet. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration is standard, as is a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

Consider the long list of advanced safety features, and it’s no secret why the Sienna is so likable.

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  • Digital rearview mirror brings optimal visibility even when loaded.
  • Recliner-like second-row captain’s chairs


  • Several other minivans are more powerful.
  • Second-row seats cannot be folded or removed. 


  • A serious people-mover with seriously good fuel economy  


  • Base Price: $34,710
  • As Tested: $50,977    

M.P.G. (city/highway)

  • 35/36 (AWD)
  • 36/36 (FWD)