The 2022 Toyota Sienna Is a Tech-Friendly Road Trip Machine

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Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota

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If you just look at sales numbers and available models, minivans are dead and buried under the crushing weight of crossovers and SUVs. But that’s not exactly true on the showroom floor.

Sure, fewer automakers are churning out these people movers, but minivans are still here to handle your multi-passenger problem. The 2022 Toyota Sienna entered its fourth generation last year and eschewed its traditional internal-combustion-only approach.

This latest generation of Toyota minivan is hybrid only, and available with all-wheel drive if you want the extra traction. The only available powertrain uses a 2.5-liter inline-four that feeds Toyota’s eCVT. Combining the electric motor with the internal-combustion engine, this Sienna makes a respectable 245 hp while achieving 36 mpg city and highway.

In this episode of Quick Spin, West Coast Editor Mark Vaughn puts the 2022 Toyota Sienna through its paces and brings you along for the ride. Vaughn walks you around the ’22 Sienna and highlights its styling before bringing you inside the Sienna to show off its interior features. Vaughn also brings you along for a live-recorded drive review.

In addition, Vaughn and host Wesley Wren talk about the greater role of minivans in the market, the influx of consumer tech in the Sienna, and the reason for minivans. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the ’22 Sienna special.

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