Flash Drive

2022 Toyota Sienna XSE

Model Tested: 2022 Toyota Sienna XSE Hybrid

The 2022 Toyota Sienna XSE Hybrid van has bold styling and huge power sliding side doors.

Engine: 2.5-liter I-4, 245 horsepower and 176 lb-ft torque

Transmission: ECVT automatic, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 36-mpg city, 36-mpg highway, 36-mpg highway

Base Price: $42,100

As Tested: $46,455


Impressive fuel economy for its size

Our best economy was 36.7-mpg

The rear lift gate opens high for tall people and leads to a huge storage well when the third row seats are in use.


Smooth power application

Drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport

Separate button for EV mode


Stretch-out driver and front passenger legroom

Manual tilt/telescopic column, but excellent range

Nicely textured, medium thick leather steering wheel

Lots of good auxiliary controls

Front row space and comfort are excellent. The huge console bin has nice padded armrests.

Nice armrests on sides of center console

Second row Captain chairs

Flat floor

Outstanding second row legroom

Roomy adult-size third row seating


Oversize storage well when third row seats are up

Foot activated rear liftgate

OK liftgate clearance for tall people

Underneath the center console is a huge open storage shelf. The infotainment screen is excellent.

Huge, very deep center console bin

Four cup holders on center console

Huge open shelf on floor below shifter

Medium size front door bins

Additional small mid-level front door bins

Large locking glovebox

Big sun visors with excellent sliding range

Power sliding side doors

Huge, very sturdy “B” pillar grab handles

Large overhead second row video screen

The spacious second row seats can be configured as either Captains Chairs or a bench seat.

Big seat back pouches

Small door bins with bottle notches

Third row seats fold into floor

WOW Factors:

Handsome styling

Very spacious, comfortable interior

Excellent fuel economy

Stylish red stitching on seats and steering wheel

Power sliding side doors

Easy back seat in/out

The stylish Sienna wheels are available in either 18-inch or 20-inch diameters.


Small second row door bins

Not crazy about oversized grille

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Toyota Sienna XSE van offers a lot of passenger space and comfort along with impressive fuel economy. It’s an excellent family vehicle with ample room for kids and cargo. In XSE trim all-wheel-drive is a great value at $760 over front-wheel-drive MSRP.