Toyota Sienna: Which Should You Buy, 2021 or 2022?

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Most significant changes: For 2022, the biggest change to the Sienna minivan is the addition of a new Woodland Special Edition trim that has what Toyota calls “adventure-inspired” styling as well as standard all-wheel drive, slightly increased ground clearance and some additional features geared toward outdoor activities. Otherwise, the Sienna, which was fully redesigned for 2021, carries over with minor tweaks.

Pricing: The well-equipped Sienna base LE trim level with front-wheel drive starts at $35,775 including a $1,215 destination charge, up $140 from 2021. All other trim levels also have $140 price increases.

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Which Should You Buy, 2021 or 2022? Take the best deal, unless you want the new Woodland Edition.

Toyota redesigned its Sienna minivan for 2021 on a new platform and took the bold step of equipping it with a less-powerful, gas-electric hybrid powertrain, replacing the former V-6. The news for 2022 is a new Woodland Edition with outdoorsy details that aim to make the family hauler more suitable for weekend adventures after a long week of car-pool duty.

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What else is new for 2022? Very little. The XLE trim level gets an 18-inch wheel option; second-row captain’s chair “ottomans” are an option for Limited and Platinum models with all-wheel drive; and there is a new $425 Windchill Pearl white paint color option.

New Woodland Edition

The Woodland Edition has standard AWD, an additional 0.6-inches of ground clearance (to 6.96 inches) and a standard roof rack with crossbars. A high-capacity 1,500-watt power outlet is also included (it’s an option on other higher trim levels). Otherwise, its changes are mostly stylistic, including dark chrome trim, black badges, 18-inch alloy wheels, sportier black seats and earth-tone stitching. Unusual for its name and intent, it comes only in an Midnight Black Metallic or an exclusive gray color called Cement — not in the other Sienna colors that include woodsier Cypress green and Sunset Bronze Mica.

The Woodland Edition is offered only in a seven-seat configuration with Sienna’s signature super-long-slide second-row captain’s chairs that offer 25 inches for stretching out. Also standard are a Split & Stow 3rd Row Seat, kick-activated sliding rear doors and a premium audio system with navigation. These also are available on other Siennas, depending on trim level.

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High MPG Hybrid

All 2022 Siennas are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder plus an electric drive motor with a total system output of 245 horsepower. An additional electric motor for the rear axle enables AWD, which is available on all trim levels. The powertrain gives the large minivan stellar EPA-rated combined mileage of 36 mpg (front-wheel drive) or 35 mpg (AWD). Sienna towing capacity is listed at 3,500 pounds.

Mixed Reviews Vs. Rivals editors have lauded the Sienna’s stellar minivan mileage, availability of AWD, good handling for its size and handy features, such as the huge second-row space and lots of storage cubbies. But they also have cited fewer family-friendly extras than some rivals (such as an onboard vacuum or dual-screen rear entertainment system), found the ride to be a bit firm and criticized the fact that the second-row seats neither fold flat nor can they be removed. You can read more details in the 2021 Minivan Challenge, a head-to-head comparison of four major vans; the Sienna finished fourth.

Full Array of Safety Tech Standard

All 2022 Sienna models come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 driver-assist bundle that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. A blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert also are standard. Additional safety features include a rear seat belt reminder and rear occupant detection. Higher trim levels also offer a video rearview mirror system for unobstructed rear vision, a head-up display and a 360-degree camera system.

2022 Toyota Sienna Trim Levels and Pricing

Here are Sienna’s 2022 trim levels and starting prices including destination charges. Prices for all carryover trim levels are increased $140 from 2021, including a $40 increase in the mandatory destination charge to $1,215. AWD is standard on the new Woodland Edition trim level; $2,000 additional for LE, XLE and Limited; and $760 more for the XSE and Platinum.

  • LE: $35,775
  • XLE (7 or 8 passenger): $41,065
  • XSE: $43,315
  • Woodland: $46,565
  • Limited: $48,015
  • Platinum: $51,215

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